Groups & Activities

Anglican Church Women

Patron: The Lord Bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster

  • Headquarters
  • W.A. Memorial House
  • 334 – West 14th Avenue
  • Vancouver, B.C.
  • V5Y 1X4

The A.C.W. is a community of Anglican Church Women gathered together in Christian service to support and promote the total mission of the church through prayer, work and stewardship. Our purpose is achieved through inspirational and informative programs which are offered at both the parish and diocesan meetings of the A.C.W. In addition to parish concerns, support is given by the members of the A.C.W. to many worthwhile causes.

Membership is open to all women of the Anglican Church who accept the purposes and by-laws of the A.C.W. and who make an annual contribution to the A.C.W. Diocesan budget, either through a local A.C.W. Parish Group, or, where no such group exists, directly to the Treasurer of the A.C.W. Diocesan Board.

St John the Apostle Port Moody Anglican Church Women

President: Ann Adair Austin

  • Vice President:Brenda Binns
  • Secretary: Joan Scott
  • Treasurer:Antoinette Woodman

Meetings: 3rd Thursday each month at 7:15 PM.

St John’s ACW was established in 1899 and has met continually since.

Education for Ministry

EFM is a program of theological education by extension for lay people. The program combines text materials and a process of theological reflection that enables participants to integrate their life and experience with their academic learning. St John’s group meets on Tuesday evenings. For information speak to one of the Mentors: Anne Anchor or Trudi Shaw. To contact the mentors email

Education for Ministry National Web Site

Bible Study

This group is open to women and men who wish reflective study, open discussion and opportunities to pray for one another and for parish concerns. It meets at 10:00 AM each Tuesday in the Parish Ministry Centre.

Music Ministry

Our Director of Music is Tony Gioventu.

The adult choir sings every week except in the summer. A wide variety of traditional and contemporary music, service music and anthems are offered. New members are welcome at any time. Please contact the church for choir practice dates and times.

The children’s choir meets and prepares music for special occasions. Children ages five and up are welcome. Please contact the church if you are interested so you and your child can be called for practice.

Please contact the Church for more information about the Choir, or email

Food Bank

St. John’s Family Food Bank bank is held  on the first and third Thursday each month. Doors open and registration begins at 10:30am.

Your contributions of non-perishable food items are welcome and are offered at the Altar along with our gifts of Bread and Wine. Donations may also be sent to St John’s Church.

Families living in the Tri-Cities area are eligible to attend the food bank, please bring identification to register.

Each year at Christmas the congregation purchases a gift for each child which is presented at the annual Christmas dinner. In August of each year, school supplies are collected for children of single parent families.

The food bank is jointly sponsored by St John the Apostle Church and Quest Outreach Society

Church School

There is a Church School program for all children ages 3 to 11 inclusive, every Sunday at 10am.

The Nursery

There is a well equipped nursery for infants and small children beside the sanctuary. It is connected to the church through an audio system so parents staying in the nursery can hear the service.

Youth Sunday School

Each Sunday there is an opportunity for youth to participate in youth quest. Youth are valued member so our parish and special events are an important part of our youth ministry. Deacon Anne Anchor is Children’s and Families Minister for this parish.

Children and Communion

Baptized children of all ages are encouraged to receive holy communion and resources are provided for them to learn and grow in their understanding of the sacrament.