The Village of Empress

is situated on the West side of the Alberta/Saskatchewan border and serves as a center to the surrounding farming and ranching community of 1,500 people. It has been a focal point for many activities in the area. It is also at the geographical center of many large cities in Western Canada: Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina.



Empress has several churches, some are no longer holding services, however the beautiful buildings are still standing.

Current Services

StarRedFamily Worship Center
132 – 2 ave.
A Pentecostal Assembly that meets regularly on Sunday mornings. Located in the northeastern corner of Empress. The Family Worship Center is very active during the week as well, holding Bible Studies, Boys and Girls club and services on special occasions. An active part of the Empress Village and community, Family Worship Center is a Pentecostal Assembly Of Canada (PAOC) Church.

412 – 2 st. West (the old school)
A non denominational church of full gospel believers that meet once per week for worship services, Sunday school and youth group. They believe that each one of them make up the U (you) and R (are) in the word church. Services are led by Martin Jarvis and family with various accompanying musicians. Worship and Sunday School Sundays 10:30 a.m. Youth Group Fridays at 7:00 p.m. Contact Martin Jarvis 403-664-9586 or Mary Van Der Kloet 403-565-0008


Old Churches (no services anymore)

StarMagentaSaint Mary’s Anglican church
514 – 2 st. West
It was originally built in 1914 and remains standing in much the same shape as it was back then, complete with the bell and outhouse. The Anglican Church is owned by the Empress Historical Society and was designated a Municipal Historic Site on February 19, 2009. To view the Anglican Church, contact Pat Donaldson at 403-565-0009 to set up an appointment.

StarOrangeSaint Paul’s Lutheran church
220 – 2 ave.
A part of the history of Empress. The church held its last service in 1999, but the building still stands as a reminder of days gone by. It is now a private residence.

StarGreenThe Church of the Infant Jesus Roman Catholic church
431 – 3 st. West
Was at different times also known as the Nativity Catholic Church, and Evensong. This building also offers a peek into the past, with its steeple rising above the roof tops of Empress.

StarCyanMcNeill Memorial United Church
120 – 3 ave.
This former church has been converted into a residence and wood shop.

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