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About Archbishop Duke Council 6855

Archbishop Duke Council 6855 is the local chapter of the Knights of Columbus fraternal organization serving St. Paul Parish in Richmond, British Columbia.  Council 6855 is named after the Most Reverend William Mark Duke, Archbishop of Vancouver from 1931 until his retirement in 1964.

Council 6855 sponsors a variety of church and community services throughout Richmond.

General meetings are held at St. Paul Church, 8251 St. Albans Road, Richmond, BC, at 7:30 pm on the second Monday of each month.

A Bit of History

Council 6855 was granted its charter on October 19, 1976. From that date until the summer of 1991, the council served Richmond’s three Roman Catholic parishes:   St. Monica, St. Paul, and St. Joseph the Worker.

After the successful formation of Christopher Columbus Council 10681 at St. Joseph the Worker in 1991, Council 6855 moved to St. Paul Parish.  It served Canadian Martyrs Parish until Council 11916 was installed in 1997, as well as St. Monica Parish until Council 12861 was installed in January 20, 2001.

Together with Bishop Coudert Council 6232 in Whitehorse, the four Richmond Councils constitute District 23 of the Knights of Columbus BC and Yukon State.

about knights of columbus

Founded by Blessed Fr. Michael McGivney in 1882, the Knights of Columbus has become the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society.  With over 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members worldwide, the Order remains true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity by  helping families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and by contributing  time and energy worldwide to service in communities.  [Learn more about the Knights of Columbus here…]

about st. paul parish

St. Paul Parish is a Roman Catholic church under the Archdiocese of Vancouver and is located in Richmond, British Columbia.  It serves the spiritual needs of over 3,000 families and offers Catholic education from Kindergarten to Grade 7.  [Link to the Parish website here…]

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