The ministry of the Altar Guild is to care for the altar,
vestments, vessels, and altar linens of the parish. They prepare the sanctuary for services and events, and clean up afterwards. Altar
Guild members also frequently supervise the decoration of the sanctuary of
the parish with banners and flowers.
Anglican Church Women (ACW)
Anglican Church Women (ACW)
A group for women of any age, open to all those who are involved with the church. They meet monthly for food, fellowship, and fun. Please contact Eva Naugle for more information or to get involved.
Baptism is a sacrament, an "outward and visible sign of God's inward invisible grace." It is a one-time event in each person's life, at which point they are marked as Christ's own, and welcomed into the Church. The sacrament of baptism is available to people at any stage in their life. If you are interested in baptism, or in learning more about it, please contact the office for an application form and to book the date.
Upcoming Dates for Baptism in 2019:
- June 9th (Pentecost)
- August 4th (Sunday closest to Feast of the Transfiguration)
- September 15 (Sunday closest to Holy Cross Day)
- November 3rd (Sunday after All Saints’ Day)
- November 24th (Reign of Christ)
Baptisms typically take place at the 10:30 service at St. Peter's.
We often have weekly Bible Studies, as well as groups that meet in their homes for Bible Studies. As they say, "where 2 or more are gathered," we know God is there! Please contact the office if you'd like more information on Bible studies.
We have an account for the church down at Matt's Bottle Exchange on the Cow Bay Rd. Your refundables can be donated to our account at any time to help with fundraising. Matt's has a Sticker Program so you can mark your donation "St. Peters Sunday School."
We now also collect bottle caps at the church, for Matt's pilot project in recycling them! Collect up your caps (rinse them, please!) and drop them off at the church at your convenience.
Drop-in Knitting Group
As a complement to our new prayer shawl ministry, Rev. Cate will be offering drop-in knitting nights in the parish on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 PM (with the exception of the third Tuesday of the month, when it will run from 6-7 PM because of Parish Council meetings). Whether you’re an experienced knitter or someone wanting to learn, you’re welcome to come and spend some time knitting or learning to knit. Crocheters are more than welcome too, however Rev. Cate can’t help you learn that! You’re welcome to stop by at any point, for as long or as little as you’d like. Our first session will be September 10th. You don’t have to work on Prayer Shawls, though you’re welcome to, you can also simply come and share in some fellowship time together. We will begin and end with prayer, and hangout and enjoy each other’s company in between.
Home Communion and Visiting
We provide in-home communion and visits for those who are unable to make it to services. Please let us know if you or someone you know is in need of a visit.
In collaboration with other local churches, we also help to provide weekly worship services to residents of Ocean View Manor. Our services are on the 4th Sunday of every month, at 2 PM. If you would be interested in helping in these ministries, please contact the office.
Men's Breakfast and Fellowship
The second Saturday of the month (8:30-10 AM) is a time of gathering for fellowship and great food at St. Peter's Hall. Pre-registration required. Contact the office for more info and upcoming dates.
Our "mission meals" group collaborates on a regular basis with other churches in Halifax and Dartmouth to provide Sunday Suppers to those in need. We call them 'Mission Meals'. To help out, either by cooking or serving, contact Linda & Willis. We can always use an extra hand!
We have a choir that sings at our 10:30 AM service, and rehearses on Wednesdays at 7 PM. We have a Junior Choir for children & youth age 7 through teens that meets for half an hour on Sundays following the 10:30 service. We are recruiting musicians and soloists who would like to play or sing regularly with us, or just as a guest appearance. A few times a year, we host group sing-along events open to the community. On the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, the duo 'Acacia' (vocals/guitar) provides the music at our 9 AM services.
We are a people of prayer in all aspects of our lives. We have prayer groups available, and are always happy to pray for you, your loved ones, or your needs. We include prayer requests in our own prayers, and also in our services. Please forward any prayer requests to the main office, or feel free to mention them in person to Rev. Cate or any other person of prayer.
We’ve started a prayer shawl ministry in the parish, and have already received two shawls! For those who don't know, a prayer shawl is given to a person in need (physically, mentally, spiritually, etc) as a reminder that they are loved, and that they are being prayed for. My hope is that we can have some available to give out, whenever needed. Once shawls are available, you’re welcome to take them for someone you know who is in need. If you knit or crochet, you’re welcome to make shawls in any pattern/colour you see fit. Just remember that the intention of these is that they would be big enough for people to wrap around themselves, as a comfort. There are some patterns available at the back of the church if you would like some guidance, or there are tonnes of patterns available online. You also may notice that there are some shawls in progress at the back of the church, with a simple pattern. You are welcome to pick these up and work on them at any time. The more hands, the merrier! Please return them to the basket when you’re finished working on them.
Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF)
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF)
is the Anglican Church of Canada’s agency for sustainable development, emergency relief, refugees, and global justice. With the support of Anglican
parishes across Canada, PWRDF makes financial and human resources
available to support partners’ initiatives and to promote knowledgeable
actions of solidarity at home and around the world.
PWRDF strives to be a part of the outreach ministry of every Canadian Anglican parish. It also seeks to be an expression for all Anglicans of their baptismal covenant to strive for justice and peace and to respect the dignity of every human being. Our Parish donates monthly to this worthy cause!
PWRDF Christmas Giving
PWRDF Christmas Giving
Through the PWRDF Catalogue, we can purchase supplies for an entire schoolroom or medical office, items for whole villages or communities, as well as needed things (such as farm animals) for a family in need. Stay tuned, as the 2019 Christmas catalogue will come out shortly, and we will post more information about that here on our website.
This is a great way to socialize with other seniors in our community, enjoy delicious homemade soups and sandwiches, and have some fun! Only $5 per person. Seniors Lunch is held every Thursday.
As they say, "Families that pray together, stay together." St. Peter's strives to be a starting place for that, and to be a child-friendly environment. During the school year, we have Sunday School available for children aged 4-12. Baptized children are welcome to receive communion or to come forward for a blessing. At the end of the 10:30 AM service, we have a Children's Talk, to tie together what the kids learned downstairs with what we learned upstairs.
Children under 4 are welcome to come to church with their caregivers, and we have a quiet play area at the back of the church for your use. We have toys and crayons for you to use while supervising your child during services. We are so happy to have the energy that you and your little ones bring, but please respect that parishioners come to worship and hear the Sermon.
Our superintendent is Sandi Somerton, and she can answer any questions that you may have. Simply call the office and leave your name/number for Sandi and she
will get in touch with you.
Tots & Caregivers' Group
This group meets on Tuesdays at 9 AM and is open to any caregivers and kids (0-4 years old). It's a time for parents, grandparents, caregivers, and guardians to get together with their children and to socialize. Great for adults who are home with small children, giving them a chance to get out and meet other adults, while also providing a space for young children to have their own social time with other young children. Check out our Facebook page (St Peters Anglican church Parents and tots social) for more information
Women's Breakfast and Fellowship
Women's Breakfast and Fellowship
The third Saturday of the month (8:30-10 AM) is a time of gathering for fellowship and great food at St. Peter's Hall. Pre-registration required. Contact the office for more info and upcoming dates.
We also donate space to the following groups:
- The Eastern Passage/Cow Bay Community Food Bank. To
connect with the food bank (run by volunteers from our community) call
902-465-2751. Members of our Parish regularly help run or donate to the Food Bank.
- Our Community's FellowStitch Group. This group meets weekly to sew items for local Shelters. If you'd like to join these sewing superstars, call the church office for more details.
- Sparks, a division of The Girl Guides of Canada for children aged 5-6.
- The Passage Players, our community's not-for-profit theatre group, for their rehearsals.