Newcomers

WELCOME to the Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia
and Prince Edward Island!

We trust that our website will serve well in helping you find what you are looking for, but if you do have any questions, please call us at (902) 420-0717 or email [email protected].  We are located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, but as our name indicates, geographically the diocese includes both Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.

The Find a Church button may be useful in trying to find a church near where you are living or might be vacationing, Find a Cleric button should help if you are looking for a specific bishop, priest or deacon living in the Diocese.

The way we worship, our liturgy, varies widely from parish-to-parish, church-to-church, from the very contemporary to the very traditional.  But now you are asking what's the difference between a parish and a church.  A parish is a group of one or more churches with a rector.  The Parish of Tangier, for example, has seven churches -- in Tangier, Spry Harbour, Spry Bay, Sheet Harbour, Mushaboom, Murphy's Cove and Mooseland, ministered by one priest.  Whereas, the Parish of St. Paul's, Halifax is one church with one rector.  Some parishes have the added support of assistant priests, honorary assistants, lay readers or a deacon to assist with conducting services.

We want to tell you about our the Diocese, but in a way that you can choose what you are interested in learning.  Therefore, we offer some links.  If, as a newcomer, you have a suggestion of what else might be reference on this page, please let us know.


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