Menno Simons Centre Residence
The Menno Simons Centre is a not-for-profit student residence in the Point Grey neighbourhood of Vancouver, near the University of British Columbia. It is an off-campus residence, and our student residents attend a wide range of post-secondary institutions in the area.
The Centre was named after Menno Simons, the founder of the Mennonite heritage in the Christian faith, in recognition of its purpose to be a place where Christian, and particularly Anabaptist, practice and thought are explored through dialogue.
The Centre was opened in 1986 by the Pacific Centre for Discipleship Association, who recognized a need for a Christian residence where students could live and engage in a community of dialogue while studying. The aim of starting the Centre was to offer a venue for students to test and grow their spiritual lives amongst other students who are deeply engaged in discussing their faith. Students are expected to get involved and fully participate in all Centre programming. There are a number of amenities available to every resident:
- There are 23 single rooms at the Centre.
- Each room contains a bed, closet, and desk. Many also have a sink.
- As an act of service to the community and the facility all students are required to contribute to weekly cleaning tasks.
- There are two fully-furnished kitchens for students to do their own cooking, as well as shared bathrooms.
- A large dining room, study lounge, small chapel, recreation/TV lounge, laundry, and bike storage room are available for resident use.
- A guest room is available for overnight visitors of current residents.
- A bus stop is located just a block away, and it’s only a 10 minute ride to UBC. Students can also bike there in 15 minutes.
The Centre is not just a place to live. It’s an intentional community of people who want to grow in their faith, and contribute to each other’s lives.
More detailed information is available in our application. Apply here.