Your neighbours at St. Matthias in Fairfield welcome you!
Thanks for checking out our website! We warmly invite you to visit in person, too. But, perhaps you have questions we could answer? If so, drop us an email or give us a phone call. Take a look at the contact points at the bottom of this page: each of us is keen to hear from you.
Whoever you are or wherever you may be on your journey of faith, we welcome you. Please feel free to join us at any of our special events or at a worship service.
Suddenly it’s September, and the calendar is filling rapidly.
ATTIC TREASURES RECYCLE SALE
Our monthly recycle sale returns on Saturday, September 23rd, from 9 – 11 am. This is a great opportunity to find “attic treasures” or to collect some great books for fall reading!
St. Matthias folk love to celebrate, and we’re especially keen to share a meal. Please feel free to join us for a “Welcome BBQ” on Sunday, September 24th, immediately following our 10 a.m. worship service. If possible, give us a call or drop us a line to let us know you’re coming – but don’t worry if the planning part doesn’t happen. We gladly make room for one or several more!
Our priest Reverend Meagan Crosby-Shearer is our priest (rector, incumbent, pastor, minster). Meagan is married to Rob (who is our deacon) and they have twins Amaya and Zion.
We are excited to welcome our new Music Director, Victoria Beauchesne. She’s keen to welcome new singers to the choir – and just as keen to bring the congregation into full voice!
And, there’s our musical events. And our new “Faith in Film” Series. Lots going on! Check back on this site or on our Facebook page to see what else we’ve got planned as we continue our worship and special events life. Or … give us a call!
Do you wonder what we mean by “worship” at St. Matthias? Generally, we celebrate our faith with the Lord’s Supper (Eucharist, Communion). The service includes readings from the Christian scriptures, hymns and anthems, prayer and preaching.
We’re an “all ages” group. We’re happy to have folk of all ages, on your own or with a partner, or with your whole family.
There’s a children’s program available, featuring kid-centred resources, such as “Godly Play,” which is inspired by Montessori techniques. Not all kids want to be at “Sunday School,” so if yours prefer to stay in 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.
As an Anglican congregation, we are part of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia and we cherish that membership. Are you new to Victoria, visiting, or from another tradition? No matter: whether you stop in once, once in a while, or – decide to make St. Matthias your faith community, we welcome you.
As a community of faith, we believe in serving our neighbours, near and far. When you attend a worship service or a special event, we hope that’s how you’ll feel: that you’re part of a group of friendly, joyful welcoming neighbours. We are based in Fairfield, but our members and our activities stretch widely.
We express our commitment to the love and teachings of Jesus Christ in many ways. We hope you’ll notice this commitment in how we use our facilities. Christ Church Cathedral Junior Kindergarten and Childcare is at the western end of our property. Next door, you’ll find Rogers Court, apartments for low-income seniors. On the lower floor of our community hall, the Threshold Housing Society office coordinates programs to provide transitional housing for youth at risk. (There’s a special recycling and bottle drive opportunity on the fourth Saturday morning of each month!) There’s plenty more, so feel free to stop in and see what we’re doing!
We try to live our faith in service. Have you ideas to share with us? Feedback on your experience with us? Click on any of the contact buttons and give us your ideas! We’d love to hear from you. Keep up with us on our News and Events page. Or, find us (and “like us”) on our Facebook page, filled with photos from our activities.
Thanks again for your visit! Come see us soon.