Welcome to St. George's

Worship is offered:
- Sundays at 8am (simple and contemplative) and 10am with choir, Nursery and Sunday School
- Advent Café Worship Wednesdays at 7pm
- Wednesday & Thursday at 12:10pm

 





Advent Cafe
7pm. Every Wednesday,
through the side garden entrance
(left side, from facing the front of the church)

 

Community Breakfast
at St. George’s

We serve a hot and nourishing Community Breakfast 365 days of the year.
It is entirely free and is available to anybody who needs a meal, no questions asked.

 

Christmas at St. George's

December 8th - Christmas Musical 10am
December 15th - Lessons & Carols, 4pm
December 22nd - Blue Christmas 4pm, for those struggling at this time of year
December 24th - 4pm Children's service; 7pm & 10pm Candlelight Celebration
December 25th - 10am

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Over 225 Years Young – History of St. George’s

“Lift up your hands in the Holy place and bless the Lord.” (Psalm 134)

In 2017, we celebrated our 225thAnniversary.  Founded in 1792, St. George’s was the first established church of St. Catharines, making it the oldest faith community in the city of St. Catharines. Generations have found strength and peace here through prayer, fellowship and service. On any given day, you will see this building open and serving breakfast to the hungry, providing shelter to the homeless, and offering a place of prayer and faith for people of all ages and stages.

To see how we celebrated, see our Anniversary Brochure

In the example of Jesus we discover that everyone has something to offer and everyone has something to receive. To find where your gifts connect with our ministries, or where our ministries connect with your searching, find out more about our community of faith, St. George’s.

Jesus

In Jesus we see who God is and what God cares about.  We follow Jesus in order to draw closer to God and to better serve the world.

The Bible

We explore how these ancient stories become alive and meaningful, and a source of God’s guidance, to us here today.

The Anglican Church

The Anglican Communion is worldwide. It is known as “the middle way” – tracing its roots back to the earliest followers of Jesus and the ancient church, but with a modern-day charism of an “Open Mind” to the new thing God is doing in us and in our world.

Worship

We offer different styles of worship throughout the week, from the very modern café setting of our Wednesday nights, to the quiet contemplation of Sundays at 8am and the beautiful family service with choral music and pipe organ at 10am.

Music

Music has always been a way for people to connect more deeply with God. Music lifts our spirits and brings us into communion with one another. We offer music programs for people of all ages. Our worship services offer a wide variety of musical expressions, allowing us to pray more fully!

Serving

Our goal as Christians is to “seek and serve Christ in all persons.” We are engaged in meaningful service with those most vulnerable in our community and in our world. Find your life changed by learning to live for the sake of others.

I always believed in God. But something happens when you walk through the doors of this church. I just connect in a whole new way.

Terry Shergold

I come out of the church and I’m beaming. I talk about church to people, and I’ve never done that before!

Michelle Scott

A place of welcome, support, faith and hope.

Marc Delisio

I first came to St George’s for the excellent music, but over 9 years have come to love the people, the clergy, the many meaningful programs and opportunities for service.

Rose Spraggon

a place to question and grow in faith whilst offering wonderful opportunities for service.

Wendy Northcotte

St George’s has felt like home since we first walked in the door. God is here. Christ is here. The Holy Spirit moves through the love of the people.

Doreen MacFarlane

very faithful clergy and laity, supports all walks of life. Home, friendship, opportunities to learn and grow in faith; community involvement and a very welcoming place. I did a lot of church shopping before finding St George’s.

Vikki Coates

Advent Cafe provides an opportunity to connect with faith and spirituality in an informal and welcoming setting. Its "drop-in" atmosphere and easy-to-follow service makes it the kind of space that I, as someone who doesn't attend church regularly, find to be a simple addition to my life that lets me access the church in a way that is comfortable for me. As a music leader, I've been given the opportunity to find the divine in secular music and bring that to Advent Cafe; I am stretching my spiritual muscles and connecting with my gifts as a musician while also serving the community. I'm truly grateful for this role.

Katherine Kerley

"I was baptized, confirmed, married at St. George's and have spent my whole life there. And yet still every time I walk in, I just have to say WOW!"

Shirley Chamberlain

We have to make sure there is a future for St. George’s, not just a past.

Paul

Ever since I started coming here, I’ve felt right at home. It’s very welcoming and I really like the outreach to the community.

Linda

For a very long time, I was searching for a church that I could call home. I was looking for a church that was welcoming but, most importantly “walked the walk” with people living in poverty. A friend suggested I give St. George’s a try. Without hesitation, I can honestly say that I have found a home. Starting from my first visit to this day, I have been overwhelmed with the welcome I received the very first Sunday and every Sunday following; the numerous initiatives I could participate in to look after ALL of God’s children; and the amazing services and sense of community that I feel every time I walk into the church. I cannot thank all of you enough for filling my heart, soul and mind with love and compassion.

Deb

St. George’s is a different sort of church. Not many places have an outreach program that makes such a big impact. We can see where our money is going and what it is doing.

Kim

I feel very strongly that the Youth Choir is a huge asset to St. George’s. I am tremendously impressed... Let us value our youth and let them know we appreciate them.

Betty

There is an energy and enthusiasm from the youth that is very infectious.

Gary

2019 ADVENT LETTER

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Feeding Hearts, Minds, Bodies and Souls

Narrative Budget 2020

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Get caught up on all of the happenings, opportunities, prayers and thanksgivings of St. George’s through our weekly Saints Connection.

Upcoming Events

 

 

Tuesday December 10th-Advent Book Study – Names for the Messiah by Walter Bruggermann
—English Café for International Students 4:30-6:30pm in the Bear’s Den
Wednesday December 11th
—- Advent Café 7pm in the Bear’s Den
-“Sermon Series: Images of God”  Preacher: Alan McLean  Music: Tracadies Cross

December 12th—Visitor’s Group Meeting in the Asbil Lounge 1:30pm
December 15th– Bishop Susan visit; 4pm Lessons & Carols

December 19th – Prayer Chain members will meet in the Asbil ounge to share our fellowship and prayer list.  If you wish to attend the 12:10 Eucharist in the chapel, bring a brown bag lunch.

December 22nd—Blue Christmas  4pm

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services

December 24th – Christmas Eve Services 4pm, 7pm, 10pm
December 25th – Christmas Morning Service @ 10am

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