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.

Saint Mary’s Anglican church 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.

Saint Paul’s Lutheran church is also a part of the history of Empress. In 1999 the church held its last service, but the building still stands as a reminder of days gone by.

The Church of the Infant Jesus Roman Catholic church. The Church of the Infant Jesus Roman Catholic church was at one time known as the Nativity Catholic Church in Empress. This building also offers a peek into the past, with its steeple rising above the roof tops of Empress. The church still remains on the west end of town up on the hill, but is now known as the Evensong.

For more information contact Trevor Rogers at (403)565-2269.

The Empress McNeill Memorial United Church is located on the main street of Empress but is no longer in operation as a church.

0738c080Family Worship Center is 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. The new pastor for this church is Arlen Johnston and he can be reached at (403) 664-9664.

The newest ChURch in Empress is located in the old school at 412 2nd St. West. This is 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) 565-2391 or Mary Van Der Kloet (403) 565-0008

Contact our Village Office:

Phone: (403) 565-3938
Fax: (403) 565-2010

Box 159, #6 – 3rd Avenue
Empress, Alberta T0J 1E0

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