MINISTRY: a video series

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.

To order DVD copies of these videos please contact Mark Hauser, Diocesan Communications Officer at (613) 544-4774 ext. 125 or email mhauser@ontario.anglican.ca.


2018

Good Shepherd Legacy Project


From the parishes humble beginnings in the late 1800’s serving the workers of Dominion Textile, to a mission of St. George’s Cathedral beginning in 1916, the Good Shepherd Mission has responded to the needs of a changing Kingston community. An ongoing partnership project with Habitat for Humanity will ensure the continuing mission and ministry of the Good Shepherd in Kingston North.

Reading Buddies


As their parish covenant commitment, Christ Church Belleville started a literacy support program that focused on youth outreach in the local community. The parish partnered with Prince Charles School to provide one on one volunteer support for children needing literacy and numeracy assistance.

Full of Beans


St. Paul’s Brockville started a food security program in 2017 called ‘Full of Beans.’ This Outreach to the local community teaches basic cooking skills and food preparation for those on a limited budget. The parish also made Full of Beans cooking club part of their parish covenant commitment.

Kitwana’s Story


Kitwana Shiara, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa shares the story of his journey. Kitwana spent 7 years in Uganda waiting to come to Canada to join other family members in Napanee, Ontario. Kitwana was sponsored by a committee at St. Mary Magdalene through the Diocese of Ontario Refugee Support program. For information on how you can offer a refugee a new life in Canada contact doorsref@gmail.com.

2016

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.

2015

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.

2014

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.