The Cathedral uses food to nourish its communities in ways that cultivate connection, holistic health and community resiliency, by honouring the agency, creativity, dignity, intellect, and worth of all who come to the table.

The Maundy Café

The Cathedral’s Maundy Café is a place of hospitality and connection where food is shared in the picturesque Park Room five days per week. Our guests include people who are street-involved, as well as seniors, tourists, and those who work in the area. Meals are served from September through June at the following times:

Mondays: 9.00am to 11.00am
Tuesdays: 11.00am to 12.30pm
Wednesdays: 11.00am to 12.30pm
Thursdays: 5.30pm to 7.00pm
Fridays: 11.00am to 12.30pm

You can view a full schedule at the following link: Maundy Schedule Fall 2017

Getting Involved

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 your Christian faith, and to put your improvisational cooking and serving skills to the test!

Are you interested in finding out more about this ministry, or how you can get involved? There are opportunities to volunteer in the kitchen, as greeters, servers, or musicians at a variety of times throughout the week (listed below). 

To volunteer, please contact the Cathedral’s volunteer coordinator through the Parish Office at 604.682.3848 or

Volunteer Shifts

8.30am-11.30am – Preparing and serving a simple meal
8:30am-11.30am – Helping run a Fresh Fruit market

9.00am-11.00am – Doing prep work to support all Monday-Friday activities
10.00am-1.30pm  Preparing and serving a simple meal

9:00 to 11:00am – Preparing and setting up for a hot meal
11:00 to 1:00pm – Serving a hot meal, interacting with guests, cleaning up

3.00pm-5.30pm – Preparing and setting up for a hot meal
5.00pm-8.00pm – Serving a hot meal, interacting with guests, cleaning up

10.00am-1.30pm– Preparing and serving a simple meal

Ministry Leaders

Alberto Jaramillo is the Cathedral’s Hospitality & Food Coordinator who works with a dedicated team of ministry leaders including Sue Cruickshank, Ethyle Lamb, Louise Kenwood, Ann Kowalchuk, Lorna Orr, and Kate Walker.

Downtown Community Food Hub

The Cathedral also partners with the Greater Vancouver Food Bank to host the Downtown Community Food Hub on Mondays from 9.00am to 11.00am in the Parish Hall. The Food Bank runs every week, with the exception of Statutory Holidays and Cheque Week Mondays. For further information on the Food Hub contact 604.876.3601

Acknowledgment & Support

Christ Church Cathedral is grateful for the generous support of the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Foundation in providing funding to strengthen the Maundy Cafe.