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St Paul's Parish

Anglican Church


1880: The Bishop of New Westminster, Right Rev. A. W. Sillitoe, visits Kamloops for the first time.

1884: English Church Mission opened, centered in Kamloops.

September 1884: A temporary church building was erected (a log cabin). The first services in the building were held on 7 September 1884.

1888: In May, groundbreaking and cornerstone laying ceremonies occur for a new building on Main Street (West Victoria). In November construction begins after the sale of the log cabin they had been meeting in to that point.

1892: Kamloops Missionary District split into 4 areas, covering much of the Southern BC Interior.

1912: Surpliced choir organized.

1914: Built St Peter's Church at Goose Lake.

Around 1913: Church board began talking about moving the church building.

1917: St. Paul's became a single congregation parish (rather than being a Mission congregation)

1924: Congregation has building removed from Main Street and reconstructed on the corner of 4th and Nicola - its present location. The cornerstone ceremony occured in October.

1935: Kamloops designated as See City. St Paul's Church designated a Cathedral.

Meeting Places

1884-1888: Log cabin in Kamloops

1888-1924: 100 Block of Main Street (West Victoria Street)

1924-Present: 360 Nicola Street

Leadership History

1882: D. H. W. Horlock

Canon W Henry Cooper

Rev Mr Irwin

Until 1890: Stuart C Scholefield

1890-1894: Rev. Mr. Shildrick

1894-1901: Rev. E. P. Flewelling

1901-1915: Rev. A. S. Akehurst

1915-1918: Rev. J. Wiseman

1918-1922: Rev. Christopher Reed

1922: Rev John Leigh

Rev D C Dunbar

Reverend J C Jolley

Rev Nicholas J Parker

Current: Rev. Canon Lev Fraser

Congregation Website

Meeting Times

Sunday 8am (Communion), 10am (Eucharist)

Wednesday 8am (Communion)

Information Sources

1888. 'Church of England.' The Inland Sentinel. 19 May 1888. A05 (read article here)

1888. 'New English Church'. The Inland Sentinel. 26 May 1888. A01. (read article here)

1888. 'Kamloops: A Brief Sketch of Its Past and Present.' The Inland Sentinel. 9 June 1888. A05.

1888. 'New English Church.' The Inland Sentinel. 27 October 1888. A03

1924. 'St Paul's Plans Heatily Passed.' Kamloops Standard-Sentinel. 12 June 1924. A01

1924. 'Parish History of St. Paul's Church.' Kamloops Sentinel. 17 October 1924. A01-A02

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