The Anglican Diocese of Ontario’s MINISTRY: a video series features stories of ministry in our Diocese. This series highlights the everyday work of priests, deacons and laity in the Diocese of Ontario who are living out their faith through their service to Christ.
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Litany of Reconciliation
Each Friday at 12 noon, Bishop Michael Oulton leads the Litany of Reconciliation on the steps of St. George’s Cathedral in downtown Kingston. The Litany of Reconciliation is used worldwide by the Community of the Cross of Nails to reaffirm the mission for peace and reconciliation in areas of conflict throughout the world. Over 170 CCN partners worldwide pray the Litany every Friday at noon.
St. Luke’s Gift Card Ministry
St. Luke’s Kingston hosts a community outreach program assisting the homeless and those on ODSP by providing gift cards to local stores providing food and clothing. Father Don Goodwin also helps with letting people know all the places in the community where they can get a free meal.
St. Mary Magdalene Picton and County Kids Read
St. Mary Magdalene partners with the written word committee of the Prince Edward County Arts Council by providing a room in the lower level of the parish hall for an initiative called County Kids Read. Working with local schools and community contacts, this group provides new books to children in an effort to raise literacy rates in Prince Edward County.
Seniors ministry of Prince Edward County
Volunteers from three different Anglican parishes minister to seniors residents in nursing and retirement homes all across Prince Edward County, Ontario. For those who can no longer attend their own churches, or who may not have previously attended a church at all, the ministry to seniors ensures that these residents are not forgotten and are still recognized as part of the church community.
In the Spirit of Community
The Parish of St. Luke’s in Lyndhurst Ontario opened the community Thrift Store in June of 2014. This outreach ministry serves the community not only as a place for people to buy clothes for their families, but to also create a space where people could gather, feel included and appreciated, and be offered a place where they are understood and respected.
In the Shelter of Christ
The Morningstar Mission in Napanee, led by The Rev. David Smith, an Anglican Deacon in the Diocese of Ontario, serves roughly 100 clients each week by providing food, fellowship, prayer and other essential services to the poor and marginalized in his community.
In late 2011, the parish of St. Paul’s Sydenham found itself at a spiritual crossroads. Struggling to connect with families in the community beyond their core group, the parish decided to develop a new service that would be a blend between traditional liturgy and contemporary music. Out of this idea came the Crossing.