Celebrating 250 years in the Parish of Cornwallis Port Williams And the 200th Anniversay of St. John's Church
Mark your calendars!
In addition to the launch of a Parish history this year we are planning other special events. Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, will be visiting our Parish sometime in the anniversary year!
May 9th: Bishop's visit to our Parish with the hard bound 2010 Gospel Book which is touring many churches to mark the 300th year of Anglican worship in the Diocese. New flags for St. John's Church given by the choir to mark the anniversary year will also be dedicated.
June 20th afternoon: A Church and cemetery tour coinciding with the Planter's Conference at Acadia University, Wolfville.
Sunday, July 4th: Fox Hill Cemetery Service (rain date July 11) at the site of the first church of 1770. A garden Party at Prescott House following the service is planned.
August 12th and September 29th: Celebrations at St. Thomas' and St. Michael's
Fall 2010: Completion and dedication of a Path through the Parish woods to link the Parish Hall, St. John's Church and the Rectory.
November 2010: Dedication of a memorial to George Price and Mark Clerk Peake. Private George Price, 28th Canadian Infantry Batatalion was killed by a German sniper northeast of Mons just two minutes before Armistice on 11 November 1918, and the last Canadian to be killed in battle during WW1. He was a son of parishioners James E. and Annie R. Price. Mary Clerk Peake of Port Williams, (wife of BGen George Goodwin King Peake), who volunteered with the Women's Transport Service in London was killed in 1942 driving a transport in London during a blackout. She is believed to be the first Canadian service woman killed in WW2.
Saturday, December 25: Christmas Day - A special Anniversary service marking 200 years of services at the present St. John's Church building.
Plans are subject to change. You can keep abreast of events as they develop on the Parish of Cornwallis website: www.parishofcornwallis.ca