Intercultural Ministry

Welcome Canadian Newcomers!

St. Aidan’s Intercultural Ministry continues their work of love to welcome newcomers to Canada, Victoria and to St. Aidan’s. St. Aidan’s aims to help newcomers get connected in the local community while developing a better understanding of our church community on intercultural matters.

Meet Julie Ng-Leung, Intercultural Program Leader

Julie was born in Hong Kong, has lived in Saskatchewan for 12 years before she built up her marketing experience working on many big brands around the world, with a major role to identify consumer insights of different markets. She’s always passionate about people, as she believes she has a lot to learn from every story, like the story of Jesus.  Contact  Julie Ng-Leung

Programs for Fall 2018:

Learn English through Bible Stories

Newcomers and those who would like to improve their English fluency are invited to learn English through Jesus and the bible stories every Thursday 2:30pm-4pm in September and December 2018  Led by Rev. Cheryl Black

Conversation on “Life in Victoria & Canada”

We all go through our own learning curve living in a new city. A chance for everyone to share and to learn from one another about living in Victoria and other parts of Canada. Our conversation group will start on every Thursday 2:30pm-4pm in October and November 2018.

Scripture Discussion – An intercultural view

Newcomers that find English a challenge are invited to have a conversation about the scripture on Sunday morning during the service.  The group will meet in the sanctuary and leave with Julie during the service.

Ignite our taste buds

Everyone is welcome to join our intercultural lunch every first Sunday of the month. We enjoy exploring cultural differences through our taste buds and interesting conversations in a restaurant of ethnic experience.

Intercultural Mini-Workshops

For those who are curious and would like to learn something about different cultures, these mini-workshops will sure be the safest space for you to ask questions and learn something new about a different culture. Newcomers and the congregation are invited to the mini-workshops hosted by Julie Ng-Leung. Workshops are held on:

2nd Sunday of the month after worship @ Cadboro Bay United Church

3rd Sunday of the month after worship @ St. Aidan’s

For more information, please contact St Aidan’s Intercultural Team Leader, Julie Ng-Leung at