Christian Nurture Ministry

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild is dedicated to preparing the Church and sanctuary for all services, including baptisms, weddings and funerals. Our members are an excellent group of workers, who enjoy their commitment, work quietly in the background and can be depended on constantly and consistently to make sure the necessary arrangements are made.

Senior Choir
Director: Jeff Enns

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Holy Saviour’s Senior Choir sings weekly at the 10:00 AM Sunday liturgy, warming up in the Chancel one hour prior to the service. Holy Saviour’s Senior Choir also sings Matins at 9:00 AM on the first Sunday of every month, Choral Evensong at 4:00 PM on the third Sunday of most months, and at special services throughout year.

The choir is open to everyone in the community; no audition is required. Music reading skills are helpful, but not required, and can be gained and improved through regular attendance. The choir’s repertoire spans the gamut from medieval chants to Renaissance motets, anthems by the great English masters, and works of recent composition.

Generations Choir
Director: Lois Horst, B.Mus.
Rehearsals: Sundays, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Location: Douna Room

The Generations Choir sings weekly at the 10:00 AM Sunday liturgy, with a practice and warm up in the Music Room one hour prior to the service. As with the Senior Choir, the Generations Choir is open to everyone in the community from ages 5 and up; no audition is required. Musically, the Generations Choirs sings a variety of music, some challenging and some not as much.

Newsletters Editor: Chuck Erion

Chuck Erion edits our quarterly newsletter, What’s New. Jeanette Bell assists with layout and production. Each issue features an interview with a parishioner or one of the staff. Distribution is via email and regular mail for those not online. You can find the latest issue, and back issues, on our front page.

Julia Olsen edits our weekly e-newsletter, Keeping in Touch. You’ll find parish and diocesan news, and links to our online services, plus to the weekly bulletin. You can subscribe to both newsletters here.

Lay Assistants and Lectors
Coordinator: Alison Prittie

Lay Assistants assist in the Service of Holy Eucharist. They read a lesson at selected worship services and assist clergy in administering the Holy Eucharist. Lectors read the lessons at all worship services. A schedule is circulated three or four times a year with Lectors and Lay Assistants being scheduled approximately once every two months.

Liturgical Assistants
Coordinator: Deb Bailey

Liturgical Assistants are present at most services to assist the Rector with parts of the service. For many of us, this minor “calling” is a meaningful part of our service to God in His church.

Servers Guild
Coordinator: Alison Prittie

The Server’s Guild at Holy Saviour is composed of women, men, youth members and older children. Instruction and training are provided.

Sunday School
Coordinator: Lois Horst

Our Sunday School program is geared to children from preschool (about 3 years old) to grade 8.

Youth Group

Our grade 5 – 8 youth,  meets for dinner and an activity on Friday nights, usually one or two per month. 

Hello and welcome! We would be delighted to have you join with us and experience the presence of God and the joy of this church family as we celebrate, worship and serve together. We are an Anglican parish, part of the Diocese of Huron, The Anglican Church of Canada, and the world-wide Anglican Communion of some 80 million people. As Anglicans, we are very proud of our long tradition of tolerance of diversity, vibrant worship, outreach into the community, and commitment to higher learning.

Together we strive to be a welcoming, loving, and caring community, willing to live and share our Christian faith and worship with all who enter. If you are looking for a faith community to call home, please consider this my personal invitation to experience the life and faith of this parish.



Anglican services were conducted twice a month in Waterloo by Rev. E.W. Murray from St. John’s Anglican Church, Berlin, as early as 1876. These services were held in St. John’s Lutheran Church on King Street North in Waterloo; a Sunday School was begun about the same time. A decision was made at a meeting of Waterloo Anglicans on January 17, 1895 to begin regular Sunday services, and the first of these services was conducted on January 27th by Rev. Frederick J. Steen of Berlin. The present church, known then as St. Saviour, was built in the Fall of 1897 and was officially opened on January 10, 1898 by Bishop Baldwin of the Diocese of Huron. At that time the church was still a mission of St. John’s in Berlin. This arrangement continued until the arrival of the congregation’s first resident rector, Rev. R.A. Armstrong, in June 1901.

A rectory was purchased in 1910 at the corner of Allen and Mary Streets, and in 1912-1913 the Parish Hall was built through the generosity of Joseph E. Seagram. On October 26, 1919 the church, with the present name of Church of the Holy Saviour, was consecrated by Bishop David Williams. The chancel was rebuilt and new pews were installed in 1926-1928. The richly decorated interior of the church, in carved oak, was executed in stages in the years 1926-1928 and 1935-1937, memorial gifts of the Seagram family and others. Of particular interest are the “Last Supper” above the altar, the chancel and narthex screens, the pulpit and lecturn, all worked by craftsmen of the Globe Furniture Company of Waterloo. The years 1935-1937 also saw the erection of the tower. An addition to the Parish Hall was built in 1954.

(from the City of Waterloo website.)