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Parish of Richmond e-News

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Parish notices to: by Thursday afternoon.

Roderick Black, rector
Rectory: 328-3042

28 May 2020

The church bulletin for Sunday, May 31, 2020 is available here:


The government of New Brunswick has just imposed a new ban on church services. As a result, there will be no public worship in the parish of Richmond this Sunday (31 May).


And where do we go from here? The Diocese is sponsoring a web discussion/conference on this subject next Monday (1 June) at 1:30 pm. It’s free and open to all but for technical reasons pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, click here


Richmond Pentecost Sunday
May 31, 2020


·        Find every day’s Morning, Mid-Day & Evening Prayer and Compline (modern language) at:  [link]

·        Six nights a week Bishop Edwards and friends offer a short Litany service (occasionally Evening Prayer) at 6:00 PM. Several parishioners have found it valuable. Join via your web browser for video or via telephone at 647-374-4685 (not a toll free number but is Canadian). The meeting id is 726-239-602.

Among those we hold up in prayer: Barbara, Billie, Carolyn, Cathy, Cole, Connie, Corinne, Dana, Doreen, Frankie, Freda, Glenn, Helen, James, Jason, Jean, Jeremy, Joanne, John, Josh, Kevin, Lawrence, Linda, May Izabella, Meghann, Melba, Melissa, Nadine, Pauline, Peter, Reg, Robert, Robin, Russel, Steven

This coming week’s birthdays: Lawrence Carpenter, Sophia Cullins, Marilyn MacDonald

Please remember the Food Bank when you shop. Next deliveries: Holy Trinity (15 June); St. John’s (22 June); St. Mark’s (29 June)

THY KINGDOM COME prayer reflections by layreaders and other parishioners continue daily until Pentecost on the parish facebook: [link]

We are grateful for the leadership shown here and for the constant work of our facebook editor/photographer, Marilyn Wilson.

Peony season is soon on us. Please get the name of any graduates to Pat Margison or Cindy Derksen.

Vestry have met by Zoom. A new parish treasurer is taking office. St Mark’s cemetery fund has hired Robert Briggs to mow this summer.

Holy Trinity’s special service in connection with its historic carpet has been deferred to a date when more people can gather.

Camp Brookwood is able to offer only on-line camping this summer, a setback for the kids and the good-hearted volunteers.

Did you know that this Diocese has an outstanding archives in which the parish of Richmond has a large collection of records? Here’s a great new video explaining how the Diocesan Archives works:  [link]

Election time   Did you know that the Synod of the Ecclesiastical Province of Canada is in process of conducting a virtual election to replace the retiring metropolitan, Archbishop Cutler of NS/PEI? Our new metropolitan for this ecclesiastical province will be chosen from among the two Quebec bishops, the three Newfoundland bishops and our own bishop. Canada (the country) has four ecclesiastical provinces: Canada, Ontario, Rupert’s Land and BC/Yukon. The chief duty of a metropolitan is to arrange for the consecration of bishops in his/her region and to preside over the provincial synod and its council.

The parish has received many bequests over the years, without the interest on which we could not make it financially. When remembering the parish in your own will, do not leave money to a specific congregation as individual congregations are not incorporated. The way to handle it is to leave money to the parish for the purpose of supporting a particular congregation or house of worship, if that is what you want. For Camp Brookwood, you would leave money to the Diocesan Synod of Fredericton for the use of Camp Brookwood.

To add a name (with permission) to the parish prayer list, speak to Pat Margison (328-8146) or Wendell Parkinson (325-9519).


Richmond next Sunday
June 7, 2020

·        TBA

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