The Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry (WANM) has been serving homeless and vulnerable people on Vancouver’s westside since 2007.

The Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry acknowledges that it is serving the community located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitul (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Image from the University of Victoria—Coast Salish files.


Advent Meditation: ‘Fever Dreams’ with Deacon Pitman Potter

The penitential season of Advent invites Christians to prayer and reflection as we prepare ourselves for the incarnation of God in Christ. Saint John’s Shaughnessy welcomes you to join in a series of Zoom reflection sessions offered at 7pm on three Wednesdays in Advent—December 1, 8, and 22.

Each session will focus on a selected passage from Deacon Pitman Potter’s Fever Dreams collection of sacred spiritual texts, followed by night prayer. Participants do not need hard copies of Fever Dreams—selections for each session will be circulated in advance.

Those who wish to acquire a copy of Fever Dreams for a $20 donation to the Neighbourhood Ministry may do so by sending an email to the Neighbourhood Ministry at (ministrymcu@gmail.com).

These sessions will provide opportunities for reflection and discussion on the challenges we face during this trying time.

Please join us via Zoom at 7pm on Wednesday, December 1, 8 & 22nd, by clicking the following link:


To learn more about Deacon Potter’s book, click Fever Dreams.

Rev’d. Lorne Manweiler, new WANM Board Member

Posted November 18, 2021

On the evening of Monday, October 18, 2021, there was a Celebration of a New Ministry Eucharist at the Parish of St. Philip, Dunbar.  At this liturgy service, the Reverend Lorne Manweiler was inducted as the 11th rector of the parish by the Right Reverend John Stephens, Bishop of the Diocese of New Westminster, who had been the 9th rector of that parish from 2001-2016.

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UBCO researchers examine how pandemics impact the homeless

Posted November 17, 2021

A team of UBC Okanagan researchers is looking at strategies that could help the homeless during a pandemic.

John Graham, director of UBC Okanagan’s School of Social Work, said while many populations have been targeted with guidelines to keep them safe, homeless people have been mostly overlooked.

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Thinner & Thinner: 2021 Westside Vancouver Food Asset & Need Scan

Posted October 28, 2021

Authors: Karen Giesbrecht, RD, MA and Ksenia Stepkina, Community Food Developer

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Resolution on Homelessness passed at 2021 Diocese of New Westminster Synod

Posted May 17, 2021

Synod is the Annual General Meeting (convened every two years) of the Diocese of New Westminster. The Bishop is the Chair of Synod. Chaired by Bishop John Stephens, Synod 2021, the 121st, took place on May 15, 2021.

The Westside Anglicans Neighbourhood Ministry Board of Management proposed a resolution on housing affordability and homelessness in the Lower Mainland, which was passed by Synod delegates with a vote count of 224 in favour, 16 opposed, 10 abstentions (out of a total count of 250 voting delegates).

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