''Let's share a message of faith and love.''

537 Route 105, Chelsea, QC | Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

Sunday Sung Eucharist at 9:00 a.m.

February is Black History Month

During the month of February, to honour Black History Month, Saint Mary Magdalene Anglican Church in Chelsea, Quebec, will post daily info-bits about the presence and accomplishments of Black people in Canada.

Below are images from upcoming info-bits

Dudley Laws

Dudley Laws

Dudley Laws (1934-2011)

Dudley Laws was a Canadian civil rights activist whose rallying cry was “No justice, no peace.” Born in Jamaica, Laws emigrated to England and lived there for 10 years before coming to Canada in 1965. He worked in Toronto as a welder and mechanic, and ran a printing company. Involved in the civil rights movement in England, in Canada, he remained committed to advancing racial equality. In a series of shootings in the 1970s and 1980s, Toronto-area police officers harmed and killed several Black men. Laws organized rallies and protests to raise awareness about the mistreatment of Black Canadians by police, as well as in the immigration and prison systems. In 1988, Laws co-founded the Black Action Defence Committee, following the shooting by police of Lester Donaldson. The organization advocates for independent police oversight and an end to the “police-investigating-police” approach in investigations of police shootings in Toronto. He also helped establish the Black Youth Community Action Project, supporting changes to benefit incarcerated Black inmates. Laws never relented in his push for equality, joining in a meeting with the Black Action Defence Committee in his hospital room shortly before he died.

(Sources: Wikipedia, Toronto Star, CBC News)

At St. Mary Magdalene Church, we acknowledge that our church is on traditional Algonquin territory. We seek to nurture our relationship with our Indigenous members and neighbours, and to share responsibility for their homelands.

Who are we

St. Mary Magdalene Church (SMM) is a welcoming Christian community in the Gatineau Hills of west Quebec. We are part of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa and the worldwide Anglican communion.

The primary language at SMM is English – and many of us speak French, too! Our worship service is in English. We represent several Christian traditions, sharing a practice of worship and community action rooted in common prayer, friendship and social justice. By gathering to worship, engaging with one another and working together, we strive to follow Christ’s teachings of love.

Announcements Jan 29, 2023

On Sundays, the Eucharist is celebrated at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Chelsea at 9:00 a.m. and at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Wakefield at 11:15 a.m. The 9:00 liturgy will be accessible via Zoom. Morning Prayer is celebrated Mondays to Thursdays at 8:15 a.m. via Zoom. Christian Meditation -- the group meets Mondays at 7:15 p.m. at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. The meeting can also be reached via Zoom. Bible Study on the gospel for the coming Sunday -- Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 p.m. by Zoom. Yoga -- Thursdays, 10:00-11:15 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene's. Annual Vestry Meetings:St....

Yoga Classes As a Spiritual Practice for Christians – Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Rev. Kevin Flynn will lead yoga classes in the hall of St Mary Magdalene Church every Thursday morning 10:00-11:15. These yoga classes are open to anyone of any level of experience of yoga. These classes aim to show how yoga can be a spiritual practice for Christians. The classes are free of charge. Yoga SMM posterDownload

Christian Meditation – Mondays, 7:15 p.m.

Christian meditation takes place every Monday evening led by Rev. Kevin Flynn. Christian meditation takes place in person in the hall at 7:15 p.m. Christian meditation is also available on Zoom. For the Zoom link email Father Kevin at: kevin@anglicansinthehills.ca MEDITATION POSTER - SMMDownload

Service times

Sunday Eucharist 9:00 a.m. in person and on zoomMorning Prayer on Zoom and by emailMondays-Thursdays, 8:15 – 8:30 a.m.Christian Meditation on ZoomMondays, 7:15-8:00 p.m.For zoom links or to be included in the email notifications please contact us at smmchurchchelsea2021@gmail.com

Nakweyamàdiwin Mikàns – Official Name – Community Trail

On February 1, 2022, Mayor Pierre Guénard and the Municipal Council of Chelsea voted unanimously to approve the name,   “Nakweyamàdiwin Mikàns,” as the official name for the community trail that passes across the south lawn of St Mary Magdalene  church and links Quartier Meredith with Route 105. On July 18, 2021 Bishop Shane Parker and Albert Dumont, Algonquin Elder from Kitigan Zibi and Indigenous Advisor to the Bishop, blessed the trail that was under construction at the time.  Following the blessing of the trail, Elder Dumont proposed the Algonquin...

Volunteer Opportunity / Occasion Volontaire

Volunteer coordinator of rentals needed for St Mary Magdalene’s Church.

Coordonnateur/Coordonnatrice bénévole des locations, Église Ste-Mary-Magdalene

Latest Message

NEW COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS STARTING MAY 25, 2022

Be steadfast in faith, joyful in hope, and untiring in love, and the calming peace of Christ will be with you.” ~ The Right Reverend Shane A. D. Parker, Bishop of Ottawa, at Synod 2020

Our Mission

At St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church (SMM), we gather to worship God and to grow in our understanding of what it means to follow Jesus. In doing so, we question, learn, and nurture our faith and our community. Sharing in God’s love, we care for those around us, and we support and pray for one another. And sometimes, we get together just to have a good time!

A Prayer for Peace

Creator of all,
you long for the harmony of the human race and for peace between the nations.
In places of conflict bring us your healing,
in places of suffering bring us your strength, in places of oppression bring us your protection and in places of power bring your love and compassion, for the sake of your Son, who endured the violence of hostile humanity, even Jesus Christ our Lord.
 
Yours faithfully,
Kevin+

Sunday Services

 Sunday Worship services begin at 9:00 a.m. 

Services will continue to take place in-person and on Zoom. An invitation for the Zoom Worship can be obtained by sending an email to : smmchurchchelsea2021@gmail.com

Pandemic Protocols 

  • Please, remain in your assigned seat.
  • Mask-wearing is encouraged and a supply of masks is available.
  • Sanitize your hands before and after communion. Sanitizers are available.
  • Congregational singing is permitted.
  • Washrooms are open.
  • We are not offering Sunday School at this time.
  • Physical distancing should be maintained wherever possible.
  • Self-screen for symptoms before you come to church for services, meetings or special events.
  • Food and drink are permitted at church events

Thank you and be safe

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