Canada 150 Celebration

(Past Event) Canada 150th Celebration

Saturday, June 24, 11:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. All members of the community are invited to the St. Paul’s Pioneer Burying Grounds, where you’ll have the chance to meet some of the most illustrious early members of the Newmarket community! A memorial service, to commemorate our ancestors who are buried...

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Reflections St. Paul's

Victoria Day Long Weekend

A Reflection on the Victoria Day Long Weekend (A Sunday Sermon) Whether you call it Victoria Day, in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday; the more popular May Two-Four, with its double meaning; or Firecracker Day, as we called it when I was a kid –for many this weekend marks the...

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Job Opening Choir Director

Job Opening: Choir Director/Organist

UPDATE: THIS POSITION IS NO LONGER OPEN CHOIR DIRECTOR/ORGANIST (Job Posting) ST PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, NEWMARKET, ONTARIO Reporting directly to our Rector, the Choir Director/Organist will ensure worship services are enhanced through the use of choral and instrumental music so as to encourage congregational participation in the liturgy. The successful...

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Love’s Redeeming Work

“Love’s redeeming work is, alleluia! Dear friends in Christ, The second verse of that well-beloved Easter hymn Christ the Lord is Risen Today, penned by Charles Wesley (1707-1788), proclaims the bringing to completion of God’s work in Christ for the sake of all humanity. It is done! We have nothing...

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A Reflection on Our Lord’s Passion

Henri Nouwen, a Dutch Priest and past spiritual leader of the L’Arche Daybreak Community, just down the road from here in Richmond Hill, wrote the following in his little book called With Burning Hearts: “When you are feeling only your losses, then everything around you speaks of them. The trees,...

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A Reflection for Lent

“Return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning” (Joel 2:12), says the Lord. “Be reconciled with God” (2 Corinthians 5:20), begs St. Paul. Indeed, Lent is a homecoming of sorts. It is a time when we need to take the time to be with...

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Remembering Lost Ones

To Our Friends in the Muslim Community

On Friday, Feb 3rd, following the the tragic attack on a Quebec mosque, along with other faith leaders and civic leaders, I was invited to address a prayer vigil held by the Newmarket Muslim community. Here are the words I shared and the prayer I offered: To our friends in...

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