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Services have moved back to online-only

Services for at least the next 3 Sundays have moved back to online-only. The link will be sent each Friday as usual, helping you get to the service for the coming Sunday. Or you can go to our website, stmmpicton.ca, where you will find a button that takes you to our YouTube channel for past and upcoming services.
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In view of the current state of the pandemic our church buildings will be closed for all activities at least until January 21st. The church email and phone messages are monitored regularly, so please be in touch if we can help with anything.

Stay safe, and wishing you all the best for a Happy New Year.

Celebrate Christmas on 99.3 FM Returns

Celebrate Christmas returns to 99.3 FM County Radio for a second year. The PEC Ministerial Association (chaired by Archdeacon Charles Morris) has collaborated again with the local radio station to produce a programme of scripture and carols to be broadcast Christmas Eve at 8:00 p.m. and Christmas Day at noon. The full programme is below, and it features music contributed by many churches in The County, including St Mary Magdalene.

Celebrate Christmas 2021 Programme

Changes to our Pandemic Protocols

Changes to our Pandemic Protocols start on Sunday December 12th. After carefully reviewing the new guidance from the Diocese, our Churchwardens and Rector have decided everyone entering our church buildings, including for Sunday worship, must show proof of vaccination. Once you have shown your proof it will be noted on the check-in sheet, so you won’t need to show it every time, but please be sure to bring your proof with you the next time you come to church.

Also starting December 12th the new guidance permits congregational singing.

Martha Riddell appointed Curate

Martha Riddell

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Martha Riddell as Lay Pastoral Associate effective September 15th, 2021. It is the Bishop’s intention, God willing, to ordain Martha to the Diaconate at a future date, at which time her official designation will become Assistant Curate.

Martha will share in the Worship, Pastoral Care, Congregational Development, Christian Formation, Outreach and Administration of our parish.

Martha is a committed, faithful, and enthusiastic Christian who has grown up in the Anglican Church. She recently received her Masters in Divinity from Trinity College (University of Toronto), having previous being granted a Bachelor of Arts (Classical Studies) from Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Quebec. She also holds a Diploma in Liberal Arts from Seneca College in Toronto. She has experience as a Child & Youth Minister at St Olave’s, Toronto as well as being part of several programs at St Bartholomew’s, Toronto. She is also an avid fan of opera, theatre, and concerts. Martha is married to Jared Tomlinson.

Annual Vestry Reports Available

The Annual Vestry Meeting will take place on Sunday March 14th at 11:00 a.m. as part of a modified worship service. So long as we are still open for in-person services, the meeting will be in the church with remote participation available using Zoom; otherwise it will be a Zoom meeting.

The Annual Reports Booklet is available at the church -- call the church office (613-476-3303) if you are local and would like a copy dropped off at your home. The electronic version of the reports booklet can be accessed by clicking on the cover image at right.