Eucharist (Communion)

Eucharist (Communion)

Matins (Morning Prayer)

Join us for worship and liturgy

Sunday services are held at 10:00 am and alternate between the traditional (BCP: Book of Common Prayer) and contemporary (BAS:  Book of Alternative Services) format.

In addition to the Sunday service, St. Paul’s also holds a Chancel Eucharist service each Wednesday from 11:00-11:30, to which all are invited to attend.  Also, we hold a Matins (Morning Prayer) service every Friday from 9-9:30 am, to which all are welcome.

Read more about worship and liturgy at St. Paul’s.


Mid June to end August
Free Guided Tours
Monday – Saturday (9am-4pm)

Mid Sept to end October
Free Guided Tours
Monday – Friday (10am-3pm)

November to mid June
Self-guided Tours (free)
9am-4pm Monday – Friday

Discover Halifax’s past

We welcome individuals, school groups, tourists and pilgrims to visit us! (The church is closed on public/civic holidays and only opened Sundays for 10:00 am morning worship.)

While all tours are free, we welcome donations of any size.

Visitors to St. Paul’s discover a church rich in objects of interest. Its walls and pillars are studded with mural tablets, heraldic devices, and other memorials. The tombs beneath the floor hold the remains of distinguished leaders of church and state.

Read more about historical tours of St. Paul’s.


Nave Hours
Quiet prayer hours
9am-4pm Monday – Friday

Find peace of mind and spirit

The Halifax congregation that would within a decade be named after the Apostle Paul was established in 1749; its building rose at one end of the Grand Parade up the hill from the harbour the following summer. And that order of things is crucial when talking about sanctuary, for it is a community of faith—’the church’ that hallows the building we call ‘a church’ and makes its space into a sanctuary.

A sanctuary is a place of refuge from danger, and many have entered St. Paul’s Church with that in mind since the mid-eighteenth century. In its early days the most obviously vulnerable have sought refuge, or been carried to it, during catastrophes—the injured, the dying, the dead. But over the decades others have continued to stream in.

Read more about St. Paul’s as a place of spiritual sanctuary.


Call the office at 902-429-2241 or email