St. Nicholas Church

Desjarlais, Alberta

St. Nicholas Church

Founded 1917


Part of the St. Tikhon Group of Churches

Serviced by deanery clergy.

Diocese: Archdiocese of Canada

Deanery: Alberta Deanery

Parish Contacts

Administered by
PO Box 691
Smoky Lake, AB T0A 3C0
Home: 780-656-3828


From Willingdon
North from Willingdon on SH 857 for 6 miles to Twp. Rd. 572, then east for 4 miles to Rge. Rd. 144, then south 1/2 mile.

Schedule of Services

Services are in Slavonic and English, and the parish follows the Old Calendar.

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy or as scheduled.  Call ahead.
Sunday Morning

Parish Background

The founding meeting was held March 01, 1917, and the church was incorporated on December 10, 1918 as:  “St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church of Desjarlais”Ö“The unique thing about this incorporation is that since (its) members were Russo Orthodox, Ukrainian Orthodox, and Romanian Orthodox they chose to incorporate it as Greek Orthodox and any clergy of any Orthodox denomination were allowed to serve in the church.”  (from pp. 103, Early Foundations, Willingdon and Area History,1990)