Building Community

God has called us to himself not individually, but through membership in the body of Christ, so spiritual growth and friendship go together. We believe that our prayer and study go deeper, our ministries of service are more valuable, and our worship honours God more fully when we pursue these activities as a community.

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Special events and announcements about recurring programs can be found on our Facebook page. Most programs take a break during the summer months, although there may be special events.

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Prayer & Study

Morning & Evening Prayer

8:15 am & 4:15 pm
Most weekdays Mon-Thu
In the Church

The scriptures and prayer are the daily bread which sustains us through the week. The short "offices" (services) of Morning and Evening Prayer are offered using the 1962 Book of Common Prayer. This is an occasion not only for prayer, but for quietly growing in friendship. Fr Benjamin's pastoral responsibilities may mean that some offices are missed, so we encourage you to contact us to be added to a group notification when these services are cancelled.

Sunday Bible Study

On pause

Everyone is encouraged to attend our Bible study between the two Sunday services. Some come for the early service and stay for the study, while others come for the study and stay for the main service. We read and discuss a book of the Bible over many weeks.

Bible Fellowship

Tuesdays, 10:00 am,
In the Hall

This Bible study group, led by laypeople, has been going strong for many years. It is a time not only for reading God's word, but also for upholding one another, our parish, and our community in prayer.

Fellowship & Service

Honey Bees

Wednesdays, 12 noon
Monthly
In the Hall

The Honey Bees keep busy! Once a month, the Honey Bees host a by-donation community lunch. In the summer, they grow a small vegetable garden in the rectory lawn.

Children & Youth Ministry

On pause

Our youth group meets every Friday night for prayer, learning, and games. Kids age five and up are welcome. Teens meet at the same time, but have a separate program. We also host "Messy Church" events once a month. Read more about youth ministry here.

Men's Breakfast

Monthly, as announced
In the Hall

The men of the parish gather for a simple breakfast once a month to stay connected and show each other hospitality.

Friendship Singers

Monthly, as announced
At Roseway Manor

Started in 1977 by our own Robert MacKay and others, this ecumenical group from Shelburne-area churches gathers once a month to sing classic gospel hymns with the residents of the local assisted-living seniors' residence.

Kitchen Parties

Occasional

Every once in a while, every community needs to kick back with upbeat music and good food. The parish has hosted both Newfoundland and Acadian kitchen parties , at which our neighbours are always welcome.

Parish Council

Monthly

The Parish Council, chaired by our Wardens, oversees the "temporal affiars" of the church, such as financial administration, property decisions, and employment contracts. Councilors are elected at the Annual General Meeting.

Music & Worship

Choir

Wednesdays, 3:00 pm
& Sundays, 10:00 am
In the Church

These parishioners support the rest of the congregation in song on Sunday mornings at the main service. They gather once a week to practice the hymns and service music.

Choral Scholars

Wednesdays, 3:00 pm
& Sundays, 10:00 am
In the Church

This group of teens and young adults are offered musical instruction, regular performance time, and a small honoarium, so that they can deepen their skills and support the rest of the choir.

Country Gospel
Singers

Occasional Sundays
9:30 am
In the Church

Every few weeks, as the congregation gathers in the church before the main service, a handful of musicians play ol'-timey country-gospel hymns on the organ and guitar.

Altar Guild

Weekly, as announced

This tireless group of parishioners help everyone "worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness" by preparing the sanctuary and keeping the church tidy. 

Lay Ministers

Vocational

Lay Ministers are licenced by the diocese to provide non-ordained liturgical and pastoral leadership under the direction of the Rector.

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