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Welcome: thanks for your visit!

Thank you for visiting our webpage, which is still pretty new for us.  Come visit with us in person.  We have lots to offer; we invite you to join us at any or all of our special events.  Because we’re “church,” we also hope you will feel welcome to attend any or all of our worship events.

The Christmas season isn’t quite done.  For us, this is the time after Epiphany, when the Christ Child was manifested or shown to the three wise men from the East.  We continue to mark this season of light, shining a welcome to all traditions.

We’re also starting to look forward toward Easter.  The pre-Easter time, known as Lent, was traditionally a time of spiritual and physical discipline such as fasting.  We like the medieval English approach to spring-cleaning – maybe because we enjoy our community focus on special meals.   In England, just before Lent on Shrove Tuesday, folks ate all their special foods, such as eggs and butter.  At St. Matthias, we hold our annual Pancakes and Sausage supper for young and older.  Please mark your calendar now for Shrove Tuesday, February 9th.  More details to come!

Lent will include a number of special observances, such as our the reading of the Passion, our Palm Sunday procession, Holy Week special services and, of course, Easter Sunday. Our Godly Play children’s program will also mark the special season of the year and welcomes each child with respect and joy.

Whether you join us for a worship service, meditation time, a social event, children’s programs, or concerts, you will find a warm welcome. We are located in the Fairfield neighbourhood, but our hearts and members cross the Greater Victoria area.

Our commitment to the love and teachings of Jesus Christ is active. Visit our busy campus and see some of our commitments. Christ Church Cathedral Junior Kindergarten and Childcare is at the western end of our property. Next door, you will 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.  (Help Threshold even more directly on the 4th Saturday morning of the month and bring your bottles and plastic recycling!)

St. Matthias is a busy place and we’d love to have you alongside. You may know that we are sponsoring a refugee family from Syria, and we are excited to say the process is moving along very well!  On Saturday, February 6th, we will continue our series on End of Life Issues.  We’re holding some exciting concerts in the next few months.  Keep up with us on our News and Events page.

Welcome to Our New Website

This site is designed to make it easier for both members of the St. Matthias community and our newcomers, neighbours, and visitors to learn about us and our activities. In addition, we have a Facebook page, filled with photos from our various activities. Our rector, the Reverend Bruce Bryant-Scott, writes a blog, The Island Parson.  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/