Quick facts for newcomers

Who comes to St. Olave’s?

You will find St. Olave’s to be a very friendly and welcoming community.
People of all ages and faith are welcome to join us in worship. 


Where do I park?  

There is parking off Ostend and the door closest to the parking lot
has a stair lift for people with mobility issues.


What should I wear? 

Fancy “Sunday best” clothes are not required, wear whatever you like!


I’m not sure what to do. 

Our services are all laid out in the bulletin for you to follow. They are made up of prayers, Bible readings and a sermon. Our 10:30 service includes hymns and other music led by our choir. The service lasts about an hour.


I’m not big on singing.

Singing is not a prerequisite so sit back and enjoy our choir. We do offer a said service of Holy Communion every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel. 


What about my kids? 

Children are welcome in the service or can join our children’s program which runs during the 10:30 service throughout the school year.


What’s involved with Baptism? 

Baptisms are performed throughout the year during the 10:30 service or privately. Typically babies are baptized with parents and godparents, but adult baptism is also welcome. Ask the Rector (priest) for more information.


 I can’t do Sundays. 

We offer weekday services too.


I want to pray for someone. 

You can add a name to the prayer list in the small black binder at the back of the church to be read out during the service, or email the office and ask for it to be added.


How can I meet people? 

Everyone is welcome to stay for refreshments after the service, usually in the lower level (or on the lawn in the summer). Say hello to the Rector after the service if you like and let us get to know you!