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Jean Northey in ‘The Anglican’ newspaper

Jean Northey in ‘The Anglican’ newspaper

November 2015 issue ‘The Anglican’ — newspaper of the Diocese of Toronto, pp. 8-9. Download the November issue. *   *   *

Amazing Loonie Dinner Auction

Amazing Loonie Dinner Auction

Over eighty guests packed Hartley Hall for the Annual Roast Beef Loonie Dinner Auction on 26 October 2015. Tickets were sold out as soon as they were made available which indicates the continuing popularity of this event for the Buckhorn and parish community. Ticket sales and processing were ably managed by Eunice Blakeley and Helen…

Bell rings for momentous occasion

Bell rings for momentous occasion

At 1230 pm on Wednesday, 9 September, twenty-six parishioners gathered to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as the longest reigning Monarch in the history of the Anglican Communion. Prayers of thanks were offered and then just about everyone in attendance joyfully took part in ringing the church bell in tribute to Her Majesty. Although…

Understanding about refugees

Understanding about refugees

A quick message from Glenn “Thanks to a student at Trent University, I became aware of a video that explains the complex issues related to the current refugee crisis that affects thousands from Syria. “Indeed the underlying issues related to the crisis for Syrians, who have no choice but to flee the turmoil in their…

BBQ at Rock the Locks 2015… a great day

BBQ at Rock the Locks 2015… a great day

Another fabulous Rock the Locks Day for Buckhorn and local area. Once again, the parish provided popular BBQ fare for the enjoyment of those who strolled between the many stands that were dotted along Lakehurst Road. There were numerous exhibits, local crafts and home-made goodies plus music at several locations. From 11 am until late…

Signs, miracles, and hope

Signs, miracles, and hope

Homily for the Ninth after Pentecost,  John 6: 1-21 by The Rev’d Glenn Empey Great public events have a certain kind of magnetism about them. Well, of course there is the entertainment and enjoyment factor but I wonder if there is more to wanting to be part of things if even on a widescreen TV…

Annual yard sale… bargain prices on quality items

Annual yard sale… bargain prices on quality items

Prices were at super bargain levels on really great items. Two examples of many: McGregor golf clubs with golf-bag $10, beautiful four-burner BBQ $30. High quality household and cottage wares also at ‘bargoon’ prices. If you missed it this year, find out about next year’s sale and get there early. There was even an ‘east…

Church sign carefully re-furbished

Church sign carefully re-furbished

The church sign was originally crafted by Michael John Minten. It was later dedicated in his memory. Over time, it had weathered to the extent that Helen Minten, Michael John’s mother, offered to have the sign refurbished. Donnie Roberts kindly offered to complete the work. He managed to save the original cross that tops the…

Sumptuous strawberry supper

Sumptuous strawberry supper

All the food was sumptuous for guests at the annual strawberry supper but, according to all reports, Gloria Windover’s potato salad and Marylou Bowles’ special egg salad were the pièces de résistance. But of course the main attraction was the dessert that topped everything off–fresh local strawberries, angel food cake and whipped cream. Over fifty…

Trent Chaplaincy — campus connect newsletter summer 2015

Trent Chaplaincy — campus connect newsletter summer 2015

Featured article … Change, change change is everywhere. Climate change, global trade changes, workforce changes, economic changes. The simple fact is that the world has changed and it continues to change. Universities are no exception. When viewed from the comfortable pews of the 50’s and 60’s, the changes may seem unfathomable or … see newsletter

Plant and bake sale… fun and success

Plant and bake sale… fun and success

The annual plant and bake sale was to begin at 9 am but people were lining up at 7:30 which just goes to show you: “The early bird does catch the worm”. From then on, there was a steady stream of customers for both the baked goods and the perennial plants. Olive and Eunice were the key…

Bed kit project news

Bed kit project news

One of numerous outreach initiatives supported by the parish is the Bed Kit project with Sleeping Children Around the World. The parish ACW recently received a photo of the children, from the Pune region of India, who have benefited from their contribution to that programme. Bed kits contain over 30 items to enhance a child’s…

Canada Supreme Court rules on public prayer

Canada Supreme Court rules on public prayer

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled the municipal council in the Quebec town of Saguenay cannot open its meetings with a prayer. In a unanimous decision [in mid-April], the country’s top court said reciting a Catholic prayer at council meetings infringes on freedom of conscience and religion. The ruling puts an end to an…

No longer slaves…

No longer slaves…

Homily for Easter VI, John 15: 9-17 by The Rev’d Glenn Empey   “Abide”, that’s a lovely word, I’d say, as I mentioned last week. I’ve always taken it to mean to dwell in or to live in. When I checked that in my favourite dictionary [Oxford], I was surprised to see that that usage…

Needs are great in Nepal — PWRDF

Needs are great in Nepal — PWRDF

The earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25 devastated a region from Kathmandu to Mount Everest, killing over 7000, damaging or destroying 700,000 houses, and destroying roads so that some remote districts are still only accessible by helicopter. PWRDF has been responding to the needs of those affected by the earthquake through the ACT Alliance,…

Spaghetti dinner for local community

Spaghetti dinner for local community

On 15 April, the parish invited members of the local community to be their guests at a special spaghetti dinner. The parish hall was packed with about 80 guests — some familiar faces and a number of new faces. What a great way to connect. The local community were invited to be the guests of…