St. Paul’s Angli­can Church, Har­bour Grace

The Compass - - FRONT PAGE - – Bob Lynch, pub­lic re­la­tions Quar­tosept­cen­ten­nial Cel­e­bra­tions Com­mit­tee

It's a big, long word that doesn't roll eas­ily off the tongue. But all it means is 175th an­niver­sary. And the prov­ince's old­est stone church, which hap­pens to be in Har­bour Grace is gear­ing up to mark just that mile­stone this year.

St. Paul’s Angli­can Church in Har­bour Grace is con­tin­u­ing its plans to cel­e­brate its Quar­tosept­cen­ten­nial this year.

The 175th an­niver­sary of the lay­ing of the cor­ner stone will be cel­e­brated dur­ing the week of July 1118.

A 20-mem­ber com­mit­tee was formed two years ago from all church groups in­clud­ing the Church Lads Bri­gade (CLB), Angli­can Church Women (ACW), Al­tar Guild, vestry, war­dens, choir, Sun­day school, con­gre­ga­tion and min­istry.

The itin­er­ary for the event was fi­nal­ized t their Jan­uary meet­ing.

Five mem­bers from the 150th An­niver­sary Cel­e­bra­tions com­mit­tee set up 25 years ago have re­turned to help or­ga­nize and pre­pare for this year’s event. Don Reg­u­lar, David and Doug Moores, Hayward Shute and Tom Caines all vol­un­teered their time and tal­ents to a very suc­cess­ful cel­e­bra­tion in 1985.

In Septem­ber, 2009 St. Paul’s wel­comed the first fe­male in the 245 years his­tory of St. Paul’s to ever serve as Rec­tor of the Parish. The Rev­erend Shirley Nose­wor­thy has joined the Cel­e­bra­tion com­mit­tee. As a part of a fed­eral Job Cre­ation Pro­gram ( JCP) grant a his­tory book­let of St. Paul’s has been com­pleted.

The com­mit­tee has found sev­eral ways to let any­one who wishes to at­tend the events find in­for­ma­tion.

A4 ft. x 8 ft. alu­minium omega panel sign has been placed on the lawn at the en­trance to St. Paul’s Church.

Com­mit­tee chair So­nia Wil­liams said, “ we are very pleased with plan­ning so far. Our goal to in­clude all groups within St. Paul’s has been achieved. Things are pro­gress­ing; many things have al­ready been com­pleted to date with more to do as cel­e­bra­tions near. We have a great work­ing com­mit­tee and we are looking to­ward a mem­o­rable week of ac­tiv­i­ties.”

The itin­er­ary will be in­cluded with the let­ters sent to the mem­bers of the parish in their spring up­date.

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