Sunday Worship

Sunday Worship is at 10:30 AM and held simultaneously in the Japanese and English language using bilingual service booklets.


Telephone: 604-879-1344
FAX: 604-879-1212
Email: [email protected]

Visit us at: (map here)
4580 Walden Street
Vancouver, B.C. V5V 3S5
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A Brief History of our Parish


The history of Holy Cross Church dates back to 1903 when it started its mission to the Japanese community in Vancouver, B.C.  In 1905, a mission called “Holy Cross” was established at 430 Cordova Street in Vancouver, B.C.

聖十字教会は1903年バンクーバーにある、日系の移民者を支えるために始まり、430 Cordova ストリートに建てられました。

A number of significant events define who we are today.  It starts in 1942 with the Second World War where anyone of Japanese descent was forced to relocate to old mining towns, forestry camps and ranches in the interior of British Columbia, for fear of committing sabotage.  They were forced to leave their homes, fishing boats, businesses, church and all their worldly possessions.


With the close of the internment camps in 1946, the Japanese people were encouraged to move to the province of Alberta or to other parts in eastern Canada.  The other option was to return to Japan, even though many of the people were Canadian citizens and had never been to Japan.


In 1949, Japanese people were finally allowed to return to the west coast, while others decided to move to eastern Canada or return to Japan.  Unfortunately, those Japanese Canadians returning to the west coast found that all their possessions left behind during the evacuation were gone along with their church at 430 Cordova Street in Vancouver, B.C.  The Diocese of New Westminster had sold the Church and its furnishings prior to their return to the west coast.

1949年になって、日系の西海岸へと帰還が許されましたが、彼らが住んでいたところの彼らの財産は残っていませんでした。さらに430 Cordova ストリート、バンクーバーにあった、教会さえも New Westminster 教区によって売られていました。

In 1955 another denomination gave a property located at 849 East 11th Avenue in Vancouver, B.C., to the Diocese of New Westminster.  This property eventually became Holy Cross Japanese-Canadian Anglican Church.  Then in 1989 the Parish of St. Peter’s Anglican Church arranged with Holy Cross to transfer their property at 4580 Walden Street in Vancouver, B.C., along with their existing St. Peter’s Memorial Garden where it sits today.

1955年他の教団によってNew Westminster 教区に贈与された 849East 11th Avenue バンクーバーの建物を日系カナダ人による聖十字教会として使うようになりました。そして、1989年 4580 Walden ストリート、バンクーバーにあった聖ペテロ教会と聖十字教会のやり取りによって、聖十字教会が聖ペテロ教会の場所に移転することにしました。その記念として、教会の敷地内に聖ペテロ記念納骨堂が今日もあります。

On 15 May 2010, at the 109th Synod of the Diocese of New Westminster, in the presence of 16 members of the Japanese Canadian Anglican Community, Bishop Michael Ingham offered a formal apology for the Diocesan sale of two Japanese Canadian churches during and after WWII.

2010年5月15日 New Westminster教区主教 Bishiop Michael Ingham師は、109回教区会において、戦前戦後、教区として日系の教会を売却したことに対して謝罪をする。そして、このような出来事が起こらないように、教会の歴史を覚えていくことを大切していこうとしている。

Worship at our 10:00am bilingual service


Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to serve God and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with everyone.

We are called to preserve our Parish’s unique history and commit to develop and support new and innovative programs in spiritual development and reach out to the community around us and welcome new people to our family and share our Christian calling.


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