At St. Matthias, we acknowledge that we worship on the traditional and unceded territories of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations and we commit ourselves to deep reconciliation and healing
If you're visiting St. Matthias, here's what to expect:
The Sunday Morning service includes readings from the Christian scriptures, hymns, prayer, and preaching. Each week, we celebrate the Eucharist (also known as Communion or The Lord's Supper) where we commemorate the last meal of Jesus and his friends. All people are welcome to receive communion.
Our forms of worship are adaptations of ancient Christian practices.
We’re an “all ages” group. We welcome you on your own, with a partner, or with your whole family. We strive to be an inclusive community and welcome into full membership and leadership those from the LGBTQ2I+ community.
There’s a children’s program available, featuring kid-centered resources, such as “Godly Play,” which is inspired by Montessori techniques. Not all kids want to be at “Sunday School,” so if your children prefer to stay in the church, that’s fine with us. Relax and let them explore. We always have a few books and “quiet toys” available, as well. We like everyone to feel at home.
Some of us dress formally, and others casually. Please come dressed as you wish.
Our music repertoire is eclectic; drawing from traditional hymnody, anthems, and more contemporary expressions of worship such as Taize chants, modern hymns, and praise songs. We have a small choir, a grand piano, and an excellent organ to support us in our musical worship.
We have lots of parking for bikes and cars.
We meet to share refreshments every Sunday after worship in the hall. Once a month we also share a potluck meal after our Evensong service. There are a variety of ways we get to share our lives throughout the year including pancake dinners, choir parties, movie nights and more! All are welcome!
Please do drop us a line if you have any questions!