The art work in the church adds to the beauty and atmosphere of this iconic building, providing expressions of our faith and spirituality.
The beauty of St. Andrew’s- Wesley Church has been enhanced by the generous gifts of Stained Glass through the years. We are indeed blessed in our ability to share this treasure with Vancouver and all those who visit from abroad. Image gallery
The sculpted glass panels in the Narthex (Lobby) were installed in December, 1996 in dedication to God and to honour The Rev. Dr. R.M. (Max) Warner and his wife Berna. Designed by Yves Trudeau and Jose Ventura, these seven contemporary ½” thick sculpted glass panels each depict a scene from the Bible. Image gallery
The liturgical hangings that grace our chancel were done by a talented member of our congregation – Mae Runions. Image gallery
The “Angelic Orchestra” was commissioned in 1947 and the four angels were lifted into position in July 1948. Leonard Woods created the angels in consultation with Dr. Oswald McCall, then pastor of St. Andrew’s-Wesley. Poems were written about each angel in 1998.
In 1954 the angels were painted grey as some felt they were too prominent. In 2004, they were restored to their original state by Rosa Quintana (Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design).
In January 2009, Tibetan Buddhists monks from the Gaden Jangste Monastery in India built the sand mandala that is on display in the Sanctuary. These monks joined those from the Tsengdok Monastery here in Vancouver, and both are from the “yellow hat” tradition, the same line as the Dalai Lama. In addition, the image gallery shows the process of designing and construction of the Tibetan healing mandela, as well as a butter sculpture demonstration. Image gallery