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

This Sunday's Service

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

Fort Massey United Church responds to the Covid-19 Pandemic:
The following information may be shared with your pew mates who do not have access with the internet. Please give them a call. Thank you.

NOW is the time to shift our thinking in how we socialize with one another if we are to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. All church activities, inside or outside the building, will be postponed or cancelled for the remainder of March, including our Sunday Services. We will update you on our plans for April.

Three areas that we are working on:
1.) How we make the Sunday Liturgy accessible - this may eventually become a virtual experience - the very least you will receive it via email in written form. We are looking for a generous person to PUTT for the purchase of a camera, or equivalent, that will allow us to offer this service (@$1000)
2.) How we do pastoral care - the minister is looking for volunteers to make regular phone contact with shut-ins, as well as assisting folk in self isolation.
3.) How we continue with our 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] One point that also needs to be made is that one can go on PAR for just the few months that this ‘isolation’ is in play, and then cancel same and go back to your usual way of donating
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.)

The minister will continue to keep regular office hours; visitation will be limited to phone calls and emails; emergency pastoral care will be assessed on an individual basis; Kirk Session and Board meetings are cancelled until further notice; and business with staff and leadership will be limited to best practices in social distancing.
We've been "Creating Community since 1871"; may we continue to be creative in creating community.


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.

Donate to Fort Massey through this link as a way of helping the congregation to financially get through this difficult time,

Camerata Carolina choir from the University of Heidelberg
Singing in this time of Covid19 and personal distancing. They sang at Fort Massey on September 29, 2019.
The spoken word intro is in German (for those who understand it), but the singing is beautiful to anyone with ears to hear.


  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

Book Study Group Thursday morning gatherings are cancelled until further notice.

Women's Coffee Group will not meet until further notice.

The Congregational Annual Fun Auction has been cancelled/postponed due to COVID19.

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

Dear dancing community,
Our intention for the coming weeks will be to support the efforts to "flatten the curve" together with all of you. Thus we are suspending our regular tango classes and practica for the time being. We will be back as soon as possible, but no-one knows when that will be... please stay tuned!
We miss you all - keep dancing wherever you can and take very good care of your health and your loved ones.
Yours, Martina & Lorne
 For more information go to OR email [email protected] or call (902)492-3903

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 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.