Dear Friends,

This Sunday, March 22 is the Fifth Sunday in Lent. The Rev. Canon Douglas Williams will be our celebrant and preacher.

We are offering several ways to deepen your spirituality as we journey through Lent:


The Daily Office. Join a number of us at St. Anselm's who already practice this form of daily worship. Contact Harold for instruction and daily updates.


Anglicanism 101. Sunday nights 5.30 to 7pm at the church - pizza provided. This week Rev. Williams will discuss medieval liturgy and how it informs our worship. On Palm Sunday, March 29, Rev. Munn will conclude the series, focusing on the experience of death and resurrection as experienced Good Friday and Easter Day. Please RSVP to the church office.


The last of theWest Point Grey Lenten Prayer Vigils will be on Wednesday, March 25, at 12 noon at St. Helen’s Anglican Church, 4405 W. 8th Ave.

Upcoming Events


Our next Messy Church is Saturday March 21 from 3 to 5:30pm.


Our Art and Spirit series concludes Wednesday March 25 at 7:30 pm with novelist Kate Braid. Kate has written, edited and co-edited 10 books of poetry and non-fiction about subjects ranging from Georgia O'Keeffe and Emily Carr to mine workers and fishers, as well as writing a memoir, Journeywoman: Swinging a Hammer in a Man’s World, about her 15 years as a carpenter. In 2012 she was recognized as a Remarkable Woman of the Arts in Vancouver. More at


This has been a stimulating and thoroughly enjoyable series, with many audience members returning week after week. I have also had several people ask if we will do more talks. What a wonderful question to hear! I strongly encourage you to come and support this last evening - and bring your friends.


Sunday March 29 is Palm Sunday. Our special worship includes a Palm Procession and reading the story of the crucifixion. This year we will offer services every day of Holy Week, including weeknight quiet communion and the ancient service of Tennebrae. Full details at

May God bless you and those you love,
Peg Gabor

for St. Anselm's Parish Council