About Us

St Sophia Interior

The first meeting of Ukrainian Orthodox parishioners took place on April 27, 1952. Eighteen people were present at this meeting. Their goal was to find a home where the soul could find joy, their own church.

By the 25th of May they had rented space in an Evangelical church where Father D. Foty conducted the service. Various priests came from London, Waterford and Grimsby. This first Ukrainian Orthodox congregation endured 17 years without a home. Services were held only once a month while the membership increased. Finally, in March of 1969, their patience was rewarded with the purchase of the present building in Waterloo for $45,000. On the 31st day of August, 1969 after renovations were completed — the first service was celebrated. Most of those early worshipers have passed on, but their hard work and enthusiasm remains in those left to continue the faith.

50 Years of History in Kitchener-Waterloo

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Reverend Father Myroslav Shmyhelskyy

Phone: 226-606-7778
Email: mms_myroslav@hotmail.com

Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Sophia

154 King Street North
Waterloo, ON N2J 2Y2

How to find us

Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Saint Sophia is located at 154 King Street North in Waterloo, Ontario — between University Avenue and Bridgeport Road East — 4.5 km from Highway 85 (Conestoga Parkway).

Public Transit

Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Saint Sophia is located a short distance from Wilfrid Laurier University and the entire University of Waterloo campus — with access to the surrounding community provided by well-serviced public transit routes. Parishioners can take advantage of the Region of Waterloo's Grand River Transit (GRT) service linking Cambridge and Kitchener with Waterloo.

Bus Number 7

Bus Number 7 North (to King and Marshall) stops at James Street — a block north of our parish. Bus Number 7 South (to King and Ezra) stops at Ezra Avenue, a block and a half north of our parish, on the opposite side of King Street. To help plan your route and determine departure and arrival times, use the GRT's EasyGo Trip Planner, or consult their website: www.grt.ca. St Sophia Church

Pray with us!

Commemoration Blanks.

Download, fill out the names of the living and the departed and email to Father Myroslav (mms_myroslav@hotmail.com) for commemoration during the services at our Church.

Help us!


Week-in and week-out, the parishioners of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Sophia in Waterloo work to help feed, clothe and comfort the hungry, the poor, the sick, the elderly and lonely in the Kitchener-Waterloo area — home to our community of worship and prayer for more than 60 years. Your donation helps this good work continue. Donate now through CanadaHelps.org with the link above or the QR Code below or send us your donation via Interac e-Transfer to treasurer.stsophia@gmail.com.

Дякуємо! • Thank you!

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