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Awaken is a parish church in the neighbourhood of Bowness. We are people who have chosen to come together with all of our hopeful and fearful selves,  believing that each member of this community comes with gifts and challenges for us to navigate together. We believe that working through the joys and difficulties of community life is part of what it means to be Christian.  Awaken desires to be authentic and intentional in our faith. We are ever-growing in our reconciliation within ourselves, with God, one another, and the hurting world we all call home. We have lots to learn and need lots of grace as we explore what it means to be God's church in the neighbourhood of Bowness. Awaken has found a great sense of belonging within the traditional Christian calendar and the rhythms and celebrations of the Christian liturgy. We desire to daily participate in the 'missio dei' (the mission of God) to cultivate and witness God's Shalom in Bowness and beyond.  Awaken is a growing and dynamic community and all are welcome to explore the way of Christ in this place.


Awaken Church is affiliated with the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada and you can find our shared statement of faith here:


Awaken Church is fortunate to worship, live, work, play, and grow on Treaty 7 territory. We feel called to listen to and learn from the land and its original caretakers.

The Awaken Garden Collective is a project which holds up the heart of Awaken, through a commitment to food security, sustainable nutrition, community building, and care for the health of the soil on which our church stands.


Awaken is proud to be host to the Common Cupboard. Mission of the Cupboard is to provide healthy food 24/7 to any in our community who need it, no questions asked. The motto of the Cupboard is "Take what you need, leave what you can"

At Awaken Church, because our God is a Welcoming God, we steadfastly pursue radical welcome, radical generosity, and radical reverence to Christ and one another. This includes our LGBTQ siblings. We strive to create a safe and generous space for all members of our community to participate in the family of God with us.

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