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St Matthew and St Aidan Anglican Church

"The church in town"... caring for our local community and beyond

We are a small but mighty community of faith in the Kawarthas

  • We take seriously Jesus' Teachings about caring for the poor and for those in need
  • We are blessed by our 'friends of the parish' in the Buckhorn area community
  • We give heartfelt thanks for their generosity and support toward our Outreach Projects
  • We practise our ministry throughout the week and we gather each Sunday at 10 am
  • We warmly invite members of the local community and summer visitors to engage in our Sunday Celebrations and our various Outreach Events

Countdown to Easter

Lent is a time of getting ready for Easter

When Jesus was just getting started with his work, he went into the desert for 40 days to be all alone with God. He even went without food and prayed, and was tempted away from what God wanted him to do in all kinds of ways, but he resisted that temptation. You can read that story here: Matthew 4:1-11.

Pancake Day -Shrove Tuesday

Pancake Day is also called Shrove Tuesday and is one last chance for a big party before Lent begins with Ash Wednesday the next day

  • Pancake Day is also called Shrove Tuesday and is one last chance for a big party before Lent begins with Ash Wednesday the next day
  • Long ago, Christians traditionally used up all the eggs and fat they had in store by making pancakes and feasting on them. This was because when Lent came, they would eat less food, or even fast (do without food sometimes) to help them focus on God and not on the things they wanted. This tradition has been passed down the generations
  • Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter, a date which changes every year
  • With eggs, flour, milk and butter, anyone can join in with Pancake Day. You can even join us for a tasty pancake supper

Enjoy Pancake Supper Tuesday  21 February 4:30 - 6:30 pm Adults $10.00, Children 6-12 $5.00, 5 and under free

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is one of the most important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, a season of fasting and prayer

  • Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent
  • The ashes are made from the palm crosses of last year's Palm Sunday
  • The ashes are blessed and are used to make crosses on people's forehead
  • The custom dates back to the middle ages
  • Ash Wednesday services set the tone for Lent, with sombre readings and hymns and a focus on penitence (saying sorry for and turning away from sin)

We warmly invite you to our Ash Wednesday Liturgy and Imposition of Ashes 22 February 1 pm at the church

15 minutes set aside for quiet and stillness

Every Wednesday, mid-week and mid-day at noon, a group gathers for a few moments of prayer

  • This Service sets a few moments aside during the routine of the week
  • It is simple and contemplative with moments of silence
  • Parishioners may connect through the Parish Portal
  • Anyone who wishes to join in is welcome
  • To connect, please get in touch so we can send you the Zoom link

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Caring for our local community and beyond

About thirty per cent of our annual budget is given to others

Our people are actively engaged in service to others. Here are some of the projects and initiatives that we currently support.

Happy moments in parish life ... sharing our blessings

All proceeds from parish events are directed to our ministry and community outreach to those in need

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St Matthew and St Aidan Anglican Church

"The church in town"... caring for our local community and beyond

We are a small but mighty community of faith in the Kawarthas

  • We take seriously Jesus' Teachings about caring for the poor and for those in need
  • We are blessed by our 'friends of the parish' in the Buckhorn area community
  • We give heartfelt thanks for their generosity and support for our Outreach Projects
  • We practise our ministry throughout the week and we gather each Sunday at 10 am
  • We warmly invite members of the local community and summer visitors to engage in our Sunday Celebrations and our various Outreach Events

Countdown to Easter

Lent is a time of getting ready for Easter

When Jesus was just getting started with his work, he went into the desert for 40 days to be all alone with God. He even went without food and prayed, and was tempted away from what God wanted him to do in all kinds of ways, but he resisted that temptation. You can read that story here: Matthew 4:1-11.

Pancake Day -Shrove Tuesday

Pancake Day is also called Shrove Tuesday and is one last chance for a big party before Lent begins with Ash Wednesday the next day

  • Pancake Day is also called Shrove Tuesday and is one last chance for a big party before Lent begins with Ash Wednesday the next day
  • Long ago, Christians traditionally used up all the eggs and fat they had in store by making pancakes and feasting on them. This was because when Lent came, they would eat less food, or even fast (do without food sometimes) to help them focus on God and not on the things they wanted. This tradition has been passed down the generations
  • Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before Easter, a date which changes every year
  • With eggs, flour, milk and butter, anyone can join in with Pancake Day. You can even join us for a tasty pancake supper

Enjoy Pancake Supper Tuesday  21 February 4:30 - 6:30 pm Adults $10.00, Children 6-12 $5.00, 5 and under free

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is one of the most important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, a season of fasting and prayer

  • Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent
  • The ashes are made from the palm crosses of last year's Palm Sunday
  • The ashes are blessed and are used to make crosses on people's forehead
  • The custom dates back to the middle ages
  • Ash Wednesday services set the tone for Lent, with sombre readings and hymns and a focus on penitence (saying sorry for and turning away from sin)

We warmly invite you to our Ash Wednesday Liturgy and Imposition of Ashes 22 February 1 pm at the church

15 minutes set aside for quiet and stillness

Every Wednesday, mid-week and mid-day at noon, a group gathers for a few moments of prayer

  • This Service sets a few moments aside during the routine of the week
  • It is simple and contemplative with moments of silence
  • Anyone who wishes to join in is welcome
  • To connect, please get in touch so we can send you the Zoom link

Caring for our local community and beyond

About thirty per cent of our annual budget is given to others

Our people are actively engaged in service to others. Here are some of the projects and initiatives that we currently support.