Burying Time Capsule

Burying Time Capsule
1859 - 150th Anniversary of Parish - 2009 (photo by Scott & Debbie Travers )

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Combined Parish Service at Holy Trinity Alma

     The annual summer service will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, tomorrow, Sunday, August 21 at 10:30am.
     Rev. Darroch Fagan will officiate the service.  All are welcome!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter

     We had a wonderful Easter service this morning at St. Peters Alberton and St. Luke's O'Leary officiated by Rev. Fagan.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Holy Week Services at St. Peter's Alberton

     Service will be held at 12:05am Monday through Thursday at St. Peters during Holy Week as follows conducted by a different church each day.
Monday - Anglican
Tuesday - United
Wednesday - Nazareth
Thursday - Sacred Heart R.C.
    Following service each day soup and biscuit is served...around 12:30am.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Best wishes, God bless

     Rev. Andrew will celebrate his final service with us on Sunday morning, March 13th at St. Peter's and St. Luke's.  A few days later he will officially become the new rector at the Parishes of Musquodoboit and Ship Harbour, Nova Scotia. 
     The Parishioners of Alberton-O'Leary wish Rev. Andrew and Janet all the best in their new home.  God bless.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Happy New Year

    Wishing everyone a joyous year ahead with many blessings!

Image cf. http://centerbarnsteadcc.org/450/
     It's the season for annual meetings in the church.  First we start with each of our Parish's four churches having separate annual meetings where Warden and Treasurer Reports are presented.  Christ Church Kildare Capes held their annual meeting yesterday; St. Peter's Alberton is on Satruday, January 16th at 10am in St. Peter's Hall followed by Holy Trinity Alma's at 11:30am in St. Peter's Hall; and St. Luke's O'Leary holds their annual meeting on Sunday, January 17th following their morning service.  
Image cf. http://www.stmichaelandallangels.ca/2015/09/minutes-of-parish-council-meeting/
     Our Parish's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Sunday, February 7th at 1pm in St. Luke's Hall.   The meeting is preceded with a combined Parish service and potluck lunch.  
     This will be Rev. Andrew's final AGM in our Parish as he and Janet are moving to a new parish, the Parishes of Musquodoboit and Ship Harbour, Nova Scotia in March 2016.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Holy Trinity Alma - consecrated 125 years ago today

     Our little country church in Alma (Rte.2/Western Rd.) was consecrated.  My great-great-grandfather Stephen E. Jeffery was the first Warden - the church has been used seasonally for the past 25 years.  The following is the first Rector's Report, written a year following consecration...

Holy Trinity, Alma  Sep 14th, 1891
Present: the Rector Rev. I.M. Forbes, Chapel Warden Stephen Jeffery, and parishioner Joseph Bearisto
     The church building is new having been completed and consecrated last year (Oct 20th 1890).  It is still unfinished inside lacking a coat of oil and varnish for the wooden ceiling and the seats.  It is in other respects complete and is a substantial commodious, well proportioned and handsome church.
     Inventory. There is a good amalgum in the bell- a Bible for the lectern and a prayer book for the reading desk.  As yet the ch. does not possess a surplice, or font, or altar vessels, or altar books or altar linen.  The people are few and not very well off.  They have done nobly in the past and doubtless will endeavour to acquire one after the other as soon as possible, as they are recommended to do, the above necessary articles.
     Land.  Total area one and one half acre. A good board fence encloses one half acre for the church, and two sides of the balance (the third being a snake fence).  The latter portion is used for a burial ground.  This was consecrated for the purpose as far as the snake fence -  commences – by the Bishop last year.
     Finances.  Steps are being taken to contribute to the Rector’s stipend.  There is no debt upon the church or land.  The people are much to be congratulated upon the success of their efforts, which should encourage to continue till the necessary articles are all acquired.
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Confirmed in Holy Trinity Ch. Alma Oct. 20, 1890
      George French, Wm. Simmonds, Ebenezer McLellan, Wm. Vincent (Wm’s son), Wm. Smith (Wm’s son), Ann McLellan, Mrs. Wm. Simmonds, Gertie Smith, Bessie Smith, Louisa Wood, Beatrice Wood, and Jane Vincent

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     Below is a photo I took a few weeks ago of Holy Trinity - the others are the only old photos we have of the church taken in the early part of the 1900's during a church picnic.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Message from Janet as Fall begins...

Hello Dear Friends in Christ,
     September is here already! I love the autumn season - not just because it brings my week of holiday - but because I truly love the fall and all its characteristics!
     On Sunday evening the Helping Hands Band will celebrate with us at Christ Church Kildare Capes - this is the closing service for the season. Please come and enjoy their music - bring friends too. It would be nice for the Band to have a full church to play to!
     Andrew and I start our holiday on Monday. We will be back the following Monday. Lay Reader David Crocker will lead worship on Sunday the 13th. The Rev Ann Bush of Port Hill will look after any pastoral emergencies the week Andrew is away. 
     See you Sunday.
The peace of Christ,