Welcome to Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria, BC. As you explore these pages, it is my hope that you will experience something of the ministry and mission of this very special place, and that you will be moved to become more involved with us in whatever way is right for you.
The Cathedral plays three main roles:
- We are a large and active parish community – offering a full schedule of daily and weekly services and a rich variety of other programs and activities.
- We are the cathedral church of the Diocese of British Columbia – the focal point for the Anglican Church of Canada on these islands in the Salish Sea.
- We strive to be “The City’s Cathedral” – making a unique contribution to the cultural, social and spiritual life of everyone who lives in or visits Victoria and the Capital Regional District.
We do all these things through worship and prayer . . . through music and the visual arts . . . through outreach initiatives and engagement in social justice issues . . . through educational programs and community events. We hope to combine the best of Anglican tradition with the most relevant of contemporary innovation, in a way that lives out the eternal truth of the Gospel for people of all ages.
Our home is an historic building of great beauty and profound spirituality, whose doors are open daily for worship, prayer, meditation, or just to visit. We welcome people of any faith or of none; we see ourselves as a safe space within the city, committed to bringing diverse folk together.
We understand ourselves to be on a journey – an exciting journey of exploration and discovery with each other, and with God. Along the way, we aim at being an inclusive and welcoming community. We don’t always get it right, but we keep trying.
Please come and join us on this journey – whether in person or at a distance . . . for a short time or a lifetime. We would love to meet you or hear from you.
This welcome was written by The Rt. Rev. Dr. Logan McMenamie, who was Rector of Christ Church Cathedral and Dean of Columbia from 2006 - 2014. He was consecrated and installed as the 13th Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of BC on March 2, 2014.