WORLD DAY OF PRAYER An ecumenical service will be held Friday, March 2nd at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church: 12145 Laity St, Maple Ridge. This year, women from Suriname lift up their voices to remind us that we are caretakers of God’s creation! Additional information can be found at: https://worlddayofprayer.net/index.html wicc.org
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A Brief History
St. John the Divine’s history began with the Gold Rush of 1850 – 1852
The church was built in Derby (Old Fort Langley) with an English inspired design by Wm. Burton Crickmer, its’ first missionary priest. The church was only active in Derby for a very short time July 1859 – January 1860. The decision to move the church from Derby (which became a ghost town after the gold rush) across the mighty Fraser River to Maple Ridge was bold and daring and quite a challenge.
On December 20 1882, the first service was held in Maple Ridge. In order to preserve it, the church was moved again in April of 1983 and placed on a new foundation 100 feet away from the corner of Laity St. and River Road where it is presently located. A more detailed history of the church is available on a brochure and in a video in the History section of this site.