St. John the Baptist-Duncan Anglican Church
"Passion for God - Compassion for People"

We -- St. John the Baptist-Duncan--acknowledge with thanksgiving that we gather on the traditional lands of the First Nations Peoples, and especially those of the Cowichan Tribes.

We, as part of the Diocese of British Columbia--the Diocese of Islands and Inlets-- further acknowledge that-- for thousands of years-- the Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth, and Kwakwaka’wakw peoples have walked gently on the unceded territories where we now live, work, pray, and play.

We seek to co-create  a new relationship  with the first peoples here, one based in honour and respect.  We thank our brothers and sisters for their gracious hospitality.

Wi'la mola ma'nux….
We are all travelling together.

We are a member parish of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia,  also known as "the Diocese of Islands and Inlets"--Anglican churches of Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and Kingcome Inlet on the Sunshine Coast. 

The Diocesan Vision

In 2015, we adopted a Vision as a diocese--
Renewed Hearts, Renewed Spirits, Renewed People.

We have embarked together on a vision-fullfillment journey of discerning how God is guiding us into "living that vision to life", within our parishes, communities, and regions.

We have inherited this faith-expression from others who walked before us here over the past 150 years.  That being said, we continue to commit ourselves to the work of reconciliation and relationship-building with our First Nations neighbours.  

At St. John the Baptist - Duncan, we

  • seek to include all;
  • commit to serving the poor;
  • commit to working for economic- equality for all of these islands and inlets.

We commit to creating and maintaining a safe community for all. 
We commit to a hospitality of generosity, love, respect, and dignity for all.
We commit to 
                           "Passion for God - Compassion for People".


The Diocese is part of the Anglican Church of Canada , part of  the Anglican Communion.
The Anglican Church of Canada is  in full communion the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada.
More about the Anglican statements of faith:  Anglican Church of Canada

Wi'la mola ma'nux….
We are all travelling together.