Our History

In 1962 Bishop Neil Savaryn asked Fr. Bohdan Hanushevsky to establish a Ukrainian Catholic Parish in the Ottewell district of Edmonton. Following two years, in the spring of 1964, the first parish priest of St. Nicholas, Fr. Anthony Pawliuk invited several Ukrainian Catholics residing in the Ottewell district to join Bishop Savaryn and several attending clergy in the blessing of the land on 95th Ave. and Austin O'Brien Road for a designated future church. Mr. Eugene Tchir was elected by the parishioners to lead them in the construction of the new church. With a $40,000.00 loan from the Imperial bank of Commerce and the Eparchy of Edmonton construction was begun.  By the fall of 1965 the basement of St. Nicholas was completed and Fr. Pawliuk commenced celebrating the Sunday Divine Liturgy. The church proper was completed in 1972, with the official opening on December 17, 1972.  In 1989 St. Nicholas Church underwent an expansion adding a spacious vestibule, boardroom, and offices.  In 1992 the parish basement was renovated to accommodate a modern, industrial kitchen for use with the parish hall.