Our Story


The Neighbourhood Church has been part of Nanaimo since 1981 with a vision of bringing Jesus’ Good News to people who might not be accustomed to traditional churches. The desire to bring a message that is understandable by everyone continues to be a core part of our identity.

After all these years, we have seen our town go through many changes and growth. We’ve grown with our town. Like most new churches we began by meeting in rented facilities and for many years Bowen Park Community Centre was our home. In 1990 we were able to build our own church building. At that time, our location on the corner of Rutherford and Uplands felt like the far edge of town. Now it’s much nearer the centre. In 2009 we upgraded the building with a new worship area, kitchen, offices, and a bigger foyer. These improvements have given us the ability to focus more on building our community and outreach.