Did you Know?

11137203_1655781231322893_1278049893312763645_nThe stylized initials of our patron saint symbolize a ship with the cross-of-Christ mast, riding the waves of our Christian journey together.

The waves and the color blue also speak of the cleansing waters of baptism and our entrance into the Christian life.

                                        St. John’s logo was created by Terry Laurenzio.


The Anglican Church of Canada (anglican.ca) is an independent, self-governing church in communion with the other 44 churches of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Archbishop Fred Hiltz is the current head of the Anglican Church of Canada, which includes more than 500,000 members in nearly 1,700 parishes, and like Canada, the church has become culturally diverse. On any given Sunday the tradition of common prayer is expressed across Canada in many languages, including English, Inuktitut, French, Spanish, Mandarin and Cree.


When St. John's was founded in the late 1880s, the stationmaster and temporary postmaster of Cobble Hill was Samuel Maclure, later to become the well-known architect. It's likely he attended Anglican services in the early days of St. John's. Poet Robert Service also lived and worked here at the turn of the century, in Cowichan Bay and Duncan, before attending college in Victoria.