“We are not human beings on a spiritual journey but rather we are spiritual beings on a human journey”

Teilard de Chardin

Gabriola Ecumenical Society  is an open, grassroots spiritual organization that welcomes like minded people to participate as we reflect upon the traditional  and contemplate the unknown.

  • We are an evolving community, respectful about our diversified spiritual experiences and quests.
  • We are an inclusive community seeking to encourage and enrich spiritual life on Gabriola.                             
  • We are open to new ways of seeing and being and we welcome and invite others who also seek new visions.
  • We are characterized by our desire to foster a safe and flourishing environment to nourish one’s spiritual quest.

Monthly Events

  • Through our monthly events we hope to nurture our connectedness through spirit and community.
  • We strive to provide opportunities for people to broaden and deepen their spiritual and faith experiences.
  • We strive to strengthen compassion and empathy for the world we live in.
  • Input for new programs comes from the interests of our membership.
  • Giving Thanks Dinner
  • Summer Picnic and Sing-a-Long

Since 2004 we have

  •  explored different faith traditions, including Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, First Nations, Jewish, Unitarian and others, through presentations by members of these faiths.
  •  held discussion groups that poke and prod the challenges presented in selected books and films  
  • delved into different practices of meditation and spiritual paths
  • held vibrant and joyful communion through the experience of Taize, music, drumming, sing-a-longs, shared food and invigorating conversation.
  • nourished the creation of living ritual inspired by the contemporary and the traditional.
  • gratefully developed and expressed our reverence for our natural world

We warmly invite you to join us in the spiritual quest.


Mission Statement

The purpose of the Gabriola Ecumenical Society is to encourage and nurture spiritual questing. Our programs  invite exploration of traditional and contemporary ideas found in the wisdom of religious traditions, spiritual paths and the sciences.

The Gabriola Ecumenical Society fosters inclusive community where all people explore challenges of our times with imagination, creativity, and with respect and compassion for all creation.