The Maundy Café at Christ Church Cathedral consists of both a sit-down soup lunch and a take-away Sandwich window. Throughout the year, these ministries provide food for those who, for whatever reason, find themselves in need of conversation, a bowl of hot nourishing soup, a sandwich and a cup of coffee.

Sit-Down Lunch

We offer soup, a sandwich and coffee seated in the Parish Hall, accessed via the lower level Burrard Street entrance

Wednesdays and Thursdays (11.30am to 12.30pm)

Note: The Sit-Down Lunches do not operate on statutory holidays

Take-Away Sandwich Window

We offer a free sandwich and coffee as a take-away from the window inside the lower level Burrard Street entrance.

Monday, Tuesday and Friday (10.00am to 11.00am)

Note: The Take-Away Sandwich Window does not operate on statutory holidays

All food is prepared at the Cathedral in accordance to the Province of BC’s Food Safe regulations using fresh ingredients ordered from a local deli or wholesaler. We serve approximately 400 sandwiches each week, by two servers each day.

Getting Involved

Are you interested in finding out more about this ministry, or how you can get involved?

Contact Volunteer Coordinator Nicky Seppala by clicking this link or fill out a Connection Card located in the office, or at the welcome table in the Church’s narthex.

If you are interested in donating baked goods, such as cookies, you can make them at home and drop them at the Cathedral during office hours (10.00am to 4.00pm).

Cash Donations help us to purchase fresh vegetables for our soups.

Ministry Leaders

Ethyle Lamb, Sue Cruickshank & Ann Kowalchuk lead this ministry.

Volunteer Times

Wednesday & Thursdays 9:00 to 11:00am – Making Soup, Setting Up for Lunch

Wednesdays & Thursdays 11:00 to 1:00pm – Serving Soup and Coffee, Interacting with Guests, Clean Up

The Maundy Café volunteers are a fun bunch of people to work with, and this is an excellent way to meet new people, live out Christian discipleship, and to put your improvisational cooking and serving skills to the test!


Contact Volunteer Coordinator Nicky Seppala by clicking this link, by filling out a Connection Card at the welcome table in the Church’s narthex.