Vancouver School of Theology - A History

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Vancouver School of Theology was established in 1971, but its history began long before this. Vancouver School of Theology was born out of the amalgamation of Union College and the Anglican Theological College, both of which have been providing theological education since the 1920s.


Union College, which was one of the predecessors of Vancouver School of Theology, was founded in 1927 as a result of the amalgamation of Ryerson College, Westminster Hall, and the Congressional College of British Columbia.


The Anglican Theological College formed in 1920 when Latimer Hall (founded in 1910) and St. Mark's Hall (founded in 1912) when Latimer Hall and St. Mark's Hall consolidated.


This digital collection provides a brief historical overview of the beginnings of the Vancouver School of Theology and its predecessors from 1910 to 1995. One of the goals of this collection is to commemorate the move of the Vancouver School of Theology into its new building, which will be completed in Summer 2015. Comprised of materials unique to Vancouver School of Theology, it provides an important retrospective of the school at a crucial time of transition.






1910-1919        1920-1929        1930-1939        1940-1949       1950-1959        1960-1969        1970-1979

1980-1989        1990-1999



Anglican Theological College (Vancouver, B.C.)        Buildings       Churches        Class Photographs

Columbian College (Vancouver, B.C)       Community    Construction       Convocation Services     

Dedication Services        Faculty         First Nations        Graduation Ceremonies          Leisure        Ministry        

                            Music        Principals      Programs        Ryerson College (Vancouver, B.C.)        Students                                  

Study and Teaching        Union College (Vancouver, B.C.)        Vancouver School of Theology  Wartime

       Westminster Hall (New Westminster, B.C.)            Worship