Fr. Matthew Francis has been assigned to serve as the Priest for the Holy Apostles Mission Station in Chilliwack.
Having grown up here, Fr. Matthew ‘moved home’ to Chilliwack with his wife and son early in 2015, after living away for 19 years in Alberta and the U.K. He served as Priest of the St. Nikolai Mission in Whitehorse, and also served at St. Herman of Alaska Sobor in Edmonton. Father Matthew has a background in history and theology. He was ordained as a Deacon in the Orthodox Church in January 2010, and to the Holy Priesthood in December 2011. He served on the Archdiocesan Council for the Archdiocese of Canada, and was actively involved in leading Youth and Young Adult Ministries from 2006-2011. Alongside his pastoral service in the Orthodox Church, he also works full-time as a professional in the field of Museums and heritage conservation.
If you have any questions about the Orthodox Christian faith, or about our services, you can contact Fr. Matthew by email at:
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