Fort Massey United Church of Canada

Fort Massey United Church

Creating Community at the corner of
Queen and Tobin Streets,
Halifax, Nova Scotia since 1871

In person Sunday services will gather at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays
with the doors opening at 10:15am with limited seating (approx. 100),
keeping social distancing and "bubbles" in mind.
Services will be recorded and will be posted online by sometime Sunday afternoon.

Sunday Church School and Nursery will be available.

COVID protocols will be observed.
Please wear your mask when in the building; use the hand sanitzer in the lobby;
and allow an usher to seat you in your bubble after you have been checked off on our list.
After Service, please remain seated until an usher signals you to exit,
using hand sanitzer again before leaving.
Congregational singing, softly while masked, is welcome.
A limited number of bulletins (with hymns) are available in the nave of the sanctuary,
where the Guest Book would normally be;
or you can find our bulletin on our website or Facebook page,
bringing a printed copy with you.
The powerpoint on our screen will include the Order of Service
as well as the hymn lyrics.
OFFERING: You may place your offering in the plates
located at the front and back of the nave
either before or after the Service.

Looking forward to seeing you in person.

Here is the video of our Service for February 28, 2021.

When watching the YouTube video of the service,
if you have hearing difficulties,
you can activate closed captioning by selecting that option in the lower right corner of the video.

If you would like a text copy of this week's sermon, please email Rev'd Trent at [email protected]

Here is a musical treat from Christmas.
A short concert from our Sanctuary, featuring Alison Enriquez on violin and Diemo Landgraf on piano

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and we continue to monitor government and public health requirements and guidance, it remains our priority to ensure the safety and well-being of all members of our community of faith at Fort Massey United Church. With our focus firmly on that priority, our current intention with respect to the physical re-opening of our church and related facilities is set out below:

* Groups and organizations who use the hall need to make contact with our office administrator on Thursdays for further instructions on Fort Massey's COVID-19 protocols before entering the building.

* Weekday church sponsored activities, meetings and groups meet either in person (with Facemasks & Social distancing) or via Zoom.

* Pastoral care is limited to phone calls, emails, Zoom. In person office appointments or home visits are available for emergencies only, with Facemasks and physical distancing required.

Financial Stewardship:
There are several options:
You may want to explore making your donations through PAR {Pre-Authorized Remittance} by downloading and completing the form here. Individuals need to be able to print off the form for completion and then to scan the completed form, including the void check, and email them to Ruth MacKenzie at [email protected] Please note that one can easily go ON and OFF PAR at any time.
Also, you can either drop off your donation by cheque through the mail slot at 5303 Tobin St., or post your offering cheque to 5303 Tobin St., Halifax, B3H 1S3 (Cheques only, please -- no cash.).
or you can use this link to donate through CanadaHelps to Fort Massey, as a way of helping the congregation to financially get through these uncertain times.

We've been "Creating Community since 1871"

Where to find us after the pandemic restrictions are over --
on Sundays at 10:30AM -- with a staffed Church School and Nursery
from September to May.

  Accessible Parking, SUNDAYS ONLY, is available on Tobin Street next to the church.
Cars without permits will be ticketed.

To view or download Sunday's bulletin click here.

To see photos from the most recent events at "The Fort" click here


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Upcoming Events

All congregational activities in the church are on hiatus during the current COVID-19 period of physical/social distancing.

Information about congregational activities via internet access will be posted as it becomes available.

Regular Events

"Yoga with Andrew":
Restorative Yoga and the FOGA (50 + Over Yoga) classes at Fort Massey are on hiatus for the time being. To find out more about yoga at Fort Massey, email Andrew at [email protected] or subscribe to the newsletter at

Additional Links

Fort Massey United Church has been a long-time supporter Brunswick Street Mission and of Camp Kidston.

Fort Massey is a congregation in Region 15 {Nova Scotia & Bermuda} of the United Church of Canada.

Fort Massey is and has been a strong supporter of The Atlantic School of Theology, located at the site of Pine Hill -- the historic school for ministers in the United Church of Canada.