The AbbeyChurch is a Christ-centred community that seeks to practice radical hospitality with all – no matter where you are on your journey.
We value love, grace & authenticity.
Our faith is ancient – and so we engage in ancient Christian practices, including the sacrament of the Eucharist (communion) each week – where all are welcomed to Jesus’ table.
We are intentionally creative, liturgical & intergenerational.
We worship at St. Matthias Church at 600 Richmond in Fairfield.
We gather on Sundays at 4pm – except on the first Sunday of the month – when we have a potluck at 5:30, followed by a more contemplative worship at 7 (with kids program).
Each week we gather to worship the Triune God through song, silences, teaching, Eucharist and creative prayer stations. There is a children’s ministry that happens every week.
There’s lots of parking for bikes and cars. There are some buses which come our way – but they’re limited. We can offer rides from around town – from downtown, Fernwood – and beyond, if requested.
We are a ministry of the Emmaus Community (a neo-monastic community which prays each weekday morning and seeks to be present in Fernwood, Oaklands and Fairfield) and are a shared ministry of The Anglican Church of Canada and The United Church of Canada. We also have several Lutherans who are part of our core/vision team.
We strive to be a community which unites in Christ – rather than divides based on labels.
We welcome seekers, sinners & saints of all stripes to come and explore.