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Who We Are...

 St. Paul’s is a lively community, devoted to God through our Anglican worship tradition, and to service to others through outreach. For 150 years, the parish has been located in the heart of Downtown Canton, responding to the needs at our doorstep and offering rich cultural and spiritual experience to the wider community. Together with Mt. Olive Baptist Church and StarkFresh, we have launched a more than year-long effort called "Courageous Conversations" to address racism and ways to counter its continuing impact on Canton and the surrounding community. We also embrace music through our monthly concert and compline series.  St. Paul's hosts the interfaith Thanksgiving Baskets downtown, and has served the community for more than four decades through food ministries, including HOT lunch on the third Saturday of each month and a meal-and-movie night for families the fourth Friday of each month.  Last year, it became home to a "Meals on Wheels" distribution center. Its "firsts" as the first Episcopal church in Stark County include housing children orphaned by the flu pandemic after World War I, the first preschool for inner-city children in Canton and the first consignment shop serving downtown. We offer meeting space and support to community groups, including NA and AA. 

Worship times

9:00 am
Adult Bible Study
9:15 am
Children's Class
10:30 am
Holy Eucharist Rite II
11:45 am
Coffee and Conversation

Volunteer opportunities

One time opportunities
Ongoing commitment opportunities


Feed the Hungry

Meal Programs

Thanksgiving Baskets fed 1000 families in 2014
A website has been created at
Please see for more details

HOT Lunch feeds over 100 guests 
each Third Saturday


Career Services and Education

TIQVAH is an after-school program housed by St. Paul's on weekdays for at-risk children.

We Provide Warmth

Donation Coordination/Distribution

Bev Jordan of the Stark Social Workers Network poses with Reverend Bond beside the more than 60 blankets collected at Christmas for those in need.

Sacred Ground Race Dialogue Circles

Racial Reconciliation
Sacred Ground

Sacred Ground is dialogue series on race, grounded in faith. Small groups are invited to walk through chapters of America’s history of race, racism, and whiteness while weaving in threads of family story, economic class, and political and regional identity. The 10-part series is built around a powerful online curriculum of documentary films and readings that focus on Indigenous, Black, Latino, and Asian/Pacific American histories as they intersect with European American histories.

Sacred Ground is a resource coming out of Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in our personal lives, our ministries, and our society. This series is especially designed to help white people talk with other white people, while being open to all racial/ethnic groups. Participants are invited to peel away the layers that have contributed to the challenges and divides of the present day – all while grounded in our call to faith, hope and love.

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Becoming Beloved Community Grants 2019
St. Paul's Church, Canton, OH

2019 Becoming Beloved Community Grant Recipient - Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Canton, Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, $6,000.00


425 Cleveland Ave SW
Canton, OH 44702-1625
United States

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Interim Rector: The Rev. Dr. Erwin M. Smuda

Organized groups

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)/Narcotics Anonymous/Twelve Step
Eucharistic Ministers/Visitors
Daughters of the King
Bible study