Get To Know Us

Pjila'si - Welcome - Bienvenue

What do you do at St. Andrew's?

We are a social justice community in the heart of Kjipuktuk Halifax, at the corner of Coburg and Robie. 

You may ask - what is Church?
Our answer - It's ALL Church.

The life and work of St. Andrew's focuses on the expansive Church, not just Sunday
Community. Justice. Spirit. 

Will I be welcome here?

Yes! All are welcome at St. Andrew's.
We practice active diversity and aim to be open, welcoming, and supportive of all those who enter our doors. 

We seek to bring together diverse perspectives that intersect our community. This is a place of transformation, inclusion, safety, support, compassion, and healing.

What happens Sunday morning?

Sunday morning service starts at 10:30am in person in our Sanctuary, and once a month online via livestream. Entrances are on Robie St and an accessible side entrance on Coburg Rd. You will be greeted by a member of the congregation when you arrive and you can sit wherever you like.

Our services are spiritual and thought-provoking, with ritual and tradition built in - but it is never stale! We look deep and ask questions. We are active with community music making and play varied music - from traditional organ, to contemporary hymns, to full band rock music. 

Come as you are. Participate as you want and are able. 

P.S. There is delicious fair trade coffee to enjoy before and after service. 

What else is going on?

There's something for everyone!

Every day of the week, this place is hopping. Picture this - Halifax Gay Men's Chorus can be heard rehearsing in the Sanctuary, young folks with 36th Halifax Scouts are running around the gym, the Social Justice Committee is meeting to plan their next Climate Challenge, and the Halifax Dharma Study Group is together meditating in contemplative practice. That's just a Thursday evening... 

We are blessed that several  organizations call St. Andrew's home, including Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra, All Nations Full Gospel Church, and Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir. Many other groups, choirs, and fitness classes meet here - YMCA Forever Fit, Newcomer Choir,  Yoga with Cia, Halifax Camerata Singers, Polaris Choir and more.

How can I get involved?

Have you felt isolated during Covid? Are you looking for a place where you belong? Do you want to meet people with similar experiences? Are you interested in trying something new?

Find your community here.

Whether you are participating in classes, groups, or events, you are interested in volunteering, or you are attending Sunday Service - you are welcome at St. Andrew's! 

How can I donate or contribute? 

The work and life of St. Andrew's is funded solely by donations and offerings. We couldn't do this without our supporters! 100% of your donations are used to fund our work. 

Donate now with CanadaHelps or go to the 'Contribute' page for more ways to give.

Gifts of time and talent are part of giving too! We hope you will get involved

Can I be married at St. Andrew's?

We love to celebrate weddings! St. Andrew's welcomes couples of all genders, orientations, and faiths. You do not need to be a member of the Church or St. Andrew's. Find more information and our policies here.

Our Minister can officiate your wedding, you can rent the Sanctuary or other rooms, and/or you can bring a guest officiant to marry you. Contact us to get started.

How do I arrange a funeral?

We are here to support you in your time of sorrow and grief. St. Andrew's is honoured to host funerals and celebrations of life, both for Church and community members. Find more information here

Contact Rev. Susan to discuss arrangements and availability, then a meeting will be scheduled.

It really IS all church...

"I've had the most wonderful experience the last few days. It really IS all church... St. Andrew's is a magical place, my friends"

- A member of St. Andrew's congregation

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