Our Ministries

Rector:

The Venerable Penelope A. Kingham
Phone: 656-3223
Email: office@holytrinityns.org

Wardens:

Jan Horner
Marvin Underwood
Gregor MacIntosh
Lorea Tomsin

We live out our call to baptismal ministry in a myriad of ways, and invite you to explore our diverse ministries to discern where the Spirit may be calling you to serve. To find out the contact for these ministries, please call the church office at 250-656-3223 or e-mail at office@holytrinityns.org

Altar Guild:

A lively team of dedicated people working in small groups with responsibility for the care and set up of linens, hangings and flowers for the altar and church for all services and special occasions.

Care Home Ministry:

Become part of the relaxed team leading worship at Rest Haven Lodge, Shoal Centre, Sidney Care Home, Saanich Peninsula Hospital, and Beechwood Village. This vital ministry is provided for those in their later years. See website calendar for days and times.

Cemetery and Church Tours:

Conducted annually as part of North Saanich Flavour Trail in August. The cemetery players (in period costumes) tell the story of the church founders and builders of our North Saanich community. In the church, guides talk about church history and artifacts. Scones and tea are also offered in the church hall. Part of the church's community outreach. Actors/guides always welcome!

Choir:

A warm and friendly group who lead the congregational singing and provide an anthem at the 10:30 Sunday service and all other special services. Learn as you go - practices are Monday 1:30 p.m.

Christmas Hampers:

Each year we pack approximately 100 hampers with full dinners, fresh produce, gifts and toys for local families, funded by October and November outreach donations. Many hands are appreciated for packing in December.

Coffee and Chat:

A weekly morning gathering to meet with friends and chat about an eclectic range of religious and social topics using videos and talks. Wednesday 10:45 am in the church hall from September to June. Program posted in hall and available at church office.

Coffee Time:

A front-line ministry of warmth and welcome after each service on Sundays. Small groups arrange for the provision of tea, coffee, and refreshments. Great way to meet people on a one-to-one basis. More helpers are always welcome.

Concerts:

Quarterly music concerts by leading local musicians. See website calendar for details.

Crucifer:

Leads the choir and sanctuary party into the church and assists the priest in the sanctuary during the service.

Diabetic Circle at Pauquachin First Nation:

The sharing of a healthy lunch with planning and discussion on living with diabetes.

Garden and Grounds:

The paid gardener welcomes green-thumb help at any time, especially spring planting and fall clean-up. Contact church office for information.

Hall Usage:

Planning a special event? The church hall, and kitchen if needed, is available for use. Contact church office for information.

Home Groups:

Meet regularly for discussions about faith, for bible study and for friendship. Two groups are Faith & Friendship, and Hearth & Home Bible Study.

Monthly Newsletter:

The New Messenger keeps the parish in touch with parish news and views. Share your poems, thoughts and comments with your parish family.

Outreach:

Living out our Gospel call to walk with our neighbours, we are committed to financial support for local, national and international outreach ministries such as the Sidney Food Bank, Threshold Housing, Saanich Peninsula Hospital, PWRDF, refugee sponsorship, and the ministry of the Sisters of St John the Divine. Contributions can be made through envelope giving.

Parish Council:

An active and committed group of elected and appointed representatives of all three services which meets monthly to direct and shape the mission, ministry, finances and fabric of our parish.

Prayer Chain:

A ministry of prayer and presence for those within the parish family and others who ask for intercessions, and a very special ministry central to the heart of our spiritual journeying together.

Prayers of the People:

A sacred ministry of composing and leading the prayers for the church and the world around us. Requests for special intentions are found in the book at the entrance to the narthex.

PWRDF:

The parish rep for the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund co-ordinates in-house fund-raising initiatives for the work of the national church's ministry in international relief.

Readers:

Proclaim the passages from Holy Scripture and lead the psalm on Sunday mornings.

Reception Committee:

Food, fun and fellowship in this focal point of our social life together, the reception committee directs, plans, and caters for special events such as church dinners, receptions, funerals, weddings and afternoon teas.

Sides People:

Open up and ready the church for worship services, greet and assist the congregation to their seats, and take up and present the collection.

Sidesperson List March to June 2019

Sunshine Ministry:

Keeps us all connected in sunshine and in shadowed times by coordinating special occasion cards and contacts throughout the parish, with special focus on shut in members.

Transportation Ministry:

To enable all of us to gather in Christ's name on Sundays, the church's seven-seater van transports those of our community who are no longer driving.

Trinity Time and Companion Journeying:

Amazing grace in every sense, a time when we break bread together with our First Nations neighbours from the Tseycum, Pauquachin, Tsawout, and Tsartlip bands and delight in a veritable host of activities, including workshops, talking circles, crafts, cooking, and lively and informative discussions and presentations. From the kitchen through to the car park, with children and adults, we have the ministry for you. Our First Nations children's library has wonderful murals by talented local artist Simon Louie. See website calendar for dates and times.

Website Maintenance:

A team posts the weekly Bulletins, monthly New Messenger newsletter, and other information on the website, and also updates the website calendar with church events. For website concerns, contact the Website Coordinator through the church office.

Worship Assistants:

Assistants help distribute Holy Communion on Sunday mornings.