About the Table

Our Leaders

Co-Pastors: Lynne and Rod Ellis

Rod and Lynne were born and raised in South Africa, and have been in kingdom-building ministry for half a century. They studied and trained in South Africa, England, and the USA. Accepting a call to Canada, the Saanich Peninsula has been their home since 1993. They served at Church of Our Lord in Victoria for 20 years where Rod was Rector, and where the Table was birthed. Since then they have been actively involved in numerous interests and ministries. They are now called back into service as co-pastors of the Table Peninsula Church. Rod and Lynne have three married children and six grandchildren.

Our Community

Saanich Peninsula

More than 350,000 residents call Greater Victoria home, yet 95% of these people do not attend a Christian worship gathering on any given week. As far as we know, Brentwood Bay does not have an active church.

The Table was initially launched in downtown Victoria in Sept 2009, meeting in Church of Our Lord.  The Table’s broader aim is to launch hubs of Christian mission throughout the area, including the Saanich Peninsula. Jonathan Ellis  and his wife, Becky, were commissioned to establish The Table Peninsula. They recently moved to pastor a church in Vic West.

Rod and Lynne Ellis have now taken on the pastoral care and post COVID re-launch of the Table Peninsula.

We are part of the Anglican Network in Canada (ANiC) under the umbrella of the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA).

Learn more about AniC here.

Our Mission

To seek to present the Lord and serve the community of Brentwood Bay and Saanich Peninsula. Our primary focus at the moment is with adults and active seniors, offering hospitality, support, and activities suited to their needs. The Table downtown church has the resources to cater for young families.

Our Beliefs

The Bible is the Word of God where He has communicated His will, truth, way, and life. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16).

God our Heavenly Father loved this world so much that He sent his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the living word, to die on the Cross for our sin, so that whoever believes in Him would not perish and die, but receive forgiveness, righteousness, and the gift of eternal life (John 3:16). This is the Gospel, the good news!

The Holy Spirit makes up the third person of the Trinity who fills us with God’s presence and comes alongside us as our advocate, counsellor, and teacher (e.g. John 14:16,26).

We are disciples as the Body of Christ where we have fellowship and serve one another using our gifts in every member ministry (e.g. 1 Corinthians 12).

To summarize, we seek to be Christ-focused, Word-centred, Spirit-led.

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