Your neighbours at St. Matthias welcome you!
Welcome from your neighbours at St. Matthias in Rockland … Fairfield … Gonzales! St. Matthias sits happily at the place where these three neighbourhoods meet. In fact, our parish family members come from all over the Victoria area. We welcome you warmly, from any and all neighbourhoods!
Thank you for “clicking” on us! We’d love to greet you in person, as well. We invite you to join us at a worship service. Right now, as Victoria appreciates the beautiful approach of spring, St. Matthias is preparing, through the church season known as Lent, to celebrate Easter. Lent gives us a special time to reflect on the glorious gift of God’s love that Easter offers. We are preparing through our Lenten worship services with special musical and contemplative liturgy. Starting with Palm Sunday, March 25th, we’ll focus more closely on the events recently highlighted in stunning theatrical fashion by Jesus Christ Superstar. Then, share our joy and delight as we celebrate Easter. And, because we love to celebrate, we’ll continue the special sense of joy throughout the season of Easter. Check our Events page or our Facebook page to see what’s going on from week to week! It’s a busy place …
Who is St. Matthias? The answer is both simple and complex: we’re a group of folks (of all ages) who come together to “practice the presence of God through faith and action in our community.” We welcome every voice and every question. Whoever you are or wherever you may be on your journey of faith, we welcome you.
Maybe you have some specific questions we could answer? If so, drop us an email or give us a phone call. Take a look at the contact points: each of us is keen to hear from you. Our priest (incumbent, rector, pastor, minister) is Meagan Crosby-Shearer. She’d be delighted to hear from you!
Worship: what does that look like 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. And, please stick around and join us for coffee or tea and a personal welcome. What if you don’t see yourself as “ a churchgoer”? That’s ok, too. Our welcome is extended to all.
Faith and Action in the Community: what’s that about? We open our hearts and arms to opportunities for service to our neighbours. We’d love to have you participate, too. The “St. Matthias and Friends” group sponsored an immigrant family from Syria (they’re settling in beautifully, thanks!) and is preparing for the arrival of another newcomer to Canada. The Christ Church Cathedral Preschool occupies one of our buildings and their wonderful students also spend time playing on our grounds. We host the monthly Threshold Housing bottle drive and the Fairfield recycling project – and have our own monthly (or most-monthly) sales in the church building. We rent our buildings to community groups. We love music and there are frequent musical events. (Did you see Jesus Christ Superstar? Just a thought …)
Thanks again for your visit! Come see us soon!