The Anglican Church Women exist as a group to encourage all women of our church to use their gifts and skills to provide opportunities for fellowship, social outreach and fundraising.

The ACW strives to support existing outreach programs and looks for new ways to expand parish outreach. This active group of women volunteers its time and talent to offer catering services for church events, funerals, baptisms and weddings. The ACW also provides leadership in the organization and management of yearly fundraising church events, including the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, the Spring Garage Sale, and the Christmas Fayre.

The ACW meet on the first Monday of each month when they share an opening devotion, discuss past activities, present opportunities and progress of planned activities and events.


On Tuesday March 13, 2012 Heather Brophy wrote to the Ottawa Citizen as follows:

Re: Who will take up the mantle of the church lady?, Jan. 12. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Elizabeth Payne’s column a while back on this topic — as did the other 19 members of our Anglican Church Women (ACW) group who met last Sunday after church.

We are still organizing our annual Christmas “Fayre.” We make over 240 Christmas puddings every year and still cater for funeral receptions as needed. Everybody loves those little tea sandwiches. We are definitely not a “dying breed” here at St. James and we are very proud of that.

In addition to our very active ACW, we also have a dedicated group of volunteers who regularly deliver Meals on Wheels in our area.

So, I don’t think, here anyway, anyone will have to worry about not getting their cup of tea when they really need it.

Past President,
St. James Anglican Church,

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