Parish Life

Palm Sunday launches Holy Week

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The importance of outreach: what we did in 2014

Outreach through contributions to community groups and to those in need is an important part of the pastoral life of the Parish. In 2014 the seven-member St. Barnabas outreach committee oversaw a range of projects, from donations to support local housing, to child sponsorship in India -- from gathering food donations and distributing Christmas baskets to -- more simply, but no less importantly -- inviting members of the community together for a monthly tea.

What is a Saint?

This article by Fr. Stewart Murray has been reprinted from Crosstalk, the newspaper of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.
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Anniversary dinner in pictures

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A dedicated Church: Archbishop praises Parish for its commitment to faith and diversity

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John Wesley’s Directives for Congregational Singing

John Wesley (1703–1791), one of the founders of the Methodist movement in the Church of England, issued these directives concerning congregational singing in 1761:

Sing all. See that you join with the congregation as frequently as you can. Let not a slight degree of weakness or weariness hinder you. If it is a cross to you, take it up, and you will find it a blessing.