Serving God and church with heart and hands

Our mission is:

To serve God and Church by following Jesus and emulating the character of Saint Joseph, a carpenter by trade, husband of Mary and the earthly father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

As members, we should …

  • be regular in attendance at Church Services, especially at Holy Communion
  • have a custom of private prayer and Bible reading, practice self-discipline
  • bring the example and teachings of Jesus Christ into our everyday lives
  • do what we can to further the work of the Church in our Parish and the World
  • make regular offerings to further the work of the Church

As a collective body, we should …

  • provide the form and venue for a men’s group within each Parish, which, because of its name, structure and origin, has ties to other Guilds within the Diocese.
  • fellowship with one another and as the occasion arises, share our experiences with other Guilds.
  • be ready and willing to respond to requests for services that are within the scope of our abilities and talents.
  • offer suggestions and provide services that could improve the functionality or enhance the Church and its buildings.
  • not consider raising money as one of our main objectives.  However, in order to provide services as a guild, a certain amount of money is required.  Therefore, money raising will be limited to that need, unless special projects undertaken by the Guild dictate otherwise.
  • minister to one another as the occasion arises, such as in a time of sickness of a member or one of his family.
  • have a program of projects and activities in advance, so better planning of time and resources is accomplished and members plan accordingly.
  • involve the Rector as a member where possible, and by doing so have the concurrence of the ordained leadership, wardens and vestry for projects that require Parish funding.

Operating Guilds

  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Parish of Douglas and Nashwaaksis
  • Parish of Fundy and the Lakes, Saint John
  • Parish of Hammond River - contact: Jim Eastwood 333-6400
  • Parish of Hampton
  • Parish of Minto and Chipman
  • Parish of New Maryland
  • Parish of Sackville
  • Parish of St. Mary, York