Our parish priest, Fr. Christopher Rigden-Briscall, is the Orthodox Christian chaplain for both the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. Our church is located close to both campuses. As a result, our church has strong ties to the university community. We are connected to the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) chapter for both universities.
Fr. Christopher’s office at University of Waterloo is SLC 3108 (top floor of the Student Life Centre building). At Wilfrid Laurier University, his office is located in the Arts Building, room 1C12A. Office hours are currently by appointment.
Events are coordinated by the Christian Orthodox Students’ Association (COSA). The association is pan-Orthodox and welcomes students from every tradition, be they Antiochian, Ukrainian, Greek, Coptic, Ethiopian, or other, as well as inquirers. Join our Facebook group or contact Fr. Christopher for more details.
Since 2013, the most attended event is Fermented Faith, a gathering at Wilf’s Pub (Wilfrid Laurier University) co-hosted by Fr. Christopher and the Christian Reformed chaplain, Brian Bork. The event is open to all students and in addition to informal discussions on theological and philosophical topics, it features free appetizers!