Attend In-Person

Gatherings of up to 50 people per service

In compliance with our BC government’s re-opening strategy, we will begin our Phase 1 of our in-person worship services.

Coastal Church will continue our live online services as well as prepare our downtown site and campuses to be ready with proper safety procedures in place for our congregation. Locations are mentioned below, with online pre-registrations necessary for all visitors.

Phase 2 includes more locations opening on June 20th.

Downtown Vancouver - Alberni Campus

1166 alberni Street, Vancouver

Saturday 5:00 PM

Sunday 9:00 AM

Sunday 11:00 AM

Watch Church Online

Commercial & Crosstown Campus

1645 N Grandview Hwy, Vancouver

Sunday 11:00 AM

Eden Cafe

643 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1R2

Sunday 11:00 AM

Meadowtown Cineplex

410 – 19800 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows

Sunday 9:00 AM

Sunday 11:00 AM

Richmond Campus

14211 Entertainment Blvd, Richmond

Sunday 9:00 AM

Sunday 11:00 AM

Common Questions

Does Coastal Church have a re-open plan?

Yes. We are excited to finally be able to meet in person again. We will be re-opening over the summer months through 4 gradual phases as we follow the guidelines and precautions set out by our provincial government.

Please refer to the timeline below for our 4 Phase re-open plan.

What Phase are we currently in?

PHASE 1 (May 29 – June 20)

During this first phase, we will continue our live online services, as well as open our doors for in-person services. Pre-registration for a weekend service is required. While in-person kids and youth services are not available (yet), you are more than welcome to attend as a family.

Are reservations required?

Yes. You will be required to register before attending an in-person service. Seating will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Physical distanced seating is available at each location with assistance by our team.

If you are not able to attend, we ask that you withdraw your name online as soon as possible. We will adhere to the 50 person maximum and it would be unfortunate if we didn’t give every available seat an opportunity to be filled!

How far in advance can I register?

In-person registration will reset each week, following the Sunday services. In order to accommodate each guest and prepare our buildings, registration will close every Saturday at 1:00 PM.

What is the difference between a micro-site and church campus?

Campus and micro-site locations are both official gatherings for Sunday worship. Some differences include:

  • Campus locations are larger in size
  • Campuses have a dedicated pastor
  • Campuses have a physical presence in the community
  • Campuses run weekly programs and events
  • Campuses include organized kids & youth ministry
Why is the audience capacity so small?

At this time, all event organizers are ordered by BC Health Authorities to limit all public gatherings larger than 50 people. This includes indoor and outdoor sporting events, conferences, meetings, concerts, theatres, religious gatherings or other similar events.

The timing for a safe restart for activities requiring large gatherings is still to be determined as part of BC’s Restart Plan. Coastal Church will expand building capacity once the provincial government has approved such gatherings.

What is the difference between a studio audience & watch party?

When attending a service Downtown, you will join in as a participant in our Studio Audience! Because you’re joining a live recording, you must arrive at a specific time before filming begins. The sanctuary looks somewhat different with production equipment, lighting and physical distance seating, but it’s a good different. You’ll have some insight into how Coastal creates a weekly live online service, along with stepping into the recording as the ‘live’ audience to respond both in worship and receiving the Word spoken.

When attending a service at Commercial or Pitt Meadows, you will join other viewers for a LIVE Watch Party! Watch Parties are just like watching church online, but together!

Are there services for kids?

Yes! Kids services are happening Downtown, Commercial & Richmond. 

If you’re planning on attending the Downtown campus with your family, we’ve prepared a special watch party just for you! The viewing location will be at our Downtown Alberni offices, directly across the street from our church building. Your kids will join others their age to engage in an interactive viewing of our kids weekend video led by our Coastal Kids Team, while you and other parents join a LIVE viewing of the 11:00 AM worship service just across the hall in Room 205. It’s just like watching church online, but together with other families!

If you’re attending Richmond or Commercial Campus, you can reserve a spot for your kids during registration. 

What sanitization & safety measures will be in place?

Our team will frequently disinfect surfaces throughout the building and we will sanitize the auditoriums between services. Hand-sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the building. Water fountains, food-services, and coffee stations will not be available at this time. All seat-back materials, papers, and pens will be removed.

We will also check your temperature when entering. If a fever is present (normal temperature range is 36.1˚C – 37.2˚C), we will ask you to come back when you’re healthy. We’re thankful we still have the worship service online for you to participate in, where the majority of our connections are made! We also pray you would have a complete recovery.

What about face coverings?
We will adhere to our province’s decision regarding mandatory masks. Masks are strongly encouraged. Please be prepared to wear a mask upon entering, throughout worship, as well as when exiting. This is a done as a consideration to those you will be worshipping with.
What if I am considered “high-risk”?

If you or someone in your family is considered “high-risk” for severe illness, we encourage you to continue worshipping with us online.

What if I don't feel comfortable coming in person yet?

We completely understand, and we want you to feel comfortable. We invite you to continue worshipping with us online at live.coastalchurch.org.