Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
North Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Gloria Dei is a Latin phrase meaning "Glory of God." This title was chosen when the parish was established at Highland's Elementary School in North Vancouver. The first Sunday worship service and Sunday School was held in May 1961. In May of 1962 the congregation had a sod turning ceremony at their new site just above the Upper Levels Highway at Lloyd Avenue. The completed church opened later in that year.
2014 photo of south wall of 1962 Church
(Note 1962 Sanctuary and Hall on right,
1992 flat roofed education, office, and courtyard wing in the center,
and new 1992 Sanctuary on the left.) (REF. 1.)
Reference 1: About the Chancel, single sheet pamphlet.
Reference 2: From Historical Document Binder, in church library.