Happy Retirement Father Ed!“O God, from living and chosen stones you prepare an everlasting dwelling place for your majesty. Grant that in the power of the Holy Spirit those who serve you here may always be kept within your presence.”
Rev. Lesley Barclay
Priest in Charge
Pastor Jim Halmarson
Rev. Barbara Russel
|Rector’s Warden||Ann Raymond|
|Peoples' Warden||David Wright|
|Deputy Warden||Gary Russel|
|Synod Delegate||Karyn Beausoleil|
|Synod Alternate||Sharon O'Connor|
|Canon Nind Hall Manager||Diane Morrison; Karyn Beausoleil|
|Cemetery Board||Stephen Bates; Bob Deane; Dick Raymond|
|Chancel Guild||Sally Hicks|
|Evening Guild||Joan Stover|
|Envelope Secretary||Diane Morrison|
|Haldiman Court||Ann Raymond; David Wright; Rev. Ed Cachia|
Canon Thomas A. Nind served as our Parish Priest for fifteen years, from 1937-1952. The hall and kitchen were built and furnished for community use entirely with funds raised by the congregation. It was dedicated on November 28, 1970, by Bishop Snell.
For inquiries, please contact Diane Morrison (905) 349-2272
It has long been known that the peace and quiet of a garden have great therapeutic value for those in distress. Some years ago this was in Chris and Sally's thoughts when they decided to share their beautiful garden set into the gentle slope of the Northumberland Hills overlooking Lake Ontario.
Chris's untimely illness and death in 2015 left Sally with the work of finishing the garden and orchard to be ready for the blessing and official opening in June 2018.
On the morning of June 2, 2018, about 75 parishioners and friends of St. George, Grafton gathered for the opening of the St. George’s Gift Garden, located at the home of Sally Hicks, who lives about a 10-minute drive north of the church.
The garden, set into a gentle southern slope of the Northumberland Hills, includes an orchard, a labyrinth, a prayer garden, a wildflower garden and a pond with a small waterfall. It is a calm and therapeutic oasis for members of the community who need a quiet place for reflection and meditation.
The Rev. Edward Cachia blessed the garden and its different sections. The visitors enjoyed a lunch that was organized by the church. The garden is open every Friday until Labour Day.
Ms. Hicks said the produce from the orchard and vegetable garden would be given to charities.
550 Pipeline Road, Grafton, Ontario
Open Fridays, starting the first Friday in June to the last Friday in August between 10 am and 4pm.
Prior arrangements are not necessary, however, Sally, the home owner, can be reached at 905-349-3677.
Located behind the Church on a quiet lawn shaded with maple and black walnut trees, and lined with pines and cedars.
The earliest marker is dated 1815.
FIRST SUNDAY IN JUNE is DECORATION DAY.
It is a special day to remember and honour our loved ones. The Decoration Day Service begins in the Church at 10 am. and then move to the lovely grounds of St. George’s Cemetery.
Please feel free to decorate the graves of your loved ones, preferably with cut flowers on the stones which will not impede the lawn mowers.
We are grateful to the Grafton Legion who, each year, mark the graves of those that have served in the Armed Force
For inquiries, please contact (905)349-2323
What kind of church are you?
St. George's Grafton is an Anglican parish church in the Diocese of Toronto. We are a part of the Anglican Church of Canada and the worldwide Anglican Communion, a network of national churches in over 85 countries.
I am interested in having my child baptized. Can you help?
We are very happy to hear about your plans and we want to support you in making this important decision for your child. Please get in touch with our priest, who will talk with you about the process.
Can I get married in your church?
Congratulations on your engagement. There are certain requirements for Christian marriage in the church. Our priest would be happy to sit down with you and talk it over, and you are welcome to stop by and see the church.
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Is there music in the service?
Music is very important to us. We have an organist and we sing traditional and contemporary hymns.
Can I take Communion?
All baptized Christians are welcome to receive the bread and wine. Everyone is welcome to the altar for a blessing. If you cross your arms over your chest, the priest will bless you.
Is parking provided?
Yes, we have a large parking lot, right beside our church.
Is the church accessible?
The church entrance has a ramp and accessible washroom. Microphones are used for the readings and sermon.