Welcome Home!

The Cathedral is a community that loves to sing, laugh, eat, serve and worship God together in ways that send us refreshed and renewed into our daily lives—wherever that may take us.

If you are new to Vancouver, or are newly seeking a spiritual home, we invite you to join us for Sunday worship. Our Sunday services—during this phase of the pandemic—are currently available via the Cathedral Livestream at 10:30am for Choral Eucharist, via Zoom for the 5:30pm St. Brigid's Evening Prayer service, and via livestream at 8pm for Compline. 

Our hope is that you’ll be able to get to know us through the website, and when the Cathedral opens to visitors again, you'll get to know us in person so you’ll have what you need in order to decide whether the Cathedral offers a community where you can plant roots.

You’re invited to get to know us in a way that makes the most sense to you.

 

Visiting the Cathedral
The Cathedral building is currently closed as a result of COVID-19

For the time being, the Cathedral is not open to the public for worship services. Currently there is a livestreamed Sunday Choral Eucharist service at 10:30am, a St. Brigid's Service of Evening Prayer at 5:30pm on Zoom, and Compline livestreamed at 8pm. 

Livestreamed services are available here

Details on how to take part in St. Brigid's Evening Prayer on Zoom are available here

Which Service is For Me?

Find out some more about each of the Cathedral's primary Sunday services.

This is a quiet, reflective service which uses the language of the Book of Common Prayer. This service embraces the silence, beauty and mystery of this stream of the Anglican tradition. People attending this service are often searching for a short, contemplative start to their Sunday. (45 minutes) This service is currently on hiatus.

The Cathedral’s Choral Eucharist, using the Book of Alternative Services, is festive and intergenerational. This is a service filled with music, anchored by the Cathedral Choir, and a variety of musical guests or guest preachers. This congregation varies from the very young to those in their 90s, with everyone in between. (75 minutes) This service is currently available via livestream at thecathedral.ca/live

Using the Anglican Book of Alternative Services, this service is festive and intergenerational. It is a service filled with music, anchored by the Cathedral Choir, and a variety of musical guests or guest preachers. This congregation varies from the very young to those in their 90s, with everyone in between. (75 minutes) This service is currently on hiatus.

Once a month the Cathedral offers family focused in-person worship at the 1pm service. These are special services designed with a bit more wiggle room. Music, prayers, the Eucharist, and a children's talk are all included. This service is currently on hiatus.

St. Brigid’s is a vibrant, growing eucharistic community where questions are honoured, faith is nurtured, and discipleship pursued. The service is a dressed-down, contemplative, contemporary liturgy, with activities intentionally set out for children. St. Brigid’s is the Cathedral’s newest congregation, having been planted in May 2014. People who attend are often new to the Anglican tradition but have found a home here. (75 minutes) This Evening Prayer service is currently available via Zoom.

A timeless, contemplative, centring service featuring Gregorian Chant that seamlessly blends music, scripture, and prayer. This service is a reminder of God’s nearness in the darkness, as well as, in the light. The Women’s and Men’s Scholae alternately sing the office of Compline. People who attend are searching for a spiritual experience, through beauty, mystery, song, and silence. (30 - 40 minutes) Compline is currently available via livestream at thecathedral.ca/live

Transit

The Cathedral is well served by Public Transit Routes: Skytrain, Bus routes, the SeaBus and Westcoast Express are all within 5-20 minutes walk of our front doors. Please see www.translink.ca for detailed information on transit routes or consider using the Transit App on your smartphone.

Cycling

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 lower entrance of the Cathedral, on Burrard Street, close to the waterfalls. There is no bicycle parking available in Park Place Parkade.

Parking

Parking is available for Cathedral-Related Events in Park Place Parkade at 660 Hornby Street.

Parking on Cathedral property is reserved for staff.

Cathedral parking rates are valid on weekdays and Sundays from 7am - 8:30pm. 

To access parking at Park Place you will need to: 

  1. Drive up to the entrance gate and call the Park Place security office at 604.682.1954
  2. Park in any spot that is not labelled “reserved”
  3. Go to one of the meters in the parkade or take the elevator up to street level and use one of the meters in the lobby
  4. Following the prompts on the meter, enter your license plate number 
  5. Select 5 for “Other Codes” 
  6. Pick “Church” from the list that appears
  7. Enter the current parking code (the code changes each month, see below) 
  8. Pay $5 for a whole day of parking

To access your vehicle in the parkade on Sundays or after hours, please go to the doors of the Park Place tower at 666 Burrard Street, press the buzzer outside for security and ask for the parkade. There are elevators that will take you down to the parkade.

Monthly Parking Codes: 

July 2275 

August 2767 

September 2575 

October 2584 

November 2582 

December 2827  

ASL Interpretation

An ASL interpreter communicates the 10:30am Choral Eucharist from a location in front of the ambo (lectern). The interpreter is also a regular part of the 10:30am livestream, viewable here.

Loop System

A loop system is in place in the nave and chancel – simply adjust the settings of your personal hearing device.

Washrooms
Note: As a result of the pandemic, washrooms are not currently available for public use.

The Cathedral is equipped with accessible washrooms on both the main and lower levels. On the main level, the single-stall accessible washroom is located through and to the right of the east vestibule. On the lower level, accessible toilet facilities are found in the main washrooms, at the south end of the building.

Signage on each washroom indicates the equipment available in each, along with a clear statement that Trans People Are Welcome.

Elevator
Note: As a result of the pandemic, the Elevator is not currently in use.

Access to the elevator from the upper level is located through and to the right of the east vestibule. This will allow you to access the lower level exit onto Burrard Street.

Access to the elevator from the lower level can be found at the northeast corner of the building through the corridor past the kitchen and Parish Hall. Signs in the corridor mark the way.