St. Augustine's Marpole
"The Little Church that Could"

St. Augustine's is a vibrant Anglican parish serving the Marpole neighbourhood of Vancouver.  We are a community of warm hospitality, open-hearted worship, and compassionate outreach.  When you come to St. A's, come just as you are - you will find an authentic and down-to-earth community with a warm welcome for you.  

Join us as we connect with God through our Sunday morning worship (10am) and our Contemplative Prayer Group, connect with others through our community meals, thrift store and events, and connect with each other through caring, serving and pastoral visiting.

We acknowledge that we worship and serve on the unceded territory of the Musqueum people.  We are a welcoming place for LGBTQ2S+ people.

 

Who was St. Augustine?
Actually, there were 2 St. Augustines......

St Augustine of Canterbury was a Roman Abbot who was sent to England by Pope Gregory the Great in 596. He was the first Archbishop of Canterbury given responsibility for converting the Anglo-Saxons. His goal was to become a normal part of the landscape. He didn’t go looking for converts, but anyone who wanted to join was welcome.

St. Augustine of Hippo lived in Africa in the 4th & 5th centuries. He is famous for his writings including the Confessions where he talks of his own conversion and the City of God, which is a treatise on how we can live together. His vision of the Holy Trinity is ‘Lover, Beloved, and Love’ and his teachings remind us that ‘if you understand it, it’s not God.’ We strive to continue exploring the Divine Mystery, and to always be surprised when we encounter the presence of God.

Though it seems likely that Augustine of Canterbury is the patron saint of our church, this has never been made clear, and we are reluctant to limit ourselves to just one story. In fact, we would love for you to come and tell us your story.

We invite you to come and surprise us with God in your life.