St. Aidan of Lindisfarne Church

Cranbrook , British Columbia

St. Aidan of Lindisfarne Church

Founded 2005

Diocese: Archdiocese of Canada

Deanery: Alberta Deanery


201 7th Avenue S
Cranbrook, British Columbia V1C 2J6

Office: 250-420-1582

Parish Contacts

912 12 St. South
Cranbrook BC V1C 1W7
Home: 250-420-1582
Retired, Attached


From Highway 3
Follow Highway 3 into Cranbrook.  Turn east on 7th Ave.  Saint Aidan’s is located at the corner of 7th Ave and 2nd St.

Schedule of Services

All services are celebrated in English and on the New Calendar. The church celebrates the feast day of St. Aidan of Lindisfarne annually on August 31.

5:30 PM Great Vespers
Saturday Evening

10:30 AM Divine Liturgy
Sunday Morning

5:30 PM Great Vespers
Eves of Feast Days

9:00 AM Divine Liturgy
Mornings of Feast Days

For a complete list of upcoming services, please visit the Monthly Calendar on the parish website.

We have a regular “Free Community Breakfast” – full : eggs, 3 meats, pancakes, hash browns, fruit, cheese, yogurt, coffee and juice every Monday morning from 8:00am to 10:00 am. It is an outreach to the needy but anyone is welcome.

Parish Background

St. Aidan’s began in 1997 as a diverse collection of individuals scattered throughout the East and West Kootenays region of British Columbia, meeting occasionally when a priest was available. From 2003 to 2005, the community was served monthly by Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada. Since 2005, Fr. Larry Reinheimer and Fr. Richard Rene have been serving the community monthly. In 2006, the community chose its heavenly intercessor, making it the second St. Aidan Orthodox Church in the world (the first is in England). In 2007, the community decided to hold weekly typika services. In May 2008, Fr. Richard Rene was appointed as the full-time priest of the mission. In September 2013, Fr. Andrew Applegate was named Priest-in-Charge, and was formally named Rector in March 2015. In April 2017, the community purchased its own building and was raised from mission status.