Burying Time Capsule

Burying Time Capsule
1859 - 150th Anniversary of Parish - 2009 (photo by Scott & Debbie Travers )

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Third Sunday of Advent

      Sunday, December 16th was the Third Sunday of Advent - the lighting the third purple candle.

Collect -
     God of power and mercy, you call us once again to celebrate the coming of your Son. Remove those things which hinder love of you, that when he comes, he may find us waiting in awe and wonder for him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen.
cf. http://www.bvnanglican.ca/Advent%203%20December%2016%202012.pdf

Image cf. http://www.holycrossrumson.typepad.com/pastor/2009/12/gaudete-sunday-third-sunday-in-advent.html

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Second Sunday of Advent

     Sunday, December 9th was the Second Sunday of Advent - the lighting the second purple candle.
O come, Lord, desire of our greatest needs,
O come, Lord, liberator of Humanity.
O come, Lord, O come, Immanuel.  Amen
( cf. Book of Common Order of the Church of Scotland )
Google Image cf. http://archdioceseoftoronto.blogspot.ca/2011/12/advent-wreaths-scrabble-straw.html

Collect of the Day: Almighty God, who sent your servant John the Baptist to prepare your people to welcome the Messiah, inspire us, the ministers and stewards of your truth, to turn out disobedient hearts to you, that when the Christ shall come again to be our judge, we may stand with confidence before this glory; who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Friday, November 30, 2012

NetNews from the Diocese

     I'm signed up to receive the NetNews from the Diocese by email every week - the following announcement are in today's news -
     Bishop Sue is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Jody Clarke and the Rev’d Charles Bull as Canons of the Cathedral Church of All Saints effective December 1, 2012. On an appropriate occasion, they will be installed in their seats at the Cathedral.

     The Rev’d Ann Bush has been appointed Rector ½ time at the Parish of Port Hill, PEI, effective January 1, 2013.   Ann comes to us from the Parish of Fort Smith in the Diocese of the Arctic.

      On December 6, 2012 - Feast of St. Nicholas, The Rev'd Rob Elford and The Rev'd David Puxley will be ordained as Priests.  The ordination will take place at Trinity Church, Halifax at 7:00 p.m. The liturgical colour is white.  The offering will go to PWRDF for which envelopes will be provided.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

2013 Canadian Church Calendar

     The 2013 Canadian Church Calendars are on sale now in our churches throughout Canada for $6 each - proceeds go to ACW, locally and nationally.  The Calendar is published by The Anglican Church of Canada
    Each month has a prayers excerpted from Celtic Prayers & Reflections by Jenny Child.   
 The Church on the cover of the Calendar is Cathedral of Holy Trinity, Quebec City.
The calendar is a great resource of the important days & events in the Church.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Treasured Talents - Anglican Church is truly blessed

     The Anglican Church of Canada has a new initiative in Treasured Talents whereby the Anglican Church of Canada recognizes the volunteers and talents of parishioners within our churches and parishes and will feature an individual for a month on their website .


Treasured Talents …The Anglican Church of Canada is truly blessed!

     Treasured Talents recognizes the generous gifts of time and talent that our church receives from volunteers across the country. The Anglican Church of Canada is truly blessed with volunteers of all ages who give in many ways—at parish, diocesan and national levels. They play an important role in the life of our church, making it possible for ministries and commitments to be carried out at home and abroad. Through their time and talents, they also serve as an example of how the Marks of Mission are being lived throughout our church.
     Submit your nomination online!  Each month, Resources for Mission will feature a story of a volunteer whose time and talent has made a difference. We look forward to sharing their inspiring stories of generosity with you and having the opportunity to say thank you.
     For more information on how to nominate and share the story of a volunteer that you would like to recognize, see the call for nominations or contact Shannon Cottrell, donor relations and volunteer coordinator, by email or phone: (416) 924-9199 ext. 334.
    Interested in learning more about the Marks of Mission and sharing how God’s mission is at work in your life? Visit the Marks of Mission website - http://www.anglican.ca/marks/
    See previous stories -  http://www.anglican.ca/gifts/get-involved/treasured-talents/archive
    Submit a nomination online - http://www.anglican.ca/gifts/get-involved/treasured-talents/nomination

Nominate a Treasured Talent

Do you treasure the time and talent of someone in your parish or diocese?
 Is there a story of an outstanding volunteer that you would like to share?
 Are you looking for a creative way to honour a generous giver?
     Each month, Treasured Talents will select a volunteer’s story to feature on the church’s website [hyperlink to section of web]. Nominations are currently being accepted for 2012 and we invite you to nominate and share the story of a volunteer you would like to recognize. Nomination guidelines can be found on the volunteer recognition form below. Please note that the individual you wish to nominate must consent to being recognized publicly.
Nomination forms can also be submitted  by email or to:
Resources for Mission
The Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden Street
Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 3G2
     For more information, contact Shannon Cottrell, donor relations and volunteer coordinator, by email or phone: (416) 924-9199 ext 334.
     Interested in learning more about Marks of Mission and sharing how God’s mission is at work in your life? Visit the Marks of Mission website.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Rev. Andrew Mortimer, New Regional Dean for PEI

     Rev. Andrew Mortimer was installed as Regional Dean of Prince Edward Island on Sat. Nov 10, 2012 at the 158th Annual Meeting of the Diocesan Church Society of P.E.I. (DCS) held at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Crapaud. 
     The DCS annual meeting began at 9:30am with the Service of Word and Installation of the Regional Dean - the message was given by The Rt. Revd. Bishop Sue Moxley - she is just back from the ACC - Anglican Consultative Council (a world conference of the Anglican Communion) in Auckland, New Zealand - see below the Anglican Communion News about the meeting.  
     Following the service we had refreshments then carried-on the business portion of the annual meeting which was chaired by Bishop Sue.  The meeting concluded at noon followed by a lunch served in the Church Hall by the wonderful hospitality of the parishioners of St. John's Church. 
     Above: St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church located on Rte. 1 in Crapaud.  Designed by well-known Island Architect Wm. Harris and built in 1902.
     Above: inside St. John church - taking a coffee break between the service and the business of the meeting.
     The following news comes from the Anglican Communion website regarding Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Auckland, New Zealand held the first week of November 2012.  http://www.anglicancommunion.org/acns/news.cfm/2012/11/7/ACNS5239 regarding resolutions of their 

Anglican Communion News Service

Final day of ACC-15: "About the relationships, always about the relationships"

On the last morning of the Anglican Consultative Council meeting in Auckland, New Zealand the members considered a final set of resolutions, many of which reflected on work and conversations that had occurred earlier in the meeting.
Among the resolutions that were passed were a revision to the Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion to include references to peace conflict transformation and reconciliation. This had been requested by the last ACC meeting.
The Council unanimously agreed to adjust the wording of the current fourth Mark of Mission to read: 
To seek to transform unjust structures of society to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation.
Among the other resolutions passed was a call for an increase of lay participation in the commission, councils and other bodies of the Anglican Communion and the hope that a Director of Theological Education be appointed to the staff of the Communion Office.
Two final resolutions gathered a great deal of support and unanimous agreement.
The first was moved by Harriet Baka Nathan of the Episcopal Church of Sudan entitled “practical strategies for implementing the Marks of Mission”. It called on the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion to identify practical strategies to support the provinces of the Communion in the areas of land disputes; the trade, diffusion and misuse of small arms; border disputes; narcotics and alcohol abuse; youth unemployment and crime; and the trafficking, abuse and abduction of children and women.
The last resolution came out of the conversations that took place yesterday concerning a better understanding the Continuing Indaba process.
A motion was brought by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Southern Africa in which he noted the adoption of the resolution of ACC 15-21 on Continuing Indaba and “Understands Indaba to be a process of honest conversation that seeks to build community energize mission and provide a context in which conflict can be resolved”.
All of the delegates who spoke to this resolution expressed appreciation for the helpful addition to the original resolution.
The final hour was spent in reflecting on the ACC meeting and offering thoughts and hopes for the future.
Two ecumenical guests, Rev Father Paul Patitsas and the Rev Prof Robert Griben (of the six ecumenical partners that were present), spoke of their experience at being at ACC-15. Father Paul highlighted that they had attended as partners and not guests and had been encouraged to comment on issues and felt “embraced in love”. He expressed the hope that all might continue to “work at being one” and offered a personal appreciation of the ministry of the Archbishop Rowan Williams as an Instrument of Communion. He also spoke on behalf of His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew who noted the concern expressed about the environment and also offered hope and prayers for Archbishop Rowan and for the selection of the next Archbishop of Canterbury.
Rev Prof Robert Gribben also spoke, sharing some thoughts from the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity which commented on our Covenant process and our Ecumenical agreements. He finished his reflection with the words, “We need you my brothers and sisters to be united so that you may be part of a strong ecumenical world, and you need us also.”
The ACC members were asked, “What is the headline you are taking home?” The laity shared their answers first. Garth Blake of Australia spoke of the great variety and energy at this meeting with so many aspects of mission. Lisbeth Barahona of Central America saw the work on justice and the elimination of violence as a key component. The youth member Sarah Tomlinson spoke of the “rebranding” of the Communion--that it was now deeply grounded in hope and justice. Suzanne Lawson of Canada the Anglican Communion “actually works and we are together.”
The clergy spoke of the diversity within the New Zealand church and how the Continuing Indaba process can be used in so many aspects of circumstances. Moses Chin observed to great laughter that, “It takes us a long time to agree on anything.”
The episcopal member from Nigeria Archbishop Nwosu talked about the future and “on the importance of maintaining the ACC”, while Bp Humphrey Peters of Pakistan called the meeting a “big love.” The Primus of The Scottish Episcopal Church, Bp David Chillingworth reflected that the ACC is “about the relationships, always about the relationships.”
A closing resolution was moved thanking Archbishop Rowan Williams for his faithfulness and ministry, his leadership of the Anglican Consultative Council and wishing him, his wife Dr Jane Williams and their children Rhiannon and Pip God’s blessing and peace. He was accorded a very long standing ovation from all.
The meeting closed with the singing of the doxology and the announcement that ACC-16 will take place in Lusaka, Zambia in May or June of 2016.
[Note: read the final resolutions as they are posted online here:http://www.aco.org/communion/acc/meetings/acc15/resolutions.cfm ]

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lest We Forget

Image cf. http://www.edmontonjournal.com/travel/Some+Remembrance+services+Edmonton+area/7527184/story.html

File photo of poppies at the headstones of soldiers, Edmonton’s Beechmount Cemetery in 2011

Photograph by: Larry Wong , Edmonton Journal


In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below. 

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields. 

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields. 
- John McCrae

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

November Prayer

In busy days of noise and action - and especially when
my journey seems long
and my energy is spent - 
lead me to be still, Lord,
and discover anew
that you are with me.
Photo by C.W.Jeffery

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Johnny Fitzgerald Obituary

     The whole of western Prince Edward Island is mourning the loss of Johnny Fitzgerald this week as we learned of his passing.  He was a great person to entertain and perform at church services, functions and fund-raisers - doing God's work.  He will be missed!
     Below are photos and his obituary posted on the Ferguson Funeral Home website.
     Peacefully at the Palliative Care Unit, Community Hospital, O’Leary surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, October 28, 2012 of Johnny Henry Fitzgerald of Inverness aged 76, beloved husband of Hazel (nee Coughlin). Born at Murray Road Place, on October 28, 1936, son of the late Tom and Amanda (Coughlin) Fitzgerald.
     Dear father to Debbie Lynch (Fenton Palmer), Conway and Bernie (Julie), Calgary.  Loving grandfather to Jessica and Jenna. Brother in law to Jean LeClair, Mount Pleasant; Ruth Fitzgerald (George Lynch), Inverness; Dorothy (Arnold) MacDougall, Inverness; Everett (Lillian) Coughlin, Howlan; Florence (Lawson) Adams, Alberton and Lillian (Duff) Cooper, Portage.
     Predeceased by his parents, son Robert in infancy, daughter Gail age 17 (1973), brothers George and James, sister Mae Fredrickson and son in law Darrell Palmer.
     Resting at the Ferguson Funeral Home and Chapel, O’Leary with visiting hours Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral will be Wednesday in the Chapel at 2pm. Interment to follow in the St.Peters Anglican Church Cemetery.
     In memory of Johnny, memorials to St. Peters Anglican Church or Palliative Care Unit, Community Hospital, O’Leary, would be appreciated.   www.fergusonsfh.com

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Praying Each Day

    The following comes from the website: Praying Each Day http://www.prayingeachday.org/Oct25.pdf

1  Margaret Clitherow was a butcher’s wife in York during the sad and tragic times of the 16th Century when people were persecuted - some for being Catholic, and some for being Protestant.

2  In Margaret’s time, an Act of Parliament had made it high treason to be a Catholic or encourage others to be Catholic. Yet Margaret kept a Catholic teacher for her own children and those of a few neighbours. She had a priest’s hiding place in her house, ready to conceal a visiting Catholic priest if her house was about to be searched.

3  One day, the house was searched, and candles and vestments used for Mass were discovered. Margaret was taken to Court and charged with treason. Standing before the Judge, she refused to plead “guilty” or “not guilty” to the charge of treason. By not pleading, she wanted to spare her children and servants and neighbours from having to give evidence. At the same time, she did not want to trouble the consciences of members of a jury.

4  The crime of sheltering or helping a priest was punishable by hanging, but Margaret knew that she faced a worse penalty if she did not plead in court. She was to be lain on the floor and have weights placed onto a door that would lie on top of her. A sharp stone was placed under her back and, on 25th March 1586, Mrs Margaret Clitherow was crushed to death in York, after she had prayed for Queen Elizabeth I. 

5  Margaret Clitherow was one of the 40 Martyrs of England and Wales to be canonised - made “saints” - on this day in 1970.

6  In that century - the 1500s - there were also Protestant martyrs. 31 years before Margaret Clitherow’s death, two Protestant bishops were burned at the stake in Oxford whilst the Catholic Mary was Queen. Bishop Hugh Latimer spoke to Bishop Nicholas Ridley as the flames were about to be lit: “Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man. We shall this day light such a candle by God’s grace, in England,
as I trust shall never be put out.”

7  Let us pray: 

Jesus, light of the world, 
lead us to be
tolerant and understanding of others,
looking for what unites people
rather than
what might divide and separate.
Inspire us always
to discover the best in one another
and work together
to build up your kingdom
in our world today.   Amen.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Bless our choices

     A friend gave me this little booklet of prayer postcards.  I scanned one of the prayers appropriate for this time of year and recent harvest.
     Further down is information about the postcard booklet.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

     Happy Thanksgiving to All.  Here's a Thanksgiving Dinner Prayer from Mary Fairchild ( in this weeks Parish Bulletin ):

Heavenly Father, on Thanksgiving Day
We bow our hearts to You and pray.
We give You thanks for all You've done
Especially for the gift of Jesus.  Your Son.
For beauty in nature. Your glory we see
For joy and health, friends and family,
For daily provision, Your mercy and care
These are the blessings You graciously share.
So today we off this response of praise
With a promise to follow You all of our days.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Back to Church Sunday - Sept. 30, 2012

All are welcome to join us this Sunday for Back to Church Sunday!
For more information see http://www.backtochurch.co.uk/

Back To Church Sunday UK

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Prayer for Today

1   Today saw the birth of George Cadbury in 1839, renowned for starting to produce the Cadbury’s chocolate that we now know.

2   He moved the factory from Birmingham itself to a new site outside the city, which he called ‘Bournville’. He is well-remembered for building there a 250-acre village of good, spacious houses for all his workers. Each house had a garden, and the village had wide open spaces - remarkable conditions for workers of the 1800s. George Cadbury sold the houses to the workers at cost price on very reasonable loans.

3   The money spent on such excellent facilities reflected the value that George Cadbury placed in each of his workers and their families. He was a committed Christian, and a member of the ‘Society of Friends’, more generally known as ‘Quakers’.

4 Let us pray:

Lord God,
may others respect and value me
as much as I do them.

Above cf. http://www.prayingeachday.org/Sept19.pdf

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Prayer for the Week

God our Father, the Bible reminds us that your love for each of us in great and that you are faithful forever never letting us down.  Inspire us to value fellowship and loyalty, and to grow in faithfulness to those who love and trust us. Amen

Prayer for Teachers and Learners:  Almighty God, our heavenly Father, you have committed to your holy Church the care and nurture of your children: Enlighten with your wisdom those who teach and those who learn; that, rejoicing in the knowledge of your truth, they may worship you and serve you all the days of their life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
cf. Parish Bulletin, Sept. 9, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Praying Each Day for September 6

1 On this day in 1997, the funeral of Diana,
the young Princess of Wales, was held
in Westminster Abbey. The following
words were sung, and they can be our
words of commitment today:

2 I would be true
- for there are those who trust me.
I would be pure
- for there are those who care.
I would be strong
- for there is much to suffer.
I would be brave
- for there is much to dare.

3 I would be friend of all,
the foe, the friendless.
I would be giving,
and forget the gift.
I would be humble,
for I know my weakness.
I would look up,
laugh, love and live

This is an excerpt from the page for this date in
‘Praying Each Day of the Year’,
a 3-volume book 
by Nicholas Hutchinson, FSC. 
For details: 

Baptism at St. Peter's

    A baptism is always a time to celebrate and praise God for all his blessings.  On Sunday past we had a baptism at St. Peter's in Alberton - that of Layney Wanda Blair Smith, daughter of Lisa Marie and Kevin Benjamin Smith and sister to Landen Terrance Lee Smith.
 In His Constant Care
By artist Simon Dewey
      Biography of Artist: Simon Dewey was born in London, England. His father was an amateur artist who instilled in Simon a love for art. Simon studied for a while at a London art college, but later decided to work by himself to develop his talents. He soon had established a reputation as an excellent illustrator in London publishing circles.
     Simon came to find that his true love was in the painting of images of events found in the scriptures. These images received significant approval, and this encouraged Simon to enter the world of fine art. As Simon's talents have grown over the years, he has developed a truly special ability to portray the Savior Jesus Christ. His works bring us close to the Savior as they radiate love and compassion to all who view them.
     Simon currently lives in Cardston, Alberta with his wife and five children.
(from on line Biblical art – www.familyartusa.com)
 Above cf. Parish Bulletin Sept. 2, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Diocesan Website Launched

     Our Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island has launched a new re-vamped website - here's the link, http://www.nspeidiocese.ca/


The Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island's mission is to participate in God’s mission of reconciling the world to God through Jesus Christ. Our vision is to create and sustain Christ-centered, mission-minded- ministering communities of faith.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Combined Service & Baptisms at Holy Trinity Alma

     A combined parish service was held at Holy Trinity Alma Church on Sunday, August 12th with a good attendance and to witness a family baptism.
     Rev. Andrew officiated; Lay Reader Jan was server; scripture readings were by Bonnie; the organ was played by Davey; and the bulletins prepared by Janet.  Many thanks to all!!
    Those baptized were the two Peterson sisters and their young daughters.  This was the first baptism at Holy Trinity Alma since the spring of 1984 when Jennifer Jeffery was baptized here.
Following the service a potluck lunch was served in the church.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Combined Parish Service at Holy Trinity this Sunday

     A combined Parish Service will be held this Sunday, August 12th at Holy Trinity Alma Anglican Church at 10:30am - this is also a baptism service.  Following the service a potluck lunch will be served in the church.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Praying Each Day website

     In this week's bulletin is a prayer from the website Praying Each Dayhttp://www.prayingeachday.org/
     At the bottom of the daily page is a one line quote - here is today's,
Colours of the day; I watch the sunrise; The light of Christ

Monday, July 30, 2012

Alberton Exhibition "Lunch Box" Fundraiser

     This past weekend was the 85th annual Prince County Exhibition was held in Alberton.  Our Parish has had a "church booth" at the Exhibition, now the Lunch Box, where we serve refreshments, sandwiches, sweets, etc. - mostly homemade items prepared by our Parishioners - everyone loves to get homemade goods.  I'm not entirely sure how long our Parish has had this booth at the Exhibition - it's been there as long as I can remember - 50 years or more.
     Thanks to all the volunteers and support received to make this annual parish fundraiser a great success.
     I don't have an image of the Lunch Box, however, here's an image below from Google Images.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


     I was just checking in with the Diocesan website ( http://www.nspeidiocese.ca/ ) to see what's new and thought I'd post what appears at the very top of the website home page - Our Mission Our Vision.  
     Here it is, from the website...
Mission: To participate in God’s mission of reconciling the world to God through Jesus Christ.
Vision: To create and sustain Christ-centered, mission-minded- ministering communities of faith.
*By focusing on the Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion (1984)
  • to proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom;
  • to teach, baptize and nurture new believers;
  • to respond to human need by loving service;
  • to seek to transform unjust structures of society;
  • to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.
*By focusing on the Marks of a Healthy Congregation from the Alban Institute:                                                                       
  • IDENTITY: Our congregation knows who they are before God;
  • VISION: Our congregations knows what it is called to do;         
  • STEWARDSHIP: Our congregation has the resources and leadership necessary to carry out it calling;  
  • WORSHIP: People experience the power and energy of the Gospel in their worship and life together;
  • OUTREACH: The activities of the congregation make a discernible difference in individual lives and in the world around us.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Memorial Service at Holy Trinity

     We had a great turn-out for the Memorial Service at Holy Trinity Church, Alma yesterday afternoon.  It was beautiful service on a very warm summer's afternoon!!!!
Above and Below: recent photos of the church and cemetery.
     The Memorial Service began in the cemetery.  Rev. Andrew played his guitar for the first hymn Be Still for the Presence of the Lord, followed by prayers and readings including Psalm 23 led by Lay Reader Jan.  Then we moved in to the church for the rest of the service and the singing of In the Garden played on the organ by David Barbour. The service continued with a sermon from Rev. Andrew and the singing of more traditional hymns, Church in the Wildwood and Sweet By and By.  Following we had lunch and fellowship in the church. 
      This was the second Memorial Service at Holy Trinity Cemetery - the first was held on July 14, 2002 with Rev. Fran Boutillier officiating.  We've been talking about how much we enjoyed that service ever since -  today was the 10th anniversary of that first service and now hope to make this an annual event.

Above: Holy Trinity Cemetery just before the service started.

 Following the service we had a great lunch and fellowship.
 Below: Rev. Andrew chatting with Holy Trinity treasurer Verna and guest.
There's always great food at church gatherings! Especially Irene's chocolate cake!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Memorial Service Holy Trinity Alma Church

    There will a memorial service at Holy Trinity Alma Church on Sunday, July 15th at 2:30pm.  The service will start in the cemetery then move into the church.  Refreshments to follow at the church.  All Welcome.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

St. Peter's Alberton getting painted

     The church is getting a fresh coat of paint (along with a few exterior misc. repairs).  
     St. Peter's Alberton is the third St. Peter's Church in our Parish.  The first St. Peter's was built in 1865 on the outskirts of town and sold to be used as a house when the second St. Peter's opened in the town of Alberton in 1891, located on the corner of corner of Main and Church Streets.  In 1927 a great fire burned the east side of Main Street - burning all the buildings including the church.  Immediately a committee was struck to build a new church, the third St. Peter's which opened in the fall of 1929.  
     In the 1980's a new foundation was placed under the church to create a Hall with kitchen; Sunday School room, Washrooms, Office, etc.
     Below photo of the present St. Peter's taken not long after construction in 1929.  This photos comes from http://peihistoricplaces.ca/index.php3?number=1029174&lang=E
Below photo comes from Archiveimagec - taken in 1929.
Below: St. Peter's Confirmation Class June 29, 1931.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Joint Parish Service at St. Luke's and Rededication of Hall

     We had a wonderful service at St. Luke's O'Leary on Sunday morning!  We were honoured with the presence of The Right Reverend Bishop Sue Moxley who conducted the service along with Rev. Andrew, Lay Reader Jan and Altar Server Olivia.  The church was full and the music was wonderful, provided by Adrienne, Perry and Claude along with the children's band.
Above: The Choir getting ready for the service.
Above: Rev. Andrew & Perry.
Above: The Children's Band leads the singing of This Little Light of Mine.
     Following the service the St. Luke's Hall rededication was conducted by Bishop Sue and Rev. Andrew with guest speakers, Hon. Robbie Henderson, MLA and Minister of Tourism, Brenda Profitt, Local Development Officer, along with Perry and Adrienne who thanked all those who donated time and effort to see the project through to completion.
Above: Bishop Sue rededicates St. Luke's Hall.
 Above: L-R: Lay Reader Jan, Bishop Sue, Rev. Andrew.

     St. Luke's Hall has recently gone through a major renovation and improvement.  The Hall was originally a horse barn for the Church parishioners.  In the 1950's it was moved around to its present location and a new wood floor was installed in time for Colston and Helen Wood's wedding.  The Hall has served parishioners and the community for more than 60 years and with the new renovations will serve for many, many more years to come.
     Following the rededication of the Hall we had a wonderful potluck lunch followed by a Kitchen Party!