Welcome to our website. If it is your first time here, we’re glad you’ve stopped by. This website will help introduce you to St. Aidan’s United Church and let you know about our services and programmes.
St. Aidan’s is a United Church of Canada congregation in suburban Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (Map) We are an open and diverse community of people worshiping and serving God and striving to grow spiritually in many different ways. Our website shows some of those ways.
St. Aidan’s United Church has provided a spiritual home to many people since 1873. (History) Our congregation comes together to praise and serve God, to strengthen each other’s faith and to be a channel of God’s love. As we strive to show God’s love, we offer whatever help and encouragement we can to our community. Our services and programmes emphasize the importance of healing, learning and sharing our Christian faith.
While the central act of the Christian community is worship, the Spirit moves through St. Aidan’s folks to all kinds of activities outside of worship! Our congregation is made up of individuals who have recognized the incredible love of God and from that love create, give and bless the lives of others.
Values and Mission
Our Core Values are Hospitality, Inclusiveness, Spiritual Growth and Reaching Out.
Our Mission is Life-Changing Ministry with all through Jesus Christ.
After a year of prayer, exploration, study and reflection, in 2011 the congregation voted 80% in favour of adopting this statement of faith: ”We the congregation of St. Aidan’s United Church declare publicly our commitment to creating a community where all people, especially the marginalised, are welcomed and celebrated regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age, mental or physical ability, gender, spiritual beliefs, ethnic or cultural background, marital status or economic circumstance…. We strive to live God’s vision of wholeness and as a sign that Christ’s community is one of acceptance and love for all people.” The congregation’s decision to become an Affirming Ministry means that St. Aidan’s considers itself committed to becoming a fully inclusive congregation.
What to Expect
St. Aidan’s is an open Christian community of faith that welcomes visitors and newcomers.
St. Aidan’s Sunday Worship Service is at 10:00 AM.
Music plays a big part in our worship service! We have a number of different musical groups and talented musicians who offer their gifts each week. The service features contemporary music, great hymns of our tradition, often a choral presentation, a variety of instrumentation and Sunday School for children.
Members of the congregation participate in a variety of ways during this service: doing readings, offering prayers and leading in singing. The mood of the service is celebratory.
Communion, a time for all who seek to follow Jesus to remember what has been given to them and what is theirs to give, is celebrated about once a month.
As you continue to explore the website you will find the most recent posts and events at St. Aidan’s in the left hand column on the Home Page. More detailed information can be found by clicking on the links in the “What’s New” and “Coming Up” column on the right side of the Home Page. Here you will also discover information on our library, thrift shop, and other facets of the church.
- United Church of Canada
- British Columbia Conference
- Victoria Presbytery
- United Church at UVic
- Our Place
- Shelbourne Community Kitchen
- Out of the Rain
- ACT Alliance
- Wonder Cafe
- Healing Pathways Victoria
- Mt. Tolmie Community Association