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

Fort Massey United Church responds to the Covid-19 Pandemic

On Tuesday, June 23 at 4:00pm Fort Massey celebrated 150 years since the laying of its corner stone,
which took place on June 23, 1870 at 4:00pm.

Rev Trent


The Rev'd Trent Cleveland-Thompson stops to chat with Fort Massey's Clerk Emeritus, Dr. Alasdair Sinclair, during the drive-by celebration of the 150th anniversary of the laying of the Church's cornerstone on June 23, at 4 PM, the exact date and time in 1870.

When watching the TouTube 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]

To access previous services, click on the correponding links:
Palm Sunday; Easter Sunday; April 19; April 26;
May 10; May 17; May 24; May 31;
June 7; June 14; June 21;
Our response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

All in person activities,
inside or outside the building, are suspended until further notice.

Sunday Services: Online Sunday Services are on our website and FaceBook pages,
with the minister, music director, song leader, liturgist, and camera operator.

Pastoral Care:
For now, visitation and counselling is limited to phone calls, Zoom, and emails.
Call to make and appointment (902.423.4294).
In person emergency pastoral care will be assessed on an individual basis
(6 feet physical distancing applies).
The minister and volunteers make regular phone contact with shut-ins.

Week-day Groups:
Zoom gatherings are available for the following:
Tuesday morning Women's Coffee Group
Wednesday morning Congregational Coffee Party with Rev. Trent
Wednesday evening Trivia Nights (May 20 & 27)
Thursday morning Book Study
Thursday evening Sing-a-long with Jenny
Friday morning Men's Break
Contact the minister at
[email protected] for the access info.

Administration: The minister is in the office 9-5, Tues-Fri.
The church adminstrator works from home on Thursdays.
The property continues to be maintained by the sexton.
Meetings are held via telephone conference calls.

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

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.