St. Hilda's, situated on the unceded traditional territory of the shishalh First Nation, is a member of the Anglican Church of Canada and the worldwide Anglican Communion. As a community, we welcome and celebrate human diversity - including spiritualities, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and abilities. We aim to create a space where people of any faith or none can question and discover the sacred in life through openness, struggle, laughter and prayer, lived out through a common commitment to be in solidarity with the poor and marginalized, and to cherish Creation.
The current Church structure, built in 1986, continued to be a resource to the wider community providing both worship to our own congregations and meeting space to many such as seven addictions support groups, Truth & Reconciliation events, a monthly Native Drumming Circle, and the Girl Guides.
Established in 2011, St. Hilda’s provided space for the Sunshine Coast Homeless Shelter until December 2017, when they acquired an expanded and improved facility. Until February 2018 it was the only Shelter on the Sunshine Coast. St. Hilda’s continues to be part of the support for the Shelter through donations of funds and meals.
Additionally, St. Hilda’s Church is the venue for a large number of performing arts events, including the annual Sunshine Coast Performing Arts Festival in April, in large part because it houses not only a grand piano but the only pipe organ on the Sunshine Coast. The excellent acoustics of St. Hilda’s make it ideal for choir concerts. Performers, both local and from off-Coast, are keen to share their talents in our excellent facility.
We strive to live our parish vision of being OPEN DOORS OPEN HEARTS OPEN MINDS.