Story is one of a Focus series on the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior.
"At first glance, there seems to be an error on the sign outside the small white church in this community [of Barriere, BC], located 66 km north of Kamloops. 'ST PAUL', it reads, without the usual period following the 'ST'. But it is no error -- the sign, though it refers to the saint, is actually a clever acronym: 'Serving Together, Parish of Anglicans, United and Lutherans'. The Church of St. Paul, a parish with a Lutheran pastor and a mixed Anglican and United Church congregation, is an arrangement that has become increasingly common across the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (APCI), where small communities are spread out across hundreds of kilometres of rugged, mountainous terrain". The rector of the parish is Lutheran pastor the Rev. Brian Krushel. The present St. Paul's Church in Barriere is an amalgamation of the former Anglican Church of the Redeemer and Barriere United Church.