Welcome to the official blog of St. Hilda’s Anglican Church! We are in the process of transitioning into a new and improved web platform and this blog serves as a place for experimentation as well as a supplement to our current website www.sthilda.ca.
St. Hilda’s is situated on the unceded traditional territory of shíshálh First nation in Sechelt, British Columbia. You will find the St. Hilda’s congregation and clergy warm and approachable, tolerant and open-minded, diverse and eclectic, and entirely unpredictable in the best possible way. St. Hilda’s promotes a culture of inclusivity within the Body of Christ, and recognizes that the spiritual journey is a deeply personal one, mystical and often fluid. Every individual is welcome to attend any service or gathering and participate at their own comfort level in an environment of acceptance and friendship.
We are a growing and lively church rooted in a common vision of love and support as each of us follows our faith journey. We have come together from diverse backgrounds, histories and cultures. Each of us has travelled a different road in our spiritual journey and we foster and celebrate that diversity.
We strive to balance our personal need for a rich spiritual life with our commitment to serve the larger community. We sustain one another through times of grief and isolation through the inspiration of our common worship, meals, and service to our community. We celebrate our achievements with joy and laughter. We acknowledge our responsibilities as stewards of our church, our community and our natural environment.
St. Hilda’s is the home of Sunshine Coast Cold Weather Shelter, an 8-mats winter shelter program which runs from November to March supported by our many community partners. We also host a weekly Sharing Abundance Co-op Kitchen (opens from April to June, September and October), and a monthly Don’t Eat Alone Community Dinner.
Whether you are a life-long Anglican, new to the church, or just wondering what role faith might play in your life, please know that you are most welcome here.
If you have questions, we’ll seek to find the answers together. If you seek solace we’ll stand beside you as you journey towards healing. If you are looking for a home for your talents and your gifts, where they can be meaningfully expressed, we welcome them.