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Congratulations to Leslie Buck, long time St. Paul's parishioner and frequent contributor to Topic, the publication of the Diocese of New Westminster on the publication of his new book, Peace be to the whole community: The story of St Paul’s Anglican Church in the West End of Vancouver.

The press package features the following summary:

The story begins with a little wooden church on Hornby Street, built in 1889 as the new City was taking shape. As the bush was cleared, the church was moved to Jervis Street at the top of the hill, where it expanded and grew.

As the City prospered, St Paul’s became a vibrant and important part of the life of the West End.

Following the end of the Second World War, church life continued vigorously, but the population of the West End was changing and so were attitudes towards religion and what the church stood for. The book relates how St Paul’s responded by developing new and more inclusive forms of liturgy, opening up its property for use by community groups, addressing the AIDS crisis and the needs of the LGBT community, and creating imaginative programs like the St Paul’s Advocacy Office and the St Paul’s Labyrinth.

The book is available for purchase at St. Paul's for $20. It contains 127 pages of text with 85 illustrations, many in colour, six appendices, a list of sources and an index.

To order a copy for delivery by mail, write to the church office at:
St Paul’s Anglican Church, 1130 Jervis Street, Vancouver V6E 2C7,

If ordering by mail please enclose a cheque (payable to St Paul’s Anglican Church ) for $26 for mailing within Canada, or $30 for mailing to the United States, or $40 for mailing overseas.

A PDF poster with the preceding information is linked below for electronic circulation and printing for display.