The Anglican parish of St Mary doesn't 'go it alone'. We see ourselves as partners in God's mission in the world, along with all people of faith. More formally, though, we are part of a larger family. We are a proud part of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia; those Anglican churches found on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands of the Salish Sea (Strait of Georgia), Broughton Archipelago and Kingcome Inlet. Informally, some have taken to calling us ‘the diocese of the islands and inlets’. As a diocese, we are also part of the Anglican Church of Canada and the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Anglican Church of Canada is also in a ‘full communion’ partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.
In 2015, we adopted a vision as a diocese: Renewed Hearts, Renewed Spirits, Renewed People. Since then, we have embarked on a vision fulfillment journey to discern how God will guide us towards seeing our vision come to life in our parishes, communities and regions.Learn more about our diocesan vision on our diocesan website.