St. James Anglican Church
225 Edmund St., Carleton Place, ON K7C 3E7
WHO WE ARE
St. James is vibrant, loving and welcoming. We value tradition and seek new ways to do God's will.
WHAT WE OFFER
Twice-weekly Eucharist services, weekly youth group and Bible studies, several women's groups, a variety of youth activities, a choir, and an ever-expanding Outreach program to help the less fortunate in other parts of the world.
The Rev David Andrew
Wardens: Kerry Powell and Cheryl Devereux
Church Office (613) 257-3178
(open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Eucharist: 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. (family)
Sunday School meets during 10 a.m. service
Eucharist at 10.00 a.m. all year
While we do offer Sunday School, children are always welcome to stay in the church. There are books, games and an activity table in the children's area.
© St. James Anglican Church, 2008-14.
Webmaster: Sheila Ascroft
Our Pastoral Care Team could use your help for a few hours each week. We have several parishioners who are housebound, shut-in temporarily, lonely and / or unwell. An occasional visit or even just a phone call from a caring person can be a great blessing. We provide some training and support. Please contact David Swift through the church office.
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WHAT' WE'RE CELEBRATING
Making sense of the seasons of the church for upcoming Sunday services. See how the St. James' Colour Calendar works.
Carleton Ford and St. James partner to donate car to Haiti orphanage
The 2006 Ford Escape donated to Heart Plus Centre Vie, a home for orphaned children in Haiti, by Mike Pitre of Carleton Ford Sales Ltd. in Carleton Place.
Four years ago on Jan. 12 an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter magnitude scale struck Haiti, killing thousands and causing unspeakable devastation. Many countries responded to appeals for humanitarian aid.
Since 2010 St. James Anglican Church in Carleton Place has supported two orphanages in Haiti, with parishioners Ronette Vines and Jennie Blackburn coordinating funds and supplies for them.
Almonte resident Dieudonne Batraville is the founder of Heart Plus Centre Vie, a home for orphaned children in Saint-Marc, a coastal port town in western Haiti. She has a background in international community development. "Dieudonne lives part of the year in Almonte, when she is not working to put supplies together or find funds to support the children," Vines explained.
Heart Plus Centre Vie started as a refugee camp for displaced persons, victims of the Haiti earthquake, sheltering about 60 people: amputees, adults and children from Port au Prince and Leogane.
In the later part of 2010 the wounded began to heal, and some made the decision to leave the area. Unfortunately, many left their children behind. Too, a number of these children's parents are deceased. Moreover, a few youngsters have family members alive; however, they are not in any condition to care for them.
Heart Plus Centre Vie guarantees a future for its children. St. James Anglican Church has a good relationship with Batraville, and she has regularly visited the parish.
"Recently I discovered Dieudonne was having great difficulties with her vehicle," Vines said, "so I started making inquiries here (in Carleton Place) to find a used car to ship to her."
"Her car kept breaking down, which was so frustrating for her," Vines continued.
Rector of St. James Anglican Church, Rev. David Andrew approached a local car dealer who might be able to help - Mike Pitre of Carleton Ford Sales Ltd.
"Sure enough, it happened!" Vines exclaimed.
Pitre has donated a 2006 Ford Escape to Batraville, which is being shipped this week to Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. He is even throwing in an extra set of tires.
"It takes approximately two weeks for the vehicle to get there," Vines said.
Parishioner John Chamney is driving the vehicle to Montreal, the first leg of the journey.
Asked why he got involved, Pitre responded: "Because I was asked."
Initially Andrew inquired about the possibility of Ford Canada making the donation however, Pitre already knew what the answer would be. Plus, as a dealer, this is something he could do. He and wife Glenda live their lives based on the teachings of Romans 12:3-9. "We should all contribute, any way we can," Pitre said.
The fees to ship and import the black, loaded Ford Escape totalled $2,000, which was raised by way of the church's congregation.
Vines stood up and asked her fellow parishioners to help, and soon the money was in hand.
"They are a great group, when there is a great cause," she said.
Batraville is overwhelmed to be getting the new vehicle.
"We are all so excited and grateful to be able to help," Vines said, "and needless to say, Dieudonne over the moon."
The parishioners of St. James Anglican Church are thankful to Pitre and his staff for their generosity and assistance.
Tara Gesner, Carleton Place Almonte Canadian Gazette, June 2014
SUMMER CHURCH SERVICES
Sundays: July 6 to Aug. 3 at 9 a.m. only.
No Sunday School until September
July 27: 9 a.m. Holy Eucharist
August 3: 9 a.m. Morning Prayer
August 10: 8 & 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist
August 10: Cemetery Service - - Walk of the Cross 1:30 p.m. and - Cemetery Service 2:30 p.m.
August 17: 8 & 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist
August 24: 8 & 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist
August 31: 8 & 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist
September 7: 8 & 10 a.m.Holy Eucharist
ST. JAMES TAILGATE SALE - Sept. 20 - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
St. James Annual 5 km River Run - Saturday, Oct. 4 - 10 a.m.
For details: http://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=11085