Welcome to the Website of Christ Church, Campbellford Ontario

154 Kent Street, PO Box 667

Campbellford, Ontario K0L 1L0

 

Phone: 705 653-3632

 

Email: christchurch1@bellnet.ca

 

 

Office Hours:

Tuesday to Friday 9am to 3pm

Closed between 11:30am to 12:30pm


Sunday Service 9:00am

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Our Mission Statement

 

We are a congregation committed to the establishment of a place and presence in which to worship God, proclaim his kingdom, and make known the love of God in Christ Jesus through the guidance of the 

Holy Spirit.

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The Rev. Bryce Sangster

Incumbent

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Kent School Breakfast Club

 

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Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.’ John 20: 20-21

 

As well all prepare for our annual vestry meetings and think of what we are going to write, some thoughts come to mind; what will I say? Will I have enough to say? And after beginning, to think, what will I leave out? What will I have forgotten over this past year?

 

There is always more than enough to write about, and there is care and concern for all.  For instance, I am always amazed to find out all the care and pastoral concern which goes on behind the scenes, and does not come to my attention.  There are phone calls to those who are sick and have not been around, and meals brought, and visits. 

 

There is a sense of peace here, which comes from your care for one another, and that none are truly alone. We have come together with prayer and concern for others within and beyond ourselves. We had two Supper pot luck services held at Christ Church but with attendance from all three.

 

The first was about Truth and Reconciliation with First Nations.  Both the Rev. Deacon Frank Tyrell and the Rev. Chris Harper (Our Diocesan Indigenous Priest) came and shared with us some of the issues and Chris was very open to answering the questions we had from a personal perspective. And donations were collected for the Pikangikum Water Project, from individual donors and a matching amount from Christ Church Outreach.


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From the Rector's Study
Report to Vestry 2017

A Cow for Africa                                                             by: Joan Lane    

While reading the October edition of The Anglican, I came to the page outlining the Gifts for Mission.

 

In our family we are still in the tangible gift mode with the exception of Dave's brother who volunteers at Ronald McDonald House in Toronto and requests all gifts be donated to that charity.

 

Nevertheless there is such need in our world. I read all the accompanied information and, for whatever reason, the cow for an African farmer struck a note with me. The funds are transmitted via Faithworks - PWRDF working with Community Partners on the ground.

 

When I talked to Dave he indicated our outreach budget couldn't be stretched that far, so I thought I might test the biblical passage that encourages us to cast our bread upon the waters.

 

Perhaps, I thought, there might be some folks who would like to share in a Christmas outreach blessing. The cost of a cow is $140.  If 14 of us donate $10 each, voila! - one cow. If 28 people donating $10 - two cows!  And what is even better than one. Global Affairs Canada (that's you and me too) will match our donation 3, 4 or 6 times. Talk about a bonus!

 

I have talked to the Christ Church Envelope secretary and Christ Church parishioners who wish to become involved can donate through their Givings Envelope. Make your special donation as follows PWRDF - Cow.  Suzanne will isolate those funds for recording purposes. My brothers and sisters at St. James and St. George should speak to their respective Envelope Secretaries on how to proceed.  After Christmas we can decide how to pool the donations on behalf of the Parish of Campbellford, Hastings & Roseneath to send to the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund. If the idea of a cow for an African farmer does not appeal to you, may I suggest you peruse the relevant section of the Anglican. There are many opportunities to reach out in love and share the life giving hope and joy of Christmas.

 

May the blessing of Christmas bestowed on us from God above fill your heart and home this joyous season and always.

 

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An Eye Opening Week 

by: Richard O'Conor-Fenton

 

 

For the past two years I have been attending a Conference called Fruit for Souls in Kingston, Ontario put on by the Diocese of Ontario Lay Readers, Association.

 

The conference starts early on a Tuesday morning and keeps going each day, until at least 8 o’clock at night, except Friday. They always have a featured speaker who puts on a program for the first half of each day and two or three other speakers who help address programs, which we as Lay Readers must address, or take, to earn or keep our Lay Readers’ accreditation.

 

This year’s featured Speaker was our National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald. He is Bishop to the First Nations, The Inuit and the Metis Peoples.

 

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The Kent School Breakfast Program, after a great number of years and some recent changes in menu and the timing of when we could begin servicing breakfast in the morning. The program has been moved into the school, after their summer renovations including the kitchen and changes in government regulations.

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