Diocesan Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The following policy was released by the Diocese of Toronto on September 17, 2021.

Our progress in defeating the fourth wave is still dependent on maintaining Covid protocols and promoting vaccinations. The Government of Ontario and the Anglican Diocese of Toronto are now requiring all clergy, staff, officers, volunteers, independent contractors, service providers, and user groups to provide proof of being fully vaccinated in order to enter the church building and attend public gatherings. At this point proof of vaccination is not required for others to attend public services of worship.

Please click on the following link to read the policy in full: Diocesan COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Harvest Thanksgiving Newsletter

Anglican Parish of Bobcaygeon, Dunsford and Burnt River

A Message from Archdeacon Bill Gray:

More of the same? After a federal election Parliament and the Canadian government remain relatively unchanged. Due to a fourth wave resulting from new Covid Delta variant, the pandemic is still with us resulting in the need to maintain current protocols governing public gatherings including in person services of worship. Yet there is much that is changing and improving. Close to 80 % of those eligible are now fully vaccinated. Numbers of new Covid infections and hospitalizations in our area remain relatively low. We have successfully resumed public services of worship. We have successfully maintained availability of video and written services for those who are unable or not comfortable yet with attending in person services. Pastoral care continues. Significant property repairs and maintenance has been accomplished. The faithful continue to support the cost of ministry with their donations. Many have been able to take advantage of summer’s warm weather to get out and resume normal activities and visit public venues. Many have reconnected with their social bubbles of family and friends.

Our progress in defeating the fourth wave is still dependent on maintaining Covid protocols and promoting vaccinations. The Government of Ontario and the Anglican Diocese of Toronto are now requiring all clergy, staff, officers and volunteers to provide proof of being fully vaccinated in order to enter the church building and attend public gatherings. At this point proof of vaccination is not required for others to attend public services of worship.

I give thanks for all those that have helped prepare for and have participated in the resumption of public services. I give thanks for those who continue to access video and written services at home. I give thanks for all those who are vaccinated. I give thanks for your continued observation of Covid protocols both at church and in the community as a sign of “love thy neighbour”. I give thanks for front liners and that public health care continues to be accessible for all in need. I give thanks for healing especially for my wife Ruth and other parish members. I give thanks that we have finally been able to engage in public “Celebrations of Life” for those families who lost loved ones during this pandemic. I give thanks for new life and the recent baptism of our granddaughter Audrey at Christ Church.

Extensive recent property repairs and improvements have been accomplished during this time at Christ Church, Bobcaygeon and to the parish church rectory. Our thanks to wardens Wendy Hall and Todd Jermyn assisted by Jerry Hall and Mark Jermyn for overseeing and arranging for the implementation of these repairs and improvements. Our thanks also for John and Sandra Parsons for their care of church gardens.

A Message from Parish Wardens:

We are thankful for the privilege of knowing those that departed this last year, we give thanks for those that administer passion and help with healing. We are thankful that Archdeacon Bill and Ruth are tending to our needs during these COVID times. We are thankful that we could pay, from the Christ Church building fund, 40,000 dollars towards church maintenance and repairs including extensive new roofing, exhaustive exterior painting and significant window frame repair at Christ Church. Another 15,000 dollars was expended for the parish rectory upgrades including a new propane heating system and furnace, back porch painting, chimney and partial roof repair. Thank you for sharing from your blessings and may you celebrate a happy Thanksgiving. Please use the enclosed Harvest Thanksgiving envelope to make your special thank offering to express your gratitude for our many blessings including the gift of our church.

Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday:
Our Harvest Thanksgiving public services of worship will occur on Thanksgiving weekend, Sunday, Oct. 10. 9:15 am- St. John’s, Dunsford; 11 am- Christ Church Bobcaygeon. If possible, please return your thank offering using your Harvest Thanksgiving envelope either in person at public service or by mail on or before that time, if necessary using the following mailing addresses. Our thanks for your support.

Annual Vestry Reports for St. Luke’s Burnt River-2020

The following documents refer to St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Burnt River, 2020 annual vestry reports. Please choose or click on the link below to access the named file. You may print these documents for better viewing, preparation for and participation in our meeting. Throughout the annual vestry meeting, we may refer to “File 1” , etc. as they are named below for easy reference.

File 1 SLBR 2021 Agenda

File 2 SLBR 2020 Minutes

File 3 2021 Archdeacon Bill Gray’s Report

File 4 SLBR 2021 Treasurer’s Report

File 5 SLBR 2020 Envelope Secretary’s Report

File 6 SLBR 2020 Profit & Loss Statement

File 7 SLBR 2020 Balance Statement

File 8 SLBR 2020 Notice to reader

File 9 SLBR 2021 Budget

File 10 Vestry Letter 2021 Bishop Andrew Asbil

File 11 Vestry Letter 2021 Bishop Riscylla Shaw

File 12 Diocesan Recommended Social Justice Motion on Anti-Racism

Annual Vestry Reports for St. John’s, Dunsford- 2020

The following documents refer to St. John’s Anglican Church, Dunsford, 2020 annual vestry reports. Please choose or click on the link below to access the named file. You may print these documents for better viewing, preparation for and participation in our meeting. Throughout the annual vestry meeting, we may refer to “File 1” , etc. as they are named below for easy reference.

File 1 – Archdeacon Bill Gray’s Report

File 2-2019 SJD- Minutes

File 3-2020 SJD- Envelope Secretary Report

File 4-2020 SJD-Independent Financial Review

File 5-2020 SJD-Treasurer’s Report

File 6-2020 SJD-Budget Report

File 7-2020 SJD-Building Fund Report

File 8-2020 SJD-Dedicated Funds Report

File 9-2020 SJD-Financial Report

File 10-2021-Proposed Budget

File 11- Nominating Report

File 12-Diocesan Bishop Andrew Asbil Vestry Letter

File 13-TD Area Bishop Riscylla Shaw Vestry Letter

File 14-Diocesan Recommended Social Justice Motion on Anti-Racism

Annual Vestry Reports for Christ Church Bobcaygeon 2020

The following documents refer to Christ Anglican Church, Bobcaygeon, 2020 annual vestry reports. Please choose or click on the link below to access the each named file. You may print these documents for better viewing, preparation for and participation in our meeting. Throughout the annual vestry meeting, we may refer to “File 1” , etc. as they are named below for easy reference.

File 1 – 2019 Vestry Minutes held on February 26, 2020

File 2 – Archdeacon Bill Gray 2021 Vestry Report

File 3 – Wardens Report 2020

File 4 – Designated Funds 2020

File 5 – Pancake Supper 2020

File 6 – 2020 Building Fund Balance Sheet

File 6 – 2020 Building Fund Income Statement

File 6 – 2020 CC Balance Sheet

File 6 – 2020 CC Income Statement

File 6 – 2020 Investment Balance Sheet

File 6 – 2020 Investment Income Statement

File 6 – 2020 Memorial Balance Sheet

File 6 – 2020 Memorial Income Statement

File 7 – CC Summary Proposed Budget for 2021

File 8 – 2021 Social Justice Vestry Motion and Backgrounder Antiracism

File 9 CCB 2021 Nominating Report

File 10 2020 Organizational Reports

File 11-Diocesan Recommended Social Justice Motion on Anti-Racism

Robbie Financial Report 2020

Vestry Letter 2021 Area Bishop Riscylla Shaw

Vestry Letter 2021 Diocesan Bishop Andrew Asbil