St. Brigids Worship Service
St. Brigids is Christ Church Cathedral’s Sunday Evening congregation, meeting weekly at 5.30pm.
We are an emerging, LGBTQ-affirming Christian community rooted in the Anglican tradition located in downtown Vancouver. This is a Christian community where questions are honoured, faith is nurtured, and discipleship pursued.
St. Brigids meets for worship in the Cathedral’s chancel, located on the upper level of this historic church on the corner of West Georgia and Burrard.
You are welcome to this historic Anglican Cathedral Church in the heart of Vancouver located on the traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-waututh First Nations.
What to Expect
Founded as a ministry of the Cathedral in its 125th year, the St. Brigids congregation emerges from the liturgical and spiritual traditions of the Anglican church. Together, we’re experimenting with ways of more actively involving all members of our community in the creation of and participation in the liturgy.
Our St. Brigids liturgy has a familiar shape to the Cathedral’s morning liturgies with some noticeable differences.
Our evening begins with a wide welcome, an overview of the service and music practice before we gather with the help of an opening song and prayers. Throughout the liturgy, we make use of times of silence and stillness. We read scripture, sing and pray together as we sit in the round, facing one another.
During this time, children are invited to take part in Godly Play, a Montessori-based approach to exploring the scriptures.
The homily (or sermon) is shared, and offers a time when members of the community respond to and complete the initial reflections offered by the preacher.
We gather together around the altar to participate in the Eucharist, offering bread and wine to one another in the name of Jesus. Finally, we are sent out into the world, as we seek to live lives reflective of Christ’s gospel throughout the remainder of the week.
Children of all ages are more than welcome, and will be cared for and honoured by the congregation. We believe in the importance of including children within worship, that they might come to know the rhythms of worship that form each of us. We provide a variety of activities which children can occupy themselves within the space, including books, colouring, quiet toys and a variety of other activities. If St. Brigids runs a little late for your family, you’re welcome to slip out before the service is over if you need to.
St. Brigids is located on the upper level of Christ Church Cathedral. An accessible ramp entrance is available at the east door on Georgia Street. Handy Dart, taxi and car drop-off is available in the lane to the east of the church. If you’re coming with an assistant, please contact us in advance and we will reserve an easily accessible space for you.
An accessible washroom is available on the same floor as our worship space.
The Cathedral is well served by Public Transit Routes. We are located directly across from Burrard SkyTrain station, and a five-minute walk from the City Centre stop on the Canada Line.
Bike Routes: The Cathedral is located one block west of the Hornby Bike Lane, and one block south of the Dunsmuir Bike Lane. City of Vancouver bike routes and maps may be found here.
Bike Storage: There is a bike rack located next to the Park Place office tower at the corner of Dunsmuir and Burrard.
Cathedral parking is available on Sundays only at the Park Place Parkade, located at 660 Hornby Street. You will need a Cathedral Parking Pass which can be downloaded below.
Your Parking Pass must be clearly displayed on the dash of your vehicle while it is parked in the parkade, otherwise it may be subject to a fine or towing.
Download and Print a Cathedral Parking Pass to place on your dash.