About Us


1 Corinthians 1

Paul’s Greeting

Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

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 worshippers have passed on, but their hard work and enthusiasm remains in those left to continue the faith.

St. Sophia Chuch Virtual Tour. 360 Degree Panorama

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360 Degree Full Spherical Panorama, St. Sophia Church in Waterloo

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Reverend Father Myroslav Shmyhelskyy

Phone/Fax: 519-342-2359
Church Office: 519-804-5707
Cell: 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

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. 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

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Saint Sophia is located a short distance from Wilfred 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 Service linking Cambridge and Kitchener with Waterloo.

Number 7 Bus

The Number 7 Bus North (to King and Marshall) stops at James Street — a block north of our parish. The Number 7 Bus 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