Bishop's Lenten Books for 2021
This year, Bishop Susan Bell has chosen to recommend two books for Lent: Seven Spiritual Gifts of Waiting by Holly Whitcomb and The Way of St. Benedict by Archbishop Rowan Williams.
A source of inspiration for the bishop’s most recent charge to synod, Seven Spiritual Gifts of Waiting is well suited to a time of pandemic, especially during the season of Lent. This book presents seven spiritual gifts that waiting can teach us: patience, loss of control, live in the present, compassion, gratitude, humility, and trust in God.
The latest work by Archbishop Rowan Williams, is being recommended for individual study as a way growing in one’s faith and discipleship. The Way of St Benedict explores the appeal of St. Benedict's sixth-century Rule and shows it to be a document of great relevance to contemporary Christians and non-believers alike. The book speaks to the Rule's ability to help anyone live more fully in harmony with others while orienting themselves fully to the will of God.
Both books are readily available through online book suppliers at an affordable price.
Canterbury Hils a Forever Memory
Canterbury Hills Virtual Camp registration is now open. Bring the magic of Canterbury Hills right to the comfort of your own home. Each week will offer a variety of activities that encourage spiritual growth, independent play, creativity, and exploration, with opportunities to connect and share with staff and fellow campers. View the dates and themes of each week here to pick the right session for your camper! Each week will also include a virtual group campfire and chapel sessions!
To register, visit the Canterbury Hills website.
Canterbury Hills Camp is excited to launch a new pen pal program. Campers will be matched with another participant of similar age and interests. Your camper will then receive five pre-addressed, stamped envelopes, and conversation starter cards. What a fun opportunity to meet a new friend who could even become a cabin mate in an upcoming summer! This will be an add on program that is accessible to campers registered in any of the 2021 summer sessions. Select this option while registering online. The pen pal program comes with a one-time $10 fee.
The parish hall is an air conditioned rental facility managed by volunteers of St. Paul's Anglican Church.
The facility offers space for smaller groups such as children's birthday parties, family dinners, luncheons, and meetings.
Space is available during the week in the daytime or on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday nights for dance studio's, yoga, meditation groups or give us a call if you have other small business needs.
Contact Hall Manager's:
George and Kathy Gastle
The building is not wheelchair accessible.
ST. PAUL'S PARISH HALL HISTORY
Mary (Maxwell) Adams lovely story about the building of the parish hall.
Charles W. Coupland
My grandfather, Charles W. Coupland and his son Warwick built the St. Paul’s Parish Hall, for the most part in 1927 and 1928. His journal records much of the work he completed and an entry dated February 8, 1928 states: “ the Parish Hall opened tonight , concert and supper . Money taken in at door $123.75.”
When completed others laid claim to this new ‘Community' Hall but Charlie made a point of specifying the ownership of the Hall to St. Paul’s Anglican Church and ensuring the community would be welcomed guests there. That welcome extends to this day and still hosts many types of gatherings.
Charlie and his wife Mary, better known locally as Mamie, were long time members of St. Paul’s Church, as were her parents Mary Noble and Robert Glendinning. Mamie and her older sister Sara played the Church organ. Mamie’s daughter Mary Elizabeth took over that duty as organist and choir leader and also taught Sunday school.
Mary Elizabeth married Reverend (later Canon) James Maxwell in 1949. He was the rector assigned to St.Paul’s in the 1940’s and 50’s. These were my parents.