150th Anniversary Service and BBQ

On Thursday, June 16th, 2022, All Saints Church-Community Centre began its 150th anniversary day with a service of thanksgiving. Guest preacher The Rev’d Joanna Manning recalled her time as Associate Priest at All Saints from 2012 to 2017 as some of her “holiest years of ministry.” Following the service, All Saints staff and volunteers served 180-200 friends and neighbours at an outdoor BBQ. Smiles and “thank you”s were everywhere, as people posed for photos under a balloon arch and dined on burgers, hot dogs, salads, soft drinks, and cake. The ice cream truck was especially popular on a hot day. As the BBQ drew to a close, community volunteers received special recognition certificates and gift cards. Anniversary celebrations will continue in the fall with guest preachers and former All Saints staff The Rev’d Canon Kate Merriman (September 25) and John Stephenson Jr. (October 9), and a special service on November 1.

Photos by Michael Hudson