About St. Paul’s

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Welcome: St. Paul’s is an inclusive church that welcomes everyone to our services and events. We hope you will join us.

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Accessibility: Our building is accessible to all. In addition to appropriate physical accessibility, a speaker system provides hearing support during services. The church hall is also accessible and can be used by community members as well as for church purposes. Please contact the church office to book a special occasion or other event.

Our Priest: St. Paul’s is one congregation in a two-point parish (the Parish of Craighurst and Midhurst). We are delighted to welcome the Reverend Jonathan Turtle as our new priest in charge. He begins his tenure at the beginning of August.

Father Jonathan is a graduate of Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. He was ordained a deacon in 2015 and a priest in 2016.  Recently he has served as the Assistant Curate at the Anglican Church of St Mary and St Martha in Toronto.  He brings 12 years experience in a variety of lay and ordained pastoral ministries.

Come join us and be part of the growth and development of St. Paul’s Midhurst while joining a welcoming church community.

Children and young people: are included in all that we do for they are full members of the body of the church. We offer Sunday School each week, led by a talented trained teacher and we encourage active participation in the services as well. Young adults may be interested in being a server or helper at services.

Congregational Ministries: There are many roles you may undertake if so desired. Parishioners serve as sidespeople, readers, leaders of the Prayers of the People, servers, chancel guild, choir, refreshments, hall set up, gardening……

Our office: is open from 9:00 a.m. until noon on Wednesday and Thursday.  You can contact the office via the parish office phone: 705-721-9722 or email: parishofcmm@bellnet.ca.  We are available by telephone, email, and this site throughout the week.

The Outreach Committee: works to reach outside our church to the local, national, and international spheres. We have raised money for Syrian refugees, Sleeping Children Around the World, and other international initiatives. At the local level we collect food for the food bank and support events such as the Ploughing Match and Christmas Cheer.

Communications: We try to keep everyone aware of what is going on so, in addition to this website, we have a weekly bulletin, a monthly newsletter (The Epistle), a page in the Midhurst Newsletter, email lists, and a Facebook page. Church members are informed of the wider Canadian Anglican community through the Anglican Journal and The Anglican, the national and diocesan newspapers which are mailed to members’ homes.

Learning More: Bible studies, explorations of church history, and other events are held regularly. They provide us with opportunities to learn, discuss, reflect, and deepen our understandings of Christianity, Anglican theology, and our own faiths.