"Christian Study Centers encourage honest answers to honest questions... Christian Study Centers regard the local college or university they serve as a friend, a friend with whom they may have deep differences, but a friend nonetheless."

The Scriptorium
A 'Place of Writing' and Study at University Chapel

Located in the basement of University Chapel, The Scriptorium is a centre where students can come study, read, write, or just relax with a cup of coffee or tea. We are currently open for students to come by on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-5pm. 

*During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are requiring everyone to wear a mask and to sign-in. We know that many are struggling to find good places to study and get work done. We hope that The Scriptorium can become one of your go-to spots! 


Scriptorium Study Hours

Tues/Thurs 12-5pm


Tuesdays at 6pm

Talks and Events

Guest speakers, movie nights, book clubs, etc. 

Tuesday Nights
Dinner and Discussion



Join other students for a time of fellowship and study every Tuesday night at 6pm. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be meeting at University Chapel and following regional health and safety guidelines. We are only able to have 15 people in person each week, so are asking everyone to RSVP.

Our theme for this year is 'Flourishing in.' For the Fall semester we will focus on flourishing in God (worship, prayer, sabbath, etc.) and in the new year we will focus on flourishing in the world (justice, hospitality, etc.). Once a month we have a film night and a few times a semester we have special guest come in to teach on a specific topic. 

Email paul@stthomasmission.ca if you have any questions. 

Talk to a Chaplain
Mentoring, Discipleship, and Conversations about God

Want to have a conversation about faith but don't have anyone to talk to? We'd love to meet with with you. Let's grab a coffee on campus, or come over to The Burrow or University Chapel and we'll make a cup of coffee or tea and have a casual conversation. 

You can arrange to meet up with Fr. Geoff, Deacon Paul, or another chaplain or friend of St. Thomas Mission. 

Email Paul or Geoff to arrange to get together. 

"The Burrow"
1650 Western Parkway

The Burrow is an intentional community home right next to UBC. It is a literal home for some and a home-away-from home for others. Whether you need a place to study or to rest, our door is open. 

The Burrow is the hub for our study centre ministry at the univesity. Most of our events, whether film nights, public lectures, book clubs, or games nights, happen at The Burrow. 

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, we are not having in person gatherings indoors at The Burrow. For Fall 2020 we will be meeting at University Chapel instead.

Visit The Burrow

1650 Western Pkwy
Vancouver, BC
Christian Formation
Courses, Public Lectures, Film Nights, and Curated Conversations

Contact paul@stthomasmission.ca for information about upcoming courses and special events. 

Take this survey to let us know what sort of topics you want us to address in future classes and events. 

 “Hospitality means primarily the creation of free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy. Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where change can take place.” 

-Henri Nouwen