Friday, 23 March 2018 12:35

Rector's Message

A Scripture ~ A Comment ~ A QuoteRevValKenyon
Canon Val

So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart.
Psalm 90:12


This coming Sunday, is the last Sunday of the Church Calendar, the Reign of Christ Sunday. It always seems to me that there is something just naturally built into endings that ask us to reflect back for just a moment before we launch out to what is next. Given that every experience has something for us to learn, by God’s grace we lean into those learnings to glean from them what might be helpful to us moving forward.

If you had to put into a simple phrase or short sentence your experiences of the past year, what would that phrase or sentence be? Are there questions that you had beginning this year that still remain questions for you? Have there been moments of grace, of light, of challenge of pain in those around you, and in yourself? Where has transformation taken place, and where is there work yet to be done?
 
Join me this week for some moments to linger in the questions, allowing God’s Spirit to guide and direct us to the learnings we need the most, and to all that lies before us.

In the New Year, never forget to thank your past years because they enabled you to reach today! Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future!
― Mehmet Murat ildan
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Friday, 23 March 2018 12:11

Welcome to St. Anne's

Welcome to the website for the congregation of St. Anne's (Byron), an active Anglican (Episcopal) congregation in the western part of London, Ontario. Reverend Canon Valerie Kenyon is our priest. We extend a warm welcome to all visitors, and those looking for a new church home, being blessed with visitors on a regular basis. Our church and parish hall are both wheelchair accessible.

Check out our events calendar to see what is happening in the coming weeks!

As you explore St. Anne’s website you will get a glimpse of the lives and activities of people who make up the family of God at St. Anne’s. There are many more whose names are not recorded here but whose memory is cherished, whose lives have shaped our lives and whose hard work and love of Christ built a foundation stronger than the foundation laid over a century and a half ago with field stones and mortar from surrounding farm land, a foundation that is held together by its cornerstone – Jesus Christ. We are not a perfect family; we are a real family who daily put our lives in the hands of a perfect God, who continually conforms us into Christ’s likeness.

Along with Anglicans around the globe, we at St. Anne’s hold the traditional faith of Christians through the ages. We look back with thanksgiving for blessings received and we look ahead with joy, wondering what new song we are to sing unto the Lord. (Psalm 144:9) The holy friendship we share with God and one another makes us a family and the ministry to which every person you see here and beyond these pages is called, leads us into joyful service of the community in which we live. Our work is simple, to worship God, build a relationship with His Son and love one another as Christ has loved us. (John 15:12)

To get the most out of this website, check our Events Calendar for the list of activites and then consider our other menu items such as Church Seasons. Look for updates and current news on our Outreach and Faith and Worship pages.

Did you know that you could donate online to St. Anne's? Whether making a one-time donation or scheduling regular monthly ones, your donation can be made via the CanadaHelps website.

Help St. Anne's raise money by buying cash/gift cards at www.fundscrip.com.
Buy a cash/gift card to any number of participating businesses through St. Anne's and the church receives a commission on your purchase. For less than $1 in postage for online orders, the card comes right to your mailbox. To order online, go to www.fundscrip.com and use code 5MW25S. Payment must be made at the time of purchase.

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