Join Us For Advent and Christmas
Happy New Year! Advent marks the beginning of the church year. We invite you to join us in this time of waiting, preparation and celebration.
Service of Lessons and Carols
Sunday, Dec. 16, 7:00 p.m. This service consists of a series of readings from the Old and New Testament that tell the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus. These lessons are interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols.
Sunday, Dec. 23, 11:00 a.m. We know, Christmas doesn’t fall on Sunday this year. However, we are combining two services on this day: the fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Day. We are starting at 11:00 a.m., will share a noon meal together, and then move into a Christmas celebration with communion. The day will be child-friendly.
Join us Sundays from 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Over a month at St.Faith's you will experience different expressions of worship. Two of our Sundays present an Anglican liturgy from the Book of Alternative Services (BAS). One Sunday is an Aboriginal expression of an Anglican liturgy, called Standing Stones. Bleeding Heart Services view the liturgy through an arts lens. On months with a fifth Sunday, we hold a Taizè-style service.
A shared lunch follows every Sunday service.
Bleeding Heart Service
Experience a monthly church service with space for creative experession and reflection. Rooted in the rich language and tradition of Anglican liturgy, each Bleeding Heart Liturgy seeks to explore new artistic paths and invite new voices into the gathering.
There will be no Bleeding Heart Service for the months of April and May 2018.
Second and Fourth Sundays at St. Faith's feature liturgy from the Book of Alternative Services. These gatherings join in with practices of Anglicans and other traditions all over the world, featuring Scripture readings from the Revised Common Lectionary.
A B.A.S. Service is participatory, with 'call and response' readings from the congregation, and many opportunities for parishioners to get involved in readings, prayers and other parts of the liturgy.
Bulletins will guide visitors and parishioners through each service as it unfolds.
Standing Stones Service
As St.Faith's Anglican Church occupies traditional Treaty 6 land, we continue to walk in reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Many Indigenous people call St.Faith's their church home.
With the help of elders, our Standing Stones Services blend traditional Indigenous spiritual practices with traditional Anglican liturgies. No prior knowledge of Indigenous spirituality is necessary, as all are invited to explore this new 'hybrid' expression together. This process is an invitation to learn together.
Each service begins with a 'smudge' and includes special stories, prayers and songs.
Same as 'SECOND SUNDAY', above.
Taizè is a monastic community in France, and their beautiful contemplative worship practices have been incorporated in churches around the world, both Protestant and Catholic.
At St.Faith's Taizè, expect a service similar to our B.A.S. Service, with more contemplative music that repeats a simple form, similar to a chant.
These gatherings are hospitable and simple, making them an easy entry point for newcomers and visitors.
PrayerWorks community meals run from mid-September through mid-May. These meals are offered free to any who wish to attend, and provide healthy food and good conversation for our Alberta Avenue neighbours. Volunteers are always welcome to help prepare and serve. Phone the church or email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
All are welcome!
Thursdays from 11 AM to 1 PM
Doors open 10 AM to 1:30 PM
Fridays from 5 PM to 6:30 PM
Doors open 3:30 PM to 7 PM
Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:30 AM.
Hot and cold breakfasts are served on alternate weeks.
Doors open 8 AM to 10 AM
As St.Faith's Anglican Church occupies traditional Treaty 6 land, we continue to walk in reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
As an Anglican Church, we acknowledge our past complicity in colonial practices, and the abuses of the Residential School System. Our path forward is one of repentance and reconciliation.
With the help of elders, our Standing Stones Services blend traditional Indigenous spiritual practices with traditional Anglican liturgies. Each service begins with a 'smudge' and includes special stories, prayers and songs.
Our community is involved in many other initiatives around 'truth and reconciliation' through the year.
Bleeding Heart Art Space
Bleeding Heart is a space for art, faith, hope and love, and a part of St.Faith's.
Our community is behind this exciting community initiative to weaver art and faith into a tapestry of transformation. Bleeding Heart also produces the Bleeding Heart Service, a monthly arts-infused liturgy that is part of our regular rotation of services.
You can learn more at the Space's website at BleedingHeartArt.Space.