Below is a listing of parish events that might be of interest to other members of the diocesan family. To have an event added to this listing, please send details to Gisele McKnight.  

June 28   Join the Summer Concert Series at Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton, Fridays at 12:10 p.m. Free-will offering accepted. All are welcome. June 28 features Barrachois Festival Concert — a wide variety of classical song from many periods performed by some of Canada’s most talented young musicians.

Sunday, June 30, 11 a.m.  The annual celebration of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Chapel of Ease on Hwy 127. The service will be followed by the annual Congregational barbecue. Smoked salmon, burgers, sausages, potato salad and beverages will be provided. The congregation is asked to bring salads and desserts. Everyone welcome!

Monday, July 1  Canada Day – Annual Antique Sale and canteen hosted by the Anglican Parish of Saint Andrews Youth and Family Ministry Committee at the Parish Hall, 75 King Street, Saint Andrews. This is the place to be on July 1. Hours: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Vendor space is available. Email [email protected] for additional information.

•  N E W  •  Wednesday, July 3, 7 p.m.  Cheque presentation and celebration service, with Bishop David Edwards presiding, at All Saints, 172 Canada St., Fredericton, to present money raised from the annual bowling tournament to Fredericton Community Kitchens’ Student Hunger Program. All are welcome; fellowship to follow. Fredericton-area parishes contributed to the local total of $12,080 being raised to combat childhood hunger.

July 5   Join the Summer Concert Series at Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton, Fridays at 12:10 p.m. Free-will offering accepted. All are welcome. July 5 features David Drinkell, organist and music director at the Cathedral.

July 8, 7:15 p.m.   Before the Mast – a talented local men’s group offering stunning acapella sea songs and shanties as part of Trinity Church’s Summer Stories & Songs Series. A free-will offering will be taken, half of which will go to the performing group and half to the Trinity Church Steeple Campaign Fund. This event takes place at Trinity Church, 115 Charlotte St., Saint John.

July 12  Join the Summer Concert Series at Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton, Fridays at 12:10 p.m. Free-will offering accepted. All are welcome. July 12 features Stephen Peacock (guitar) and Emily Kennedy (cello) — a classical duo creating a magical effect in our beautiful cathedral.

July 15, 7:15 p.m.  Chad Nickerson and friends from Calvary Temple, with a mix of musical entertainment and a chance to enjoy a hymn sing, as part of Trinity Church’s Summer Stories & Songs Series. A free-will offering will be taken, half of which will go to the performing group and half to the Trinity Church Steeple Campaign Fund. This event takes place at Trinity Church, 115 Charlotte St., Saint John.

•  N E W  •  Thursday, July 18   St. Luke’s Annual Strawberry Festival at the parish hall, 12 Quispamsis Rd., Quispamsis, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. On the menu will be roast turkey, baked potato, veggies and a roll, strawberry shortcake with whipped cream and a beverage. There will be two sittings - 4:30 and 5:30 - and tickets are $14 for adults and $5 for children under 12 years. For tickets call Diane at 847-8410, or Laverne at 847-3844. Eat in or take out. Tickets are limited so call early!

Thursday, Aug. 8, 9:30 a.m.  Annual ACW Summer Sale, Parish Hall, 75 King Street, Saint Andrews. Further details TBA.

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2 p.m.  Annual Ecumenical Service on historic Minister’s Island followed by a barbecue and picnic. Free access to the island for those attending the service. Between the inspirational service and the breathtaking view, not to mention the food, this is an event not to be missed! Further details TBA, including the time the island can be accessed.