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