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With its asymmetrical towers, downtown's Holy Rosary Cathedral is a perfect example of Gothic Revival architecture. The pointed window and doorway arches, vaulted ceiling, exterior sandstone carving and tracery stained glass windows all reflect the Gothic character. Also notable is the full ring of the bells. All eight hang in the 66-meter east tower. This was the first church in Canada to ring a peal of Grandshire Triples to honor Dominion Day (now called Canada Day) in 1911. It lasted two hours and 59 minutes! Admission is free, though donations are accepted.
St. Andrew's Wesley Church is a solemn prayer house for the faithfuls in Vancouver. This church, established in 1927, is housed in a Gothic heritage architecture. The church is an amalgamation of two sects, the Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian and Wesley Methodist. The church is involved in several fund raising programs and is actively involved in community service.
This 126 year old church is a pleasure to walk into. Its calm and serene ambiance soothes your mind and soul alike. This historic church located in Vancouver is dedicated to Saint James. St. James' Anglican Church holds many prayers throughout the day and special masses on specific days. The church even celebrates different festivals in its own special ways. Do check out their website for mass timings.
When Chaplain George Fallis arrived in Vancouver shortly after World War I, he had dreams of erecting a memorial to Canadians who fought in the war. With that in mind, he solicited funds from all over the country. In 1928, his dream was fulfilled with the church opening its doors in the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month (Memorial Day). The gray stone Gothic-style church's main attraction is its masterfully crafted stained-glass windows. Each window portrays a biblical scene coupled with a provincial coat of arms and illustrations of historical events underneath.
Glad Tidings Church is a church that has moved with the pace of time. Like any other church there are prayers, Sunday masses and programs educating children on religion which are all held here. The Pastors are constantly making an effort to impart proper value education to each and every person who comes to the church with faith in God. The church also features a gift shop, a kitchen and an auditorium. It is also completely equipped for performances.
Shaughnessy Heights United Church is a haven of tranquility in the Riley Park neighborhood of Vancouver. It offers daily prayers and services for members of the congregation. Besides members, visitors can also enjoy the tranquility that the church has to offer. Besides regular traditional prayers and services, the Shaughnessy Heights United Church incorporates a special way of prayer, through music. The choir in the church present sonorous prayers regularly. The church also serves as an event venue for marriages and other social functions. Check website for details.
At the Ryerson United Church, the constant endeavor is to build and strengthen faith in God and promote Christianity and its beliefs. Educational workshops for the young and old, enlightening them about religion are a part of the church's activities. Besides there are monthly and annual events for the community's well-being, which offer volunteering opportunities to people. A meeting room that accommodates up to 150 people is available, besides the Sanctuary that holds up to 500 people.