Welcome to Christ Church

A project with the Anglican Network in Canada

About Us

Christ Church Kelowna is a project within the Anglican Network in Canada, a diocese within the Anglican Church of North America. We are a small group of Christians who cherish the Catholic and Reformed character of the historic Anglican tradition: biblically faithful, liturgically rich, theologically robust, aesthetically thoughtful, historically rooted, and most of all, resolutely focused on the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ to the praise of the Triune God.

Martin Luther says in his sixty-second thesis that “the true treasure of the church is the most holy Gospel of the glory and grace of God.” This is crucial to understanding who we are as a church and why we are Anglicans. The Anglican Way is compelling because of the way it offers us the Gospel: God’s abundant mercy towards undeserving sinners and his sovereign, saving action towards us in Jesus Christ. As a community we treasure this most holy Gospel, and at Christ Church we believe, along with the late J.I. Packer, that here in the Anglican Way we possess one of the richest heritages in all Christendom.

On Thursday evenings, we worship together as Christians have done for centuries, using the traditional Anglican service of Evening Prayer. To this rhythm of ancient prayers we also add the vibrant sound of contemporary music, using traditional and modern hymns and choruses. Each week Pastor Jon, the Rector (Senior Pastor) of Christ Church, leads us in a short reflection on Holy Scripture as we place ourselves as a community of believers beneath the authority of God’s Word.

We are not yet a parish church. We are a church project, thinking, praying, dreaming, and working towards becoming a flourishing, fully-functioning Anglican church in Kelowna, British Columbia: a Gospel-treasuring church that leads people into the Kingdom of God, in the power of the Holy Spirit, by displaying the glory of Jesus Christ.

Interested in Joining Us?

Presently, as a project, we do not offer Sunday services. On Sundays we lean upon the online ministry of our sponsor Church, St John’s Vancouver. Our current services are limited to Thursday evenings in a private Zoom meeting.

Our Thursday evening services are designed for those who desire to link arms with us in our dream and in our efforts to plant a viable Church in Kelowna. If our project interests you, and you would like to learn more about us, please use the contact form below to reach our church office. Pastor Jon (who presently works full time at the University) will respond to you as soon as he is able.

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Reflections for Modern-Day Pilgrims

Vigorous Leisure

One of my favourite Anglican thinkers is C.S. Lewis. His was a mind taken up with great things (and by all accounts frequently detached from less important things: for all his profound devotion to the gift of friendship and his manifest love for his close companion and colleague, J.R.R. Tolkien, Lewis, towards the end of … Read more

God’s Chickin

One of the reasons that I treasure the writings of the French Reformer, John Calvin, is the pastoral heart that shapes his reflections so profoundly. Deeply and personally acquainted with sharp and prolonged suffering of many kinds, Calvin knew that, under the weight and strain of our many cares, the best help for God’s afflicted … Read more

Why Reformed?

The Reformation is important to us at Christ Church. We cherish it, we study it, we identify with it, we seek to live in the light of the Gospel clarity that characterized so much of this historical moment. But what was the Reformation? In short, the Reformation was a succession of surging renewal movements across … Read more

Why Catholic?

At Christ Church we embrace and celebrate the reality that our Church is both Catholic and Reformed. As the Protestant Reformers liked to call themselves, we are reformed Catholics. And of these two words, Catholic, as the Reformation scholar Gordon Rupp once said, is the “more enduring term.” Every week as we meet to worship … Read more

Endless Hallelujahs

In the 42nd Psalm, David, the sweet singer of Israel, pens a song of lament. As he writes the Psalm, he is a hunted man, cut off from God’s house, from the ark, and from all the ordinances of God. And as he wanders in forced exile, David recalls, with painful longing, the joyous experience … Read more

When I am Weak

The great Baptist preacher of Victorian England, C.H. Spurgeon, once confessed to his grandfather that he struggled deeply with his calling as a preacher: “I never have to preach,” he said, “but that I feel terribly sick, literally sick, I mean, so that I might as well be crossing the English Channel.” Spurgeon asked that … Read more