Examples of Parish Development Grants

2020

In 2020, the Parish Development Grants team awarded 8 grants to projects around the diocese. These projects included:

  • St. Barnabas, New Westminster …
  • St. John the Divine, Squamish …
  • St. John the Evangelist, North Vancouver …
  • St. Stephen’s Burnaby …
  • St. Dunstan, Aldergrove to form a center for Spiritual Practice for people in the Valley, building on ministry the parish has been doing among people from a Christian fundamentalist background who are seeking new and healthy ways of connecting to God through Anglican spirituality
  • Holy Trinity, White Rock to commission a feasibility study on the redevelopment of their property with partners to serve current and future mission.
  • St. George, Maple Ridge hire a Worship and Youth Pastor continuing to build the parish’s growth among young families – the parish ran a successful vacation Bible School/summer day camp in 2018 which was funded by a previous Parish Development Grant.
  • St. Mary, Sapperton for a second year to respond to a rapid period of growth in attendance by developing appropriate children and family ministries in the parish.

2019

In 2019, the Parish Development Grants team awarded 6 grants to projects around the diocese. These projects included:

  • Church of the Epiphany to develop a new website, including funding for a video production which will be an integral part of the website’s communication to the local community.
  • All Saints, Burnaby to develop and then implement a series of concerts and receptions which will build on their recent experiences in beginning to make connections in their neighborhood.
  • St. Dunstan, Aldergrove to form a centre for Spiritual Practice for people in the Valley, building on ministry the parish has been doing among people from a Christian fundamentalist background who are seeking new and healthy ways of connecting to God through Anglican spirituality
  • St. Hilda, Sechelt to commission a feasibility study on the redevelopment of their property, with local partners, to serve current and future mission.
  • St. George, Maple Ridge hire a Worship and Youth Pastor continuing to build the parish’s growth among young families – the parish ran a successful vacation Bible School/summer day camp in 2018 which was funded by a previous Parish Development Grant.
  • St. Mary, Sapperton for a second year to respond to a rapid period of growth in attendance by developing appropriate children and family ministries in the parish.