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The Rev. John Uttley Sept. 27, 1940- March 11, 2023
Extracted from St. Thomas’ “Book of Memories, 2018”
“Father John” was born in Belleville and although he has no longer any family here he was a dear friend to many and has a long list of close relationships with numerous organizations throughout the local area. These include the Belleville Choral Society along with many other choirs, Camp Hyanto, where he served as chaplain for a period each summer, Albert College, as organist and choir accompanist for 22 years and of course St. Thomas’ where he served as Associate Priest and Director of music between 1981 and 2013, just to name a few.
John was involved with Cubs, Scouts and Air Cadets and enjoyed golf, hiking and cycling.
John loved the time he spent taking services in nursing homes and interacting with the elderly “who had so many stories to tell”.
In the year 2000, John travelled to East Germany to follow the footsteps of the great organist and composer J.S.Bach (1685-1750). The 14 day tour included concerts, lectures and tours by local guides and the operetta “Merry Widow”. John described this as “a Highlight of his life!”
In John’s words, “I continue to welcome parishioners as they enter the church”
Bust by former rector Peter Joyce.
He will continue to welcome guests attending his funeral which is scheduled for Thursday March 30 at 11:00 am.
St Patrick’s Day Dinner
St.Thomas' church community celebrated St Patrick’s with a convivial evening of Irish stew, soda bread, green punch and desserts. Over 100 people joined the festivities in spite of the weather. See you next year.
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A Lenten Commitment
12 Minutes a day and the LORD’S PRAYER
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Deacon Kate Ann
Vestry meeting Sunday, Feb. 26. 2023
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Dive a little deeper into Refugee Support?
learn more about the various ways through which you can help through the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program.
Outreach of hospitality from St. Thomas Anglican Church
Our Rector was honoured to be invited to the Syrian Orthodox service for the feast day of St. Elias on Feb 11. This is an Orthodox service in the Malayalam language, and is an outreach of hospitality from St. Thomas Anglican Church for the growing local East Indian population in the Quinte area.
Chats with Brad
Tuesday’s discussion chats will take place every Tuesday on Zoom at 7:00PM.
This is an opportunity to keep in touch with others, and dig a bit into the weekly readings, in a very relaxed and comfortable forum.
Everyone and anyone is welcome. It is a relaxed and conversational environment, centered on the readings for the upcoming Sunday each week. People are welcome to ‘pop in’ or ‘pop out’ at their convenience.
Please email Sandra at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for either In-person or virtual.
Memorial Plaque from St. Thomas' Belleville
The Archives Showcase recently featured a memorial note provided for the laying of the cornerstone of St. Thomas’ Anglican Church in 1865. This note, printed on silk, provides an opportunity to examine the establishment of the parish of St. Thomas' and provide insight into church history and discussion around heritage preservation within the Anglican Diocese of Ontario.
Parish Council Highlights
Council meets every second Tuesday of the month. These events are shown on the website calendar.
Music at St. Thomas'
Director of Music
Robert Martin, Voice and Piano Teacher
In addition to Robert Martin’s duties as Director of Music at St Thomas Anglican Church, Robert is a voice and piano teacher with over twenty years’ experience teaching in Belleville. Robert Martin is a past member of the prestigious Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio. He has sung solo tenor roles with the COC and has sung in the chorus as well. Robert has sung in concert with a variety of orchestras. Most recently, he sang the role of Siegfried in the Opera by Request (Toronto) productions of “Siegfried” and “Gotterdamerung”. Robert has had many students go on to study voice in University and college. His students also may have the opportunity to sing solos in St. Thomas Sunday services.
Contact Robert Martin at email@example.com
Further Information is available on the diocesan website by way of the COVID-19 Resource Hub.
St. Thomas' Food Ministry
Led by Sheila Stanley, St. Thomas’ Food ministry is one of the ways that St Thomas’ Anglican Church helps to address food insecurity in our community.
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
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