Church History Course
This course probed into the history of Christianity, thinking through the implications Church history has for our lives. As Christians, the story of those who have gone before us in Christ is our story - a story that can teach us many things. The course was led by Rev. Ben Roberts and held from September to May, 2011-2012.
First Noel: A Christmas Celebration for Young Children
This engaging event for young children and their families was held Saturday, December 10th, 2011.
Sunday Lectures at SJR: Oct 30, 2011
Our first Fall Sunday Lecture at SJR was after the morning service on Oct 30. Justin Tse spoke on the topic, "The Gospel and Difference: Evangelicals, Diversity, Church."
Grace and Cyberspace: Matter and Spirit in an Age of Technology
Oct 19-20, Laing Lectures, Regent College. A group from SJR attended lectures by Dr. Albert Borgmann as he explored the relationship between technology and Christianity.
Bible Toolkit Workshop Oct 1
This half day workshop gives participants actual practice in digging deeply into Biblical texts. By reading passages humbly and prayerfully and bringing some helpful questions to the text, participants will read the Bible richly and be more confident of hearing the original intended meaning of a text.
Simply Christianity Course May 5 - June 9, 2011
This six-week course will help you explore the heart of the Christian faith in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy dinner and discussion as we read Luke's account of Jesus of Nazareth. Click on the picture for more information and to register.
Isaiah: 2010-2011 Thursday Bible Study Series
Our Thursday adult Bible Studies and Advent preaching series centred on this seminal Old Testament masterpiece, one of the most quoted books in the New Testament and utterly relevant today.
Women's Tea: Sunday February 6, 2011
The women of SJR enjoyed tea, conversation and guest speaker Jen Selman on Sunday Feb 6th, 2011
Chinese New Year at SJR
Chinese New Year Luncheon and Testimonies happened on Feb 13, 2011.
Rev. David McElrea begins position at St. Matthew's Abbotsford
David McElrea was an Artizo Intern at SJR from 2007-2009, has just completed his MDiV at Regent College, was ordained a Deacon in May and beginning August 2010 will be working at St. Matthew's. SJR is delighted to train and send out David, although we miss him and his family.
Bible in a Day: October 23, 2010
In a one day seminar, get the big picture of God and man-from Creation, to what went wrong, to Redemption, to New Creation. The Bible is the most published book in human history, and a foundational document of western civilization, but it remains widely under-read and misunderstood.
This one-day seminar from St. John's Richmond offers a clear and coherent overview of the Bible. Through lectures, exercises, visuals and discussion it helps attendees grasp the breadth and depth of these writings that continue to inspire and transform the world. Find out more
See our summer calendar for a sample of the life of SJR in 2010: Special Events, Weekly events, Trips, Conferences. DOWNLOAD PDF
SJR Annual Camping Trip at Golden Ears July 2010
Over 40 people camped for two nights, enjoying a church service at the beach on Sunday, campfires, games, canoeing, and fellowship in God's creation.
Celebrate Advent 2009
Prepare your heart for Christmas, join us as we celebrate the coming of the LORD Jesus Christ. Why Christians celebrate Advent
FIRST NOEL : A Christmas Celebration for Toddlers and Preschoolers
A morning of songs, crafts, stories and more, especially for families with young children. Saturday Dec 19th. 10-11 am at the Fireside Room, 8140 Saunders Road.More Information about FIRST NOEL and other Advent celebrations
2009 Sunday Lecture Series
Feb 1, Feb 15, Mar 8, April 19, May 10 and May 24. See the pdf for detail on speakers and topics. See PDF
Men's breakfast with Paul Barnett
July 4, 2009
Topic: "Why I am still a Christian"
Bishop Paul Barnett, well loved, well known, and highly regarded, is coming from Sydney, Australia to teach a course at Regent College in early July. He will speak at a men’s breakfast at St. John's Shaughnessy on Saturday, July 4th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. This is a rare opportunity for men to hear Bishop Paul and to interact with him. Bishop Paul’s topic will be, “Why I am still a Christian”. Cost will be about $15/person. Because it’s the summertime, we need to know how many men plan to attend so that we can give the caterers accurate figures by Friday 26 June. Please phone the church office at 604-288-2727 or email office[at]stjohnsrichmond.ca or seanoffice[at]shaw.ca to register. We will carpool to Vancouver for this event.
Annual Vestry Meeting
Thursday February 26, 6:45pm, Main Sanctuary, Broadmoor Baptist Church.
All ages Women's Tea Party
March 7th, 2pm at the home of Mrs. Love (7480 No. 1 Road) RSVP by email to seanandpenny[at]shaw.ca Please bring a plate of goodies to share.
March 1, Minoru Arena from 3-5pm. All welcome. See PDF
Simply Christianity Course
A new course begins Jan 25 and runs for 5 weeks on Sunday afternoons from 2:00-3:30. The course is held in a Richmond home (address to be given out to those registered) and the cost is $10 for course materials. Call Sean Love at 602 288-2727 to register. Download Simply Christianity Course PDF
Christianity Explored Course
Whether you have previous experience of Church, Christians and the Bible, or none at all, this group will provide you with a relaxed setting in which to consider, discuss and ask questions.
Developed over 10 years, the Christian Course is a formal course with 7 sessions. The course is based on the Gospel of Mark, and designed to allow participants to explore who Jesus is, why he came, and what it means to follow him. The group will view a professional video designed to explain an aspect of Christian belief and to stimulate group discussion. The group leaders will facilitate discussion and try to answer questions. We hope that you'll find the course challenging and the video amusing.
We occasionally run large group courses at the church or we can personalize a small group or one-on-one to suit your specific needs. Please contact the church office at (604)288-2727 or email Rev. Sean Love at
A new course begins Jan 25 and runs for 5 weeks on Sunday afternoons from 2:00-3:30. The course is held in a Richmond home (address to be given out to those registered) and the cost is $10 for course materials. Call Sean Love at 602 288-2727 to register or to request a course for you and a few friends.
Cambodia: Forgiveness in the Killing Fields
Sokreaksa Himm spoke at SJR on July 24, 2008 about his experience of transformation through the loving gospel of Jesus Christ. He witnesses his family being executed and was himself left for dead, miraculously escaped and committed himself to avenge those responsible. Instead, over time, he became convinced of forgiveness made possible through the cross of Christ. Hear his remarkable story here
Society, Sex and Holy Scripture: How do we Live and Witness in our World Today?
On July 15th, at St John's Shaughnessy, Robert Gagnon, a New Testament scholar specializing in Pauline literature and Biblical ethics, gave an engaging presentation on the Bible, homosexuality, and how to think clearly and lovingly about ministry to those friends and family who are personally touched or affected by same-gender attraction. Professor Gagnon gave a course in Summer 2008 at Regent College entitled The Bible, Homosexuality and Sexual Ethics. Check out his web site at http://www.robgagnon.net.
Science and Faith: Do they conflict?
A presentation by Dr. Michael Davenport, Sunday July 22, 2007
Christians believe that God not only created the universe, but that he
also stays involved in our lives. There is a growing willingness among
people in public discourse to reject or even ridicule these beliefs as
old and outdated thinking that has been superceded by scientific
discoveries. This talk will a) equip faithful non-scientists with a few
key concepts to strengthen their faith in the face of such attacks and
b) review some ways that science reveals God's glory and draws us to
Dr. Michael Davenport is a believer and a working scientist who has been
exploring the links between science and faith for a number of years. He
came to personal faith over thirty years ago, around the same time that
he did his first degree in physics, and the immediate impact was a
hunger for God's Word. Since then his faith has been deepened through
good teaching and mentoring in Brethren and Anglican evangelical
churches. His love for science has also been deepened as he completed
MSc and PhD degrees in theoretical physics. He works at a high-tech
company in Richmond, is married, has two sons, and attends St. John's
Exodus for Everyone
A training day by Dr. Bruce Waltke, September 16, 2007
Dr. Bruce Waltke, an Old Testament scholar from Regent College, presented and excellent an overview of the book of Exodus in three lectures to prepare us for our fall Bible Study series. The training day occured at St. John's Shaughnessy, Vancouver.
Passover Feast, November 15, 2007
The significance of the first Passover in Egypt helped us to understand the significance of Christ's sacrifice for us. This instructed meal for families was held on Thursday November 15, after we studied Exodus chapter 12.
Topic: Who is on your Line?
Team work and following Christ
The Christian life is full of great challenge and was never meant to be lived alone. We need to help and encourage each other if we are to strongly live out the life Jesus calls us to. David Short will speak about how men can be a great support to one another as we follow our Lord Jesus. During the morning we will also hear about a new initiative at St. John's of men's prayer triplets that will meet weekly throughout the Lower Mainland. This is a very practical ways to bring men on to your team and a great way to strengthen your commitment to Jesus. Come join us on October 13th for a great time of teaching and fellowship.
The Rev. David Short – Biographical Sketch
David Short has been rector of St. John's (Shaughnessy) Anglican Church in Vancouver, British Columbia since 1993. He was born in Tanzania and brought up both there and in Sydney, Australia, where he eventually studied at Moore Theological College and was ordained priest in 1987.
In 1997, he received the ThM degree from Regent College in Vancouver.
David and his wife, Bronwyn, have two children -- Benjamin (born in 1986) and Joshua (born in 1989). He is a recognized Bible teacher and preacher and is keen to train people for ministry and to train pastors in the essential skill of expository biblical preaching and teaching. He is one of the founders and the Executive Director of the Artizo Institute – a Canadian initiative to identify and train young people who are gifted for ministry. He has been actively involved in the Essentials Movement, which is seeking reformation and renewal and a return to live orthodoxy within the Anglican Church of Canada. Since June 2005, he has been on the Executive/Board of the Anglican Network in Canada.
Emergency room visits:
1997 Ski accident
2002 Biking accident (Ambulance involved)
2007 Moving Chairs accident complete (Ambulance and Fire department involved)
Note that David on the 5 year plan.
Email dj(dot)dunkerley(at)gmail(dot)com for more information about upcoming men's breakfasts.
Women's Brunch: A Time to Remember
“The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with Joy!” Psalm 126:3 Saturday, December 1st , 2007 eighteen of the women of SJR breakfast with together, sund hymns of thanksgiving and had a time of quiet relfection and prayer. Louise Demorest shared with us all the joy she has found in the great things The Lord has done for her!!!
Contact Karen_samson@ telus.net Phone: 604 270-4850 for more Women's Ministry opportunities.
THE PROMISED KING COMES: Christmas Family Service 2007
The grand finale to the 2007 fall Sunday School program was held on Dec 16 at 10:30am in the Main sanctuary at Broadmoor Baptist Church. This service featured lots of involvement from all the Sunday School children (Preschool to Grade 7) of St Johns Richmond and Broadmoor Baptist Church. The children shared with us some of what they have learned, from Creation up to the birth of Christ using songs, memory verses, and some drama.