The “Ecumenical Chaplaincy” means that we ecumenical, or committed to working across the divisions Christians have created between us. We come from a wide range of faith backgrounds. We are sponsored by the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada, and our religious life together is rooted in, but not limited to, their traditions. Both churches are themselves diverse in theology and practice, but historically have proclaimed the God we know as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and the Bible to be our shared foundation of knowing God’s story and will. Chaplaincy means a ministry that is not in a church building. We are engaged in the lives of students and young adults, based at McGill but serving throughout Montréal. Our faith is expressed by being a community beyond the church walls and acting on Jesus’ example wherever we may be in life.
We are not alone,
we live in God’s world.
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus,
the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others
by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God’s presence,
to live with respect in Creation,
to love and serve others,
to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
“As a partner in the worldwide Anglican Communion and in the universal Church, we proclaim and celebrate the gospel of Jesus Christ in worship and action. We value our heritage of biblical faith, reason, liturgy, tradition, … and the rich variety of our life in community… Guided by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to respond to this call in love and service and so more fully live the life of Christ.”
Students involved in our events and activities come from diverse religious backgrounds, including liberal Protestants, Evangelicals, Catholics, and non-religious, and we do not pressure students to believe or live their faith in any single way.
We bring students together to live and explore their faiths in diversity and community.
You are welcome to discover our community and share who you are with us as we share who we are with you.