Anglican Chaplain

About the Anglican Network in Canada

The Anglican tradition was formed by men and women trying to make a middle way between the extremes of Roman Catholicism and European Protestantism. As the centuries have progressed, we have consistently asked, “How can we be a “both/and” church rather than an ‘either/or’ church?” For example, we hold the Scriptures in the highest authority, while also placing ourselves under the authority of the tradition and councils of the Church. As another example, in the Anglican Network in Canada we try our best to be both catholic and evangelical. 

Our worship follows the traditional liturgical pattern, with Holy Eucharist being the center of our celebration and life as a community. 

Our diocese, the Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC) is affiliated with the Anglican Church in North America and part of the global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans which affirms the Jerusalem Declaration. ANiC also remains affiliated with the Anglican Church of South America, one of 38 jurisdictions in the worldwide Anglican Communion.

About Pastor Paul Robinson

Pastor Paul Robinson, his wife, and their two children.

Originally from Maple Ridge, B.C., Paul obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Christianity and Culture and Biblical Studies from Trinity Western University before moving to Vancouver to study at Regent College. He has served as an associate minister and UBC chaplain with St. Thomas Mission since 2018.

Married since 2016, Paul and his wife Kristin have two children. They live at UBC in a community house known as ‘The Burrow’ with several students and young professionals who they consider to be family. Paul feels profoundly fortunate to be a part of the UBC campus community and to serve as a pastor and chaplain to students. 

He cares greatly about the flourishing of the Church and of Christian students on campus, as well as the university and all those who study and live here. Paul looks forward to meeting you, having you over for dinner, and collectively being surprised again and again by the love of Jesus.

You can contact him by emailing, or by calling 778 887 5766.

The exploration and discovery that happens during our university years can involve asking hard questions about our own beliefs. I enjoy journeying with students as they ask these hard questions and navigate their own stories in light of the Christian wisdom and mystical tradition and the person of Jesus Christ.

Paul Robinson, Pastor - anglican chaplain

Services and events

Check out weekly events being offered at the University Chapel, located at 5375 University Blvd (see Google Map):

  • Sunday Liturgy 
    Attend a group worship at University Chapel on Sundays at 5 pm.
  • In Medias Res
    Connect with other students at this fellowship gathering on Thursdays at 7 pm.
  • Midweek Holy Communion
    A short communion service on Wednesdays at 7:30am, followed by a simple breakfast.
  • Scriptorium Study Hours
    Drop by the Scriptorium study centre in the basement on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 12:00 to 4:30 pm
  • Evensong
    Attend the Evensong service on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

Find St. Thomas Mission online