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PARISH NEWS - 5 September 2021


We are continuing to reopen for ‘in-person’ worship on Sunday, 12th at 10 a.m. For the first two weeks of September, a familiar face to us at St. James, The Reverend Sue Nicolls, has returned to lead us in worship. The Reverend Canon Peter Davison is assisting as cantor.

Online booking is available to reserve space for that service. Please remember to reserve a space either via the website or by phoning the parish office – this makes the process much more efficient for the greeters. Before coming to church, please self-screen and stay home if you feel ill. Those coming to worship will need to wear a mask at all times and sit at least 3 seats away from anyone not in their ‘bubble’.

If you cannot attend in person you will also be able to “tune in” and watch, engage and enjoy the service, beginning at 10 a.m. on YouTube. The link is provided on the parish Facebook site and the home page of this website. Many thanks to Frank R. for his dedicated commitment in assisting with the broadcast of the service.

Until further notice from the Diocese, the church is closed except for our Sunday Service. Following the service, people are asked to leave the building as orderly and quickly as possible to allow for the cleaning to take place. Please note that during the rest of the week, while the staff are keeping office hours, others will still need an appointment to enter the building.


Food Sale … October 15. Since this has proved to be a popular event, we are doing a repeat. Please let Auntie Jill know whether you are able to contribute in any way. Further ideas are always welcome. Soups, biscuits, squares, muffins, pasta salads, cabbage rolls, meatballs, macaroni cheese, bread, casseroles have always been well received. Call or email the office 905-627-1424 or



Raffle tickets are going very well! Thanks to those who have bought … and SOLD tickets. Now, you can see all of the five “baskets” that will be part of the prize package for this raffle. (Let’s get all those tickets sold!) Contact the church office for more information. The draw takes place this coming Sunday, September 12th.

Here are our newest baskets– and – you might be able to surmise where this one came from! We call it the “Brit Box” … but it really is a basket, containing …

one kitchen towel McVitie’s Hobnobs McVities Milk Chocolate Digestives Yorkshire Tea Branston Original Pickle Caramelised Onion Chutney Walnut Whip Ambrosia Devon Custard Maynards Bassetts Jelly Babies Aunty’s Sticky Toffee Steamed Puds 2 Dairy Milk Bars Bournville Dark Chocolate Bar Galaxy Minstrels Crawfords Garibaldi

And, speaking of elections … it has been a tradition for party leaders who visit Dundas to drop by Picones for a pie and photo op. This basket goes one step further! Look at all these goodies!

$50.00 gift certificate for Picone’s

Tiberino Italian one-pot Orecchiette with rapini

Orgoglio pasta

Pure Edibles Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce

Olearia Sangiorgio Virgin Olive Oil

Jesse Tree Cerignola Olives

Efferve Pink Sparking Lemonade

Greaves Red Currant Jelly

Carr’s Cheese Melts crackers

Loacker Meringue with Hazelnut Biscuits

Cavendish and Harvey Winegums

The third one is also a special DUNDAS basket. The contents include: Books – Historical Dundas and Dundas 1947 – 1973 … Dundas notecards and postcards from artist Danuta Niton, 2 tickets for the Dundas Holiday House Tour, A Dundas T-shirt, Urban Vine oil and vinegar and a Collins Hotel Gift Certificate…

The fourth one is THE TEA PARTY … a pottery cookie jar, 2 fine bone china cups/saucers, fine china serving plate, tine of English tea and 2 dozen (24) shortbreads or cookies.

The fifth one is an example of what happens when one person leaves a meeting of the fundraising committee for a few minutes and comes back and the basket has been named by those remaining – Bob’s Boozy Basket! The contents include: French brandy, A Kiwi (New Zealand) white wine, a Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon, Ice-wine and brandy (Canada) and whisky (Canadian Crown Royal) AND .. bar towel, cocktail napkins, hangover drops AND … the appropriate glasses – 6 Liqueur glasses, 6 brandy glasses, six small wine glasses, 12 large wine glasses and four Canadian whisky glasses.


November 6th …. November 6th …. November 6th – put this date in your “date-book”, electronic calendar or write it down on a piece of paper and attach to whatever is nearby (priests and churchwardens excluded). We will be hosting a marvellous “East Coast Kitchen Party” at the SHED in Dundas. Watch for upcoming information about this amazing evening of entertainment, food and … FUN!


The Grandmothers of Steel are hosting a backyard event in the countryside – September 11th from 1 – 3 p.m. – Saturday (with a rain date of Sunday). Art, jewelry, baked goods, home-made jams, tea on the patio; location is in Caledonia, just a short jaunt from here – for more information see the website – or phone 905 765 – 5487


And, speaking again about the election - As well as St. James being a polling station on the 20th of September, we encourage your participation in the voting process – in person on the 20th, by mail-in ballot or by advance poll voting.


Our coffee hour this Thursday will take place on Zoom at 10am. Join us to chat and enjoy one another’s company for an hour. Bring your own coffee! Coffee Hour will be hosted by Peter D.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 693 269 0932

Use either the link or Zoom ID but you don't need to do both, and no password is needed – the host will let you in.

We continue with our “collections”

MILK BAGS - outer plastic Milk Bags (clean) which are then up-cycled.

POSTAGE STAMPS and EYEGLASSES - used postage stamps for the leprosy mission and used eyeglasses for medical mission.

BATTERIES - We have a box in the narthex to collect used batteries for recycling.

FOOD BANK DONATIONS - We have a new collection point in the narthex with labelled drawers for donations to local food banks. We regularly need pasta, baby food and other baby care essentials, toiletries and hygiene products, jam and peanut butter, canned meats, canned fruit and canned vegetables.

Call the office for more information on all these programmes 905-627-1424 or


Peace Prayer from St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace

Where there is hatred, let me sow love

Where there is injury – pardon

Where there is doubt – faith

Where there is despair – hope

Where there is darkness – light

And where there is sadness – joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may be not so much

… seek to be consoled, as to console

… to be understood, as to understand

… to be loved, as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned.

And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


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