The mission of St. Paul’s is to live out God’s love as revealed in Jesus Christ. With God’s help, we strive to:
- Discover Christ’s presence in word and sacrament
- Deepen a sense of Christian community
- Share God’s word
- Nurture God’s people
- Encourage congregational and personal growth on our shared journey
- Act on God’s call for peace and justice, and
- Build the Foundation for tomorrow's church
About St. Paul's Anglican Church
The current St. Paul’s church was built in the Calgary South community of Lake Sundance in 1998. We are a growing community serving the south of Calgary. The family of St. Paul’s strives to keep alive the spirit of the original parishioners by offering a welcoming faith community for the people of Calgary South.
St. Paul's, the oldest Anglican church in Calgary, was built in 1885 and originally was known as St. Paul's Fish Creek. It was built by parishioners and modeled after the original Anglican church in the parish of Calgary in Scotland. The first service was on September 27th of that year and the first permanent minister was Rev. E. Smith, who served the growing congregation until 1888. The first Holy Eucharist was celebrated in the church on January 10th, 1886 and the Parish of St. Paul's was formally established on December 19th, 1893.
The bell is thought to be among the oldest in Canada, Made in the time of Henry VIII, it was one of two in Thelveton Church in England. It was sold by the congregation to raise funds for repairs and eventually was donated to St. Paul's.
The province declared the original Midnapore Chapel a historic site in 1977 and the congregation has actively restored the interior and exterior, following stringent government guidelines.
The Midnapore Church of England Society (MCES), a philanthropic arm of St. Paul's Anglican Church, was founded to raise funds and engage volunteers to maintain, repair, preserve, restore and improve the Historic St. Paul's Chapel, cemetery and grounds.