There are many opportunities for parishioners to help in the enrichment of church life and their own personal lives by joining one or more of the following groups:

altar guild

Members of the Guild clean and maintain the linens (altar cloths, purificators, corporals and lavabo towels), vessels (chalices, patens, cruets, ciboria and alms basins) and other objects used in the worship of the church. They work hard to maintain the beauty of our worship life by shining the brass and arranging the flowers for Sunday. It is truly holy work and is imperative to the life of the church.

choir

St. Peter's is now embarking on expanded musical content under the guidance of a young and enthusiastic organist and choir director. The choir is small but the quality is high and the group is dedicated to constant improvement and introducing new hymns and anthems. Please contact the Organist/Choir Director for more information regarding the choir and music at St. Peter's.

Sunday school

St. Peter's Anglican Church sings a variety of educational resources for our Sunday school, some more conventional (i.e. lesson-plans from the Diocesan website and Episcopal Digital) and some more current (i.e. utilizing more of an audiovisual component). We are actively exploring how to ensure that our Sunday school are tied into the service. We continue to explore the understanding of the Holy Eucharist and our young people are asking more and more questions around what Holy Communion entails.

fundraising & planning committee

The Fundraising & Planning Committee is a group of dedicated members of our church that is responsible for creating fundraising events and planning for non-fundraising events. A number of events were planned which brought our parish together as a family to celebrate both our parish traditions and sense of community. 

sunshine group 

The Sunshine Group consists mainly of younger generation mothers who take a regular turn at coffee hour, help decorate the church for harvest, and put on various events throughout the year to contribute to the social side of parish life. Members include Lisa Turner, Gail Thompson, June Montesano, and Lottie Bowering.

readers

The readers take part in our service by reading the 1st and 2nd lessons from the Holy Bible. 

Chalice Bearers

Chalice bearers are parishioners who have been chosen to support the clergy in administering the wine to members of the congregation during the celebration of the Eucharist.

Servers

Our Servers assist in the Worship Service by carrying the processional & recessional cross, lighting candles, holding the Gospel book and assisting the Deacon or Priest in the set up and clean up at the altar.

sidespersons

The Greeters and Sidespeople set the tone when you first come to St. Peter's. They are there to welcome people into the church and to make sure that they have everything they need to worship and participate with ease. They are our frontline ministers!

Outreach

Community Lunch

Due to COVID-19, our Community Lunch has been suspended until further notice. We look forward to the time when we can come together again as a community.  


Support of Senior Residences

Some very crafty ladies of the parish hand-made special occasion cards for residents of a local senior's home.


Personal Care Product Collection

Much-needed personal care products are donated to various agencies for distribution to our city's most vulnerable people.


Support of the Food Bank at St. Ninian’s

In additional to providing solid operational support, our weekly food donations are much appreciated helping to feed 130 families each week.


Mitten Tree

The mitten tree can be found in the narthex come early December. A wide variety of mittens, gloves, and hats decorate the tree. Most are made by a founding member who, well into her 90’s, still knits up a storm! All are collected and distributed to those in need through the food bank and various other agencies.