1130 Jervis St, Vancouver BC
Protection & Recognition
- M: Municipal Protection
A: Primary Significance
The first St. Paul’s church was built in 1889 and was moved to this site from Yaletown in the 1890s. In 1905, it was rotated to make room for this larger, Gothic Revival church, which was built alongside the original. Built by W.H. Archer and modeled after the Gothic Revival style of a typical English Parish, this later church features several stained glass windows, a 1906 Casavant (Quebec) organ, a columbarium (1977) and labyrinth (1996) in the adjacent hall.
St. Paul’s has advocated for the local LGBTQ2+ community for many years, and provides seniors with housing and community support. The later church has a sandstone foundation which is capped with a
well designed watertable, above which the shingled walls rise with a slight bellcast.
The stained glass windows in the church are note-worthy, as three of them are from the first church. The Queen Victoria window was made by Henry Bloomfield and Sons, Vancouver’s pre-eminent stained glass studio at the time.
St. Paul’s Anglican Episcopal Church was a stop on Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s 2018 West End Heritage Tour.
City of Vancouver Heritage Plaque, St Paul's Anglican Church website, VHF West End Heritage Tour Information, VHF Files
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