St. Peter's Anglican Church
There are many opportunities for parishioners to help in the enrichment of church life and their own personal lives by joining one or more of the following groups:
Members of the Guild clean and maintain the linens (altar cloths, purificators, corporals and lavabo towels), vessels (chalices, patens, cruets, ciboria and alms basins) and other objects used in the worship of the church. They work hard to maintain the beauty of our worship life by shining the brass and arranging the flowers for Sunday. It is truly holy work and is imperative to the life of the church.
St. Peter's is now embarking on expanded musical content under the guidance of a young and enthusiastic organist and choir director. The choir is small but the quality is high and the group is dedicated to constant improvement and introducing new hymns and anthems. Please contact the Organist/Choir Director for more information regarding the choir and music at St. Peter's.
St. Peter's Anglican Church sings a variety of educational resources for our Sunday school, some more conventional (i.e. lesson-plans from the Diocesan website and Episcopal Digital) and some more current (i.e. utilizing more of an audiovisual component). We are actively exploring how to ensure that our Sunday school are tied into the service. We continue to explore the understanding of the Holy Eucharist and our young people are asking more and more questions around what Holy Communion entails.
fundraising & planning committee
fundraising & planning committee
The Fundraising & Planning Committee is a group of dedicated members of our church that is responsible for creating fundraising events and planning for non-fundraising events. A number of events were planned which brought our parish together as a family to celebrate both our parish traditions and sense of community.
The Sunshine Group consists mainly of younger generation mothers who take a regular turn at coffee hour, help decorate the church for harvest, and put on various events throughout the year to contribute to the social side of parish life. Members include Lisa Turner, Gail Thompson, June Montesano, and Lottie Bowering.
The readers take part in our service by reading the 1st and 2nd lessons from the Holy Bible.
Chalice bearers are parishioners who have been chosen to support the clergy in administering the wine to members of the congregation during the celebration of the Eucharist.
Our Servers assist in the Worship Service by carrying the processional & recessional cross, lighting candles, holding the Gospel book and assisting the Deacon or Priest in the set up and clean up at the altar.
The Greeters and Sidespeople set the tone when you first come to St. Peter's. They are there to welcome people into the church and to make sure that they have everything they need to worship and participate with ease. They are our frontline ministers!
We invite the community to be our guest for lunch on the first Saturday of every month from 12:30pm to 2pm. Delicious homemade soup and sandwiches are served in our lower hall and switching it up in the warmer months, to a barbecue on the front lawn. For Thanksgiving and Christmas, we serve a full complete hot meal. Everyone is welcome; those in need, those who would like some company, those who just need a change of scenery and those who want to come out and get to know their neighbours.
Twice annually, we put out a call for gently used clothing helping people to purge what they no longer require. In turn, we invite those in need to come and select items they could use. The response is always over-whelming with many happy families leaving with new-found clothing.
Support of Senior Residences
Some very creative ladies craft cards that are delivered with palm crosses to the Christian residents of a local seniors home. On Mother’s Day, carnations are presented to the ladies.
Personal Care Product Collection
Much-needed personal care products are collected and donated to the Winter Respite Shelter located on Progress Avenue.
Support of the Food Bank at St. Ninian’s
In additional to providing solid operational support, our weekly food donations are much appreciated helping to feed 130 families each week.
The mitten tree can be found in the narthex come early December. A wide variety of mittens, gloves, and hats decorate the tree. Most are made by a founding member who, well into her 90’s, still knits up a storm! All are collected and distributed to those in need through the food bank and various other agencies.
I Love First Peoples
As of 2018, we are now supporting our indigenous children and youth right here in Canada by filling “Friendship Boxes”. Find out more at ilovefirstpeoples.ca.