Community Notes

St. Helen’s Holiday Market

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Holiday Market.  It was, even with the challenges of contact tracing and other Covid protocols, a very successful event.  Special thanks to Helen and Sandra for their tireless efforts.  Over $14,000. was raised.

Art Fair 2022 For Your Calendars

We had a successful virtual Art Fair last May with eighteen (18) artists participating, five of whom were from the parish, offering 137 art works for sale. Twenty-four (24) pieces of art were sold for a total of $3,683, with $2,771 going back to the local arts community. Entry fees for the Fair totaled $685 with $855.60 in commissions, resulting in a net revenue of $1,440.60 for St. Helen’s.

As majority of the artists indicated an interest in participating in another art fair with St. Helen’s, we are encouraged to plan for another Art Fair. Council has approved a plan for an in-person Art Fair to be held on Saturday, May 28, 2022. There will be an option to change to a virtual Fair if conditions require but we will initially promote the Art Fair as an in-person event. Artists will be invited to participate and submit their art using our website which should be available later in November and will open for public viewing as soon as we have an artist’s work to display.

As an in-person Art Fair will require more support than the virtual Fair, a call for volunteers will be coming soon. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Brian Glenn
Art Fair Coordinator

Shape of Parish Ministry Consultation (SPMC)

A Diocesan-wide consultation in 3 stages (April 2021-October 2022) exploring the shape of parish ministry now and in the future. Check the Diocesan website at St. Helen’s ‘team’ includes the clergy, Jeff McRae, Peter Humphries, Felicia Kwamena and Kathy Pearce. An opportunity to participate is extended to all parishioners.


If you would like a virtual visit simply e-mail the church to request one and we will spend time ‘together apart’!

St. Helen’s Pastoral Care Team

Are your gifts and talents calling you to ministry in Pastoral Care? To learn more about Pastoral Care, please visit the Ottawa Pastoral Care Training Program website at:  For involvement in this ministry, Screening in Faith and Police Checks are required.

To know more about St. Helen’s Pastoral Care Team, please contact Maggie Lorimer, Pastoral Care Coordinator.

Today 4 Tomorrow – The Diocese of Ottawa’s Annual Appeal

Today 4 Tomorrow is a diocese-wide and community appeal that offers the opportunity for all of us to support ministries and initiatives that will give hope a way forward
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Comfort Quilts

We care about you! Beautiful ‘comfort quilts’ made by the Sewing/Quilting group, are available for anyone suffering illness or recovering from surgery, etc. Please contact Judy Lutes and/or the clergy.

Prayer Chain Ministry

We understand that our God walks with us on every step of Life’s journey, in relationship with us whether we are aware of the presence of the Holy One or not! St. Helen’s ‘prayer warriors’ are prepared to offer intercessions on behalf of others for God’s blessing upon any number of concerns, needs or issues.  Often we pray for healing and wholeness, in body, mind and spirit.  We can do that for you and your loved ones, if you let us know!  Maggie Lorimer, our Pastoral Care Team Co-ordinator also manages the Prayer Chain.  To request prayer support please e-mail the church office at or Maggie directly at:

Are You New to St. Helen’s Christian Family?

We welcome you into St. Helen’s Christian Family! We would like to know how we can best support you in your faith journey and life situation…what are you looking for, what are your needs, how might you be involved? Call or e-mail Kay+ to chat. We would also be happy to add you to our database, which assists us in communications and facilitates our management of your financial gift and records. Please email us indicating your interest.

Anglican Journal & Crosstalk

We are revising the subscription list for The Anglican Journal/Crosstalk monthly paper.  If you are new to the parish and would like to receive this publication, or if you no longer wish to have it mailed to you, please call or e-mail the church office with your request.