Dioceses of Fredericton
The Anglican Church of Canada

Calendar of Events

Parish of Richmond e-News

By God's grace, building a loving and caring community wherever we are.

Parish notices to: by Thursday afternoon.

Roderick Black, rector
Rectory: 328-3042

15 November 2018

This life, therefore, is not righteousness but growth in righteousness, not health but healing, not being but becoming, not rest but exercise; we are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it; the process is not yet finished, but it is going on; this is not the end, but it is the road; all does not yet gleam with glory, but all is being purified.

Martin Luther (1521)


Richmond this Sunday
November 18, 2018

Among those we hold up in prayer: Al, Albert, Billie, Cathy, Clara, Cole, Doreen, Frankie, Helen, James, Jason, Jeremy, Joe, Kate, Kevin, Linda, May Izabella, Nadine, Pat, Pauline, Peter, Robert, Ruby, Russel, Steven, Tammy, the family of Janet Edwards

This coming week’s birthdays: Rod Black, Pauline Jones

Anniversary: Jack & Carolyn Parkinson

Kindly remember the Food Bank when you shop. Next deliveries: St. John’s (19 November); St. Mark’s (26 November); Holy Trinity (17 December)

Have you viewed the latest photos on the parish’s Facebook page? See 


From Bishop Edwards:

Dear friends,

I am writing to thank you for the support and prayers given to both Janet and me during her recent illness.  They have been greatly appreciated by both of us.  I am grateful to those who were able to attend either the visitation or the funeral.  It was a great testimony to Janet's life and witness to see everyone there.  

I would ask your continued prayers for me as I come to terms with the new reality in which I find myself.  Please excuse me if I am not my normal self during the next few months.

Yours in Christ,



This week’s Diocesan E-News has an account of Janet Edwards’ funeral. Read it (and subscribe to the weekly Diocesan E-News) at

Tonight Thursday Mothers’ Union gathers at the Rectory to be about their good works in the parish and beyond, 7:00 PM. All welcome to check it out.

On Saturday the tireless Bob LeBlanc will host a musical fundraiser for the Tompkins family at the Florenceville Baptist church (Burnham Rd) on, 7:00 PM. Among performers will be Bob LeBlanc and the fabulous Glass Girls.

On Sunday 2 December St. Luke’s will host Woodstock’s ecumenical Advent service of lessons and carols with a combined church choir, 7:00 PM.

Small group opportunities ~

  • Monday night Bible discussion continues – this week at Cindy Derksen’s, 7:00 PM.

  • Tuesday night Bible discussion continues at the Rectory, 7:00 PM. The focus in the book of Acts. All welcome.

December is a-coming in and the Parish is again invited to send items to Saint John for the Christmas gifts that the Seafarer's Mission give to the people who sail the ships that stop at Saint John. Many are from warmer countries and are ill-equipped for winter. In preparation for this opportunity, why not pick up gloves, socks and hats/toques? And why not pray for the seafarers and the people that minister to the seafarers?

The parish has received a bequest under the will of the late Gladys Tracy. When writing 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).

Find this week’s Diocesan e-News at  Find Diocesan forthcoming events at

Richmond Next Sunday
November 25, 2018

  • Communion at Holy Trinity (9:00 AM) and at St. John’s (11:00 AM); Morning Prayer at St. Mark’s (9:00 AM)

Parish Outreach:

Used eye-glasses?  There is a depository at Progressive Credit Union, Richmond Street, Woodstock.

To join the 1000+ people who already subscribed to the diocese’s Tuesday evening e-newsletter, go to


For many details of activities and lots of photos, join the Facebook page of the “Anglican Parish of Richmond”: and view the parish website at