Welcome to All Saints Church

We're drawing the circle wider!

Woman:  "What's all that going on up there with the tents?"

Man:  "Oh, it's probably those All Saints people. They do stuff like that..."


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All Saints Anglican Church, located on the corner of King and Queen Streets in downtown Hamilton is currently  dergoing redevelopment of its property and the community is temporarily relocated in Erskine Presbyterian Church. Our services are at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoons and always include a celebration of the Eucharist.  All are welcome.

 

All Saints has a long history of commitment to social justice, advocacy, mental health and supporting those who are marginalized in our city.   Our mission to “Draw the Circle Wide” includes extending God’s compassion and justice to our non-human friends as well.

All Saints Annual St. Francis Fair

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“If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.”
Francis of Assisi

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"But ask the animals, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you;"

--Job 12:7



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Dear Maya, there is no muzzle at the Rainbow Bridge.  We were so blessed to have had a  chance to meet you.  Rest in peace little one.  ----  Aniti-BSL

In Memoriam

St. Francis Fair 2014

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Our service is not just about cute animals getting a blessing.  It is also about animal equity, our stewardship of God’s creation and the importance and value of human/animal relationships.  To this end, we welcomed fourteen groups involved in rescue and animal welfare last year to come and set up displays, to educate the public and to fundraise.  Through the generosity of GLOHW (Greyhound Lovers of Hamilton-Wentworth) participants were able to receive lost cost microchips for their pets.  We hope to welcome back our friends from last year and to invite some new participants as well.

The community of All Saints Church is increasingly committed to human and animal justice, and this is one of the ways we bring education and awareness to the community.  If you are a member of a rescue or animal welfare group and would like to participate, please contact us through the church office or on our St. Francis Fair Facebook.



NEWS RELEASE


St. Francis Fair 2017


A Celebration of the Blessing of the Animals / Animal Wellness Expo


On Sunday September 24thfrom 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm All Saints Anglican Church, located in downtown Hamilton will be hosting our annual St. Francis Fair.   The event will take place at Victoria Park on the corner of King and Locke Street and will include a short service of The Blessing of the Animals as well as providing an afternoon dedicated to promoting the important connection between human and animal welfare in our community.  


Now in our fourth year, we are again inviting interested community groups and organizations who are committed to animal welfare and who wish to foster healthy human-animal relationships, to join us in this exciting outreach.  St. Francis Fair is named after St. Francis of Assisi who taught us to think of all creatures as our brothers and sisters. Your participation in this event will help us to bridge the connection between the experience of the blessing of the animals in our lives with our shared responsibility to care for and nurture our non-human friends; and indeed, all of creation.   


Event partners will have a 10x10 foot area in which to set up a table/tent or other display.  There is no cost to participate but partners must be engaged in work which is a direct benefit to animal welfare or healthy human-animal relationships.  Everyone is invited to find safe and creative ways to engage our park guests (human and non-human), to educate and to generate interest in their mission.  In particular, we welcome partners who are able to offer a direct service to our visitors at the park that day, such as free pet health checks, nail clipping, low cost microchipping.  We encourage free give-aways and the sale of small fundraising items but advise that our event is not for commercial sales purposes.  Non-profit organizations are free to collect donations at their own tables and we welcome the presence of corporate donors who wish to support this important work.  There will be some light-hearted activities as well such as a doggy costume contest and face painting for children.  In past years the event has been covered by the Spectator and CHCH TV 11. For more information, to register for the event or if you would like to help out, please contact us through any of the addresses outlined below.     


For more information please contact The Rev. Ronda Ploughman at rondaploughman@gmail.com or message us through Facebook @ St. Francis Fair.                                                             End