Parish Council "is both a process and a structure to enable parishioners to accept and to share more fully the task of continuing the church’s work in the parish and neighbourhood. Its work should call forth and affirm the many gifts and competencies needed to meet the pastoral needs of God’s people and make manifest the presence of Christ in the communities it serves." 

In 2022, we welcomed the Reverend Colleen Lissamer to St. Matthias.  Parish council usually meets monthly (but we occasionally take breaks over summer or, depending on timing, during the Advent / Christmas season) to discuss parish business and to make policy decisions needed to move the parish forward in the time between our annual vestry meetings. 

Minutes of the meetings as well as supporting documents and proposals are found at

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