Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 1st at 2:00 pm.

Invitation to all pet owners.  Join us on the lawn for a service of Blessing of the Animals.  Please have dogs o a leash and cats in a carrier.



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2016 – 2017 SERIES ON PRAYER: Next event Saturday, October 1st @ 4:00 pm

Praying Hands

October 1:Prayer in the Liturgy – Join Father Lon as he walks us through our worship service(s), describing the many kinds of prayers that make up the liturgy.

Coming soon

October 22: Healing Prayer

November 19: Personal Prayer; Rule of Life; Discernment in Prayer

2017: January: The Lord’s Prayer; February: Intercessory Prayer; March: Laments & Contrition; April: Prayers of Thanksgiving & Celebration; Pot Luck DinnerSIGN-UP SHEETS IN THE PARISH HALL


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Come and Worship with us on Sunday, October 2nd, 8:30 am & 10:30 am

God of our salvation, we falter before the demands of your word and turn away from your call to life.  As you showed mercy to your people of old, pour out your mercy on us,
so that we may turn from our sinfulness and walk the path of self-emptying love made known in Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Church of the Province of Southern Africa alt. II Gracious



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Position for part-time Organist and Choir Leader

The Anglican Parish of St. Peter and St. Paul in Esquimalt, B.C. is a small but active parish which seeks a creative and technically competent person to provide leadership, energy and direction to our music ministry.  The successful applicant will lead the congregation with organ and piano accompaniment.

Time commitment will include playing for a worship service Sunday morning, a weekly 1.5 hour mid-week choir practice, and a .25 hour practice before the Sunday service.  Our current small choir would benefit from an organist who can recruit, retain, coach, and encourage adult singers. In addition the organist will be expected to meet with the Rector once per week and be a team member of the Worship Committee which meets monthly.  It is estimated that this position will take 7-8 hours per week. The organist will be invited to play, and be paid separately, for weddings, funerals and other special events conducted within the church.

Our organ is a handsome three manual, 24 stop tracker pipe organ built in 1890-91 by Peter Conacher Co. of Huddersfield, England for the Church of Saint John the Divine, Victoria. St Paul’s parish bought it in 1906 when St John’s moved to a larger location. Few changes have been made and the organ still can be pumped with the original lever. The organ has been well-maintained. In February 2006, the Parish was presented with a plaque from the Royal Canadian College of Organists, recognizing the heritage status of the organ.  A grand piano also is available for choir and congregational singing.

Preference will be given to candidates who have proven experience with the Anglican liturgy. We would discuss salary expectations with you if you are interested in this position.

Further information about our parish can be found on our website  Applications and inquiries should directed to Rector’s Warden, Sharon Wickware, and People’s Warden, Lynn Schumacher, at

Applications, which will be treated in strictest confidence, will be received until September 30, 2016 or until the position is filled.  A projected start date for the successful applicant is January 3, 2017.

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Prayer Shawl Ministry Gatherings Begin Thursday, September 7 at 1:30PM in the Church Hall!


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Holly Bazaar Coming Soon! Saturday Novemebr 12, 10AM-2PM! 10% of Net Proceeds go to cost of Christmas Hampers for people in our the Community! More details to follow. Stay Tuned!

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Hi! Are you New to our Parish, New to our Website? Help us to help you!

If you have questions that you do not see the answers to please E-mail the rector, The Ven. Lon Towstego at, or call our Church Office at 250-386-6833, Tuesday-Friday from 9AM-1PM. Ann Barry is our Parish Administrative Assistant.

Tours of the Church can be arranged by calling Ann. Ann - cropped



Rector: The Ven. Lon TowstegoLon

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STEWARDSHIP – A RADICAL GENEROSITY: A church runs on the love of God, service to each other, and financial support of its members

STEWARDSHIP – A RADICAL GENEROSITY:  A church runs on the love of God, service to each other, and financial support of its members.

The Anglican Parish of St. Peter and St. Paul in Esquimalt, BC is anchored by the historical St. Paul’s Naval and Garrison Church. We have many parishioners who have generational history at St. Paul’s as well as numerous newcomers. We live all over the South Island and come together at services to worship God and spend time with each other.

Our Parishioners are involved in 35 ministries ranging from knitting prayers shawls, through community outreach, fellowship events, to participating in Sunday services. We love our church and our community.

Just like our households, a church has to meet recurring monthly operational expenses.

Those expenses are met through the regular givings of our congregation.

Methods of regular giving:

  • Weekly donations can be put directly into the collection plate at worship service. Regular donors have an envelope number which ties the givings to the parishioner. Those givings are presented to God as the first fruits of what He has provided to us, taken to the altar for blessing.
  • Electronic Collection Plate. These are regular givings that are drawn directly from the giver’s bank account on a monthly basis, upon signed approval. Parishioners signify their giving by putting an envelope or card in the collection plate, or simply by touching the plate as it passes.
  • Contributions through Canada Helps. This is an on-line service that helps connect donors with the charity of their choice. Charitable donations receipts are given directly by Canada Helps and the donation deposited into the Parish’s bank account. A small administrative fee is withheld by Canada Helps.

Special giving:

Sometimes parishioners have a special wish and provide an extra amount for certain concerns. These funds can be provided in all the ways detailed above.

What special items do people give extra for?

  • Altar flowers
  • Kitchen supplies
  • Lunches provided on holidays
  • General purpose at the discretion of the parish
  • Other specific interests

The Parish runs on the energy, talents and financial contributions of its parishioners, their families and the larger community.

Please contact the church office to enquire about Electronic Collection Plate, envelopes, special needs, and Estate Planned Giving.

1379 Esquimalt Road, Victoria BC                               or click here to provide a special donation:
V9A 3R4 — 250 386 6833                                     

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Coming Soon! Dec 11, 2016 The Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Consecration of St. Paul’s Church where we continue to worship!

A street car in front of our Church in 1905. Green Community with electric Street Cars!  St. Pauls Buiding

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Giving to your Church? Like to keep things simple!

Electronic Collection Plate (ECP) has been part of the Parish of St. Peter and St Paul since its inception. At this point over half of our regular donors use ECP. ” Thank you” to our ECP as this method of giving helps our parish leaders as they plan a budget. It also means that your donations go regularly into the church bank account even when you are out of town or unable to attend for any reason. How does it work? To become an ECP donor, you complete an ECP form which is registered by the parish Envelope Secretary, Myrna Bennett. The information is then forwarded to the Finance Department at the Synod office. The donations collected electronically by the Synod staff are deposited directly into our parish bank account monthly. We are fortunate that this service is provided free of charge by the Synod office. If you are an ECP donor and wish to increase your givings at any time, contact Myrna. If you wish to give one time “extras” through the year, simply use any envelope to place your donation in making sure your assigned ECP # and name are on the envelope. The only problem most people have with ECP is the feeling they get as the plate passes them each week and they are not putting something tangible into it. As a result we have encouraged the collection plate to be passed along to each parishioner so that they can Touch the Plate even if they are not putting a money donation in that week. We all have something of our self which we are giving to God each week and touching the plate signifies that. If you have questions about ECP or wish to register, talk to any Stewardship Team member or Myrna Bennett.

PS There are Coffee Cup envelopes available each week. If you wish, put some of your loose change in one (we suggest the amount you would spend for a cup of coffee) and put it in the Collection Plate. It is amazing how much those envelopes bring in each month.

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