When we moved to St. Catharines we visited quite a few churches before St. George’s, but when we landed here we knew right away we’d found our new church family – people were warm and friendly without overwhelming us, so open and accepting!
I really like the Anglican Church because it still has a lot of the old traditions that are so beautiful, but it’s so modern and inclusive at the same time…and hey, it’s Prince William and Kate’s church, how cool is that?
St. George's is a busy church. Located in the heart of downtown St. Catharines, it serves a parish roll of about 390 households as a place of worship and fellowship, and provides space and support to the wider downtown community as well. We welcome visitors and new members. To find out all you need to know to join us for a service, please see the FAQs below. If you still have questions, contact us by phone or email.
Except for our monthly Celtic service, we use the common Anglican format found in the Book of Alternative Services, often referred to as the Green Book. It’s interactive in that all members read or sing responses or short prayers at various points. There are gospel readings and prayers, hymns are sung (at the 10 am service), and a priest gives a sermon (may be a man or a woman). Our choir and organist provide music at the 10 am services, and guest musicians often take part in special services. The clergy wear vestments in different colours depending on the church calendar. Communion takes place at most services and everyone is welcome to join in, or to ask for a blessing if preferred. We approach the altar, stand or kneel with hands cupped, and are given a bread wafer and a sip of wine representing the Last Supper. “Everyone is welcome at the table of the Lord”. Anglican Terms Translated
See the Services page for information. Service shedules are also shown in the footer below.
We are located at 83 Church Street, St. Catharines. For parking information, see below. Bus service is available hourly from 8:45 am on Sundays. For a map showing our location, see the Contact page on this site.
On Sundays, you can park in either of our two parking lots, accessed from Raymond Street (one block northwest of Church Street), or in the Hulse & English Funeral Home lot next to the church. During the week, please use only our upper parking lot off Raymond Street, unless your car is registered with the office, as we rent the lower lot out and you risk being towed. Please do not use the H&E lot any day other than Sunday.
St. George’s is wheelchair accessible. A ramp entrance is available on the north side of the front of the church and an elevator is available to access the lower level for events taking place in the larger halls. A Warden will unlock and call the elevator and accompany anyone needing to use it.
An accessible washroom is located on the upper level near the Lounge and on the lower floor, the washrooms each have accessible stalls.
Greeters are on duty at the 10 am Sunday service to welcome newcomers and visitors and orient them to the church. Coffee hour takes place after each 10 am service and every third Sunday after the 8 am service. This is a great chance to meet people over tea or coffee and cookies.
Souper Sundays are held monthly after the 10 am service from September to May. A variety of homemade soups and chili are served with homemade bread and sweets.
A Thursday Lunch and Munch meal is held the third Thursday of every month following the noon service; after a light lunch, everyone is welcome to stay as long as they like for fellowship.