St. George's Anglican Church

Clarksburg, the Blue Mountains

Including Clarksburg, Thornbury, Craigleith and the Beaver Valley

 

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St. George's Anglican Church
Sunday Services: 8 AM and 10 AM

Rector: The Venerable Stephen Haig
166 Russell Street, P. O. Box 9, Clarksburg, ON. N0H 1J0
Church Office   519-599-3047  stgeorge@bmts.com  
St. George's is wheelchair accessible and air conditioned. 
 
        Information on this St. George's website was last updated on January 19, 2014
 

Welcome to St. George's Anglican Church, Clarksburg
"St. George's is a place of sanctuary, graciously sharing God's love."

Visitors and newcomers are assured of a warm welcome at historic St. George's Anglican Church. As St. George's is part of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Diocese of Huron, in full communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, we generally worship using the Book of Alternative Services. At the centre of our worship is the Eucharist, the Holy Communion. While our services of worship are first and foremost at St. George's, there are many other church and community related activities and special events.

Church for many of us is that place where we take time to attend to our spiritual journeys. Church and the time spent there in worship is the time we specifically set aside to pray, to rest in the presence of God, to ponder and meet the Divine in quiet and sacred moments.

Church is a place to leave behind for a little while the struggles and the problems of life and listen to what the sacred has to say to us about living our lives credibly, graciously and faithfully. The Church, too, is that group of faithful people which become the hands of God reaching out into the world of sharing the good news that God loves them.

We thank you for being here with us.  We pray that God will be present in your life today.

The information enclosed is about our church and our life together.  If you would like to become a part of this community of people on a journey, please let us know and we will respond to your request.  Also, the Rector is available to address the questions or concerns that you might have on your mind, just ask to speak to Stephen.

 

WHAT ANGLICANS BELIEVE

If you are a newcomer to the Anglican Church or have been away for awhile, you may be wondering what Anglicans believe.  One of the best summaries of what Anglicans believe can be found through navigating through " Anglicans Online".

One of the central elements of Anglicanism is the via media, a Latin phrase meaning the "Middle Way".  There is room in Anglicanism for seekers of all stripes.  Properly understood, the Via Media does not mean that Anglicans are wishy-washy we take our faith and the joy we find in it very seriously.  Rather, the Via Media expresses one of our core values - tolerance.  Anglicans are tolerant because we know that no one has all the answers this side of heaven.  Historically, the depth and richness of the Anglican faith includes an understanding that we are enriched by diversity and open to learning from one another's experience of the Holy.

Another key concept within Anglicanism is the concept embodied in another Latin phrase:  lex orandi, lex credendi. We worship as we believe. This concept, fundamental to Anglican self understanding, is that the words and rituals of our worship reflect our theological doctrines and belief. Simply put, if you want to know what Anglicans believe, listen to the words of the prayers in our worship.

Finally, Anglicans believe that a mature and growing faith must always respond to the love and abundance of God through personal action. Jesus calls us to two great commandments - to love God and to love our neighbour as ourselves. Faithful Anglicans believe that we show our love of God by loving our neighbour. This understanding ultimately plays itself out in care of all creation, respect for the dignity of every human being and love of self.

At St. George's Anglican Church we do not claim to have all the answers.  Instead, we offer an invitation to come seek with us as we struggle with issues of faith.  What we can promise is that we will share our faith - the peace, comfort and hoe that we find in Jesus Christ.

If you would like to explore what Anglicanism may have to offer you please contact the rector.

With credit to Grace Anglican Church, Brantford

 


WHAT SHOULD I GIVE?

We all know that financial resources are necessary to run a household or an organization; without the donations of our contributors the church would struggle to carry out its ministry.  But that is not the most important reason, we give because we need to!

We recently viewed an inspirational video and in it was the line that went something like this: The thing that determines your happiness is your gratitude!

Is there truth to that?  I think there is!  When we recognize that we have been given much, it is easier to give in response.  Giving, I believe, is necessary to living a happy, fulfilled life.

God has given us our lives, our talents, our skills which we have used to make our lives as they are.  Blessings abound in our lives if we have the eyes to see them and hearts open to respond.

The Church is one place, which needs contributions of every kind; certainly our money, but also our time and talents.

I invite you to open yourselves to see the many blessings of your life.  I also ask you to give of the many blessing which are yours.

May gratitude be yours!

 

God Bless you today,
Stephen
The Venerable Stephen Haig, Rector,
St. George's Anglican Church, Clarksburg
 
printed:Sept 2011