Get Ready for Our 6th Annual SUMMER FAYRE. The Big Day is June 22nd.

 A big thank you to everyone who came out for our planning meeting last week- and those who have let us know we can count on their support again. We had an excellent and enthusiastic attendance, and confirmed arrangements for all the regular activities: another great lineup for the bandstand, lots of games (and some new ones!), strawberry cream teas, BBQ, book stall, and the Homemade Pantry sale.

It was a very encouraging kick off to start with a strong volunteer base, but of course there is always plenty of room for more helpers and donators! If you couldn’t make the meeting but would like to help, please let one of the Let’s Grow team know. Even an hour or so on the day would be great, and still leave you plenty of time to join in the fun.
Please also think ahead of anything you may be able to donate, including:
Books and CDs- New or used but only if in good condition, and especially novels and children’s books (not teenage books).
Baked Goods and Homemade Preserves of all types
Bottled goods and other ‘gifts’ for our Tombola- anything new and unopened but not past ‘Best before’, and sorry no alcohol. This could be a great spring-cleaning opportunity to ‘re-gift’ those unwanted treasures.
(The ‘Let’s Grow’ Team is Louise Christie, Penny Gael, Ray and Donna Mattholie, Pat Roscoe, John and Mary Stone, Peter and Carol Wilson)


St. James ACW will be holding their annual auction Monday, June 3rd at 7:00 p.m.

 in the basement of St. James’ Church. We would be glad to accept any new items you would like to donate. Just contact Louise Christie, Joan Brooks or any other member of the ACW, we would be glad to pick them up.

The next Parish Drink and Think is scheduled for Friday, May 31st, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Cavicchi’s Meats Shop.


St. James will be looking for some people to join the do crew at the annual spring clean-up, which is scheduled for June 8th at 9:30 a.m. (Rain date is June 15th)

What can you do with a Pop Can Tab (or tabs from other containers)? You can help purchase a Wheel Chair for a Veteran by bringing tabs to Saint George’s Church. Please put the tabs in the container Sherry Richardson has placed in the vestibule.


The singing duo “Infinitely More” will be sharing their “The Blessings Tour 2019” with us on Sunday, May 26th at 10:00 a.m. at Saint George’s Church.




Parishioners will have an opportunity to pose questions for our Rector to answer. A question box will be placed at the back of
the church for the submission of written questions. Each Sunday during Lent, Rev. Brieanna will answer one or two of your


On Thursday, May 30th, 2019 (The Feast of the Ascension) at 7:00 p.m. in the Cathedral Church of All Saints The Reverend Dorothy Miller, The Reverend Bonnie Skerritt and The Reverend Nichola Fish Cumine will be ordained priests.



Sleeping Children around the world

as a result of our coin boxes and collections for SCAW we were able to purchase 12 bed kits. Thanks to everyone who contributed and helped to make this campaign such a great success. The change for change is making a difference.



I am looking for knitting yarn to be used to knit blankets for the less fortunate. The yarn should be machine washable preferably 4 ply Worsted or similar. Thinner yarn is acceptable as can be doubled and used for sewing up the blankets.
Since I took over this project 1281 blankets have been delivered to Halifax shelter. Thank you to all who have been a part of this outreach. Donations will be gratefully accepted. Thank you, Margaret de Carvalho @ 902-826-2497.


The 2019 Anglican Church calendars are now available. Contact Donzella @ 902-826-2955
or Daisy @ 902-826-2882




Pick some up when you come to church or contact:

White bread $4
White cinnamon/raisin $4.50
60% Whole wheat $4
60% Whole wheat cinnamon/raisin $4.50

                       By purchasing these items, you will be supporting the work of the Mothers’ Union both locally and overseas




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

Prayer Partner information:



Anniversary and/or other significant dates ___________________________________________________

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:; Donna:

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 or 902-826-2251.

Anyone wishing to be a reader and/or greeter is asked to contact Janet at 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.