Welcome to All Saints Church
All Saints Anglican Church, located on the corner of King and
Queen Streets in downtown Hamilton is currently dergoing redevelopment of its
property and the community is temporarily relocated in Erskine Presbyterian
Church. Our services are at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoons and always include a
celebration of the Eucharist. All are welcome.
All Saints has a long history
of commitment to social justice, advocacy, mental health and supporting those
who are marginalized in our city. Our mission to “Draw the
Circle Wide” includes extending God’s compassion and justice to our non-human
friends as well.
"What's all that going on up there with the tents?"
"Oh, it's probably those All Saints people. They do stuff like
the real All Saints Church - the people. We are a Eucharistic
community which means that every Sunday there is a service of Holy Communion
(or what some call, the Lord’s Supper). The liturgy is rom the Book of
Alternative Services, with very little variation from one week to
another. That sounds a bit boring but in a world where everything is constantly
changing, the old familiar words can be very comforting. Nevertheless,
when we return home to our new building, we will have lots of opportunity to
“ramp it up” because ours will be moveable space with chairs, not pews.
Our community will be able to move and so will the liturgy. We will
welcome opportunities for creative drama and expressive liturgy that is
exciting and life giving.
remember our former church building which was located on the "royal
corner" of King and Queen Streets. In the fall of 2016 it was demolished
to make room for a new accessible church building that will be on the ground floor
of a much needed apartment complex. Our new building will help meet the needs
of our community in the 21st century, providing worship and outreach space as
well as much needed community space for our neighbors. In the interim, we
are worshiping at Erskine Presbyterian Church, just a couple of blocks north
west at 19 Pearl street at 2:00 pm. (Please note that during the summer
months our service is in the Fireside room 10:00 am). Please join us!
(Top) The original church building. (2nd left) Parishioners view the demolition. (3rd and 4th left) Demolition of the building. (Top right) Draft rendering of the new church, located on the ground floor, King St., (Right) Fellowship in the hall after services.