Annual Meeting of Vestry
St. Thomas’ annual meeting of vestry will take place on Sunday March 1, 2020, immediately following the combined Sunday service which will start at 10:00 am.
Annual Financial statements and Organizational reports are now available at the church which should give everyone ample opportunity to read these ahead of time and hopefully get answers to any questions you may have prior to the meeting.
Doing so will allow vestry to spend time focusing on the upcoming year and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
A light snack will be offered before the meeting and nursery will be available.
Cooking up a storm
January 31st, 2020 St. Thomas’ Youth Coordinator Shwetha Jayathirtha and nine volunteers provided a cooking class for thirty-three (33) youth in the area community. Shweta developed a three course menu that required our aspiring chefs to individually prepare and cook:
Minted Cucumber Salad
Spiced Chicken & Sautéed Potatoes
A snack break of Hot Chocolate, Marshmallows, and homemade cupcakes was provided. This fuel stop was necessary to ensure our developing chefs maintained their energetic enthusiasm throughout the day.
Teaching our youth at an early age how to prepare a healthy and wholesome meal prepares them for the challenges of the future.
A Caring Community
St. Thomas' Church delivers support for Wounded Warriors Canada. read more
Music at St. Thomas’ 2019 - 2020
St. Thomas' Church in Belleville has launched the 2019-20120 music series with the first performance held on Sunday Nov 17th. Read more to find out all about this season's popular events.
A Trombone & Organ Concert
Trombonist Jean-Mathieu Royer and organists Matthieu Latreille and Francine Nguyen-Savaria will present a trombone and organ concert at St. Thomas' Anglican Church in Belleville, on Sunday, February 16áµ—Ê° at 4:30 PM. A musician since his childhood, Jean-Mathieu Royer graduated with honours from the Montreal Conservatoire of Music, obtaining his Master's degree in 2016. He has played in a variety of music ensembles throughout the greater Montreal area, be it classical, jazz or popular. Jean-Mathieu is currently part of various groups as a musician and arranger, including the ska francophone group “Les Happycuriens,” which he joined in 2012. His versatility on the trombone makes him a complete instrumentalist.
Admission is by donation.
St. Thomas’ Anglican Church in Belleville, Ontario is searching for a Director of Music. St. Thomas’ has a rich musical heritage rooted in the Anglican tradition. We are open to new ideas and change. We are blessed with a well-maintained 1977 Gabriel Kney organ.
We welcome applicants read more
Single use plastics
At a meeting of parish council on May 9, consideration was given to a recommendation by the kitchen management committee to eliminate, where possible, the use of single use plastics within the church. This includes products such as plastic straws, Styrofoam cups, certain food containers etc. This initiative was endorsed by council but not to the extent of a total ban.
Meatless Monday at St. Thomas'
Meatless Monday is a global movement that everyone can join – and enjoy! It’s easy, inexpensive and a chance to make a really make difference. Read more and find recipes.
KITCHEN USER EDUCATION
Please stay current with proper kitchen safety and practices.
The Kitchen Manual can be found as a download in the Resource section of this website. This should be read periodically by all users to keep updated. Any questions should be directed to the church kitchen management team. This is important for insurance purposes.
Education sessions for those requiring supervisor training or those wishing an update will be held as needed. Please give your name to the office and the Kitchen Team will get back to you with the time of the next session. The education only takes about half an hour, but it’s a vital part of our compliance with local health and safety regulations, now that we have been approved to cook and serve food to the general public.
Register for training through the office by phoning 613 962-3636 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST THOMAS' AND ST PAUL'S MINISTRY FUND-
Following considerable discussion, the purpose, funding sources, project proposals and application process have been redefined. click here to get all the details
HOYER MEMORIAL FUNDfor more information
MUSIC AT ST THOMAS'
Baptism - For information on being baptised, please go here
Weddings - If you are interested in celebrating your wedding at St. Thomas', please go here