Holy Week Sermon Series: Through the Eyes of Peter

Palm Sunday March 25th, 8am and 10am
Daily 12:10pm Worship, March 26th - March 29th
Maundy Thursday March 29th 6pm - 8pm with Dinner
Good Friday March 30th Noon
Easter Vigil March 31st 7pm
Easter Sunday 8am and 10am


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


7pm. Side entrance, through the Meditation Garden.


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.

Celebrating 225 Years, St. George’s is the first established church 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.

Celebrating 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 celebrate our 225th Anniversary.  St. George’s is the oldest faith community in the city of St. Catharines, founded in 1792.

For all anniversary details, see our Anniversary Brochure


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.


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 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!


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.

Maundy Thursday Youth Retreat!

This year’s full-day Lenten Youth Retreat is taking place on Thursday, March 29th. We will be learning about The Last Supper, Holy Week and Lent. Participants involved will read scripture, learn about the history behind some of our Lenten practices, participate in a Holy Walk, join in a lunch-time “Last Supper”, engage in crafts, and games. Drop-off is scheduled for 8:45 a.m., and pick-up is 4:00 p.m. For questions about the programme, please feel free to contact Mari Shantz or Tanya Schleich. Registration forms are available from Linda Telega in the church office or you can download the form below.

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

Upcoming Events

Lenten Study Options 2018   February 20th to March 27th – Each Tuesday Evening 6:50pm – 8:00pm
(1) “Just the Basics” Who is Jesus? and what do we mean by sin? or  (2) Book Study: “Let Me Go There, the Spirit of Lent” by Paula Goodner.  Books available in the office for a cost of $15.  Please call office to purchase one.  Call Office to sign up or ask questions.   Children’s Program and George Express Youth Choir, Tuesdays same time.

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY – February 18th to March 25th – Between the two services: from 9:00 to 9:45am in The Asbil Lounge.

Advent Cafe & Bible Study – Women of the Bible – Wednesday March 14th – 7:00pm – 8:30 This week we will be looking at the story of Mary Magdalene

Help Needed for March 29th Youth Retreat the following items to help make their day of learning a success: Acrylic paint in various colours, small paint brushes for art projects (Dollar store variety is fine!), paper towels, long, plastic rectangular tablecloths (disposable, please!), also NUT-FREE snacks. If you have the time, means, and inclination to donate these items for the children, Mari and Tanya would be very grateful!

Spring is in the Air! St. George’s Golf Date has been set for Monday June 4th at Beechwood Golf Course. Mark your calendars, more information to follow soon.


March 25th – Palm Sunday
March 26th, 27th, 28th – Noon Hour Service
March 28th – 7pm Advent Cafe in the Lounge
March 29th – 12:10pm Maundy Thursday noon hour service, 6-8pm Maundy Thursday Dinner (Soup and Bread) and Worship
March 30th – 9:45am Downtown Good Friday Walk with Infinitely More, Noon Hour Good Friday Worship at St. George’s
March 31st – 7pm Easter Vigil with Resurrection Pary
April 1st – 8am & 10am – Easter Sunday

Question of the Week

February 5, 2018 in Question of the Week

What is Lent?

What is important to know going into it?  Should I be giving something up? The word “Lent” comes from an old English word for “Spring,” which is a helpful starting…
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Reverend Martha’s Blog

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    by Martha Tatarnic on March 12, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    There is a reason why so many hit songs are about unrequited love, why we love movies about the underdog, why the favourite story our celebrities can live out for us is that of the comeback. It is because deep down, we know that our most formative experiences in life are not from our times of achievement, but rather our times of loss. One of the great quotes from the latest Star Wars installment, The Last Jedi, comes from Yoda to Luke Skywalker. Luke has holed himself up on a remote island […]

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

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.