Welcome to The AbbeyChurch
The AbbeyChurch is a Christ-centred community seeking to receive everyone we meet with radical hospitality, humbly acknowledging that it is easier said than done.
We are rooted in ancient Christian teachings and practices, intentionally creative, liturgical and intergenerational and our gatherings, including the weekly Eucharist, are open to all.
We often say that we like to 'keep Church weird.'
We desire to be an authentic community of steadfast love and abundant grace, and are growing into our understanding of what that looks like in our everyday. We acknowledge that we will sometime get it wrong.
We are striving to be a community that unites in Christ and celebrates diversity in all forms. We invite the sinner and saint in all of us to show up and be fed.
What to expect on a Sunday night
We gather is a layered semi circle around the altar at the front of the church. Musicians are seated at the front of the circle to help lead the singing. Our worship is punctuated by song, silence, prayer, readings and reflection, all culminating in the sharing of bread (gluten-free) and wine (and grape juice) at communion.
We practice an open table and all are welcome at Jesus’ table. Although children are always welcome in worship, we also offer an opportunity for children to learn together during the sermon / teaching time.
Where: 600 Richmond (at Richardson)
When: Sunday 4pm in the Church. The first Sunday of the month starting in October 2018 is Forest Church (hiking) and prayer in the way of Taize (7pm). To see upcoming dates, check our upcoming events.
Our Wider Family
We are a ministry of the Emmaus Community: a neo-monastic community worshipping, living, praying and playing in the Fernwood, Oaklands and Fairfield neighbourhoods.
We are a shared ministry of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia (aka Diocese of Islands and Inlets) and the United Church of Canada, and are in full communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. We are a part of the NewLeaf Network and the Parish Collective.
The AbbeyChurch worships, serves, prays and plays on the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations.