Anglican Church of Canada
|Sunday||8:00 a.m.||Eucharist||Said Service (BCP)|
|Sunday||10:00 a.m.||Eucharist||Choral (Sung)
(alternating BCP & BAS)
|Sunday||10:00 a.m.||Sunday School||All ages, nursery, pre-school and school age|
|Thursday||10:00 a.m.||Eucharist||Said Service (BAS Contemporary)|
Sunday School and Nursery are available every Sunday for the 10 am service
SPECIAL SERVICES (Lent and Easter)
|Wednesday, 14 Feb||8am & 7pm||Holy Eucharist||Imposition of the ashes|
|Sunday, 25 Mar||8am & 10am||Holy Eucharist||Sunday of the Passion - Palm Sunday|
|Monday, 26 Mar||7pm||Holy Eucharist||Holy Week|
|Tuesday, 27 Mar||7pm||Holy Eucharist||Holy Week|
|Wednesday, 28 Mar||7pm||Holy Eucharist||Holy Week|
|Thursday, 29 Mar||7pm||Holy Eucharist||Maundy Thursday - Stripping of the Altar|
|Friday, 30 Mar||10 am||Holy Eucharist||Good Friday- Reserved Sacrament|
|Saturday, 31 Mar||7pm||Holy Eucharist||Holy Saturday - The Great Vigil of Easter|
|Sunday, 01 Apr||8am & 10am||Holy Eucharist||Easter Sunday|
Baptism is the first sacrament of the Christian church. As a sacrament, it is a visible sign of God's invisible grace. Water is used as the visible sign because of it association with birth and with washing. In baptism we are born in God's family and our sins are washed away. This happens invisibly. We cannot see or prove that God is doing anything, which is why baptism require faith. In short, we become Christians when we are baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Baptism is especially appropriate at the Easter Vigil, the Day of Pentecost, All Saints' Day or the Sunday after All Saint' Day, the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, or when a bishop is present. For pastoral reasons, baptism may also be offered on the Transfiguration of the Lord and Holy Cross Sunday or the Sundays immediately after them.
Dates for Baptism 2018
|Sunday||January 07||8am & 10am||Baptism of the Lord|
|Saturday||Mar 31||8pm||Holy Saturday (adult baptisms only)|
|Sunday||May 20||8am & 10am||Pentecost|
|Sunday||August 05||8am & 10am||Transfiguration of the Lord|
|Sunday||September 16||8am & 10am||Holy Cross|
|Sunday||November 04||8am & 10am||All Saints|
To arrange a Baptism, please contact Fr Paul .
To see or fill out the Baptism Application, Click Here
Marriage is a sacrament - a visible sign of spiritual grace. Marriage is one of seven sacraments (the others being Baptism, confirmation, Holy Communion, Penance, the anointing of the Sick, and Holy Orders). Ironically, while our culture has become skeptical and forgetful of these other sacraments, it celebrates marriage with increasing ostentation and expense. But this is backwards from a Christian perspective because the sacraments of priority - that is, the two sacraments instituted by Christ for our salvation - are baptism and communion.
Still, just as baptism and communion are the sacraments of new life in Christ, so marriage is the sacrament of new Christian family and therefore deserves a joyful celebration. If you are baptized, practicing Christians and would like to learn more about the meaning of marriage, please complete the following application. Or, if thinking about marriage is prompting your interest in the Christian faith, please call and let's talk about your spiritual journey.
Confirmation Services are at the Cathedral. Confirmation is an opportunity to make a mature profession of Christian faith, having engaged in a serious study of its teachings. If you are 12 years of age or older and interested in being confirmed, please speak with Fr. Paul as soon as possible so that confirmation classes can be arranged.
Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality.
It's primarily for people who don't already belong to another form of church.
It meets at a time (and sometimes in a place) that suits people who don't already belong to church.
It typically includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy; a short celebration time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar; and a sit-down meal together at tables. All elements are for, and should include, people of all ages, adults and children.
It's a church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age - a congregation that is as valuable and worthy of investment as any of your other congregations.
It models and promotes good ways of growing as a family: a nuclear family, an extended family, and a global and local church family.
Its aim is to introduce Jesus, to give an opportunity to encounter him and to grow closer to him.
Messy Church is resourced, supported and enabled by BRF, The Bible Reading Fellowship.
Most Messy Churches meet once a month, although a few meet more frequently or more occasionally. In the words of Claire Dalpra of The Sheffield Centre (UK): Messy Church is an all-age fresh expression of church that offers counter-cultural transformation of family life through families coming together to be, to make, to eat and to celebrate God.
It isnít just for children - It's much easier to aim a Messy Church at one particular age group, but do stop and reflect on whether the non-verbal messages that this sends are what you want to say about God. If your Messy Church's teaching, crafts and food are all aimed just at the under-11s, think what message you're giving both children and adults: church is only relevant/fun/meaningful/interested in you until you're 12? God is for babies? No, Messy Church needs to be constantly creative in its thinking about how to involve very different people: young and old, families and single people, male and female, academic and practical, poor and rich.
It isnít a club - The whole of Messy Church is about worshipping God, having fellowship, exploring faith matters. It welcomes everyone, involves everyone, values everyone, is always there for the outsider. It's a church.
It isnít a way of getting people to come to church on Sunday - There are examples of people starting in Messy Church and deciding to join Sunday church as well but these are the exception rather than the rule. If people wanted to go to established church, they would be going by now. Messy Church is interdependent with established church, but will usually operate as a separate congregation or church.
It isnít just for church families - Anyone already belonging to church should be thinking about serving on the leadership team of Messy Church, however old or young they are, and helping others come to know Jesus.
It isnít just for families - All are welcome: single, widowed, childless, divorced. Church is inclusive, not exclusive.
It isnít a quick fix - Growing disciples takes time. Messy Church has only been going a few years anywhere. It usually only meets once a month. Growth will probably be slow.
It isnít an easy option - It takes money, time, prayer, commitment and energy from the church and leadership team.
It isnít a drain on church resources - Yes, it will take money and time, effort and gifted people to run it, but it will give back in return a group of people who are fired up for mission, empowered by using their God-given gifts. It will spark off ideas and inspiration about what church is all about and will renew vision. It will grow goodwill in the neighbourhood towards the church and, most importantly, provide the opportunity to do effective mission in your own community.
It isnít set in stone - We're learning all the time. As the network of Messy Churches grows and develops, so the best ways of delivering Messy Church will develop and grow. BRF has deliberately chosen to have a 'non-controlling', 'hands-off' approach in the way it promotes Messy Church in the hope that this will give God space to grow his church as he wants to, and that it will give everyone encouragement to experiment and innovate.
Dates for Messy Church
When: Temporarily suspended.
Times: 5-7 pmPictures