Get To Know Us
Pjila'si - Welcome - Bienvenue
What do you do at Saint Andrew's?
We are a social justice community in the heart of Kjipuktuk Halifax, at the corner of Coburg and Robie.
You may ask - what is Church?
Our answer - It's ALL Church.
The life and work of Saint Andrew's focuses on the expansive Church, not just Sunday morning.
Community. Justice. Spirit.
Will I be welcome here?
Yes! All are welcome at Saint Andrew's.
We practice active diversity and aim to be open, welcoming, and supportive of all those who enter our doors.
We seek to bring together diverse perspectives that intersect our community. This is a place of transformation, inclusion, safety, support, compassion, and healing.
What happens Sunday morning?
Sunday morning service starts at 10:30am in person in our Sanctuary. Entrances are on Robie St and an accessible side entrance on Coburg Rd. You will be greeted by a member of the congregation when you arrive and you can sit wherever you like.
Our services are spiritual and thought-provoking, with ritual and tradition built in - but it is never stale! We look deep and ask questions. We are active with community music making and play varied music - from traditional organ, to contemporary hymns, to full band rock music.
Come as you are. Participate as you want and are able.
P.S. There is delicious fair trade coffee to enjoy before and after service.
What else is going on?
There's something for everyone!
Every day of the week, this place is hopping. Picture this - Halifax Gay Men's Chorus can be heard rehearsing in the Sanctuary, young folks with 36th Halifax Scouts are running around the gym, and the Social Justice Committee is meeting to plan their next Climate Challenge. That's just a Thursday evening...
We are blessed that several organizations call St. Andrew's home, including Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra and Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir. Many other groups, choirs, and fitness classes meet here - YMCA Forever Fit, Newcomer Choir, Yoga with Cia, Halifax Camerata Singers, Polaris Choir and more.
How can I get involved?
Have you felt isolated during COVID? Are you looking for a place where you belong? Do you want to meet people with similar experiences? Are you interested in trying something new?
Find your community here.
Whether you are participating in classes, groups, or events, you are interested in volunteering, or you are attending Sunday Service - you are welcome at Saint Andrew's!
How can I donate or contribute?
The work and life of Saint Andrew's is funded solely by donations and offerings. We couldn't do this without our supporters! 100% of your donations are used to fund our work.
Text the word give to 902-801-8660,
donate online instantly, or go to the 'Contribute' page for more ways to give.
Gifts of time and talent are part of giving too! We hope you will get involved.
Can I be married at St. Andrew's?
We love to celebrate weddings! Saint Andrew's welcomes couples of all genders, orientations, and faiths. You do not need to be a member of the Church or Saint Andrew's. Find more information and our policies here.
Our Minister can officiate your wedding, you can rent the Sanctuary or other rooms, and/or you can bring a guest officiant to marry you. Contact us to get started.
How do I arrange a funeral?
We are here to support you in your time of sorrow and grief. Saint Andrew's is honoured to host funerals and celebrations of life, both for Church and community members. Find more information here.
Contact Rev. Susan to discuss arrangements and availability, then a meeting will be scheduled.
It really IS all church...
"I've had the most wonderful experience the last few days. It really IS all church... Saint Andrew's is a magical place, my friends"
- A member of Saint Andrew's congregation