worship, sanctuary

Our place of worship

We meet for community worship on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. throughout the year. Every Wednesday we meet at 10:00 a.m. in the Fireside Room for an informal Eucharist in a 30 minute service.

At the 8:30 a.m. service on Sunday we use the  Book of Alternative Services (B.A.S.).  It is approximately 45 minutes long. There is no choir or child care at this service.

At the 10:30 a.m. service we also use the Book of Alternative Services (B.A.S.). Our Chancel Choir and congregation sing hymns from the Common Praise Hymn Book of the Anglican Church of Canada. Newcomers, visitors, and guests at St. Matthew’s are always greeted with a warm welcome. We hope that you will find our worship services meaningful and uplifting.

At St. Matthew’s we believe that worship is the joyous responsibility of the whole community and not just the clergy.The children are encouraged to participate in the worship service and the children’s programming that starts at 10:30 in the Church Hall.

Many of our parishioners participate in the leadership of our services each week. God calls us all to diverse forms of ministry and we use our gifts in many different ways.

Our worship always includes prayer, Bible readings, and participation in the Eucharist. You do not need to be an Anglican to receive Communion in our church—all of God’s children are welcome here.

Near the middle of the service there is a sermon. It’s generally 8-10 minutes in length, and is delivered in a conversational style (i.e. not read word-for-word) from the middle of the church aisle.

Almost all of the words of our service are printed in our bulletin, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost.

There is a time for coffee, juice, and goodies after the 10:30 AM service. This is a time when we connect as a community, taking time to visit with old friends and meeting our visitors.

Church School, for children ages 4-10, occurs during the 10:30 service in the Church Hall.

Children aged 11 and older are invited to join one of our Youth Groups. Leaders meet youth group members in the youth rooms (adjoining the Parish Hall) at 10:30. Youth return to the church in time to have Communion.

Want to know more? You can either seek out our priest, Canon Susan,  after the service, or call the church office Tuesday through Friday at (905) 632-1233. You can also email Susan directly at canonsusan@stmatthewburlington.ca

Want to know more about The Anglican Church? See here.