The Anglican Church Women (ACW) of St. Mary’s is an autonomous organisation whose membership comprises all the women of the parish. The Co-Chairs of the ACW are Karen Ferrie and Jane Robertson, supported by Natasha Daisley as Secretary, Marlene Gardiner as Media Contact Person and Alice Marshall as Treasurer.
Our purpose “is to be a focus for Christian community among all Anglican Women, affirming their gifts and encouraging their ministries through worship, learning and service” (Diocese of Toronto-Anglican Church Women information Sheet).
This year our activities for fellowship have included an Appreciation Luncheon, a potluck dinner, Strawberry Social, and a speaker event promoting breast health. A spring Secondhand Sale and our Annual Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon were our major fundraisers for the year. A corporate breakfast and Annual General Meeting rounds out the year with recognition for a job well done and disbursement of funds raised for various outreach organisations, as well as support for St. Mary’s.