A prayer from St. Paul’s for those affected by the current provincial fire catastrophes, whether directly or indirectly.

We give thanks for the first responders in the forest fires around our province, especially those who came to the front lines of the Tantallon fire to successfully evacuate households and individuals at risk. We give thanks for the many expressions of concern for the safety of parishioners. And we give thanks for the many emergency volunteers still meeting the human needs of those evacuated and caring for displaced animals, praying that we may continue to support those who are beginning to facing the long-term consequences of the fire.


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  • Sundays: 10 am Eucharist (alternate BCP/BAS) with Children’s Programme
  • Wednesdays: 11 am Eucharist (BCP)
  • 9 am Morning Prayer (Matins) Mondays through Fridays on-site (Hybrid Matins Wed. & Fri.)

What you'll find at St. Paul's

Our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds who wish to join us on our faith journey, as we follow Jesus Christ. Week by week for almost 275 years, people from all walks of life have gathered in our building, in joyful celebration of the love of  God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Please contact us for COVID-adjusted hours.

  • Worship With Us

  • For more than 14,000 Sundays worshippers have gathered here to celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection, to read God’s word and to hear it preached from the pulpit, to bring before Him the needs of the world and to offer Him humble thanks for his goodness.
  • Explore History

  • St. Paul’s is the oldest building in Halifax and the oldest existing Anglican place of worship in Canada. Founded by proclamation of King George II in 1749, the building was erected in the summer of 1750.
  • Find Sanctuary

  • A sanctuary is a place of refuge from danger, and many have entered St. Paul’s Church with that in mind since the mid-eighteenth century. In its early days the most obviously vulnerable have sought refuge, or been carried to it, during catastrophes—the injured, the dying, the dead.
  • Parish Life & Parish Missions

    Who We Are & What We Do

    St. Paul’s has a rich and busy community life anchored in shared worship (liturgy). Our parish life includes community luncheons, Christian education, and other programmes, such as:

  • St. Paul’s Church Music
  • Programmes for children & youth
  • Important community events
  • St. Paul’s also has a number of outreach programmes and missions in which we serve our community:
  • St. Paul’s Home
  • FISH 2.0 
  • The Rector’s Lunch
  • Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre
  • St. Mark’s Food Bank
  • The Holly House
  • Contact St. Paul’s

    Telephone: 902-429-2241
    Fax: 902-429-8230

  • stpaulshalifax1749@gmail.com for The Parish Administrator (remote location)
  • office@stpaulshalifax.org for the Administrative Assistant (Halifax location)
  • Email the rector, the Rev. Dr. Paul Friesen
  • See all team members and their contact info
  • Listen to Sermons