St. Matthias doesn’t ‘go it alone’. We see ourselves as partners in God's mission in the world, along with all people of faith. More formally, though, we are part of a larger family:

We are a proud member parish of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia, those Anglican churches found on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and Kingcome Inlet on the Sunshine Coast. Informally, some have taken to calling us ‘the diocese of the islands and inlets’.

In 2015, we adopted a Vision as a diocese: Renewed Hearts, Renewed Spirits, Renewed People. Since then, we have embarked on a vision fulfillment journey to discern how God will guide us towards seeing our vision come to life in our parishes, communities, and regions.

Learn more about our Diocesan Vision

As a diocese, we are also part of the Anglican Church of Canada and the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Anglican Church of Canada is also in a ‘full communion’ partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.

At St. Matthias, we are part of a neighbourhood of churches called the Tolmie Region. 

These include The Abbey ChurchSt. Mary's, Christ Church Cathedral, St. John the Divine, St. Philip, St. Barnabas, St. George, St. Lukes and St. Dunstans.     

Our Regional Dean is the Reverend Craig Heibert and he facilitates ways that we can work and play together as a community of faith in this region.