Originally from Northern Ireland, Philip moved to Canada to take up the post of Rector of St Paul's in March 2019.
Following a varied career in financial services and employee benefits, with a stint as an elected member of a municipality, and after training at Trinity College in Bristol, Philip was ordained in the Diocese of Portsmouth (Church of England) as a deacon (2007) and priest (2008).
Philip combines 'traditional' parish ministry with 'pioneering' new intitiatives and expressions of worship to better connect and serve the neighbourhood. In addition, he has always been involved in the wider church - encumenically and in the leadership structures of several Dioceses, as well as membership in two sessions of the Church of England's General Synod. He is currently an elected member of the Diocese of New Westminster's Diocesan Council.
With a flair for public speaking and preaching, Philip tries to teach from the bible in a way that helps people encounter the God of love and to live differently as a result. He is loving life in Vancouver and embracing all that Canada has to offer.
Church Office: Mon to Fri: 9AM - 3PM
Mon & Wed: 9:30AM - 4PM
Thurs: 10AM - 2:30PM
Tues to Fri: 8:30AM - 9:30AM
Sat: 10AM - 12PM
2nd & Last Friday: 7PM-9PM
We acknowledge that we live, work and worship on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.