Parish Groups and Activities
One of our strengths is our wide and active variety of parish groups, that come together for fun, friendship and service.
We are always delighted to welcome new members!
Members of the Altar Guild prepare the Altar for Sunday Liturgy, as well as special services such as Christmas, Easter, Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals. Altar flowers are given as memorials or thank offerings, and Guild members are responsible for delivering the flowers each Sunday after service to a member of our extended community. With over a dozen active members, the Guild meets the second Wednesday of each month. Occasional projects raise funds to support their work.
The Breakfast Club meets once a month on Saturday mornings in the parish hall for an hour of good fellowship and good repast during winter, spring and fall. Projects include running the Chili Supper on Ash Wednesday, providing assistance at the Rummage Sales, clean-up duties in the spring and fall on church grounds, and sponsoring the Children's Christmas party.
Charleswood Caring & Sharing Food Bank
A group of 45 parishioners, along with neighbours and friends, meet in the hall to organize the food bank at St. Mary, as a partner agency of Harvest. Since opening in 2014, we have increased our client base from 24 to 40 biweekly! We dedicate a good part of our time to offering fellowship and friendship to our regular clients; we also offer a quiet prayer station and time of short worship for those looking for extra support. For more information, click here.
The Friendship Group meets on the first Monday of each month. This is a time for women of the parish to come together for fellowship and study. There is a short meeting followed by an activity. We may have a guest speaker, do a craft, play games, take a field trip, or have a lively discussion. This is followed by teatime. We also go for lunch once a month. All parishioners are welcome!
On Mother’s Day we hold a baby shower for the Thelma Wynne project to collect baby items they use in making layettes. Money raised by the Friendship Group is donated to the church and various organizations. Contact the Parish Office for more information.
Mission & Outreach
The Mission & Outreach Committee works to provide support and donations to many community and charitable projects within our city. During this past year, for example, they were able to offer assistance to St Matthews Maryland Community Ministry, 1Just City, the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), Harvest and the Charleswood Caring & Sharing Food Bank.
A well-loved Charleswood institution, the Rummage Sale takes place each year in the spring. This acts as a successful church fundraiser and a wonderful opportunity to reuse and 'upcycle' some unexpected treasures. For more information on donating goods, please leave a message for Trish Wood at 204-831-0600.
We acknowledge that we meet and work on Treaty 1 territory, the traditional land of the Anishinaabe, Cree, and Dakota peoples and the homeland of the Metis Nation. We are grateful for their stewardship of this land and their hospitality which allows us to live, work and serve God the Creator here.
St Mary Anglican Church
3830 Roblin Blvd.
Winnipeg, R3R 0E4
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