North Vancouver, B.C. Canada
"The first group of Anglicans met in 1940 in the back of a grocery store on Gallant Avenue." (Reference.) This store later became the Bike Shop and most recently Deep Cove Outdoors. The property is now being proposed for development. "This evening service consisted of 12 people, seven of them belonging to the Rawlings family. When the community hall was built in 1940, the congregation moved there... Mr. Naughton, a real estate agent in the Cove, donated the property on Deep Cove Rd. (1384) for St. Simon's Anglican Church... The congregation members literally got out and dug the foundations for their building. This consisted of one floor... But the building was too small, so the congregation once again got busy and dug out a basement so a lower floor could be added." (Reference.)
"Based on the first kept records of Sunday attendance, we date the official beginning of St. Simon's from October 1945. As such we are celebrating our 70th Anniversary this coming Harvest Thanksgiving 2015." (Rev. Ed Hird)
The people of Deep Cove worshiped in the Deep Cove Anglican Church named St. Simon's until the year 2004.
"The parish was formerly named St. Simon’s Deep Cove. Its priest and several members of the congregation left the Anglican Church of Canada in 2004 over the issue of same sex blessings. The next year they turned the building over to diocesan officials and have set up shop in a school outside the Deep Cove neighbourhood. However they kept the name “St. Simon’s,” which caused a great deal of confusion in the local community." (REF Blog Post 1.) The name of the little blue church was changed to St. Clara-in-the-Cove Anglican Church.
In January of 2014 St. Clara-in-the-Cove Anglican Church was sold to "The Bridge", the Baptist church which originally met in Delbrook in North Vancouver. (REF Blog Post 2.) The little blue church is now serving as their office building. Their Sunday worship service is held in the theater at Capilano University.
420 Seymour Place
Link 1: http://www.stsimonschurch.ca/
Reference Blog Post 1: 4/3/11 regarding St. Clara-in-the-Cove/St. Simon's
Reference Blog Post 2: 11/2/14 regarding The Bridge.
Link 3: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglican_Mission_in_the_Americas
Link 4: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglican_Coalition_in_Canada