Centre for Ministry
St. Paul's Centre for Ministry and Community Service officially opened on September 18, 2016. Our Centre is a fully accessible two story building with offices for church staff and clergy, a full commercial kitchen, a large hall, and a number of meeting rooms that can be used by the community.
St. Paul’s Anglican Church has a long history of hosting a wide variety of community agencies including a number of 12-step groups, the Nanaimo Spinners and Weavers, the Nanaimo Farmers Market, the Nan-Go Grannies, local choral groups and local theatre groups.
The Centre was designed by local architect David Poiron of Checkwitch Poiron (Architects) Ltd. and is a centre for the community of Nanaimo to use. We work with groups and mission partners that use our space in ways that fit with our church's Ministry Plan. We are very proud that our Centre won two awards at the 10th annual 2017 Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards held in April 2017! We won an Award of Excellence in the Institutional Renovation category, and also won the Judge's Choice Award for the best overall project.
While our Centre has opened, we still have funds to raise to pay off our remaining costs. In April 2017 we launched our Campaign to Retire the Debt. We welcome donations and pledges to our campaign. As of December 2018, we have raised $458,500 in pledges and donations.
For more information on how the donate, visit our Give page.