Who We Are
Welcome to the website of St. Mary’s, Richmond Hill. We hope you will find everything you are looking for here. In this section of our web-page, we’ve provided some of our history and how we see our identity as a community of faith. In this area, you’ll also find material on our parish leadership and the members of our church family. There is much to see and uncover here.
To navigate our online presence more easily, we’ve put a set of quick tabs in the middle of our main page, that will allow users to access information in relevant clusters, based on common themes. Please scroll down on the main home page to find this quick menu, to locate this easy search feature.
We hope that our site is informative, but more than that, we hope that you will feel inspired to join us one Sunday. Please drop by to join us for worship and fellowship at either our 8 AM or 10:30 AM service as you’re able. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you in person.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and Anishinabek Nations, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. This territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. This territory is also covered by the Toronto Purchase, Treaty 13 of 1805, and the Williams Treaties of 1923. Today, our community is home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island. We gather by these territorial lands and waters to worship, listen, learn share, and heal together in the name of our Creator, the Holy One of Blessing.
For more information about how the Anglican Church is supporting the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Canada, and how we all can do the work of healing and bridge-building with our First Nations brothers and sisters, please click on these links to find resources from the Anglican Church of Canada and the final reports from the Commission.
Why Acknowledgements are important.