St. Ge­orge’s Angli­can Church Ayer’s Cliff Cel­e­brates 100 Years 1914-2014

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Greta Nish Ayer's Cliff

Ona glo­ri­ous Sun­day morn­ing, June 8th, the Con­gre­ga­tion of St. Ge­orge’s, Ayer’s Cliff wel­comed many vis­i­tors to help us cel­e­brate our 100th an­niver­sary. We were hon­oured to have The Right Rev­erend Den­nis P. Drainville, Bishop Que­bec and his wife, The Rev­erend Cyn­thia Pat­ter­son , present with us for the ser­vice and also felt priv­i­leged to have our lo­cal MNA M. Pierre Reid in at­ten­dance.

This lovely Holy Eucharist ser­vice had many ad­di­tions since this was also the oc­ca­sion for the Dioce­san Angli­can Church Women to be in­stalled into of­fice for the next two years. In the pro­ces­sional we had young Sierra Bown car­ry­ing the cross, fol­lowed by nine choir mem­bers from Len­noxville and Ayer’s Cliff, two Lay Read­ers, Syl­vain Fon­taine and David Woodard, then came re­tired Priest, The Rev­erend Canon Cur­tis Pat­ter­son, St. Ge­orge’s own Rev­erend Bar­bara Win­tle, fol­lowed by our Bishop Den­nis.

Our or­gan­ist, June Pat­ter­son , led us in singing “The Love of Christ Con­straineth”, “Breathe on me, Breathe of God”, “Come Down O Love Divine”, and “The Church’s One Foun­da­tion”.

Our Bishop gave the ser­mon which main theme was about the im­por­tance of a church com­mu­nity which reaches out to those around them and of­fers as­sis­tance. St. Ge­orge’s has been here for 100 years and it is im­por­tant that we re­mem­ber all the for­mer con­gre­ga­tions who have lov­ingly tended this church and been faith­ful mem­bers of this com­mu­nity.

Fol­low­ing the ser­vice a de­li­cious brunch was catered to by the Au­berge Ayer’s Cliff and held at Beu­lah United Church Hall. Ap­prox­i­mately 90 people en­joyed the ‘food and fel­low­ship time’ and we sincerely thank the United Church for all of its as­sis­tance in help­ing to make this brunch pos­si­ble. Our con­gre­ga­tion feels re­ju­ve­nated and we look for­ward to the next hun­dred years with the many chal­lenges and changes that will be en­coun­tered.

of Dig­ni­taries and parish­ioners gath­ered at Ayer’s Cliff’s St. Ge­orge’s Church, last Sun­day, to cel­e­brate the church’s 100th an­niver­sary.

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