Welcoming refugees

We are delighted to have helped sponsor a number of new Canadians.

St. Clement's is a member of North Vancouver REST (Regional Ecumenical Support Team). REST is a partnership of 10 churches that work in close partnership with the Diocese of New Westminster to sponsor and support refugees fleeing unsafe conditions in their home country. Our most recent arrivals were a Syrian family, who are now accomplishing a great deal in their work and school life, and a young Somalian man who is living semi-independently and going to Vancouver Community College despite the blindness that he first started to experience in his adolesence. 

To learn more about the work of REST, please click here. If you'd like to know more about St. Clement's involvement, you can speak with Dave and Wilna Parry, who were given the LynnValleyLife "Good Neighbour Award" in 2016 for the manner in which they opened their home to this young man when he first arrived on our shores.