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Welcome to St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, our authentic, bible-based little country church in the city!
In describing our church to visitors to this site, what points should be mentioned, naturally, we would like to be able to say "Come worship with us", St. Andrew’s is perfect, you’ll love it, make it your church and be part of our church family.
We like to think that we are a Friendly, Welcoming and Generous church, our Prayer Shawl ministry is one among others to reflect our Caring and Generous makeup, what more could you be looking for in a church?
But, we want to improve and strengthen what we identify as "Good Points", by establishing Goals and Objectives that we must encourage ourselves to strive for. Positive spoken here, being generous with praise, stingy with criticism, remembering always that a gentle answer turns away wrath, there is nothing so strong as gentleness. We want to make special efforts in recognizing and praising the gifts and talents of others through true compliments.
Turning to our physical assets, our church located at 105 Elmwood Drive, seats 90 – 100 people, an upper hall for meetings, special events, a kitchen, a parking lot, plus additional parking across Massey Avenue in the Knights of Columbus property, and, our church and facilities are debt free.
We have been in a cooperative Team Ministry sharing two priests equally since May 1, 2011. Essential to the vision is our team approach where both priests alternate leading worship weekly, thus providing a fuller expression of personal Baptismal gifts and an understanding that each parish is in full, equal, cooperation.
The rotation model has resulted in an excellent expression of our Baptismal ministry. The team thus exemplifies how each parishioner should live out their understanding of the Gospel, and how the parishes combined in shared ministry can cooperate and realize the Body of Christ (see Rom 12, 1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4). In this model both Father Rod and Father Douglas have resisted any hierarchal title, as they see themselves as equal in the task, just as the four parishes are equal in the task: none more important than the other, all working together for the building up of the Kingdom of God.
The following are examples of our coming together to do ministry as a family: we have a Common Bulletin, Joint Services on all the 5th Sundays, the full use of the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL), a fuller use of the Book of Alternative Services (BAS) in all points, a shared Sunday School Program, a common Bible Study, Back to Church Sunday, Youth Ministries, Joint Men’s Group, a very successful Video night, increased multi-media services, a joint deanery Advent Carol Service at a sister church, and celebrating together throughout Holy Week and the Triduum.