St. Alban’s is a community which values the diversity of our membership – including differences in age (babies to elders!), ethnicity, theology and understanding of the bible to name just a few. Where ever you are on your own spiritual and life journey you will find others here who will walk with you! There are many ways of participating in God’s call to make a difference in this world. We invite you to join with us as we care for one another and work towards better stewardship of God’s creation and a stronger resolve in challenging attitudes and structures that cause injustice.
You are most welcome to join us as we worship together every Sunday at 10 am. Read more
Kids are important to us, so we’ve created a place for them to learn about Jesus on their level. We offer children’s ministry for children aged pre-school to Grade 7 in our Children’s Area on the lower level every Sunday during the school year. Read more
St. Alban’s Youth Group meets during the Sunday Service in our Youth room. Once a month we join the congregation upstairs in worship. The Youth Group is aimed at Grade 8-12 (High School age) and all young people are welcome. Read more
Trivia Night – Saturday, September 22nd.
Everyone is encouraged to come along on Saturday September 22nd from 7 to 9 pm. This is a FUN fundraiser for the parish! Tickets are $15 and will include not only a fun evening but some refreshments. We held a Trivia Night last year and I had a great time. The event is organized by ‘table teams’ so even if you think you don’t know much ‘trivia’ you never know when it will be you that knows the answer!
Alzheimer’s Support Session – Saturday, September 29th
Saturday, September 29th from 10 am to 11:30 am we are offering an information session on caring for and supporting people with Alzheimer’s. The speaker is from the Alzheimer Society and will be giving lots of helpful suggestions for how to cope when you have a loved one with this disease. If you don’t have anyone with Alzheimer’s in your life yet, it’s still worthwhile coming since it’s becoming a more common condition. There is no charge for this session but donations will be collected for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Harvest Dinner – October 20th
Mark your calendars: the annual Harvest Dinner will be Saturday October 20th. More details to come.
Congratulations to Margaret Kelly! She is being awarded the Order of the Diocese of New Westminster. The purpose of the Order is to honour lay members of the Diocese who have given outstanding service over a significant period of time in their volunteer ministry. The investiture service will be on Saturday, November 3, 2018, 10:30am at The Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Avenue, New Westminster.
Our New Rector!
The bishop has appointed The Reverend Greg Jenkins to be the new Rector (permanent priest) of St. Alban’s. His first Sunday with us will be October 7th (which also happens to be Thanksgiving).
There will be a “Celebration of New Ministry” service at 7pm Tuesday October 9th. Archbishop Melissa will be the celebrant and Rev. Greg’s father (who is also a priest) will be the preacher.
A short bio of The Reverend Greg Jenkins
“I grew up in Sarnia, Ontario as the fourth of five children. The Anglican Church has always been a big part of my life and has shaped who I am. I remember my awe at the mystery of our historic church building and its stained glass, depicting biblical stories. Another childhood memory is being knee high and making my way around the parish hall during coffee hour, interrupting adults who were having conversations so I could tell them jokes. Even then, I remember looking forward to going to church, as a special place where all ages and all kinds of people would gather in God’s name. I’ve always had a keen interest in science, history, and nature, and considered many possible related vocations. I felt called to the priesthood and figured I would begin that path later in life. However, a vocational counsellor questioned why I would wait. I soon found myself enrolling in seminary. I received my Masters of Divinity from Huron University College, attending seminary at the same time as my father. It was a first for them to have a father and son attending at the same time. Years later, I completed my PhD at Wilfred Laurier University. I have fond memories of beginning ordained ministry in a two-point parish in the beautiful small towns of Hanover and Durham. After this I enjoyed many years in an active downtown urban church in Cambridge, Ontario. Now, it will be wonderful to live near my daughters in British Columbia, and I’m excited to begin my time at St. Alban’s. I look forward to sharing in our witness to God, our deepening of faith in Jesus, and our experience of the Holy Spirit in community.”