Worship and Music

Worship and Music

The cornerstone of our community

Worship is the cornerstone of our community here at St Helen's. Coming together as a community, we pray, sing and experience the grace of God in our welcoming sanctuary. Through reading and sacrament we take part in a sacred rite that connects us to one another and to generations of Christians who have come before.

Sunday services are at 8:00am Book of Common Prayer said Eucharist (no music) in the Chapel and 10:00am Choral Eucharist in the Church.

As leaders in worship, the St Helen's church choir sings anthems and leads the congregation in singing service music from a variety of traditions. Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of previous experience. The choir practices Thursday evenings 7:00-8:30pm and again on Sunday mornings at 9:00am.

Upcoming Events

Choir Practice

Thursday, January 25, 2018 & other dates



Christmas Morning Harp!

Christmas Morning was a very special service this year - instead of a grand service in the nave, congregants were treated to an intimate Eucharist in our small chapel, complete with harp accompaniment by Joy Yeh. Read More


Carol Singalong a Wonderful Event!

Our star-studded Christmas Carol Singalong concert was a tremendous success last Sunday night. Special thanks to the Hycroft Singers, Eurydice Women's Choir, The Story Men, Alison Gresik (recorder), and Eileen... Read More

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Christmas Eve Midnight Mass - Guest Tenor: Dario Pereyra

We welcome tenor Dario Pereyra to perform Noche de Paz (Silent Night) and Noche Anunciado (Night of the Anouncement) at our Christmas Eve Midnight Mass. You will melt when you hear his soft, gorgeous tone. Born in... Read More


Joy Yeh - Guest Harpist for Christmas Morning 11am

We are just so delighted to welcome harpist Joy Yeh to accompany the carols on Christmas morning at 11am. Taiwanese-Canadian harpist Dr. Joy Yeh serves as a faculty member at Kwantlen Polytechnic... Read More

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Christmas Concert Singalong Special Guest - Dinah Ayre

Our Christmas Concert Singalong concert on December 17th will feature up-and-coming mezzo-soprano star Dinah Ayre. Born into a musical family, mezzo-soprano Dinah Ayre has always had a passion for telling stories... Read More

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Christmas Carol Singalong Special Guest - Alison Gresik

The Christmas Carol Singalong Concert will welcome esteemed recorder soloist Alison Gresik. Alison learned to play recorder in Grade 4 just like everyone else, and she's been playing ever since. Her amateur credits... Read More


Baroque Lessons and Carols: Eric Schwarzhoff, tenor

Our special "Baroque Lessons and Carols" will feature the up-and-coming Eric Schwarzhoff, newest member of the Vancouver Chamber Choir. Eric Schwarzhoff's brilliant lyric tenor sounds and reliable musicianship have... Read More

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Soprano Alison Powell premieres Scott Gould MAGNIFICAT

Rev. Scott Gould has written a new Magnificat setting for the church choir and local soprano rising-star Alison Powell. We are very excited to welcome Alison to perform the work on December 3rd for the first Sunday... Read More


Baroque Lessons and Carols - Dale Throness, Baritone

We are delighted to welcome the phenomenal Dale Throness as a special guest soloist for our Lessons and Carols Service on December 17th. He will be singing "The People Who Walketh in Darkness" from Handel's Messiah.... Read More


Remembrance Day Observance

This past Sunday, we remembered.  Thank you to the 29th St. Helen's Scouts for leading the colour party. A huge thank-you to the Hodgsons, especially Jim, for the yummy hot dog lunch that followed! Read More

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Homelessness Action Week

Last week was Homelessness Action Week at St Helen's and we were delighted to welcome special guests Dr. Janet McKeown and Vicki Potter who spoke on efforts in our community to help those less fortunate. It was also... Read More