Posts by John Oakes

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Annual Vestry 2017

by John Oakes

All parishioners of St. Mary’s are warmly invited to attend our Annual Vestry Meeting on Sunday, February 26, at noon in Wrixon Hall. Vestry will follow a 10:00 a.m. service and buffet lunch. Copies of our Annual Report are available from the office.

Family Service

by John Oakes

All are welcome to join us on Sunday, January 22, at 9:15 am for our monthly family service in the Chapel. On the week’s schedule: contemporary praise music, a family-friendly liturgy, and an interactive sermon. This service has been running for  a year now and regularly attracting strong support. If you’ve never been before, why not […]

Christmas Services 2016

by John Oakes

This year’s Christmas service schedule includes: December 24, Christmas Eve: 4:30 p.m. – Family Communion. 7:30 p.m. – Contemporary Candlelight Communion. 10:30 p.m. – Carols and readings, followed by 11:00 p.m. – Traditional Candelight Communion. John Oakes will preach on “God with Us.” December 25, Christmas Day: 10:30 a.m – Christmas Communion. John Oakes will […]

St. Mary’s ACW Christmas Bazaar

by John Oakes

On Saturday, November 26,  please join us between 10:00 am to 1:30 pm for St Mary’s ACW Christmas Bazaar.  All are welcome to come and start your Christmas shopping and enjoy a hot delicious luncheon for just $10. Please see our Christmas Bazaar Flyer for more information.  

Parish Forum Meeting

by John Oakes

Sunday, September 25, at 12:30 p.m. sees the last of our  series of four Parish Forum meetings on key issues as we look to the future. We will be meeting after our 10:30 a.m. service to discuss the vital theme of “Stewarding Our Resources.” Lunch will be provided and all parishioners are welcome. Please join […]

Summer Service Times

by John Oakes

Sunday, July 3 sees a temporary change in the time of our second service to 9:30 a.m. through August 14. The 8:00 a.m. service will be meeting in the Chapel to facilitate this transition. Weather permitting, the 9:30 a.m. services will be outdoors in the Yonge St. quadrangle on July 3 and August 14.

Rector’s Summer Update

by John Oakes

June 26, 2016: As we prepare to enter July, when life traditionally slows down a little, a pastoral update from St. Mary’s  on a few key developments over the coming months, including summer service plans and the search for a newMusic Director and Organist. You can download the Rector’s latest pastoral letter here.    

New Vacancy – Music Director and Organist

by John Oakes

St. Mary’s is seeking a creative, energetic, and technically competent person to assume leadership as our new Music Director and Organist. The successful applicant will have experience in both traditional church liturgical and contemporary “praise and worship” styles. He/she will also have a firm commitment to the communal mission and vision of St. Mary’s.  Applications […]

Easter and Holy Week Services

by John Oakes

Easter Day, Sunday March 27th:  8:00 a.m. – Traditional Communion (with hymns). and 10:30 a.m. – Festal Choral Communion; Good Friday, March 25th @ 10:30 a.m. – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion; Maundy Thursday, March 24th @ 7:00 p.m. – Communion with Foot Washing (optional!) and Stripping of the Altar; Holy Wednesday, March 23rd @ 7:00 […]

Ruthanne Returns

by John Oakes

Sunday, January 10, The Baptism of the Lord – Former Priest-in-Charge Rev. Ruthanne Ward makes a return visit to St. Mary’s to preside and preach at both services. Join us for Traditional Communion (BCP) at 8:00 a.m. or Contemporary Communion at 10:30 a.m.