Starting in September of 2022, our services will be multi-platform: in-person at Sapperton Pensioner’s Hall in New Westminster (318 Keary St.), plus live-streamed over the Internet.
Between September and June, our congregation meets on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am for service. Services last for approximately one hour and fifteen minutes (see our Service Description page for upcoming service topics).
After the service, there is a coffee hour downstairs, to which all are invited to attend.
You are welcome here! Beacon recognizes the vital contribution families make to a healthy congregation and we strive to provide a fun, welcoming and safe environment to do so. If you are new to Beacon, here are a few things we thought you might like to know.
For our post-COVID start-up and return to in-person services, children and youth are invited to sit upstairs with their families. There will be quiet activities set out on a table at the back of the hall. Children and youth are invited to sit together while doing these activities. Also, these activities can be taken back to where families are sitting if preferred. This plan is temporary until we know numbers and ages of children attending on Sunday mornings. We will then return to our usual plan that children sit upstairs with their families until after the “Story for all Ages,” at which time the children and youth go downstairs to the lower hall for age appropriate programming.
For infants and young children (up to age 5), there is a nursery area available for parents to use as needed during the service.
Parking for the Sunday services, and for any Saturday Beacon event, is available in the parking lot at the back of Sapperton Hall, and in the lane behind the Hall. Parking in the lane, next to the Professional Building, is available to us also, including the spaces that say they are reserved for staff.
There is additional parking in the lot behind the Professional Building, which is accessed from Simpson St., with the exception of the one space that is nearest the street and is clearly marked as Reserved for MCFD emergency vehicles. This reserved space must not be used at any time. Foot access to the lane and thus Sapperton Hall is through the cedar hedge.
If parking in the limited spots on Keary St., one must be sure to obey the city parking signs. There are metered spaces close to the Hall, and free spaces further up the hill. Do not park in the spaces reserved for residents. There is similar street parking on Simpson.