The Eucharist

The centre of our worship is the sharing of bread and wine as a regular part of our life as a Christian community. Also known as Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper, the Eucharist is celebrated at the majority of services here at St. Philip’s. All baptized Christians may take communion and in our parish children are encouraged to participate in the Eucharist. Every two years we have a program called Life in the Eucharist which helps the children and their parents with this important step in the child’s Christian development.

The liturgy for the Eucharist can be found in the Book of Alternative Services (Green), the Canadian Prayer Book or in a leaflet especially prepared for the main service on Sunday morning. Music and sermons enhance the longer services while there are brief addresses at the shorter ones. If you wish to know more about the Anglican Eucharist, please speak to one of the clergy on Sunday or call the church office.

Lay Participation

St. Philip’s has a long history of involving lay people in worship. If you would like to be involved, please call the church office.


Information regarding the Choir is listed in our Music Ministry.

Upcoming Events

Alt Vespers

Wednesday, May 31, 2017



Easter 2

Easter 2—23 April, 2017 Acts 2:14a, 22-32;  Psalm 16;  1 Peter 1:3-9;  John 20:19-31 You don’t really believe in resurrection do you?  Someone asked me that on a crowded bus last week.  My answer—You bet I do! ... Read More

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The Miracle of Compassion - Lent 5

The Miracle of Compassion Lent 5: April 2, 2017 P. Potter   Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts, be always acceptable in your sight, O God our Rock and our redeemer.  Amen   I.    ... Read More

The Second Sunday in Lent, 2017

Genesis 12:1–4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1–5, 13–17; John 3:1–17 "How can these things be?" Just as the Spirit drove Jesus into the wilderness last week, so does the lectionary drive us into the wilderness of the Gospel... Read More

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Ash Wednesday, 2017

Joel 2:1–2, 12–17; Psalm 103:8–18; 2 Corinthians 5:20b—6:10; Matthew 6:1–6, 16–21 Five Ash Wednesdays ago I preached my very first sermon, as a seminary student in Vancouver’s vibrant West End. I preached this in a... Read More

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Transfiguration, 2017

Exodus 24:12-18,  Psalm 99,  2 Peter 1:16-21,  Matthew 17:1-9 He was a big, powerful guy, handsome too before injuries took their toll leaving him with a broken nose and visibly scarred from connecting with a ball... Read More


Proper 7, 2017

Leviticus 19:1–2, 9–18; Psalm 119:33–40; 1 Corinthians 3:10–11,16–23; Matthew 5:38–48 On my recent journey to the Holy Land, I did not travel alone. Someone else from this Diocese went with me: a very treasured... Read More


Proper 4A, 2017

Micah 6:1-8;  Psalm 15;  1 Corinthians 1:18-31;  Matthew 5:1-12 So why doesn’t God do something? she demanded, jabbing the air with her forefinger, then folding her arms as if resting her case.  Good, I said,... Read More


Proper 2, 2017

Isaiah 49:1-7;  Psalm 40:1-11;  1 Corinthians 1:1-9;  John 1:29-42 What are you looking for? he asked.  What are you looking for?  We are only partway through Chapter 1 in John’s Gospel and have already heard eleven... Read More


The Second Sunday after Christmas, 2016

Jeremiah 31:7-14; Psalm 147:13-21; Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-18; Matthew 2:13-23 “When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem... Read More


Christmas Day Story, 2016 — Noah’s Christmas

Luke 2:1-20 (footnote **) The day young Noah was brought home in a police cruiser, Mr. and Mrs. Horsefield of Greenway Farm, Saskatchewan, knew something had to be done.    “What's it this time Sam?” the worried... Read More

Christmas Eve, 2016

Isaiah 52:7–10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1:1–4, 5–12; John 1:1–14 “Kai to phos en te skotia phainei.” In the darkness, the light is shining. These words of John, in the original Greek, open the mystery of the incarnation... Read More


Alt Vespers will resume Wednesday February 1

Alt Vespers will pause during the busy Christmas calendar and will resume February 1st with a special labyrinth walk for Candlemas!  If you've never walked the labyrinth please consider coming out to try this... Read More

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Advent IV, 2016

Isaiah 7:10-16;  Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19;  Romans 1:1-7;  Matthew 1:18-25 I just hope they do the right thing! she called out, although the look on her face suggested quite the opposite as she barged past in her... Read More