About us

Loving God. Loving Each Other. Loving Our Neighbours

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Welcome to the online home of historic St.Thomas Anglican Church, located in beautiful Chilliwack, British Columbia! We are a vibrant, community church thriving on love and celebration for Christ. All are welcome! 

St. Thomas has a rich local history and has been a staple of downtown Chilliwack for over a hundred and forty years. Balanced on four canoes belonging either to local Sto:lo or Port Douglas aboriginal paddlers, our first church was carried by water down Harrison Lake and the Fraser River to Chilliwack Landing. St Thomas was the first building in downtown Chilliwack. 

In 1897 a second, larger church was built on five corners site, and remains in use today. The inside of the church was made to resemble Noah's Ark, turned upside down, and features gorgeous beams, woodwork and vivid stained glass windows. To learn more about the history of the church, visit our history page!
 
The entire church was moved to a new home between First Avenue and Gore Avenue, at Young Street, in 1909.

Come join us for some of our many church events! With educational programs, dancing, anonymous groups, soup kitchen, family suppers and more, there is always something going on at the church. Take a look at our Calendar page to get an overview of everything going on. 

For even more information check out our galleries to see images of the church and special events. Wanting to book an event or wedding at St. Thomas? Check out our Facility Rentals information here. 

But for a REAL idea of what we are all about, come visit us this Sunday! We are a welcoming church and it is our goal to ensure that all who attend St.Thomas feel a sense of belonging and fellowship.

We look forward to meeting you!

UPCOMING EVENTS

November 26

Sunday Service

Sunday 09:00 AM

Details →

December 03

Sunday Service

Sunday 09:00 AM

Details →

OUR CLERGY

deacon jennifer
REV: ALLEN DOERKSEN
PRIEST IN CHARGE

He will be half time at St. Thomas on Mondays and Wednesdays.

deacon jennifer
REV: JENNIFER BURGOYNE
DEACON

Rev. Jennifer has been a lively member of our church and in summer of 2009 was ordained as a deacon.

OUR WARDENS

deb alford
DEB ALFORD
RECTOR'S WARDEN
Jan Guretzki
JAN GURETZKI
PEOPLE'S WARDEN
wayne adams
Wayne Adams
PEOPLE'S WARDEN