Burying Time Capsule

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

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

What's New in our Diocese of NS and PEI?

     There's lots of information online regarding the diocese we belong to - Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.  You can receive the weekly Anglican NetNews by subscribing at... 
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     Here's what's going on this week...
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From the Bishop’s Office


Ordination of Ms. Mellanie Cohoon as a Transitional Deacon | Installation of Metropolitan | Ordination and Installation of the Rev. David Edwards, ordination as Bishop/Installation as Bishop of Fredericton Read More


The Very Rev. John Wright-Appointment | The Rev. Shona Boardman-Resignation | The Rev. Andrew Cook,Appointment | Ms. Mellanie Cohoon-Ordination | Installation of Metropolitan | Ordination and Installation of The Rev. David Edwards Read More

Where is the Bishop

Bishop Ron's schedule for the week. Read More

Notification of Openings

St. John's, North Sydney * Job site of Anglican Church of Canada Read More

Synod Office Notices


Autumn is a great time for offering Christian Formation teaching on the basics of the faith. Whether it's in a small group setting or as a preaching series, there are plenty of materials available. There are four new documents available from the Diocesan Website (www.nspeidiocese.ca). Read More

Synod Office Notices

SafeR Church Webinar | Diocesan Heating Oil Program Read More

Social Justice

The Diocese of NS & PEI Environment Challenge!

The Diocesan Environmental Task Group will challenge the parishes of the diocese to think about their environmental impacts and take action to make change in their communities. Each month will bring a new challenge, new ideas, and opportunities for new growth! Read More

Climate Summit

It is just two weeks until the UN convene world leaders at their Climate Summit on 23rd September 2014. Various events are taking place in the lead up to the Summit and in the week following to engage faith communities and make sure our voice is heard. There are some fantastic opportunities for churches in the UK and globally to get involved – don’t miss out! Read More

World Day For Peace

September 21 is World Day for Peace. Around the world, people of many different faiths and people of no religious affiliation will focus on peace. Please encourage your members to join this focus on peace in some way that makes sense in your community. Read More

Week For Peace In Palestine and Israel -

Week For Peace In Palestine and Israel - Every year the World Council of Churches designates a week for peace in Palestine and Israel. Christian leaders in Palestine prepare resources and encourage churches around the world to 'pray, learn, and advocate' for peace. The week this year is: Sept. 21 - 27. Read More


The Annual PWRDF Diocesan Workshop will be held at on Saturday, October 25 at Holy Trinity Church Hall in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Read More

Food Banks and Beyond

Solutions for Eliminating Hunger in Our Community | World Food Day, Thursday, October 16th, 2014. Read More

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Praying Each Day

     This is the posting for today from www.prayingeachday.org

1 If someone asked what happened exactly a year ago today, would we remember?

2 If someone was to ask what happened in Britain on this day in 1752, the answer would be “nothing”!

3 There was no 9th September in Britain in 1752. The day after the 2nd September
became the 14th. 11 days were “lost”! Why was this?

4 The arrangement of days in the year - the calendar -
had been worked out in Roman times, but the Romans had made a slight miscalculation
for the length of the year (being the exact time that the earth goes round the sun, giving us the different seasons.)

5 And so, by 1752, nature’s seasons were getting more out of line: the calendar was 11 days out, resulting in Spring, for example, gradually occurring sooner as a date in the calendar. In the same way, the dates associated with planting and harvesting were changing.

6 The government realised that they had better alter the calendar, as many other countries had already done. And so it was decided that 11 days should be “lost”.

7 It seems funny to us, but some people thought that they were being “cheated”
out of 11 days, and that they would die 11 days sooner! There were riots in parts of the country as some people demanded that the government give them back their “stolen” 11 days!

8 Let us pray,
thinking of those who look back and wish they had an extra day
or more time:
- those who have too little time for what they are expected to do;
- those who have lost a sense of balance and proportion in their lives;
- those who feel that they have made a mess of everything and would like to be able to start again.

9 We pray, too, for those who might wish for less time:
- those who are worried about what might happen;
- those who are in despair;
- those who suffer hours of pain and illness;
- those who are in prison or being tortured;
- those who wish to die.

10 On all these people, Lord,we ask your blessing.

Fall is here!

     The wonderful days of fall are upon us!  The days are sunny and clear, and the nights cool and crisp.  The harvest has begun!  
     Things are getting back to normal following a wonderful summer!  Vacations are over, school is back in and it's time to get back into our routine with church goings-on - from meetings to workshops and weekly worship.  Be sure to check the list of Events on the far right of this blog.
     Let's all celebrate fall and thank God for all His blessings!