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.   

NOTE: While there are still many events listed below, chances are many are cancelled due to the current strict guidelines on meeting. Please check before assuming they are still on. 

March 25, 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.  Lenten lunch program hosted by various local churches will be held at the Anglican Parish Hall, 75 King Street, St. Andrews, N.B. Different speaker each week. Donations accepted in support of Open Door, the local food bank.  Everyone welcome!

Wednesday, March 25, 7 p.m.  Join us for the season of Lent Wednesday evening speaker series, at St. Andrew's Parish Hall, 214 Pleasant Street, Newcastle-Miramichi. This year's theme will be Who is this Jesus... and why should we care? Speaker: Rev. Dr. Diane Juckes, Chaplain, Atlantic Institution-Renous. This is a 75-90 minute service with short reception to follow.

Friday, March 27, 6:30 p.m.  Community auction at St. Mary and St. Bartholomew’s Church, 646 Westmorland Rd., Saint John. New items will be featured. All proceeds to the SMSB Mission Centre which is the new home of the Saint John East Food Bank. Information: 506-696-1347.

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19   Saturday, March 28, 8-11 a.m.  Monthly breakfast at St. Luke's Hall, corner of Metcalf and Lansdowne, Saint John. A full breakfast of sausages, bacon, eggs, toast, pancakes, home fries and beverage for just $8 per person! A joint presentation of the Saint John Y Service Club and St. Luke's, with proceeds to outreach ministries.

Saturday, March 28, 9:30 a.m.  Lenten Quiet Day in the Parish of St. Andrews, at All Saints Church and hall. Ladd Dunfield, pastor of St. Andrews Baptist Church, and Bob Cheatley, postulant for ordination in the diocese, will lead on the theme of Faith in a Changing Culture: Being Ambassadors for Christ. No charge for the day, donations for lunch welcome; please RSVP to the parish office: 506-529-8662.

March 29, 9 a.m.  Lenten breakfast will be held at the Anglican Parish Hall, 75 King Street, St. Andrews, N.B. Light breakfast will be serviced. Donations accepted. Everyone welcome!

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19   Wednesday, April 1, 4 p.m.  The Mission & Outreach committee of Holy Trinity, Hammond River, will host guest speakers the Rev. Jasmine Chandra and Erin Rideout on the concept of “ACE” (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and how the trauma experienced in childhood affects physical and mental health in adulthood. There will be a potluck supper to follow. Information available from Cleo Cyr.

April 1, 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.  Lenten lunch program hosted by various local churches will be held at the Anglican Parish Hall, 75 King Street, St. Andrews, N.B. Different speaker each week. Donations accepted in support of Open Door, the local food bank.  Everyone welcome!

Wednesday, April 1, 7 p.m.  Join us for the season of Lent Wednesday evening speaker series, at St. Andrew's Parish Hall, 214 Pleasant Street, Newcastle-Miramichi. This year's theme will be Who is this Jesus... and why should we care? Speaker: Archdeacon Brent Ham. This is a 75-90 minute service with short reception to follow.

Saturday, April 4, 6:30 p.m.  Palm cross making party at the Anglican parish hall, 75 King St., St. Andrews. All that is needed is a sharp pair of scissors and a bit of creativity. Snacks, tea and coffee provided. Everyone is welcome.

April 4, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Crafting Class with Shelley, hosted by the Fellowship Committee, will be held at the Anglican Parish Hall, 75 King Street, St. Andrews, N.B. Coffee and snacks at 9 a.m.; class starts at 9:30 a.m. This is an all-day greeting card-making class. Cost $20. Pot luck lunch included. To reserve your spot call Shelley at (506) 529-4484. Shelley’s classes are filled with laughter, fun and fellowship. Everyone welcome! Crafting classes are also planned for May 2 and June 6.

April 5, 9 a.m.  Lenten breakfast will be held at the Anglican Parish Hall, 75 King Street, St. Andrews, N.B. Light breakfast will be serviced. Donations accepted. Everyone welcome!

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19   Wednesday, April 8, 4 p.m.  You are invited to join a layreader-led walk at Villa Madonna for Stations Of The Cross: A Quiet Journey Of Prayer. The address is 115 Villa Madonna Road, Rothesay. This is a prayer-filled journey following the path of Jesus during Holy Week, taking 45 to 60 minutes. Please dress in layers for warmth and wear waterproof, warm footwear. The Parish of Hammond River will provide warm “tailgate refreshments” and a time of fellowship following the walk. Call 647-8170 for more information. All are invited.

Wednesday, April 8, 7 p.m.  Join us during Holy Week for a Service of Holy Eucharist with the Rev. Rose Steeves, preacher & proclaimer, at St. Andrew's Church, Newcastle. This is a 75-90 minute service with short reception to follow.

April 8, 12 noon – 1:30 p.m.  Lenten lunch program hosted by various local churches will be held at the Anglican Parish Hall, 75 King Street, St. Andrews, N.B. Different speaker each week. Donations accepted in support of Open Door, the local food bank.  Everyone welcome!

April 13, 1 – 3 p.m.  Community Easter ham dinner will be served at the Anglican Parish Hall, 75 King Street, St. Andrews, N.B. Menu: ham, potato scallop, peas, rolls, apple crumble with whipped cream, coffee, tea, juice. Please RSVP to the office: 506-529-8662 or allsaints@nb.aibn.com.  Admission by donation. Everyone welcome!

• N E W •  Friday, April 24, 11 a.m-1 p.m.  COMMUNITY LUNCH AND MOVIE MATINEE: A lunch of homemade soups, rolls and desserts will be held in the hall at Holy Trinity, Hammond River. There is no fee for the meal but a free will offering will be gratefully accepted. A portion of the proceeds will go to the PWRDF Canadian Foodgrains Bank. At 1 p.m. the movie “The Martian” will be shown in the church. Matt Damon plays an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars after his team assumes he is dead; he then must rely on his ingenuity to grow food and let Earth know he is still alive. This PG rated film gives a new perspective on how food could be grown in the future.

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19  Saturday, May 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.  Spring Tea & Quilt Show at St. Mary & St. Bartholomew’s Church, 646 Westmorland Rd., Saint John, featuring crafts, gifts, collectibles, silent auction and bake sale. New this year: antique quilt show in the church sanctuary. Tea includes sandwiches & cakes served during two sittings at 11 a.m. and noon, on a first come-first served basis. $8 adults, $4 children. Tickets available from church office or at the door. Information: 696-1347.