This is the moment we have waited so long for! On behalf of all the members of your selection committee I am happy to announce that The Reverend Canon John Anderson, currently the incumbent at the Church of the Ascension, Port Perry has accepted the position of incumbent here at St. James starting September 15th. Canon Anderson was ordained as a priest in 2010 and is a graduate of Wycliffe College, Queen’s University and McMaster Universities. Canon Anderson and his wife Lisa are looking forward to returning to the Orillia/Oro -
Lisa works full time for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario as a Decision Administrator.
The Anderson family includes twenty-
Canon Anderson describes his ministry style as “respecting the liturgical and sacramental diversity of Anglicanism, through a broad-
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Update from Pikangikum Working Group
This is an update from the Pikangikum Working Group regarding their visit to Pikangikum First Nation in August:
Hello friends of Pikangikum First Nation,
Please find here the report on the outcome of meetings held from August 13 to 17, 2017 with Pikangikum Chief Dean Owen and Council and members of the community involved in Pikangikum First Nation Working Group (PWG) projects already operating or planned for.
Photos of the community members involved in the meetings can be found in this link created by Dave.
We look forward to hearing from you regarding your interest in participating in the projects we are currently involved in or other projects you would like to be involved in.
Thank you for your ongoing solidarity and support for the people of Pikangikum First Nation.
Bob White, Dave Steeves, Kim Sigurdson
Pikangikum First Nation Working Group
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Bishop Mark MacDonald
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St. James' Fundraising Concert
March 23, 2018
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Saturday March 17, 2018
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Starting: Wednesday February 21, 2018
Coldest Night of the Year walk
St. James Walkers raised $5995!
Thank you everyone for supporting the Coldest Night of the Year walk in support of The Lighthouse Men’s Mission and their Building Hope Campaign to build affordable housing units as well as a men’s, women’s and family shelter here in Orillia. Through your generosity the St. James Walkers raised $5995!
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The Orillia Silver Band is pleased to announce a Fundraising Concert for St. James’ Anglican Church, at the church, on Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:30 pm. Tickets $20 for Adults, $5 for Students will be available at the door; reception to follow the concert in Stubley Hall.
“The Band is delighted to be able to perform this Fundraiser for the church”, said Band Music Director and Conductor Neil Barlow. “St. James’ is a wonderful venue in which to perform. The church recently invited the Band to record a new Christmas CD in the sanctuary. The CD will be released later this year”.
St. James’ Anglican Church is proud to be a strong community partner. As a faith community we are grateful to the Orillia Silver Band for this tremendous fundraising opportunity. The money raised from this event will help the parish continue its work of various Social Justice and Outreach initiatives. The Reverend Canon John Anderson, the new incumbent of the parish, remarked, “The community of St. James’ is place where people, for a variety of reasons, come and journey. I cannot think of a better way to be on such a journey then when we do so with our new friends in the Orillia Silver Band and hearing their music in our wonderful space.”
The Band will kick the concert off with Erik Leidzén stirring march, Manhattan. This will be followed by Philip Sparke’s Barn Dance & Cowboy Hymn. British brass band composer Sparke uses familiar folk tunes to create this energetic dance, but gives them new twists and turns of rhythm and meter. Halfway through, the cowboys are heard singing in the distance and the dance calms for a moment. Dance interjections cut through the tranquility, and soon high energy prevails. The Band will round-
The second half of the concert will feature the Band’s Tenor Horn Soloist Rita Arendz performing Leonard Ballantine’s His Eye Is On The Sparrow. The Band will also perform a second, major work by Philip Sparke, entitled Portrait of a City. London, a vibrant city full of vitality and spirit, is the essence of this three-
St. James’ is located at 58 Peter Street North at Coldwater Road. Worship services take place every Sunday at 8:00, 9:00 and 10:30 as well as the mid-
For further information, please contact:
St. James’ Anglican Church
Bob Cairns, Manager
Orillia Silver Band
March 18, 2018
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