Offering hospitality to our neighbours while helping to address food insecurity is one of our most important ministries .
St. A's is pleased to offer bagged dinners-to-go every Thursday evening between 6pm and 7pm. No cost.
St. A's also hosts the Marpole Community Food Hub, where several community organizations are working in collaboration to provide groceries at no cost to our neighbours every Thursday from 10am - 12pm.
The Mobile Medical Clinic is back in business and will be set up outside St A’s every other Thursday from 5:30-7pm starting June 10th. There will be access to a doctor, nurse and social worker.
Everyone is welcome!
Volunteers are also always appreciated!
Opportunity for Sharing - Little Food Pantry
Established by a group of Marpole Neighbours, the Little Food Pantry located in Midden Park, provides an opportunity for each of us to help support our neighbours. Donations of grab & go foods (like granola bars) and toiletries can be left at the pantry, and anyone in need of these items is invited to take what they need. St. A's is very happy to be able to contribute to this wonderful neighbourhood project!
Faith Formation and Spiritual Growth Ministries
Contemplative Prayer Group
Under the leadership of Deacon Chris, the Contemplative Prayer Group is open to anyone interested in connecting with others while exploring prayer practice. We meet every 4th Thursday from 1-2pm in the sanctuary.
Bible Studies, Courses & Discussion Groups
Revs Katherine and Chris look forward to hosting a variety of opportunities to connect, discuss and grow in faith. The Christian Mystics series has recently wrapped up; watch for the Advent study group coming soon.
Neighbourhood and Global Outreach Ministries
2nd Hand Rows & Pop-Up Thrift Stores
Our neighbourhood thrift store, 2nd Hand Rows, is closed due to COVID; instead we are hosting COVID-safe pop-up thrift shops. Check our Home page for the next one!
Garden Retreat & Little Library
St. A's is blessed to be able to offer a quiet space for meditation and reflection in our garden. Our garden is part of the Butterflyway Project of the David Suzuki Foundation, creating thriving habitats for our butterflies and bees. We also care for our local hummingbirds and songbirds, and offer a lending library - take a book, leave a book - free of charge.
Primate's World Relief & Development Fund
Recognized as one of the top 100 charities in Canada, the PWRDF is the global outreach arm of the Anglican church. The PWRDF works with local partners to increase healthy pregnancies and births, reduce gender inequality, relieve hunger and break the cycle of poverty in the world’s most vulnerable communities.