Tuesday, April 26, 2016

St. Philip's Spring Fair and 125th Anniversary Events

We have married our Book Bake and Craft Fair with our Yard Sale to make an even bigger event that we are calling St. Philip's Spring Fair. It will take place at 7505 Sherbrooke St. West, on Saturday May 7th 2016, from 9 am to 2 pm.

At the Spring Fair you will find a wide assortment of items from delicious desserts to one of a kind, hand crafted works of art. In addition to baked goods and artisanal crafts, you will find books and a variety of articles too numerous to mention. There will be balloons for the kids and holy hot-dogs made by our very own Father Jim, aka Rev. James Pratt our beloved rector.

St. Philip's is well known for its Christmas Bazaar, but we also have also developed a reputation for our Book & Bake sale. Last year the Book & Bake sale added artisanal crafts and the event was a rollicking success. The array of artisanal goods included pottery, soaps and granola to name but a few. See pictures from last year's Book Bake and Craft Fair below:

In 2016 St. Philip's church is celebrating our 125th anniversary. Although not an official Quasquicentennial activity, the Spring Fair is nonetheless a special event this year as we have amalgamated our Book Bake and Craft Fair with our Yard Sale. See pictures from last year's Yard Sale below left:

The Spring Fair is a fund raiser for St. Philip's church and the NDG Food Depot. St. Philip's has been a partner of the depot for many years and we look forward to supporting their good works for many years to come.

In addition to helping provide food security for members of the community, the proceeds of the Spring Fair will contribute to the sponsorship of a refugee family from the Congo. One of the tables will be selling goods to raise funds for the Tri-Church refugee sponsorship fund which is a partnership between Trinity, St. Thomas, and St. Philip's. Together we are fund raising to bring a Congolese family to Montreal and help them get settled.

We kicked off our 125 celebrations with a Spring Tea on April 16th and we welcomed distinguished guests including Archdeacon Bennett. See pictures below (if you are interested in reading a review of our 2013 Spring Tea click here).

We are following up the Spring Tea with St. Philip's Patronal Feast on the morning of Sunday May 1, 2016. Our parish is being honoured by a visit from Bishop Mary Irwin Gibson who will be both presiding and preaching.

On the evening of May 27th we will be presenting a very special concert, by the MSO's Brian Manker who will be playing the cello and Katherine Manker who will be playing the violin. They will be joined by WeiTang Huang on piano to form the trio known as Manker and friends. Stay tuned for more information including the program, ticket availability and a forthcoming interview with Brian and Katherine.

In August we will be hosting a community BBQ, culminating in an open-house and gala dinner on October 22. We would be delighted to have you join us for one or all of our 125th anniversary events.

Our church family has been working hard to preserve and improve our parish, particularly in recent years. We are humbled to be able to share what we have hewn from our labours. We rejoice in the opportunity to offer christian fellowship and we are grateful to be able to celebrate our community missions. 

For the full slate St. Philip's Church events in 2016, including our 125th anniversary events click here.

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