Beginning Wednesday, July 4th, we will be opening the doors of St Margaret's Church in Tantallon for extended programming, worship, prayer and opportunity for hospitality and refreshment during the summer months. Between the hours of 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. the door will be opened with programming and worship happening throughout the day. Here is what we anticipate the day looking like:
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. ........ Morning Prayer (in church)
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. .. Book Study (in hall)
11:15 a.m. - noon ......... Mid-day prayer and fellowship (church & hall)
Noon - 6p.m. ................ open time for prayer, meditation
and prayerful activities
(Church and hall)
6p.m. - 6:30p.m. .......... Evening Prayer (Church)
6:30p.m. - 7:30p.m. ..... Quiet time (Church and hall)
7:30p.m. - 8p.m. .......... Compline (church)
Throughout this time, we will have refreshments such as water and lemonade on site. We are hopeful that parishioners, community members and visitors will have opportunity to experience our church and faith community.
In order to carry out this program we will need 2 volunteers to be present on site. Please speak to Rev. Brieanna to sign up for a time slot.



SUMMER BOOK CLUB - A mid-week book study will be offered throughout the summer months. The book After Acts by Bryan Litfin has been selected for this study."What happened to all those biblical figures once the Bible was finished? We've all heard it said: "According to early church tradition Peter was crucified upside down," or "Paul went to Spain." Did Thomas found the Indian church? Or did Mary live in Ephesus? Were the twelve disciples all eventually martyred? Where do these ancient traditions come from, and how historically reliable are they? What is meant by the term "early church tradition?" After Acts opens the world of the Bible-right after it was written.Follow along with New Testament scholar, Dr. Bryan Litfin as he explores the facts, myths, legends, archaeology, and questions of what happened in those most early days of Christianity." (from amazon.ca). This book is available for purchase on Amazon in paperback or Kindle format.We have divided our book club study into 7 weeks (allowing an extra week at the end of August in case we need it for further study or discussion). Each chapter is a manageable 14 pages long. If you are unable to commit to the majority of the sessions and would like to attend one session, please speak to Rev. Brieanna to obtain a copy of the text for the week . Discussions will run from 9:30-11am on Wednesday's at St Margaret's Church. Participants are encouraged to bring a question for discussion.
The study schedule:
July 11th: Introduction: Tracing the Tradition & Matthew
July 18th: Mark & Luke
July 25th: JohnAug 1st: Mary & Thomas
Aug 8th: James & The Other Apostles
Aug 15th: Peter
Aug 22nd: Paul & Conclusion


 Click on the icon below to view the St. James' Spring-Summer Newsletter

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Spring-Summer Newsletter



Looking for donations of Fabric and Yarn for a Grandmothers to Grandmothers fundraiser.

For further information or to arrange for pick-up please contact Deb Blackadar at 902-876-2282.


Toilet Paper Collection

The Saint Margaret's Bay Food Bank has expressed thanks for the continued contributions of toilet paper from our parish. It is a necessary part of life. Please consider regularly donating toilet paper at whatever church you attend. Last year we donated over 1000 rolls. Keep it rolling in.


Linked Through Prayer You are invited to join the Mothers’ Union members in their Prayer Partner Program. Prayer Partners (PP) will be kept a secret throughout the year and will be revealed on or near Epiphany of the following year. During the year PPs will send each other cards or notes on occasions such as birthdays, Christmas, Mothering Sunday etc. – always anonymously. If you are aware of something happening in your PP’s life, you might want to send them a quick note or card. Of course, the most important thing is to keep them in your prayers at all times. We have an Epiphany Party each year when we reveal our PPs to each other. If you would like to participate in this program, please fill in the information below. If you know of someone who would appreciate being included, but may not come to church, please pass a form along to them. Forms may be passed in to Mary Stone (826-2847) or Janice Jackson (826-7165), or you can email the information to stone.johnandmary8@gmail.com

Prayer Partner information:



Anniversary and/or other significant dates ___________________________________________________

You can help purchase a Wheel Chair for a Veteran by putting pop can type tabs in the container Sherry Richardson has placed in the vestibule at Saint George’s Church.

Do you want to make a difference? The work of our Parish Council is important to sustain the ministries of our churches and to meet the day to day commitments. You can take an active role in developing a strategy for our ongoing ministries and future growth.  Please chat/e-mail with Rev Brieanna or Donna Mattholie if you would like to be a part of the team working together for God’s mission. Rev Brieanna: p.frenchvillage@ns.sympatico.ca; Donna: donnamattholie@eastlink.ca

The Lions Club is happy to accept donations of used eye glasses and hearing aids. Please bring them along to church to be collected later, it would be greatly appreciated. SMB Lions Club have the following equipment available for loan, free of charge, to members of the community: Chair Lifts, Wheelchairs, Hospital Beds, Walkers, Crutches, Canes, Bath/Shower chair accessories. Anyone requiring any of this equipment should contact: Lion Leonard Bugbee (902-823-3001) or Lion Brecken Hills (902-826-2546).

Anyone interested in baptism preparation classes is invited to contact Janet at towerns@eastlink.ca or 902-826-2251.

Anyone wishing to be a reader and/or greeter is asked to contact Janet at towerns@eastlink.ca or 902-826-2251

PWRDF is active in 26 countries, with 59 partners drawn from Anglican churches, ecumenical organizations, and community-based groups. PWRDF supports people-centered development that improves the quality of daily life for vulnerable populations, promotes self-reliance, and addresses root causes of poverty and injustice. Their work is bound together in three strategic themes: Weaving a Culture of Peace with Justice, building a Moral Economy and Accompanying Communities in Crisis.

PWRDF support development programs to include:

- support for maternal, newborn and child health in Africa and Canadian Indigenous communities by purchasing medical equipment for health clinics and maternity wards, construct and refurbish health clinics and nurses’ houses;

- provide Canadian Indigenous communities with midwifery services that are culturally relevant and responsive to their needs and suggestions. It will organize community meetings with the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives and other Indigenous groups in Canada, Mexico and Peru to develop a midwifery curriculum that is sensitive to the needs of Inuit, First Nations and Metis women.

- support Indigenous people by recovering and preserving traditional ways for the next generation; and human rights workers documenting abuses;

- provide a source of potable drinking water to Pikangikum community (Canada) where 90% of homes do not have water or waste-water services. Inadequate and decrepit wooden outhouses are used by most residents. Most of the present homes do not have the space or the structural integrity to support bathroom facilities.

- equipping the homes with a cistern to hold the water and a wastewater holding tank, as well as the necessary fixtures and fittings;

- construct wells to provide clean water to communities affected by water-borne diseases;

- support farmer using traditional and innovative agricultural methods to improve their access to a secure food source;

- help young people by using peer education for HIV/AIDS prevention;


Keep up with the Parish News...Join our parish e-mail group by contacting Margaret deCarvalho at MARCARDE@NS.SYMPATICO.CA or 826-2497 or write your name and email address on one of our pew cards and place it in the offering plate, or leave it with a greeter.