September 10, 2022


Dear Friends,


I hope you’re well. I have several points to draw to your attention…



Fr. Michael Lapsley, an Anglican priest who is also in monastic orders, who currently serves at the international Institute for the Healing of Memories, will be preaching at an ecumenical service at St. John’s Anglican Church (at the intersection of Main St. & Sherbrooke), on Thursday, September 15, 7pm. Archbishop Anne Germond will be presiding. I encourage you to attend, if you are able.


The community Spaghetti Supper will be held this coming Saturday, September 17, 4:30-6:30pm. $15/ adults (with a discount for children, and families). Proceeds will be shared equally between Camp Temiskaming and property projects at St. Brice’s.

If you’ve offered to contribute items, please drop them off in advance

If you are available, please offer to serve

If you are hungry, please come and eat!


As I am sure everyone is aware, Queen Elizabeth II died, and we now have a new King, Charles III. There will be a Cathedral service of Evensong on Sunday evening, 2 October, 7pm. I expect it will be offered in a combination of in-person and on-line format. When I know more details, I will share them with you.

Parishes are permitted to have parochial observances after 2 October. My inclination is to observe this important transition in early November, around our observance of All Saints’ or Remembrance Day. However, I will consult with the Board this month, and if we discern another approach will be better, I will communicate this with you.

As always, prayers of remembrance are appreciated, and for the royal family, who are undergoing a very public grieving process. The following prayer has been provided:


O God, from whom comes everything that is upright and true:

Accept our thanks for the gifts of heart and mind thou didst bestow on thy servant Elizabeth,

And which she showed forth among us in her words and deeds;

Deal graciously we pray thee, with those who mourn, especially the members of the Royal Family,

that casting every care on thee, they may know the consolation of thy love,

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.



I expect there will be a mail-out this coming weekend. If you can deliver envelopes to a St. Brice’s neighbour, that cuts down on mailing costs, and is much appreciated.


God bless, in Christ’s love,