About Us

 

our history

We've been doing this for over 100 years.

The Church of the Good Shepherd was first founded in 1910 in a tent on the corner of 123 Street and 130 Avenue, before there was even a diocese of Edmonton. Since then, we've worshipped in homes, a shack, a fire hall, a jail, multiple church buildings, and a school. We moved to our current home, a former Roman Catholic Church, in 1991. While we've demonstrated that we are willing to worship God anywhere, we've never forgotten where we come from. Our worship space features stained-glass windows from the Old Church Building on 127 Street.

Over our 100+ years as a community, we have been blessed to be served by many clergy and lay leaders. Visit the team page to see our current leadership.

 
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sunday morning at good shepherd

Let's face it - walking into a church for the first time can be scary.

At Good Shepherd, we aim to make everyone feel welcome from the moment you come through our door.

Our parking lot is accessible behind the Beaumaris on the Lake visitor parking. Keep going and turn right to enter Good Shepherd parking.

The dress code is pretty casual here. Jesus wore sandals, after all.

Inside the worship space (called the nave), before the service begins at 10:30, our music team invites you to join them in singing songs of praise to draw your heart to worship. We use a mix of traditional hymns and modern songs throughout worship to make advantage of a wide variety of styles of music.

All the words of the service can be found on the slideshow projected at the front of the church. If you'd rather view their source material, the relevant page numbers are listed at the bottom of each slide. Hymnals, songbooks, and the Book of Alternative Services are available in the back of the chair in front of you.

Kids are invited to participate in the service fully, whether with their parents, or at our special Kids' Table, featuring crafts relating to the lessons of the day. Worship also features a special Kids' Talk after the Peace, where kids are invited to come forward to discuss what they have heard and seen. Each month, one Sunday is designated as “Green, Growing Sunday” and is specially designed to teach little hearts (and remind grown-up ones) how to be faithful.

Worship lasts around an hour. Please join us after the service for coffee hour. On the third Sunday of each month, we celebrate 'Bring a meal, share a meal' by sharing a potluck lunch and offering donations to the food bank. Please do feel invited to bring something tasty to share, and a non-perishable item for our hungry neighbours.

 
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what we believe

We believe in one God .....

Good Shepherd is an Anglican Church, part of the Anglican Church of Canada and in communion with the historic see of Canterbury.

We confess our faith in the words of the ancient creeds of the Church, which can be found here.

We are called to follow the Great Commandment Jesus gave: love the Lord with all your heart, with all your mind, and with all your strength, and love your neighbour as yourself. 

If you have any questions about our beliefs, please don't hesitate to contact us at rector@goodshepanglican.org.

 

join our church

All are welcome to join Good Shepherd.

Whether you are an Anglican who would like to transfer from another community, or you are interested in baptism, reception, or confirmation, your first step is to email parishadmin@goodshepanglican.org.