Subscribe to St. Thomas' "YouTube channel" to see the latest videos and weekly church services live-streaming every Sunday at 10:30 am.
There will be no Live-streaming of services from July 3- September 10, 2022
Ukraine Crisis: Many have been asking about what the church’s response is to the crisis in Ukraine. Here is a link to the PWRDF project. One of the things I like about this particular project is that it is so specific in terms of what our support would be going towards. Brad
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
Parish Council Highlights
Council meets every second Tuesday of the month and these events are shown on the website calendar.
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.
Behind The Scene
Since the pandemic started worship services have evolved to on line You Tube, pre-recorded and live video’s.
These are the key players
Music: Rob Martin and choristers:
Sound track is played and recorded using keyboard or organ.
Individually recorded, one to four choral parts are laid on to sound track, mixed and edited.
Music file is now forwarded to Shwetha who adds video and/or text.
Readings: Recorded in homes, church or outdoors by various readers from the congregation. These too are collected by Shwetha and edited into the service.
Sermons and liturgy:
Produced and delivered by Father Brad from a variety of indoor and outdoor venues.
Editing: All above files are delivered to Shwetha who edits and produces the finished product to upload to YouTube in time for Sunday services.
These services can be accessed directly from the St. Thomas’ YouTube channel or linked from Facebook, or through the St Thomas’ website.
Sandra provides the link to parishioners to facilitate access to upcoming events through email communications with the parish.
For the most part these are the people who have taken the initiative to solve a number of difficult challenges along the way to get us where we are at today. We extend our thanks to all of them.
As we move forward post pandemic, the intention is to continue to provide an on-line presence, accessible by the wider community, those who are shut-in or find attendance difficult.
This opens the door to those who would like to participate in a brand new form of outreach by becoming part of the team who will put these videos together on a regular basis. If you would like more information please let Shwetha or Brad know by calling 613 962-3636 or email them through the "Leadership" page on the St. Thomas’ website.
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.
St. Thomas' Church delivers support for Wounded Warriors Canada. read more
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 email@example.com.
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 FUND for 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