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Trinity Anglican Church, Port Burwell

Trinity Anglican Church, Port Burwell, Ontario25 Pitt Street
Port Burwell, Ontario

The church was built in 1836 by Colonel Mahlon Burwell after whom the village is named. Surrounding the church is a historic cemetery in which the earliest burial is recorded as 1818.

It is currently part of a 3-point charge along with St. Luke’s in Vienna, and Trinity Church in Aylmer.

Sunday Service: 11:15am

Incumbant: Rev Adele Miles

Link:   Trinity Anglican Church, Port Burwell, Ontario

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December 31, 2008 at 12:25 am

Church of St John the Evangelist

St John the Evangelist Church, London, Ontario280 St. James Street
London, Ontario

St. John’s Vision Statement
As a people of God, we choose to express our faith through interactive worship and dynamic ministry, and to utilize our financial and human gifts with responsible stewardship to compassionately and actively care for and serve our parish, our community, and anywhere God calls us.

Sunday Service: 10:30 am

The rector is Canon Donald R. Ford.
Associates are Rev. Rob Luxton and Rev. Patricia Dobbs Luxton.

The parish of St. John the Evangelist was founded in 1864. Services were conducted in various places until 1888 when the congregation purchased a lot at the corner of Wellington and St. James Streets and erected the present building.   In 1895, a small hall was built for the growing Sunday School.   Two years later the spire was erected. In the 1920’s, additions included the chapel, the rounded apse behind the main altar, and more class rooms for the expanding Sunday School.   In the 1950’s, the cloister, the oak chapel screen and more new classrooms and office space in the hall were added.   A major restoration project was completed in 2002.

Website: St. John the Evangelist Church, London, Ontario

December 24, 2008 at 12:30 am

Old St Paul’s Church, Woodstock, Ontario

Collage of 1851 window coloured glassDundas St and Huron St
Woodstock, Ontario

Old St Paul’s Church was completed in 1834 with the chancel added in 1843 and the transepts in 1851.

The church was to have been closed when a new St Paul’s was built in 1879 but discontentment among some of the parishioners had a portion of the congregation return to the building in 1882.   New St Paul’s became the Church of the Epiphany in 2006.
Old St Paul's Church, Woodstock, Ontario
Sunday Services:
8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Rector: Rev. Bruce Genge

The church has been designated an Ontario Heritage Site.   There are tours in July and August, Mon-Fri 1:30pm – 3:30pm.

More on Old St Paul’s Church, Woodstock, Ontario

December 17, 2008 at 12:49 am

St James’ Anglican Church, Stratford

stratfordstjames41 Mornington Street
Stratford, Ontario

St James’ Anglican Church was built in 1870 on the west bank of the Avon River. It is the third Anglican church on the site with the first being built in 1849. Many pioneer grave markers can still be found just south of the church entrance.

In 1909, the tower was built and the chime of bells installed.   The chime consists of eleven bells, the largest of the bells weighs 2100 lbs.   St. James’ has recently begun a fund raising effort to restore the eleven bells and add four new bells to complete the chime.

Rector: Ven. Dr. Lorne Mitchell, Archdeacon of Huron/Perth
Associate Priest: Rev. Lynn Mitchell

Sunday Services:   9:00am   Holy Eucharist – Book of Common Prayer
10:30am   Sung Eucharist – Book of Alternative Services
Wednesday Service:   10:00am   Holy Eucharist

Link:   Anglicans in 19th Century Stratford, Ontario

December 13, 2008 at 3:43 pm

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Amahl and the Night VisitorsThe magic of Christmas will be brought to life on stage as St James Westminster presents Amahl and the Night Visitors, a one-act opera composed by Gian Carlo Menotti.   This professional production stars local jazz and opera star Sonja Gustafson, in her follow-up operatic performance to the 2007 Fringe Festival success of The Medium (also composed by Menotti).

This tale of a peasant boy with a wild imagination who is visited by the Maji demonstrates that at Christmas time anything can happen, even the unimaginable.

This family friendly production will be directed by renowned theatre artist Don Fleckser with musical direction by Stephen
Holowitz. “You do not have to be a seasoned opera fan to appreciate this production; it is perfect for the whole family,”
states Fleckser. “In fact, in order to make a family outing more feasible, St. James Westminster will be providing
complimentary child-care for children under the age of 6.”

Tickets:   $20 per person will go on sale to the public from Nov. 3 to Dec. 18.

Show Times:   Thursday December 18th at 7pm   Friday December 19th at 7pm   Saturday December 20th at 7pm and 9pm.   A complimentary nursery will be available for children 6 and under.

December 11, 2008 at 6:51 pm

New Year’s Day Levee

On New Year’s Day, there will be a Bishop’s Levee at St. Paul’s Cathedral. The day will begin with a Choral Eucharist at 11:00 am at which the Bishop will be the homilist. Following the service, the levee will be held in Cronyn Hall, from 12:00 pm until 1:30 pm. While distance, weather and holiday commitments are clearly issues at that time of year, we do want all members of our Huron Family to be aware of this event and to know they are invited to attend. This levee gives all those unable to attend the Service of Enthronement on the 10th of January the opportunity to meet and greet Bishop Bob as he makes the transition to his role as the 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Huron.

December 9, 2008 at 11:27 pm

St Mark’s Anglican Church

St Mark's Church, London, Ontario1320 Wilton Avenue
(east of Highbury Ave.)
London, Ontario

St Mark’s began as an outreach project of St. Matthew’s Anglican Church east of their church in the area then known as Pottersburg.   A mission was established in a storefront on the south east corner of Dundas and Hale Street by Reverend William Lowe on April 26, 1908.

Today’s building was constructed in 1965 and is the third physical location of the parish.   There are 55 families on the parish roll.

Rector: Rev. Dr. David Norton

Link:   St Mark’s Anglican Church, London, Ontario

December 4, 2008 at 6:41 pm


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