Thank you for your visit!
The St. Matthias community are a happy, vibrant and welcoming group! We gather to worship together in a warm and joyful way -- whether you're a first-time visitor, an occasional participant, or a regular, we are glad to see you.
St. Matthias warmly and genuinely welcomes everyone who comes through our door, including anyone who sees themself in the rainbow banner or the abbreviation LGBTQ2IA+. So, when we say we welcome you "whoever you are," please know that our welcome is without condition or limit.
We invite you to join our in-person worship. No experience required! Come as you are and enjoy a warm welcome.
We're starting something new. So many folks have enjoyed listening to Reverend Colleen's sermons, that we asked her to let us share some written drafts. And -- they are drafts: very similar to what we hear in person, but often missing late insights, chuckles and changes. So ... take a look and then, come and listen for yourself! Click here https://www.stmatthiasvictoria.ca/blog/a-shepherd-king-sermon-for-reign-of-christ-sunday for her November 26th sermon.
At St. Matthias we join with all Canadians in our ongoing voyage of acknowledgement and reconciliation as we reflect on the complex, often painful, history that is the heritage we share, whether our families have been here since time out of mind, for many generations, or whether we are "brand new" to Canada. Respectfully, we acknowledge the legacy of the residential schools. We listen. We grieve. We honour. We commit to action.
The church is more than buildings and programs. We are the body of Christ present in this world no matter where we are. We are a church without walls. Thank you for your virtual visit! All are welcome here.
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