You are warmly invited to join us! Whether you are a newcomer to the area, a visitor, or a long-time resident, you are most welcome to join in our fellowship. If you would like more information about our community, please contact us.
8:00 am - 9:00am
Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer - said)
9:30 am - 9:45 am
Drop-in Guided Meditation (for 15 minutes) at the hall in the library
10:00 am- 11:00 am
Holy Eucharist (Book of Alternative Services - sung)
The mission parish of Shanty Bay was founded in 1830 by Lt.-Col. Edward O’Brien and his wife, Mary. Lt.-Col. O'Brien, leading member of the Shanty Bay settlement, donated the church site and clergyman's residence, and directed the construction of the church.
Labyrinth & Healing Service
Taize Prayer Service
Evensong (Evening Prayer)
Guided Meditation (on the 5th Wed.)
Charming Parish Hall & a 180 Years Old Anglican Church
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The Month Ahead - December 2019
CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT ST. THOMAS
Mon, Dec. 23 @7:00 pm - Quiet Christmas (aka. Blue Christmas) - this is a service for all those who are grieving or would prefer to celebrate the good news of Christmas with a more reflective mind and calm spirit.
Tue, Dec. 24 @5:00 pm - Christmas Eve Family Service
Tue, Dec. 24 @10:00 pm - Christmas Eve Service with Choir
Wed, Dec. 25 @5:00 pm - Christmas Day Holy Eucharist. This will be a brief service with guided meditation and singing a few carols.
8:00 am - 9:00am Holy Communion
(Book of Common Prayer - said)
9:30am - 9:45am Guided Meditation
Drop-in and join us in this silent and simple form of ancient, contemplative, Christian way of praying. No previous knowledge or experience necessary.
10:00am - 11:00am Holy Eucharist using the Book of Alternative Services
11:00am - Coffee & Fellowship shortly after the Sunday service, serving Fair Trade & Organic Coffee with local farmer's Milk & Cream!
Sun, Dec. 1 @10:00 am - Contemporary Service. We celebrate the Holy Eucharist on the First Sunday of Advent (which is also the beginning of a new liturgical year (Year A) when we begin to listen the Gospel according to Matthew) - with contemporary music and inspiring songs.
Sun, Dec. 22 @10:00 am - The Service of Lessons & Carols. This is a uniquely Anglican service - following the basic structure of the Morning Prayer (Scripture readings, formal prayers and singing). We will listen to many of the relevant biblical readings related to the history and great mystery of the Incarnation, God becoming one of us, also singing together some of the favourite traditional Advent hymns and Christmas carols. All this is meant to prepare us spiritually for the great celebration taking place at the Christmas Eve services.
Everyone is welcome to attend either the midweek service or the Bible Study, or both.
Wednesday– Midweek Service
@7:00pm - 7:30pm
The alternating short services (Labyrinth, Taize, Contemplative Eucharist, or Evening Prayer) offer an opportunity to spend some time in re-connecting with the Spirit of God and with fellow members of this community.
Wednesday - Bible Study
@7:30pm ~ 8:30pm
Anyone can join this group any time. No former preparation or any previous biblical knowledge is necessary. Come as you are and whenever you will.
Thu, Dec. 5 @3-4 pm - Church History.
We continue our explorations of the church history by watching a 30 min. video produced by a professional church history professor, Dr. Ryan Reeves and then having an informal conversation about the emerging questions. No preparation or previous knowledge necessary.
Thu, Dec. 12 @3-4 pm - Book Study.
We continue our study of The Universal Christ written by one of the most famous contemporary spiritual authors Richard Rohr (coming up ch. 3 & 4.)
Dec. 6, Fri. @5-7:00 pm - Family Dinner on St. Nicholas Day, open to all families with young children. If you have young children and grandchildren and/or you would like to attend or participate, please let Davina know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 705-722-7111. A free will offering is accepted to cover the cost of food.
Dec. 14, Sat. @7:00 pm - Winter Songs, featuring friends of St. Thomas, will be the final performance this year from our Concert in the Village series. Jackie Bennett and Brad Daniels are thrilled to return to St. Thomas to join Dave Simpson and Ernie Greenwood in an hour of favourite seasonal songs. There may even be a winter story thrown in. Mark your calendars now for this festive treat. A free will offering will be gratefully accepted.
Sun, Dec. 22 @7:00-8:30 pm - Carolling in the Village. Everyone is welcome to join us to sing along and share a cup of cheer with hot chocolate afterwards.
Christmas Poinsettia fundraiser. The last chance to get your tickets is after the service on Dec. 1. The plants are offered in red, pink and white at $10 each and they will be ready for pick-up after the Sunday service on December 8th.