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The Rev’d Christopher Snook to be Rector of Saint George’s

March 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm

In church today, outgoing Senior Warden Kevin Gibson announced that the Parochial Committee has completed its work.  In September of this year we will welcome the Rev’d Christopher Snook to be our new rector.

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The Rev'd Christopher Snook, our rector-to-be

The Rev’d Christopher Snook, our Rector-to-be

Our new rector, The Rev’d Christopher Snook, is a native of Halifax County, Nova Scotia.

He became an active parishioner at St. George’s for approximately ten years (beginning in 1996) while a student at the University of King’s College. During his time in the parish he was a regular altar server, occasional preacher, conducted study series for youth and adults, and was involved as a volunteer for St George’s YouthNet. During these years he made many of his most nourishing and significant friendships while discovering in community the richness of classical Anglican devotion coupled with intense community service. Since leaving the parish he has returned to preach on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday (2005) and to conduct the annual parish retreat in Lent (2010).

He was made a deacon at St. George’s on the Eve of St Michael and All Angels in 2005, before leaving Nova Scotia to serve his first parishes in northern Saskatchewan. In 2006, he was ordained priest by the Right Reverend Anthony Burton. His first two congregations were located at the western edge of the Diocese of Saskatchewan and included a large ranching community (Fort Pitt Mission) and one of Saskatchewan’s largest First Nations (Onion Lake).

During the past decade, Father Christopher has also served in Cleveland, Ohio, and more recently as Incumbent at St Luke’s Anglican Church in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Prior to his ordination he was a Teaching Fellow at the University of King’s College, Halifax, for three years. He holds degrees from King’s College (B.A.), McMaster University (M.A. in English) and Concordia University (M.A. in Theological Studies).

Father Christopher shares St. George’s commitment to what the late Dr. Robert Crouse called the life of “penitential adoration”. This life is expressed in the parish’s commitment to know the love of God in faithful worship and to participate in the outpouring of that love by humble service in the community. We know Christ present in the Sacrament of the Altar inasmuch as we discern his presence in our neighbour.

It was at St. George’s that our new priest first encountered the radical call of the gospel to the sacrificial love of God and neighbour. It is a tremendous blessing for him to be called home.

Annual Report 2013

March 10, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Annual Report 2013 cover-page-0On Sunday, March 9th the Annual Report for 2013 was made available in hard copy at the back of the church. Copies will also be available at the Annual General Meeting next Sunday, March 16th, after the 10:30am service.

You may prefer to read the Annual Report in electronic form, and so here it is in glorious colour, available as a PDF!

Download the Annual Report for 2013 (pdf)

Nominations 2014 (pdf)

Wardens’ Report 2013 (pdf)

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Lent at Saint George’s

February 14, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Weeknight Series

This year, we have a series based on Lenten poetry, meeting on a weeknight during Lent.  Two of the sessions will take place on Wednesday evenings and two on Tuesday evenings.  Everyone is encouraged to attend all the sessions if able to do so, but if you are not free on Tuesday evenings, you are encouraged to come to the Wednesday evening sessions and vice versa.

The fourth and final session will take place on Wednesday, April 9th, following the usual pattern, and will be led by Daniel Watson.  At this session, we will consider “Rúnatal” from the Elder Edda, William Blake’s “The Tyger” and T.S. Eliot’s East Coker: III.  All are welcome to attend.

 

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

February 6, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Pancake supper 2014Preparations are underway for the 2014 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, one of Saint George’s more delicious traditions. Volunteers will serve pancakes, sausages, and gingerbread, as well as coffee and tea, to help us prepare for our Lenten fast.

Tickets available after the Sunday services from John Krell (8am) and Barbara Armstrong (10:30am), or you can call or visit the Parish Office.

“…cakes unleavened tempered with oil, and wafers unleavened anointed with oil — of wheat flour shalt thou make them.” – Exodus 29:2