Anglican Church Women (ACW)

2016 ACW Executive

We would like to welcome you to our Diocese of Ontario, Anglican Church Women webpage. Today, every woman in every parish in the Anglican Church is considered to be an Anglican Church Woman. Our A.C.W.s are found in many parishes, small and large across the Diocese. They provide strong support to their parishes as well as outreach to their communities.

The first Diocesan Women’s Auxiliary annual meeting was held in the Diocese of Ontario at St. George’s Cathedral, in Kingston on June 8 1887. The group was imbued with missionary zeal. Even in those early years, the Women’s Auxiliary had a wide vision and boundless interest in missionary work – both in Canada and around the world. In 1966, the Women’s Auxiliary was amalgamated with the other Women’s ministries and became the Anglican Church Women(ACW).

ACW Mission Statement

The mission of the Diocese of Ontario A.C.W. is to unite women in promoting the love of Christ with their time, talents and resources.

Diocesan Executive

Our Diocesan Executive meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month except in July and August. We have a Diocesan President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Corresponding Secretary, Members at Large as well as Regional Presidents and Vice Presidents from our 3 regions – Frontenac, Hastings/Quinte and Leeds & Grenville. It is governed by “the bylaws” and a constitution which were last amended in 2018.

The Diocesan Executive hold an annual meeting Each April or May; in September, a retreat is held at the Providence Spirituality Centre and in October, Regional meetings are held in our 3 regions. These events are open to all ladies in our diocese.

2018-19 Diocesan Executive

Maureen Sills – Diocesan President, (613) 392-1675, bsills@xplornet.com.

Irma Kennedy – Past Diocesan President, (613) 542-9705.

ACW Chaplain – Rev. Canon Dr. Barbara Robinson, (613) 498-2945, bbarob518@hotmail.com.

Treasurer – Maureen Butler, (613) 389-7897, maureen_butler@hotmail.com.

Recording Secretary – Elizabeth Matthews, (613) 657-4495, matthel@sympatico.ca.

Corresponding Secretary – Elaine Clifton, (613) 345-2031.

Regional presidents

Frontenac – Maureen Butler (613) 546-9630, maureen_butler@kingston.net.

Hastings & Quinte – Kathryn Morgan (613) 477-2505, ramKam70@sympatico.ca.

Leeds & Grenville – Margie Mulvihill (613) 342-3281, margiemulvihill@gmail.com.

2018 Annual Report

2018 ACW Annual Report [download PDF]

Outreach

Through our generous contributions of Thank offering and Fairshare from our local ACWs, we have accomplished a great deal of outreach:.

  • More than 1000 little Comfort dolls were made and sent to third world countries.
  • As part of the Prayer Shawl Ministry, shawls were knit and delivered to sick parishioners as well as to nursing homes.
  • Donations were sent to New Life Girls Home, Council of the North, P.W.R.D.F. and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and others as needs arise.
  • Each year, we asked our parishes to vote on our choices for Thank offering which is divided five ways – Council of the North, Bishop’s discretionary fund, a worldwide project, Canada wide project and a local project. In 2018, the winners were Water Aid (World); Alzheimer’s Association (Canada) and Dawn House (Local).