About Us

About Us

St Andrew’s is a community of faith,
inviting all to real life in Jesus.

We are a congregation that believes in the power and goodness of Jesus to change lives, strengthen families, transform communities, and make a difference in our world.

We believe real life is in knowing and maturing in the love Jesus offers each one of us.

What We Believe

We are an evangelical church.

  • evangelical means that we believe that salvation (in other words, a restored relationship of love between human beings and God) is assured for us by the atoning death of Jesus Christ.
  • Our part in restoring the relationship is to believe this to be true and to place our trust in it.
  • This is what it means to experience conversion (recognize this as true) and to have faith (trust in this truth).
  • The description of reconciliation with God is found in the Bible, first in the Old Testament by means of animal sacrifice which then points to the sacrificial death of Christ, the Lamb of God, in the New Testament.
  • Thus an evangelical church is one that embraces the Bible as the only reliable foundation of our understanding of God and our relationship with Him.

We proclaim the good news of God’s love, placing emphasis on salvation and grace.

  • God rescues and redeems us because he loves us, not because we have done anything to deserve it.
  • We long for all people everywhere to recognize and receive the gift of grace from God’s hand
  • and to experience His power to restore and to heal in this life as well as the life to come.

To learn more about the fundamentals of our faith, you can refer to Living Faith, which is our denomination’s statement of Christian belief.


  • Sundays at 10:00 am (Communion first Sunday of the month)
  • a blending of traditional and contemporary styles of music
  • a sermon that is Christ-centered and biblical. 

Nursery (0-3)

  • available for use by parents of infants & toddlers

Sunday School (4-12)

  • will be provided downstairs for those children who wish to attend

Our History

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church was established in 1902 by early pioneers in the Cowichan Valley. The original church was built on First Street in downtown Duncan, and relocated up “old hospital hill” in 1960. The small building was increased in size a decade later, and the congregation has since converted the former onsite manse to accommodate a community preschool as well as provide additional office and classroom space. Also on the church grounds are a community garden and a columbarium.

The congregation has had a vibrant ministry of outreach to the community over the years, and encourages all its members to be actively engaged in ministry to the world around us.

Administration Office
Mon to Thu . . . . . . 9 am – 1 pm
Fri – Sun . . . . . . . . Closed
250.746.7413 (ext 0)

Rev Daniel Martinez
Office Hours:
Tue to Thu . . . 9 am – 4 pm
250.746.7413 (ext 1)

Covid Protocol

Updated September 15, 2022

The Covid Committee has developed the following guidelines for everyone attending services and using the facilities. These are in line with or exceed Provincial Health Guidelines, as guidelines change, we will be updating our policy.   

  • Masks, for those who choose to use them, will be available at both entrances  
  • Hand sanitizer is available at both entrances
    • Seating
      • The pulpit wing is set aside for those who wish to social distance and masks must be worn in this section
      • The rest of the sanctuary are for those who do not necessarily want to social distance

Thanks to all for following these guidelines, 
Covid Protocol Committee