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Registered Name: ST. MARK'S CHURCH

Business No: 108028853RR0002

A community involved Church Come as you are to join us in Prayer, Praise, Singing, Fellowship and Helping Our Neighbour.



St. Mark's Anglican, Halifax: The Church at the Hydrostone

Everyone is welcome at St. Mark’s, where we strive to be a community of Christians committed to the love of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We welcome all to join us as we entrust ourselves to God’s love and care through worship, prayer, service, and fellowship.

St. Mark's Anglican Church (at the Hydrostone) is open to worshippers of all ages and backgrounds. We have an energetic Rector and clergy team, a congregation that is young at heart and a small but mighty choir.  Our goal is to lead our congregation in worship, deepening the connection to God, understanding the teachings of Christ, and ultimately to a vibrant faith.


We have a long, proud history of serving the people of North End Halifax through our food bank, advocacy and mission. Our clergy team, lay leaders, ministry volunteers and parishioners are committed to the teachings of Jesus Christ, and are here to spread His message. If you would like to become part of the St. Mark's family, contact us below.

In 2016 we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of our founding.  In 2017 we will remember the destruction of the first church and parish hall in the Halifax Explosion of December 6, 1917.

In May, 2016 we installed a stair-chair-lift making our building accessible at all three levels. Grants towards this cost came from the Anglican Foundation and Federal Project Grants.

In 2016 our CELEBRATION FUND will raise $25,000 towards replacing the church lighting with energy efficient LED's and renovating our washrooms to make them wheelchair accessible.

The story of our Church of St. Mark, though short in the history of the greater Church of God, is nevertheless long in the history of the lives of men and women who have lived in the North End or who have served in the Canadian Forces.

A ‘Chapel of Ease’ of St. George’s Church was built in 1866 on Russell Street near Barrington. This Church was consecrated on Advent Sunday, December 2, 1866.

The Halifax Explosion in 1917 destroyed the Church. Even though they lost their building and over 200 members were killed, the spirit remained strong and the members of the St. Mark’s community promptly worked at providing medical care for the injured and food, clothing and housing for the survivors.

The hearts and minds of these early members determined to rebuild the Church at its present site off Gottingen. In February 1921, the new building was ready for use. Many garden parties and other events were held to raise money for the new Church.

The military has always played a large role in the family of the Parish. Festivities and services opened the new Church with presentations by the Admiral of the Navy and Commandant of the Army. Military bands would frequently play in the Church and members were asked to Garden Parties at Admiralty House. St. Mark’s proudly displays the retired colours of the Royal Canadian Regiment and the Ensign of the Royal Canadian Navy from WWI.




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