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MAY 28&29

OPENING WORSHIP SERVICE: Sunday, May 28 at 4:30pm
SYNOD SESSION: Monday, May 29 at 9:00am


  1. CONVERSATION AND LEARNING WORKSHOP WITH BISHOP LUSA NSENGA-NGOY. Meet Bishop Lusa and participate in this workshop on Diversity in Church
    TUESDAY, MAY 30, FROM 9:30 AM TO 12:00 NOON, RBC PLACE, London, Ontario. 
    EVERYONE IS WELCOMERegister in advance
     HERE. Please note that EVERYONE HAS TO REGISTER for the event, including Synod participants. 
    To learn more about Bishop Lusa and watch his Greeting Video 

    Earthrise is a very famous photo of a teeny tiny planet earth, floating in vast, dark outer space, taken by astronauts as Apollo 8, orbited the Moon. Watch a short video here.
    Imagine what it was like to see Earth our island home from so very, very far away. What a marvelous sight! Can seeing our blue planet this way inspire us and call to us to love and care for God’s wondrous creation? Let’s find out as we see Earth from afar and serve Earth up close.
    Bursary support and payment plans available.
    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact: 519-434-6893 ext 217

    In order to improve access to grants and special funding opportunities such as Say Yes! to Kids, the Anglican Foundation of Canada has launched a new Grants Portal. 

  4. PWRDF HURON invitation to an on-line opportunity to stoke spring enthusiasm for the ministry we share.  PWRDF Executive Director, Will Postma,  will join us on line on Wednesday, May 24 from 7-8 P.M. 
    Register in advance for this meeting 
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
    This will be an opportunity to hear an update directly about the work of our partners, particularly with regards to Ukraine, Indigenous partnerships and Climate Care projects. Please take advantage of this opportunity to listen and ask questions to support the engagement of our parishes in this vital work of healing in our world.
    Please also note that PWRDF Huron will be returning in physical presence to Synod this May through the opening service and a PR Table in the lobby.  Do come and say hello.

  5. The Huron Farmworkers Ministry NEEDS YOUR HELP!
    Last year (2022) we received an amazing support from all our Huron Community and were able to collect over a hundred bags with clothes which were in an amazing condition. We also received a variety of other contributions such as bicycles, toiletries, kitchen utensils, bedding, food and many more.
    This year (2023) we continue to assist our Farmworkers providing the equal services as last year and we are planning in expanding our services to two different locations, Tillsonburg and Burford. We are seeking donations of men’s clothing such as pants, sweaters, hoodies, t-Shirts, warm jackets, shoes, gloves, baseball caps, team shirts, toques, Bicycle. Preferred sizes are small to large in clean, ready to wear condition. 
    Any contribution is greatly appreciated. Financial donations are warmly welcomed by sending your gift via e-transfer to or sending a cheque to: 
    The Huron Hispanic & Migrant Farmworkers Outreach Ministry
    c/o St John’s Anglican Church
    46 Front Road, PO Box 387
    Port Rowan, Ontario N0E 1M0

    Wednesday, May 24 at 7:00 pm
    Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00 pm
    Monday, August 28 at 7:00 pm

    Education for Ministry is a small group, faith-based experience, that focuses on how our faith connects to and is lived out in our everyday life. Interested in learning more about what is available in your area? Reach out to Libi Clifford or Val Kenyon to let us know you’re coming or with questions of any kind
    Sponsored and supported by the Diocese of Huron

  7. The Essex Deanery Lay Leadership Training Classes:  Lay leadership courses for 2023
    ◦  June 17 – History with Rev. Canon Dr. Gordon Maitland
    .  October 21 and November 18 - How to write a sermon (4 pages of the Sermon plus other resources) 
    These classes will be held in person at Canterbury College.  We have partnered with Canterbury College for the Lay Readers courses and they are providing us with the technology support to also bring the classes by zoom.  Please join us for one or for all of the classes.  Please contact Rev. Elise Chambers if you would like to attend.  If you have a class you would like to teach please contact Rev. Kimberly Myer - with your idea.

  8. Upcoming Courses in Huron LTh:
    On Tuesday June 6, we are hosting a new course: In the Midst of Life, We Are In Death: Christian Rites Around Sickness, Death and Dying with The Rev. Fr. Matt Koovisk. 
    This course is ideal of lay leaders, deacons and postulants for priestly ministry who are looking to better understand the liturgical tools regarding sickness and death within the Anglican tradition. SEE THE POSTER

    Spiritual Leadership with Dr. Dawn Davis
    Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. CT) hosted via Zoom
    Students can register through our website at: or by emailing Dr. Bowcott at:

  9. Cursillo Weekend, Friday evening July 21 to Sunday afternoon July 23 at Five Oaks Retreat Centre, Paris, ON. 
    Niagara Huron Anglican Cursillo is now accepting applications for lay and clergy interested in this short course, intended to equip the lay people of the church, to bring the teachings of Jesus to bear in real life situations through faith, study, and action.  Clergy support of each candidate is requested along with a Cursillo sponsor.  You can obtain more information on the website: or contact us by email:  Click here for BROCHURE and INVITATION.  Deadline is JULY 5.
  1. SPRING FLING CONCERT. A night of celebrating the musical talents of Marque Smith (vocalist & pianist), Larry Ernewein (bassist), Sandy MacKay (drummer). Presented by Holy Trinity St. Stephen's Anglican Church, London. 727 Southdale Rd. E. 
    Friday, May 26 at 7:30pm. Refreshments at 6:30pm. 
    Advance tickets $20. At the door $25. Call Anne 519-872-2997, or via Parish website: 
    Proceeds to HTSSM Outreach projects. SEE THE POSTER
  2. Christ Church, Forest (20 Main Street South): Annual barbecue and ACW garage and bake sale, Saturday May 27, from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM.
    Community Meal - FREE, on the 3rd Friday of each month from 5 to 6pm, doors open @ 4:30pm.  EAT-IN or TAKE-OUT available on May 19! All are welcome to come and enjoy a warm meal!
    Next dates are: May 19, June 16. at St. Thomas Anglican Church, 20 Flora St., St. Thomas.
    Almighty Roast Beef Dinner Fundraiser. May 26 is the final supper until after summer! From 5 to 6:30pm.   $20.00 each, Advance Ticket Sales now available from the office from 10am to 2pm (Tues. to Fri.).
    Come out and enjoy a heavenly meal! POSTER
    Indoor & Outdoor Yard Sale, BBQ & Bake Sale. Saturday, June 3, from 8am to 1pm. 
    Sensational Strawberry Social. June 15 from 5 to 6:30pm. Adults $10.00, Children 5 to 12 yrs $5.00, under 5yrs free. (in advance or @ the door). Hotdogs, Hamburgers and Strawberry Shortcake. Come out & enjoy the bounty of the season!
    BBQ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser. July 20 from 5 to 6:30pm. 20.00 each by Advance Sales ONLY.  Eat-In or Take-Out Available. Contact:  519-631-7368 for your tickets by July 14. Come out to enjoy a fantastic BBQ with some friends. 

    BBQ Take Out Dinner, Thursday June 1, pick-up from 5:30-6:30 pm. Tickets in advance only. Call or text Deb at 226-921-4804. More info 
    Elvis & Friends, St. Stephen's June Fundraising. Saturday, June 10, from 2 to 5 pm. Door open at 1pm. Tickets 10.00 each. Call or text Deb at 226-921-4804. More info 
  5. SUMMER'S A-COMING. Music and Stories for life's journey featuring Tim Elliott, Piano and Judy Maddren Readings;
    Friday June 2 at 7 p.m. at St Paul's Anglican Church, 9 Douro Street, Stratford. Free will offering and non-perishable food items welcome to support St. Paul's Food Bank. 

  6. SUNDAY JUNE 4 - 4 P.M. JAZZ VESPERS AT ST. JAMES CHURCH STRATFORD featuring the Paul Shilton Quartet: Paul Shiton, piano; Larry Larson, trumpet; Mike McClennan, bass, Dave Campion, drums. Officiant and preacher: The Rev.'d Tim Elliott.  Please join us for this informal evening worship service. 
  7. Take out Barbecue Chicken Dinner  Tuesday June 13, St. Peter's Anglican Church, 4091 Catherine St., Dorchester. 4:30-6:30pm pick up.                      
    1/2 chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll, dessert.
    Adults $25   Children 10 and under $15(1/4 chicken)
    Tickets: phone 519-282-8057 or google St. Peter's Chicken Dinner to order online on trellis.
    Proceeds support the Church community outreach and the Dorchester Dream/Inclusive Park.

  8. St. John the Divine is hosting a Hymn Sing fundraiser for our NEW Choral Scholarship on SundayJune 25 at 1:00 pm in the church. It is called "A June Event: Go in Peace." As the summer begins and families head off to make memories, we would like to invite people to join us in our hymn sing fundraiser. Old favourite hymns and new ones will be sung in St. John the Divine's historic parish sanctuary. We ask a $10 suggested donation per person at the door to support our new choral scholarship for high school and postsecondary students. The organist is our music director Patti Kemp.
    Come and make a joyFULL noise and go in peace! Please contact Leah Arvidsson at to RSVP. Put "GO IN PEACE" as the subject line and include how many people will be attending in your party, and if accessibility requirements are necessary. 

  9. St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Thamesville still have a few articles that may be of interest to other area churches:  .
    13 - red choir gowns
    8 - white choir gowns
    Cedar chest that we had to store our seasonal hangings
    Many red hymn books
    Large wooden office desk in good repair
    2 drawer filing cabinet
    20 pews (each has room for approximately 8 - 10 people)
    Padded kneeling benches
    4 - choir pews (each room for about 3 - 4 people
    1 - 100 cup coffee perc
    1 - 35 cup tea perc (only used for tea)
    Please contact Alfred/Marney Nichols at
  • St. James' Anglican Church, Brantford is looking for an organist. Part time position. One Sunday service, 11 am, no choir practice. Assist in hymn choices. 
    We are a small congregation and have a pipe organ. Traditional Anglican service is used. 
    For details: call the church at 519-752-4770 and leave a message.

  • Huron Farmworkers Ministry is looking for a Seasonal Outreach Service Delivery Associate. 
    We are looking for a self-starting, Spanish-speaking individual to join our team who has a passion for helping others.

  • St. Alban's, Delhi is seeking an organist for Sunday services at 11am, extra services at Easter and Christmas and occasional weddings and funerals.  The church has a Hammond B3 organ,
    Please send resume to:
    Bert Hooftman
    St. Alban's Church
    19 Talbot Rd
    Delhi ON N4B 1Z7
    or email:

  • St. John’s, Port Rowan is looking for an Organist (Part Time Employment Opportunity). Organist for Local Anglican Services - Our group enjoys singing a variety of styles of music. Organ is manual digital with full pedal. Send resume to
    Any questions: 519-586-3401