December 2021 issue

Archbishop Linda Nicholls at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, St. John’s, on October 20th

An Evening With Archbishop Linda Nicholls

Meadows ACW

Meadows Helps African Kids

St. Paul’s ACW in Summerside, part of the Parish of Meadows, presented MHA Eddie Joyce with a donation to go help children in Uganda and …

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Christmas—Both Spiritual and Cultural

Christmas is a word that has cultural as well as spiritual meaning. Store shelves are beginning to fill with toys and other items marketed around …

The Very Rev’d Catherine Short (left) and her friend and fellow priest, the Rev’d Tanya White, with the rafts and “one paddle each” that they had on their journey down the Humber River this past September.

Lessons Learned on The Humber River

We often speak of the difference between ‘religion’ and ‘spirituality.’ As an individual ordained to serve the Lord and the Church, it is impossible to …

Northern Lights

From the Editor

I want to wish you a very blessed Advent, and a Merry Christmas. It’s been another year full of ups and downs, and we are …

“A Cup Of Tea”

For many years, something over one hundred, the Cathedral Parish Hall building stood on Queen’s Road across from the Sergeants’ Memorial. Today it is no …

Advent and Tomorrow’s Church

With ongoing church decline, coupled with the behavioural changes consequent to almost two years of living with COVID-19 restrictions, the church is hopefully discerning those …

Block Party Held in Margaree-Fox Roost

The St. Augustine’s vestry in Margaree-Fox Roost hosted a Block Party on August 19th to raise funds for a new roof. The evening was amazing—just …

What Are You Waiting For?

Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to …

95th Birthday Celebrations in Gillams

On October 9th, 2021, family and friends gathered together at the community hall in Gillams to celebrate the 95th birthday of Mrs. Hilda House of …

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, St. John’s, Holds “Quilts and Flowers” Exhibit

Approximately 200 quilts were put on display on October 1st and 2nd in St. John’s at the Anglican Cathedral in a joint festival coordinated with …

A Gift For God This Christmas

As we know, Christmas is traditionally the time of gift-giving and gift-receiving. This tradition of giving and receiving comes from the story of the Wise …

PWRDF Addresses Climate Change

Whether it is environmental activists like 95-year-old Sir David Attenborough and 18-year-old Greta Thunberg, or politicians speaking at COP26 in Glasgow, the message is clear. …

Intern Student At St. Mary the Virgin Parish

The Parish of St. Mary the Virgin in St. John’s had much to be thankful for as we celebrated Harvest Thanksgiving this year. Both our …

Thanksgiving in Bonne Bay North

For the second year, COVID-19 did not allow St. Matthew’s Church in Rocky Harbour to have their traditional Thanksgiving celebrations (which include a display and …

When The Fullness of Time Had Come, God Sent Forth His Son

In this moment of history, more people than we might think are re-forming their lives. I am not just speaking about our Western, first world …

What Would Jesus Do? Not What You Think

When Newfoundland’s vaccine passport was announced, some Anglicans complained about how it would affect faith-based gatherings. They asked, ‘What would Jesus do?’ and ‘Is the …

News From St. James’, Port Aux Basques

Memorial Hymn Sing On October 24th, St. James’s Church in Port aux Basques held a Memorial Hymn Sing at their 10:00 am Service. It was …

Prayer Quilts Blessed

During the Sunday morning service on October 10th, at the Gros Morne Community Church in Rocky Harbour, Pastor Ryan Ball (left) and youth Pastor Courtney …

Ordinations

The Rev’d Sandra Roberts Ordained Deacon On October 13th, the Rev’d Sandra Roberts was ordained a deacon in God’s Church by Bishop John Watton in …

Christmas Light

This is the last column written by Ronald Clarke for Anglican Life; it appeared in the December 2021 print issue of the paper. Ronald Clarke …

A Time To Embrace, And A Time To Refrain From Embracing

Random House dictionary defines time as the “indefinite continued progress of existence and events.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 reminds us that, “for everything there is a season …

50 Ways To Leave Your Legacy

My colleague from Vancouver, Glen Mitchell, tried this approach a number of years ago and I thought it would be fun to have a go …

From The Parish of Gambo

Confirmation in the parish of Gambo Supporting the food bank in the community Author Anglican Life

Welcome Everyone Into The Story

I will admit I am not a mother who takes great joy in the magic and make believe side of holidays. I find it tiring …

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