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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On Sunday November 6th, 2016 during our Remembrance Day Service a presentation by The Consul General of the French Government, Mr. Marc Trouyet to appoint Mr. William Peter Neale to the rank of Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour was made. Parts of his speech follow, a complete version is available by requesting through the Editor.

 

It is a real pleasure for me to be given the opportunity to present an award to you William Peter Neale today.

 

French National Order of the Legion of Honour, Mr. William Peter Neale

 

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Greetings to you, your family and loved ones this Christmas Season. May this time of year be filled with joy and hope and you get to spend quality time with those you love.

 

But I cannot help wondering; when does the excitement and the anticipation of Christmas wane? For some it is still to come. For some, a tragedy or heartache coming at this time of year makes it hard to feel the joy and hope of Christmas. For others, it is the movement from childhood to adulthood; which brings a kind of cynicism, that it is more work than it is worth.

 

I cannot help feeling that January comes and nothing has changed.  At some point in my life, the receiving of presents had somehow lost its appeal for me.  It isn’t that Christmas seems to be so commercialized that we have lost the meaning of Christmas, but that being from a family which, although not rich, was comfortable, and therefore could afford what we needed when we needed or wanted it. Thus did not have to wait for Christmas. You can ask my wife how difficult it is to get an answer from me to the question; what do you want for Christmas?

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From the Rector's Study

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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