Upcoming Events

 We are a small but active parish and enjoy a number of outreach activities that engage the broader community. We host a number of seasonal and traditional events and welcome new ideas. We look forward to seeing you.

  • HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

    Please note that our list of services for Holy Week are as follows;

     

    • Sunday, March 24th, 2024 – Palm Sunday –  9:30 at Christ Church Kettleby and 11:15 a.m. at St Mary Magdalene Schomberg
    • Thursday, March 28th 2024 – Maundy Thursday Service – 7 p.m. at Christ Church Kettleby
    • Friday, March 29th, 2024 – Good Friday Service – 10 a.m. at St Mary Magdalene Schomberg
    • Saturday, March 30th, 2024 – Easter Vigil Service – 8 p.m. at Trinity Aurora (79 Victoria St, Aurora, ON L4G 1R3)
    • Sunday, March 31st, 2024 – Easter Sunday – 9:30 at Christ Church Kettleby and 11:15 a.m. at St Mary Magdalene Schomberg

     

National Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21, 2021

In consultation with Indigenous peoples, our two churches within the Anglican Parish of Lloydtown have planned an event at their respective locations to recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21st and honour the children whose remains were recently located on the grounds of an Indian Residential School in Kamloops, BC. and Brandon, MB.  We recognize that more remains may be revealed at other Indian Residential School locations which is challenging for many. Please seek support (National Indian Residential School Crisis Line 1 866-925-4419) as needed. Additional educational resources can be found below.

At this time, due to Covid restrictions, we are not able to gather in large group settings; however, hope that we are together in spirit in recognizing and honouring the memory of these children, their families and others who were lost to the Indian Residential School system. THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A GATHERING BUT AN INDIVIDUAL OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN,  REFLECT ON AND HONOUR CANADA’S FIRST NATIONS PEOPLES.

Christ Church Kettleby
Heart Garden and Tolling Bells at 6:30 pm

We will toll the bells 215 times and plant a heart garden, consisting of 215 heart flowers.

St. Mary Magdalene, Schomberg
Tolling Bells for One Minute at 1:04 pm, 2:15 pm, 7:00 pm
Acknowledgement and Blessing at 7:00 pm
(attended by only the Ministers of the United and Anglican Churches and 4 Church representatives)

Heart Garden Walk Through and Individual Heart Planting: 7:15 pm and 8:30 pm
(On an individual basis people are invited to briefly pass through, reflect a moment, and “plant” their Heart in the Heat Garden, then return home, no congregating please.)

Click here for a full schedule of events at St. Mary Magdalene

Click here for a diagram on heart flowers.

Shown here is Cindy Blackstock, honoured Indigenous Social Worker/Activist, in front of a heart garden.

 

EDUCATION:

We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice by Alanis Obomsawin – NFB

https://www.nfb.ca/film/we_can_t_make_the_same_mistake_twice/

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada/National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

http://www.trc.ca/

Indigenous Canada course offered FREE through the University of Alberta Faculty of Native Studies.  The course has 12 modules containing video lectures, course notes, readings hosted by Drs. Paul Gareau, Tracy Bear and Dan Levy. https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/indigenous-canada/index.html

A virtual tour of the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School.  Upcoming tours to raise funds for the Save the Evidence campaign are being held in June to September

https://woodlandculturalcentre.ca/mohawk-institute-residential-school-virtual-tour-now-available-online/

Where are the Children buried? Dr. Scott Hamilton Dept. of Anthropology, Lakehead University Thunder Bay, Ontario shamilto@lakeheadu.ca

https://ehprnh2mwo3.exactdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/AAA-Hamilton-cemetery-FInal.pdf

First Nations Child & Family Caring Society works to ensure the safety and well-being of First Nations youth and families and to promote the rights of indigenous children.

https://fncaringsociety.com/about-spirit-bear

Video/Audio:

Former Senator Murray Sinclair, former Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission addresses the locating of unmarked graves of the 215 children at the Kamloops IRS

https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1903872579996

Anishinaabe journalist, speaker, and columnist,Tanya Talaga, speaks in this Globe podcast from Kamloops after being invitd by the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation. 

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zaW1wbGVjYXN0LmNvbS9UR2NsWDk4cA/episode/NzkzMDFlNTUtOTZiNi00OWZjLTliODItZGFlYzE5YzAzNjNi?hl=en-CA&ved=2ahUKEwjKof3HiIbxAhVEXK0KHSbiCdsQjrkEegQIAhAI&ep=6

“A National Crime”  History Dept, Carleton University documents the efforts of Dr. Peter Henderson Bryce to publicize and put a stop to the horrific conditions he encountered in the Residential Schools in Western Canada, more than a century ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz6-TIRBWRY

Action:

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada:  Calls to Action

https://ehprnh2mwo3.exactdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf

The First Nations Child & Family Caring Society works to ensure the safety and well-being of First Nations youth and their families through education initiatives, public policy campaigns and providing quality resources to support communities.

https://fncaringsociety.com/welcome

Honouring Indigenous Peoples (HIP) is an organization, initiated by Rotarians, “bringing Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Peoples together for community well-being and advancing the next generation of leaders.”  They are supporting The 215 pledge, with a commitment to learn about Indigenous history and stories, make changes and donate monies to the Youth-to-Youth (Y2Y) Engagement Circle. Y2Y unites Indigenous and Non-Indigenous youth inspiring them to take action towards creating sustainable environmental change as an act of “reconcili-action”

https://honouringindigenouspeoples.com/about-hip/

https://honouringindigenouspeoples.com/the-215-pledge-to-honour-indigenous-children-who-never-made-it-home/

https://honouringindigenouspeoples.com/reconcili-action/

Contact your Member of Parliament to discuss with our Federal Government our current position/action regarding the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations, particularly Calls to Action # 71 – 76 as they relate to responses to the Indian Residential Schools. 

Member of Parliament for King-Vaughan

Deb.Schulte@parl.gc.ca

9401 Jane Street Suite 115

Vaughan, Ontario, L6A 4H7

905-303-5000

Member of Parliament Newmarket-Aurora

Tony.VanBynen@parl.gc.ca
16600 Bayview Avenue, Suite 202
Newmarket, Ontario, L3X 1Z9

905-953-7515

Contact your Member of Provincial Parliament to discuss our current position/action regarding the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  Provincial governments regulate the implementation of recommendations regarding the Call to Action for education regarding the role of Indigenous people and relationships with Settlers in Ontario curriculum.  

MPP King-Vaughan

https://www.stephenleccempp.ca/contact
2220 King Road, Unit #1

King City, Ontario,  L7B 1L3

​647-560-9700

MPP Newmarket-Aurora

https://www.christineelliottmpp.ca/contact

16635 Yonge St., Unit 22

Newmarket, Ontario, L3X 1V6

905 853-9889

https://fncaringsociety.com/7-free-ways-make-difference