The AbbeyChurch is liturgical (that is, we draw upon ancient forms of Christian liturgy). We like to say that we're reverent but informal. Our gatherings include the participation and the joyful sounds of children! We celebrate Communion / Eucharist weekly. We sing. Our music is an eclectic yet singable blend of traditional hymns, spirituals, praise songs, contemplative chants and music drawn from the wider culture - all played by a rotating host of musicians. We sometimes have interactive prayer stations instead of written or spoken prayers. Occasionally we hold a 'bluegrass mass', a beer and hymns night - or a time of contemplative prayer in the way of the Taize Community.
The AbbeyChurch loves children. Kids participate in the worship as they are comfortable by helping read, set the table and help out with community. We have a table up at the front with prepared kids activities. We usually have two screened and trained childrens ministry leaders on site who take children during the sermon (talk) and teach the ancient stories of the Christian faith in a way that calls them to be followers of Jesus; to love God and people! We often have a time in the worship which address the children specifically. Most of our children are elementary school age.
We have a parking lot with bike racks and (usually) a fair bit of space. If the lot is full there is a lot of street parking. The #7 bus (Foul Bay/Fairfield Road) gets you about a 5 minute walk from the building. Exit the bus at Fairfield and Robertson. We can sometimes offer rides too!
Anything you'd like. We're pretty casual, generally speaking. Or you can dress up. Come as you are.
Come and visit - or email us at [email protected] or call Meagan, Rob or Matt at 250 208 7296 - and grab a beverage with one of our leaders.