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.
• N E W • Saturday, Dec. 7, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Annual Christmas Tea at Trinity Anglican Church hall on the Kingston Peninsula. Baked goods and crafts will be available. Cost for the tea is $8 per person and everyone is welcome!
Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. All Saints Anglican Church, 35 Park Ave., Saint John will host a coffee party, featuring lunch for $8. Menu: sandwiches, desserts, coffee, tea, juice. There will be a craft table, a home cooking table and a new-to-you table. All proceeds will help fund two of our missions: Outflow Ministry and street ministry.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m. St. Luke’s Gondola Point will host a fundraising concert and tea, featuring Ron Maloney. Advance tickets are $10, with proceeds going to the St. Luke’s Church Building Restoration Project. For information and tickets, contact Susan at 847-7609.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. "Christmas with The Cool Chicks & The Ugly Doclings!" at St. Luke's Anglican Church, corner of Main and Lansdowne, Saint John. Tickets are $12 each and available in advance from the Church Office and at the door. Proceeds to outreach ministries.
Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-12 noon Advent Reflections: A Quiet Time of Prayer, Worship & Song at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 2 Hammond River Rd. Quispamsis. Refreshments to follow. Call 847-0850 or 647-8170 for more information. http://anglicanparishofhammondriver.ca
Sunday, Dec. 8, 4 p.m. Advent Service of Lessons and Carols at St. Peter’s Church – 2375 Woodstock Rd., Fredericton, featuring the combined choirs of St. Peter’s, St. Mary’s (York), Parish Church of Fredericton, and Holy Trinity, New Maryland. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments following in the parish hall.
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m. A Blue Christmas Service will take place at St. John the Evangelist Church, 75 Main St., Fredericton. The joy of Christmas can sometimes amplify the pain and isolation people feel when they are going through grief. This service is a gentle way of inviting the Light of Christ into our darkness.
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. A Service of Carols and Lessons takes place at Saint James Church, Lower Jemseg. All are welcome.
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. Dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, at St. John’s Anglican Church, Salisbury. Admission is $10, with 100 per cent of the funds going to the food banks of Salisbury and Petitcodiac. The event will feature the classic story read by local guest readers, and festive music interludes by local musicians. Information: 756-2296 or the Parish of Salisbury & Havelock Facebook page.
• N E W • Wednesday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m. Community Carol Sing for everyone who loves to sing the old familiar carols. Come and enjoy the Christmas spirit, and join your neighbours at Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton. Mulled cider and treats will be served. All are welcome.
• N E W • Saturday, Dec. 21, 8:30-10:30 a.m. A community breakfast will take place at Cathedral Memorial Hall, 168 Church St., Fredericton. Menu: Eggs cooked to order, bacon or sausage, baked beans, homemade biscuits and jam, toast, tea or coffee, juice. Cost: $8. Everyone is welcome.
• N E W • Sunday, Dec. 22, 4 p.m. Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton. This traditional service of lessons and Carols will feature the Cathedral choir, under the direction of interim organist and choir director, Dr. Willis Noble. They will sing many early traditional German and French Carols, and works by Vaughn Williams, Bach, and Holst. All are welcome.