Welcome to Holy Nativity! Thank you for choosing to visit us! Here's some information to help you navigate your way around.
Where Do I Park?
There is parking behind the church, if you turn onto Lake Fraser Way S.E., off Bonaventure Drive, you will see the church parking lot to the left. There is also street parking around the church, on Lake Fraser Way and Bonaventure Drive.
About the Service
When you come into the church building, whether it be from the parking lot entrance or the entrance off Bonaventure Drive, you will find a warm community of people, wanting to welcome you and make you feel at home. Someone will welcome you and offer you a leaflet (also known as the bulletin) which contains the Order of Service together with announcements and instructions about the service.
The 8:00am service uses the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) and you will be given a purple booklet which has the words of the service in it. It is easy to follow along. This service is a spoken service, with no sung hymns. There is a coffee, tea and refreshments offered following the service - you are welcome to stay.
The 10am service uses the Book of Alternative Services (BAS). At this service our choir joins us and there are sung hymns and songs. Also at this service, from September to May, the children and youth are in church for the first part of the service as they have a chat with our priest, Brian, and then go off to programs designed for them.
About Children in Church
Children are always welcome! Kids will make noise - and that's ok! Our priest has a microphone - the children don't!
The children come up for a chat with the priest towards the start of the service and then go out to Sunday School. Please feel free to accompany your children to Sunday School, especially those first few weeks as the children are getting to know the church and other children.
For the babies and toddlers, there is a nursery just down the hallway from the church.
What Do I Wear?
Please wear whatever you feel comfortable in! Gone are the days when people are expected to wear hats or ties - although our priest sports a cowboy hat at our annual stampede service in July! Be comfortable.