Rector’s Welcome

Summer 2018

Hello! Thank you for taking a peek at our Church’s website and Welcome to the Priest’s Page.

My name is Rachael Parker and I am the Rector, or Priest, here at St. James, Armdale.

I have been at this Parish since September 2012, having come from Ontario. It is a joy and a privilege to serve Jesus Christ here in this place, alongside my St. James’ Church Family.

As you peruse our website, I encourage you to take that next step and give me a call at the Church (902-477-6770) to introduce yourself and ask me any questions you might have about the Church Community, the Church itself, the Anglican way of being, or other faith questions you might have. I can’t guarantee I will have all the answers, but I promise I will do my best to figure them out with you.

St. James is a “family-sized” church, which means we will make every effort to welcome you, get to know your name, and look forward to seeing you join us.

If you do decide to check us out, give us a try, or take a peek, please feel free to be yourself and be comfortable. “Just as you are” is exactly how we would love to get to know you.

Our worship times are 8:30 and 10 on Sunday mornings, with Sunday School during the 10 am service, and on Wednesday at 10 am in our gentle and peaceful Chapel.

If you would like to get to know us before you come to worship, you are more than welcome to join us for coffee at 10:45 am on Wednesday and at Bible Study on Wednesday at 11 am. You can drop in for a soup lunch on the 1st Tuesdays of the month from 11:45 to 1 pm in the Parish Hall or try one of the Bible Studies or group gatherings. We have an active Mothers’ Union, which welcomes everyone, and a Men’s Group which meets monthly for breakfast and fellowship (guys only).

St. James’ is a Church Family that is here for anyone and everyone. Whether you decide to join us for worship or try one of our group activities and studies or not, please feel free to consider St. James’ as a place you can turn to in times of celebration and in times of difficulty.

If you would like to talk, have a cup of coffee, or need someone to pray for you, please feel free to call. I would love to meet you.

God bless you and keep you.

Rachael+