Holy Week Schedule
Maundy Thursday – April 18, 2019
Mediterranean Pot Luck and stripping of the Altar 6pm – St. Peter’s
Good Friday, April 19 - 10 am – St. John’s
Saturday Vigil - April 20 – 7 pm – St. John’s
Easter Sunday return to usual schedule
Visit with Bishop Andrew Asbil
St. Peter's is honoured to welcome The Right Reverend Bishop Andrew Asbil on Sunday, June 16th at 9:15 a.m. to our parish for a joint service. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend to meet Bishop Asbil. Everyone is welcome to join us.
A Word of Welcome
On behalf of our 2 congregations, St. Peter’s Churchill and St. John’s Cookstown, we would like to welcome you to the virtual sphere of our parish. Our churches are located in growing and active communities in Simcoe County, with lots of residential development and construction underway. This growth of population in our surrounding communities reflects the growth that we feel is occurring in our churches, as we welcome newcomers and draw together fellow Christians in worship, prayer and service.
Our parish offers a wide variety of programs and activities. We have educational programs and small group activities for Women, Men and Couples. We host meals and social events for seniors and the newly retired. We have a growing Youth/Sunday school ministry that organizes outings beyond the church and also engages our young people locally in service and spiritual growth. Our 2 congregations are very much involved in local outreach programs, which are targeted towards children, families and those in serious need. All this is in addition to our music programs, weekly worship, church suppers and many other activities. There are many opportunities to serve, pray, rest or enjoy fellowship here. I invite you to meet us by exploring our website. There is no better way to connect than in person, so please know that guests are always welcome at any of our Sunday services.
Parish Building Updates
Our church building is over 155 years old and so there is always a lot of upkeep. This past winter saw some notable deterioration of a concrete walkway at the main entrance. It became a safety priority as many people require accessibility to the building, and the existing ramp had crumbled. Our church enjoys a broad spectrum of regular attendees, and so ensuring safe passage and access is of critical importance to us.
Khalid and Omar Alsorouji have left our community and have journeyed to Alberta to begin the next phase of their life in Canada. We wish them well as they journey forward.