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Profile Last Updated: July 24, 2008
Founded in 1889, St. Paul’s Anglican Church is a strong community presence in the heart of the West End. St. Paul’s is welcoming, supportive, and has embraced the diversity of this unique neighbourhood. As well as being a place of worship, the church space is used for many community events and may be rented for arts events, rehearsals or get togethers.
As an inclusive community, St. Paul’s Church offers three varied liturgical services on Sundays to appeal to as wide a group as possible within the Anglican community, daily morning Mass as well as a Wednesday evening service. Their Advocacy Office provides assistance to anyone in need or experiencing difficulties by providing services in welfare, housing, food access, immigration, legal issues, accommodation problems, or access to government services.
The Anglican Church of Canada
In Canada, more than 800,000 Anglicans worship in thirty dioceses. Dioceses are regional groupings dedicated to the Anglican Faith. Services are not performed in only English; they have ministries who teach in French, Spanish, Cantonese, Japanese, Mandarin, as well as Indigenous languages. The Labyrinth
The church also houses a unique Labyrinth, which is a traditional circular pattern etched into the floor, meant to be followed while experiencing a form of walking meditation. The labyrinth is a replica of that in Chartres Cathedral in France, and following its path allows for deep meditation and prayer. The labyrinth is not a maze, and does not attempt to trick the walker. There is only one path in and one out, and staying on it requires faith.
Need help? : The St. Paul’s Advocacy Office is located in the church and is around to help in times of need.