Welcome to the Danish Lutheran Church of Vancouver, B.C.

Pastor Susanne on the front lawn We cannot welcome you into the Danish Church in Burnaby, Vancouver these days.

Our church is closed until further notice due to the Corona situation.

And yet, we are still proud of our Danish heritage and Scandinavian roots and want to share all this with you. Most Danes and Scandinavians in BC speak English and so do we, so if your ancestors came here a long time ago and you cannot remember the language, or if you do not have Danish roots at all, don’t worry! All info here on our website is in both English and Danish.

The Danish Church started out as an immigrant church in the 1920s, and now we are a church with Scandinavian roots in a Canadian setting. We still speak Danish at some of our services and functions, but as many of our members are Canadian raised, most functions are now in English. We don’t get any funding or money from Denmark! All wages and expenses are paid by donations, which means that we are depending on your generosity, especially these days when we cannot host any fundraising events.

The church in Burnaby is built in the 80’s and is located on the ancestral and unceded homelands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples. Our closest neighbours are Dania Home, Dania Manor and Carl Mortensen Manor and we celebrate services and get together both at the care homes and in the church. Another close neighbor is the Scandinavian Centre, lots of Danish activities like language lessons, Midsummer Festival, celebration of Danish Constitution Day etc. take place at the centre.

These years a lot of Danes are working in Canada on a contract or they come here for a variety of reasons to stay only for a few years; please do not hesitate to visit our church during your stay and we will welcome you in our congregation. Let us know if you need help getting settled or if you feel homesick.

When the world gets back to normal you can celebrate Fastelavn with your kids here, you can celebrate your love and get married and baptize your children. We officiate funerals and can assist you in challenging situations or pay you a visit in the hospital, or you can just come by on a Sunday for breakfast and the service.

Many different activities take place downstairs in the Church Hall with adjacent Sunday School Room and kitchen. Auxiliary groups meet, we have bazaars, fund raising dinners, concerts, movie nights, and Lucia just to mention a few of the many possibilities.

See news and coming events and read more about our history here on this website or follow us on Instagram or Facebook.

Since we cannot get together in person these days do not hesitate to call me if you have any concerns or questions. I am also available on email or social media if you just want someone to talk to or feel lonesome these days.

Stay connected!

Stay safe!

And don’t forget: This too shall pass!

God bless,

Pastor Susanne