Burying Time Capsule

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

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Rev. John Ferguson - 25 years ago today

     This flashback appears in today's Journal Pioneer newspaper.  Rev. Ferguson was Rector in our Parish from January 1982 until the Fall of 1991.  From our Parish he went on to the Parish of Eastern Passage (near Dartmouth, N.S.) where he has remain Rector until this fall when he will retire, 25 years years later. He and his wife will retire to P.E.I. in the not to distant future.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Anglican Church at Kildare Re-decorated - 1953

 - Members of the Congregation of Christ Church, Kildare Capes are very happy about the appearance of their church which is to be reopened on Sunday.  The original church at Kildare Capes was lost by fire which occurred when the men shingling the roof were home to lunch.  The present church was formerly the Methodist Church at Montrose which was hauled to the site by the late Spurgeon Jeffery about twenty-five years ago.  The interior was renovated to chancel style at that time.
     The present redecoration includes the replacement of all window.  After the plaster was removed dry wall construction was used.  The walls are a grey tone which offsets very well the varnished hardwood ceilings and the grained and varnished wainscotting and seats.
     The congregation, which consists of only fifteen families, is to be congratulated on such a large undertaking.
     The Rte. Rev. R.H. Waterman, who will be making his episcopal visitation to the parish on Sunday, will rededicate the church in the afternoon and be the special preacher.
     Rev. J.R. McMahon, the rural dean of Prince Edward Island, is the rector.
Article comes from "The Guardian"  Oct. 16, 1953
 Photos by Reg Porter. c. 1980s

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Combined Parish Service at Holy Trinity Alma

     The annual summer service will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, tomorrow, Sunday, August 21 at 10:30am.
     Rev. Darroch Fagan will officiate the service.  All are welcome!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter

     We had a wonderful Easter service this morning at St. Peters Alberton and St. Luke's O'Leary officiated by Rev. Fagan.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Holy Week Services at St. Peter's Alberton

     Service will be held at 12:05am Monday through Thursday at St. Peters during Holy Week as follows conducted by a different church each day.
Monday - Anglican
Tuesday - United
Wednesday - Nazareth
Thursday - Sacred Heart R.C.
    Following service each day soup and biscuit is served...around 12:30am.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Best wishes, God bless

     Rev. Andrew will celebrate his final service with us on Sunday morning, March 13th at St. Peter's and St. Luke's.  A few days later he will officially become the new rector at the Parishes of Musquodoboit and Ship Harbour, Nova Scotia. 
     The Parishioners of Alberton-O'Leary wish Rev. Andrew and Janet all the best in their new home.  God bless.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Happy New Year

    Wishing everyone a joyous year ahead with many blessings!

Image cf. http://centerbarnsteadcc.org/450/
     It's the season for annual meetings in the church.  First we start with each of our Parish's four churches having separate annual meetings where Warden and Treasurer Reports are presented.  Christ Church Kildare Capes held their annual meeting yesterday; St. Peter's Alberton is on Satruday, January 16th at 10am in St. Peter's Hall followed by Holy Trinity Alma's at 11:30am in St. Peter's Hall; and St. Luke's O'Leary holds their annual meeting on Sunday, January 17th following their morning service.  
Image cf. http://www.stmichaelandallangels.ca/2015/09/minutes-of-parish-council-meeting/
     Our Parish's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Sunday, February 7th at 1pm in St. Luke's Hall.   The meeting is preceded with a combined Parish service and potluck lunch.  
     This will be Rev. Andrew's final AGM in our Parish as he and Janet are moving to a new parish, the Parishes of Musquodoboit and Ship Harbour, Nova Scotia in March 2016.