Queer Spirit Church

Come and worship as a queer community. All genders and sexual orientations are welcome to experience God's enduring love through song, story, and sacrament. We follow the example of the liberating Gospel of Jesus that seeks to build communities that proclaim social justice for all.

Come, just as you are!

pic The Fall 2021 worship events will be the first Wednesday of each month, October 6, 2021, November 3, 2021, December 1, 2021. Look for this icon in the big events listing, LocalEvents.

There's a WayvesMagazine interview with minister ArlaJohnson here.


The People


My name is Arla Johnson and I am a lesbian minister from FirstBaptistChurch Halifax, one of the chaplains at Dal and co-owner of JD Shore Rum/Halifax Distilling Co. I’ve had a dream of opening a queer church in Halifax ever since MCC Halifax closed years ago.

Rick Gunn is the minister of St. Luke's United Church in Upper Tantallon, N.S., and has been involved with the church in general since 2002. He met Johnson in theology school. As an "out and proud" gay Christian, he says he was happy to help when she proposed her queer church idea to him six months ago.

Both Johnson and Gunn are due to be ordained in 2022, which means they'll be certified to perform certain religious ceremonies such as baptisms and funerals. They will take turns leading the services at Queer Spirit Church. Gunn plays guitar as well as piano.