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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 typically 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.


23 December 2022 – 15 January 2023 AT ST. PAUL’S

 Friday, 23 December (noon) – 2 January (9am) 2023:   Church Office Holiday Closure

Saturday,  24 December, Christmas Eve:    4:00 PM  All-Ages Family Nativity Eucharist (BAS)

  7:00 PM  Christmas On The Grand Parade II

Sunday, 25 December BCP Eucharist, Christmas Day:   10:00 AM

Sunday, 1 January 2023 New Years Day:  10:00 AM  Eucharist (BAS)

Wednesday, 4 January:  11:00 AM Eucharist

Sunday, 8 January:  10:00 AM  Epiphany Eucharist BCP

Wednesday, 11 January:  11:00 AM Eucharist

Sunday, 15 January:  10:00 AM Baptism of The Lord Eucharist BAS


Please note:

No 9am Matins from Dec. 24th to Jan. 1st inclusive (resumes Jan. 2)

No 11am Eucharist/Rector’s Outreach Lunch on Dec. 28th

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 also has a number of outreach programmes and missions in which we serve our community:

Contact St. Paul’s

Telephone: 902-429-2241
Fax: 902-429-8230 for The Parish Administrator (remote location) for the Administrative Assistant (Halifax location)

Email the rector, the Rev. Dr. Paul Friesen

See all team members and their contact info

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