"By 1909 the congregation had outgrown the 1900 church building.
"By January 9th 1909 the old building (1909 building, See Blog Post September 2, 2012.) had been moved to the southeast corner of the property, the architect (for a new church-Honeyman and Curtis-Link 2.) had been contracted and the plans had been presented. Building costs were estimated at $4,200, with an additional $300 for heat and light....the present church building, (1900 building) ... would then become the parish hall once the new church was built.
"Early in the morning of February 8th, 1985,...St. John's church was on fire!..The cause of the fire was never officially determined. It likely was arson-a theory which was strengthened by what appeared to be a kicked in hole in the front door where the fire started....(The) 75 year old building had been destroyed....but the ones (stained glass windows) on the south side had come through virtually unscathed. The eagle lectern, a gift when the church was first built, was blackened and cracked. It became a symbol for the parish-singed around the edges but still flying God's word to the people. " (REF.)
Thank you: To congregation members Jim Lawrence, Donna Lawrence, Alison
Reference: Faithful People of God Parish of St. John's North Vancouver
by Beth Lawrence.
Link 1: http://memorybc.ca/st-john-evangelist-parish-north-vancouver-b-c-fonds;rad
Link 2: http://www.dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/architects/view/1522
Note: Entire history of St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, see Blog Posts: