Welcome to the Website of Christ Church, Campbellford Ontario
154 Kent Street, PO Box 667
Campbellford, Ontario K0L 1L0
Phone: 705 653-3632
Tuesday to Thursday 9am to 3pm
Closed between 11:30am to 12:30pm
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
The Rev. Bryce Sangster
Kent School Breakfast Club
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
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.
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.
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