The Village of Empress

is nestled between the Red Deer River and the South Saskatchewan River, at the eastern edge of Alberta. There is a wild feel to this quaint village surrounded by expansive farms and ranches, pronghorns, coyotes and so many different species of birds. The recreation opportunities for adventurers and star-gazers are boundless. Come and see for yourself!


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

Current Services

StarRedFamily Worship Center
221 2 Street East
A Pentecostal Assembly that meets regularly on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am.  Located in the northeastern corner of Empress, the Family Worship Center also holds Bible Studies on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm, 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.  Donna Habich is the contact, at 403-565-2223.


Old Churches (no services anymore)

StarMagentaSaint Mary’s Anglican Church
514 2 Street 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.

StarOrangeSaint Paul’s Lutheran Church
220 2 Avenue West
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 Street 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 Avenue West
This former church has been converted into a residence and wood shop.


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