|Store Type |||Community Services, Religion/Culture|
|Getting There |||17 Avenue just east of Sarcee Trail|
|Cross Street |||Glenside Drive SE|
|Monday 9:00 – noon Tuesday – Friday 9:00 – 3:00|
Profile Last Updated: November 06, 2008
St. Martin's was founded in 1912 on what used to be the western edge of Calgary. In 1999, the congregation gave up its historic church and relocated Sunday worship to the Calgary Academy. They wanted to better serve the new neighbourhoods. It is lovingly referred to as “the church without walls”.
A Place of Worship
There is an ease about St. Martin's Sunday experience that is accommodating and warm in terms of ease of movement during worship, dress, the inclusion and valuing of children, and the manner of the service, which has been described as "dignified informality." Worship follows the patterns and rites of the Anglican Christian tradition that is more than 1,000 years old. Visitors to St. Martin's often remark about the excellence of the music and the refreshing blend of contemporary songs, world music and the hymns of the great tradition.
There are many ways to get involved in the church. The church always appreciates the help of ushers, and help with hospitality after Sunday service, the nursery and Sunday School. An active youth group is always in search of new participants and leaders. The youth group takes part in Sunday morning small groups, discussions, scripture, sharing games, snacks and more. There are usually one or two monthly events for fun, featuring activities like laser tag, Calaway Park or a Hitmen game.