St. John's Anglican Church

Outreach


The Bill Rawlinson Memorial Outreach Fund

The Bill Rawlinson Memorial Outreach Fund is a local outreach fund aimed at providing financial assistance to individuals who are economically challenged so that they may improve their chances of increasing their income. Some examples include: an upgrade in education, a new skill, obtaining a tool for a trade or a licence.

For more details including a printable application form, please see the link below:

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Stone Soup

A monthly FREE hot lunch open to anyone in need of food or companionship. Stone Soup is held on the 4th Monday of every month from 11:00am-1:00pm in the upper hall of St. John's Parish Hall.

For more information, contact Rev. Dorothy


Community Dinner

St. John's is the host venue for a FREE hot meal prepared and served each month by a roster of local churches. It takes place on the 4th Saturday (September-June) from 4:30-6:30. The dinner is held on the upper floor of St. John's Parish Hall. (Elevator on site) For more information, St. John's Office


Weekly Voucher Assistance

St. John's provides an opportunity for those in need to receive a grocery gift card ($25) once every four months. The vouchers are disbursed at St. John's Parish Hall, main floor, on the first three Fridays of each month at 9:00am on a first come, first served basis. For more information, St. John's Office


Water of Life

St. John's originated the Water of Life program ten years ago with a view to drilling a well in a developing country by selling bottled water. The program has grown beyond this simple beginning to include many community partners, businesses, schools and post-secondary institutions, who raise money with us to drill wells and maintain them. We have now drilled our 30th well in cooperation with our partner organization Lifewater Canada. Our wells are located in Haiti, Liberia and other parts of Africa. Please note: We no longer sell bottled water!!! For more information, please contact Placide Chiasson


Christmas Index

St. John's supports 30 families each Christmas through the Christmas Index / Cobequid Children First Foundation. Family names are submitted to us from the Christmas Index and we provide a full Christmas dinner for these families. Non-perishable food collection for this effort begins in October and our whole congregaton is invited to take part. For more information contact Diane Roper-Sutherland


Mission to Seafarers

St. John's supports Mission to Seafarers, an Anglican mission serving the port of Halifax. Each Christmas we collect shoeboxes with small gifts, toiletries, phone cards, warm mitten,socks and hats. These boxes are presented to international sailors visiting the port and far from home and loved ones over the Christmas season. For more information and a list of what would be appreciated in the box, contact St. John's Office