Welcome to St. John the Divine

All are welcome, Come as you are...we mean it!

Over 100 years of ministry

in the Comox Valley

We proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ

in the loving service we offer our community


Welcome to St. John's

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable, or dirt poor. We extend a special welcome to wailing babies and excited toddlers. We welcome you whether you can sing like Pavarotti or just growl quietly to yourself. You’re welcome here if you’re ‘just browsing’, just woken up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, or haven’t been to church since Christmas 10 years ago. We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems, are down in the dumps or don’t like ‘organised religion’. (We’re not keen on that either!) We offer a welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or are here because granny is visiting and wanted to come to church. We welcome those who are inked, pierced, both or neither. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down their throats as kids or got lost and wound up here by mistake. We welcome pilgrims, tourists, holiday makers, locals, seekers, doubters… and you!


(With thanks to Coventry Cathedral from whom we borrowed this)



This little “free food pantry” is something you won’t find at traditional community food pantries, because of the sense of anonymity. All of the items inside the box are FREE and there are no forms to fill out. Anyone can take what they need 24-7. We have stocked it with some breakfast food, some pasta, some sauce, some soups. A few people have already started using this pantry for their needs. Please feel free to donate canned goods and other non-perishable food by just unlatching the door and placing on the shelves. We hope and pray that as a community we can make a difference to other people’s lives through this simple act of “paying it forward”.


As we gather we recognize that we live, work and play on the traditional lands of the First Nations Peoples. We also join in a line of Anglicans who have worshiped on these lands. As we continue we commit ourselves as a settler church and people to continue with our First Nations neighbours on the journey of truth and reconciliation."



10 am


10 am




Monday - Thursday

9 am - noon






579 5th Street

Courtenay, BC  V9N1K2




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