A warm welcome from your neighbours at St. Matthias in Fairfield !
We’re glad you’ve taken the time for an online visit. We encourage you to visit us in person, as well! Or, drop us an email or give us a phone call if you have questions for us.
We are an active, inclusive community of faith. What does that mean? It means that 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.
This month, we are particularly pleased and proud to welcome the Reverend Meagan Crosby-Shearer as our new rector (incumbent, pastor, minster). Meagan is married to Rob and they have twins Amaya and Zion. Many members of our community will have met Meagan during Christmas, when she helped us during Bruce Bryant-Scott’s medical leave.
Meagan’s first worship service with us as rector will be Sunday, May 7th. In St. Matthias style, we’ll celebrate the Eucharist joyfully and then proceed to an informal lunch in the parish hall. Please feel free to join us: all ages welcome!
Anglicans in general, and St. Matthias in particular, like to celebrate. We continue to celebrate the great time of Easter. Just as the spring blossoms carry on for several weeks as we celebrate spring, we believe in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ. In fact, our Easter celebration will continue through the feast of Pentecost on June 4th.
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.
Are you wondering what worship is 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.
We’re an “all ages” group. So – bring your whole family. The first Sunday of the month is designed in particular as a family-friendly service. Other Sundays, our Godly Play children’s program, based on a Montessori approach to interactive learning, provides a warm environment where each child is greeted with respect and joy. But, if your children aren’t inclined to join Godly Play, we are used to children wandering about during the service. Relax and let them explore. We like everyone to feel at home. And, if your family can only join us occasionally, rest assured that Godly Play does not require previous or continuing participation.
As an Anglican congregation, we are part of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia and we cherish that membership. Are you visiting Victoria 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 visit us, we hope that’s how you’ll feel: that you’ve encountered 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.
We also have a Facebook page, filled with photos from our activities. Our Music Director, Jim Hill, has his own webpage with extensive information about music programs at St. Matthias, our choral scholars, and his own music programs. The site is at: http://themusicatsaintmatthias.com/
Thanks again for your visit! Come see us soon.