St. Paul's Church

(The corner of Church, Grafton and Prince streets)

a t r a n s f o r m i n g c o m m u n i t y o f l o v e a n d j u s t i c e

A Warm Welcome Awaits You!

2019 marked the 250th Anniversary Year of St. Paul's Parish.

Come and worship! All are welcome!

Season of Creation

A home for all? Renewing the Oikos of God.


Each year from September 1 to October 4, Christian Churches unite for this worldwide celebration of prayer and action to protect our common home. It is our practice at St. Paul’s to start (and ends) a week late so that we can include Thanksgiving. As followers of Christ from around the globe, we share a common role as caretakers of God’s creation. We see that our wellbeing is interwoven with its wellbeing. We rejoice in this opportunity to care for our common home and the people who share it.

Within this time, we will have services for: the blessing the animals and to recognize the national day for Truth & Reconciliation with First Nations people.

This year, the theme for the season is A home for all? Renewing the Oikos of God. “Oikos” refers to the family, and the home, and everything that makes the home function and thrive. In this context it refers to all of God’s creation

There will be two celebrations of the Holy Eucharist at St. Paul’s on Sunday, September 26, 2021.

In an effort to commemorate Truth and Reconciliation Day (Sept. 30) our service on the 26th will focus on the need for us to be committed to truth and reconciliation with Indigenous people.

· 8:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist

· 10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist (livestreamed) The Order of Service

Please register at Eventbrite to Save a Seat for Sunday.




Masks, Cohorts and Clergy in a pandemic:

Masks are mandatory (indoors).


Cohorts:

1. St. Paul’s is able to have 90 people in the church-building (plus staff).

2. Social distancing is required, so pews will be designated for those who are attending. Ushers will assist with the seating plan.

3. Contact tracing is required, so it is extremely helpful if everyone continues to reserve a place through Eventbrite.

4. Communion will continue to be administered (in bread only) to the congregation in their pews and hand sanitizing prior to receiving is requested.

For worship leaders:

1. Readers, litanists and preachers may choose to perform these functions without a mask.

2. The Presider (the one leading the Eucharistic Prayer) is required to wear a mask and gloves and to sanitize regularly while preparing the altar, praying and administering communion. Anyone assisting in these tasks is required to wear a mask and gloves and be sanitized.




Our Current Operation Plan (updated September 2021)



A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Sandra Fyfe regarding Residential Schools



Links:

Our Facebook Page

YouTube Channel

Instagram

This Week at St. Paul’s


You can make offering to the Parish in a variety of ways: mail or drop off to our Parish office; Pre-Authorised Remittance; and On-line. Should you have any questions, please contact the parish office.

We are an Affirming Congregation and a companion member of The Charter for Compassion

PWRDF – Haiti Response Matched

  • Funds donated to PWRDF to support earthquake relief in Haiti are being matched by the Government of Canada.

  • The government will match every donation made to the Humanitarian Coalition and its members, who include the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. PWRDF is a member of the Foodgrains Bank, and therefore our donations are eligible. The match applies retroactively to funds donated from August 16 until September 3, 2021, up to a maximum of $2 million.

  • The Matching Fund, created in collaboration with the Coalition, will help Canada mobilize resources to deliver life-saving assistance in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14, 2021. The Government of Canada continues to monitor the situation and remains in close contact with humanitarian partners to assess and respond to evolving needs.

  • PWRDF has given $25,000 to an ACT Alliance response and continues to be in contact with our partners on the ground.

  • To have your donation to PWRDF’s Haiti earthquake response matched go to pwrdf.org/give-today and click on Emergency Response, or click here, then add “Haiti earthquake” to the notes section. You may also call 416-822-9083, leave a voicemail toll free at 1-866-308-7973, or send a cheque with a memo “Haiti Earthquake” to 80 Hayden St. Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 3G2.

A Light for Every Birth: Give light, give solar

PWRDF’s newest project is bringing light to moms and babies in Mozambique. For most parents-to-be, having light and electricity during their child’s birth is not a second thought, but for many in rural Mozambique giving birth in the dark is a reality. That is where PWRDF comes in.

Working with our partner EHALE in Mozambqiue and California-based We Care Solar, PWRDF is building on our previous work done in 2016 by installing 50 more solar suitcases in rural medical clinics. A solar suitcase is a wall-mounted unit that opens like a suitcase and includes phone charging ports, a portable headlamp and a fetal Doppler to monitor baby’s heartbeat that is connected to a roof mounted solar panel.

We are pleased to announce an anonymous donor has come forward with a 1:1 funding match, up to $100,000. The match will apply to donations received between May 26 and September 30, 2021.

Having light before, during and after the birth can greatly reduce the danger to new moms and their babies and allow medical staff to quickly identify and treat any labour problems. The Doppler also helps to quickly identify the fetal heartbeat, which will keep the babies safe during the birth. The cost of running the solar suitcases is next to nothing because the lithium batteries last for years and are powered from the bright sunlight that Mozambique experiences year round.

As we look forward to the warmth of the summer sun and emerging from various stages of lockdown, we can gather hope from knowing that the same sun is shining in Mozambique, powering health clinics. A single solar suitcase costs $5,800. This includes:

  • cost of the unit

  • transporting the unit to Mozambique

  • installing the unit

  • replacement batteries


That may be a challenge for many churches to raise. But together we can accomplish a lot.

Would you like to create your own Light for Every Birth crowdfunding page? Click here to visit our crowdfunding site to get started, or Click here for instructions.

Sunday Worship:

8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist

10:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist (Live Stream) Facebook

Gluten free wafers are available

We are:

  • Wheel Chair Accessible

  • Scent Free

  • Nut Free

Parish Office Hours

  • Monday - Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  • Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. - noon.

  • Please call in advance to make an appointment with John or Amanda.

  • 902-892-1691 or stpauls@pei.aibn.com


Rental Information

Sunday School

  • Next Sunday School session is...

  • This is for children 6 years old and older. 4 and 5 year old’s should be accompanied by an adult. Session start at 9:45 a.m. and the students will join the rest of the congregation for communion around 10:30 a.m.

Welcome to St Paul's Anglican Church. We are a vibrant, diverse community ministering in downtown Charlottetown.

You are welcome to St. Paul's whatever your age or stage of life. Whether you are just curious about living a life of faith or you are a Christian seeking a nurturing community, we have a ministry, activity, or worship format to meet your spiritual needs. And we are always seeking people who want to join us in ministry of others as we spread the good news of God's love and grace for all people.

St Paul's Anglican Church gathers for worship in a historic stone church in downtown Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The Parish is a part of the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

We are a welcoming and inclusive community of Christian people who are receptive to change and open to exploring new ways of living out our faith in our daily lives. Our community includes people from a wide range of backgrounds, at various stages on their journey of faith, and with wide range of training, skills and professions. We value and celebrate this diversity.

We respond to the great love of God by welcoming and celebrating God's love for ourselves, and by reflecting this same care and value to one another, and to all creation. In the spirit of mutual or enabling ministry, members of St Paul's are encouraged to use their gifts in ministry, both within the congregation and in the wider community, to ensure a sustainable future for all creation.

All are welcome and all may find a place here.

The purpose of this site is to show what we are up to in our Church community. Members of our community can be informed about up coming activities through this site and visitors may be enticed to visit us in person.

Special Links

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Storm Cancellation Policy

In the event of inclement weather the rector, in consultation with the wardens and whomever they choose to consult, will cancel or postpone parish worship and activities. Cancellations will be announced on our website, on our Facebook page and in local media.

Above all else people are encouraged to exercise caution and to stay home when conditions warrant.