Parkhill United Church is situated in Jollimore, which is a small community on the outskirts of the City of Halifax in Nova Scotia. Jollimore has an interesting history as a village since 1855 and it has preserved a village like character. It is picturesque community that has retained much of its natural and cultural heritage.
Parkhill United Church was established sixty-three years ago as a community church for the suburban district of Jollimore, which roughly extends along the North West Arm from Boulderwood in the south to Fleming Glenn, Fleming Park, and Fleming Heights in the north, and westwards along Williams Lake Road and the streets in between.
We are an open minded and caring congregation, which values meaningful innovative worship and has a strong interest in social justice. We regularly worship at 9:30 on a Sunday morning and at 11:15 in the summer months when there has been a less formal service, often outside.
St. James United
Sambro is a growing coastal community of Halifax Regional Municipality (now known as Halifax). There are many families with deep roots in the area, dating back to its establishment as an important fishing centre in the 18th century. There is also an influx of new families with varying needs and interests.
St. James United Church was established sixty-three years ago. The church draws people from the surrounding communities of Sambro Head, Ketch Harbour, Bald Rock, Portuguese Cove, Williamswood and the Pennants. In addition, there are people having moved to the city who continue to come to service on a regular basis. Attendees represent a cross section of fishermen, blue collar and white collar workers, with a variety of backgrounds, working both in the community and further afield.
Our congregation is biblically based, open minded and diversified, with attendees coming from various religious backgrounds. Our congregation covers all ages, from infants to 90 years. St James has a seating capacity of 300 and there is an average attendance of between 40-60 on Sunday mornings. Regular service time is 11:15 am, changing to 10 am for the months of July and August.