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PARISH NEWS- 28 March 2021


Following the drama of the Holy Week story is part of the practice of our Christian faith.

Our services for Holy Week this year will all be online:

  • Holy Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, Compline at 8.30pm

  • Maundy Thursday, 7pm

  • Good Friday, 9.30am

  • Easter Sunday, 9.30am (including the blessing of the paschal candle).


Mike will be unavailable during the week following Easter. Please contact Peter Davison in case of pastoral emergency.


On Sunday 18th April we are pleased to host a special poetry reading by poet and author gloria fern via Zoom in aid of St. James. Please see the Events page. Tickets are $10 and you can book a ticket online via our website and pay online via e-transfer or credit card or by cheque payable to St James Church. Please note on your cheque or online payment that it is for the poetry reading. Ticket holders will receive a ZOOM link the week before the event.

NEEDED—— COOKS AND BAKERS It is hoped that we will be able to have another online auction at the beginning of the summer, depending on the rules in place from the diocese. As with the Christmas auction, we will have another food sale, possibly the Friday of the same weekend. We are, once again, looking for volunteers who would be willing to bake squares, breads, biscuits, make soups and main dishes such as cabbage rolls which were very popular and have already been requested to be on the list. Any further suggestions would be welcome too. This is an advanced notice in order that we can be ready to go ahead without any pressure. I would appreciate being notified of people’s intentions, so please phone or email me. The other suggestion has been to have a food basket in the online auction, so if any of you have homemade jams, relish, etc that they would be willing to donate, please let me know. Thank you for your help,


You can contact Jill through the office 905-627-1424 or


Join us on Maundy Thursday morning at 10am for our weekly ‘coffee hour’ – a chance to share time and fellowship with one another.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 871 4881 4827

Passcode: 448066


For those who wish to keep a pattern of daily Bible readings and reflections, the Bible readings for this coming week are below. The suggested readings are the Gospel reading appointed in the daily lectionary for the celebration of the Eucharist. This week:

Monday 29th March John 12.1-11

Tuesday John 12.20-36

Wednesday John 13.21-32

Thursday John 13.1-17, 31-35 (Maundy Thursday)

Friday John 18.1-19.42 (Good Friday)

Saturday John 19.38-42

Sunday John 20.1-18 (Easter Sunday)


Eternal God,

in the cross of Jesus

we see the cost of our sin

and the depth of your love:

in humble hope and fear

may we place at his feet

all that we have and all that we are,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


‘Collect for Good Friday’ From Common Worship, Church of England

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