What to Expect

Do you wonder what we mean by “worship” at St. Matthias? Generally, we celebrate our faith around the table (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 your children prefer to stay in the 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 are 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 are 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!