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. The term 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)
- The service is a blending of traditional and contemporary styles of music including a sermon that is Christ-centered and biblical.
Following the new BC Government mandate, we will be requiring everyone who participates in Sunday morning services, weekly gatherings, or enters the building to wear a mask. We will allow singing with masks on and encourage social distancing. Hand sanitizer will be available at each door, as well as a sign in sheet so we can keep records of those who have attended different Sunday services.
The pulpit wing is set apart for those wishing to practice social distancing and not sing. The pulpit body side is set apart for those wishing to sing and social distance.
More information to follow, as the Health Authority puts it out.
Nursery (0-3) – Currently Canceled due to COVID-19
Sunday School (4-12) – will be provided downstairs for those children who wish to attend
If you have any questions or would like any more information, please call, send an email, or drop by for a visit.
Mon to Thu . . . . . .9 am – 1 pm
Fri to Sun . . . . .Closed
250.746.7413 (ext 0)
St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
531 Herbert Street
Duncan BC V9L 1T2
Rev. John Paeng
Church Coordinator and
Child & Youth Director
250.746.7413 (ext 1)
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.