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Melrose Worship Services

Melrose worship services blend contemporary and traditional elements, with a focus on thoughtful sermons and appealing music. Our Choir warms us up and provides wonderful punctuation to the liturgy and scripture readings.

Services are held in the magnificent sanctuary, surrounded by a colourful array of stained glass windows. (For more about our windows, you can download a booklet or take a tour through our photo galleries.)

There are plenty of friendly faces to welcome you, so please join us and stay for refreshments and even a chat afterward.

Melrose This Week


This is Anniversary Sunday at Melrose (happy 92nd birthday to us!) -- and what better way could there be to honour the past and anticipate the future than formally through a covenanting liturgy to welcome the newest member of the church staff, our new Family Ministries Coordinator, Meg Chalmers?  Meg brings with her skill, a passion for working with our young folk and a friendly smile. Appropriately, the sermon time will focus on Judges 4: 1-7 which describes one of the great female leaders of Israel, Deborah, who served her people not only as a guide, councilor and prophet, but who rode courageously into battle against an invading army. If you assumed that Wonder Woman originated with DC comics in the twentieth century, think again!

The Rev. Dr. Philip Gardner



Join us for Christmas and Advent at Melrose!

We celebrate together the coming of the Christ Child into our hearts and into the world. All are welcome!




December 3

Advent 1

10:30 a.m.  

 7:30 p.m.


White Gifts for Wesley

Sacrament of Holy Communion

Candlelight Carol Service

A service led by our choir with readings, carols and anthems. 


December 10

Advent 2

10:30 a.m.






December 17

Advent 3 

10:30 a.m. 


Tuesday  December 19

7:00 p.m.


A Light in the December Darkness 

A quiet service of hope for those who are grieving, sad, lonely, or weary.


December 24

Advent 4 

Christmas  Eve 

10:30 a.m.


7:00 p.m.


10:30 p.m.



Christmas for All Ages 


Candlelight Communion 

Sunday December 31

First Sunday after Christmas

10:30 a.m.

Informal worship - a story-telling time for all ages in the Chapel.



Saturday December 9

9:00 a.m.

Santa's Breakfast

A fun informal morning featuring yummy breakfast, an age appropriate gift for all children attending and the opportunity to meet and take photos with Santa Claus.

Wednesday December 13

6:15 p.m.

Women In Touch 

Christmas Potluck  Dinner