The Anglican Community of St. Mary’s Richmond Hill has been working to strengthen and support the growth and development of families in our local community since 1862. Ten years before our first church was built in 1872, we began to draw together as a group of families, seeking to support each other in our daily lives, while also strengthening our spiritual selves to live into all that God was calling us to be and do! Our community continues this work in the present day, as we place a high priority on the gathering of our church family for prayer, fellowship and a life of service in the name of Jesus Christ.
St. Mary’s has made our ministry to the future generations of the church, a priority of our current planning and visioning efforts. In 2018 the parish had set aside reserve funds to prepare for the hiring of a full-time staff member, to assist our growing congregation with enhancing our ministry offerings for families and our church family as a whole. In this vein, we began 2020 with the hiring of Amanda Ball for this staff position. Amanda will be working to; help increase our social and fellowship offerings for families, creating parish wide activities and programs that draws together our parish family, work specifically with our Sunday School & Older Youth for Christian formation and also help to expand our abilities to communicate through various online and social media platforms.
Our goals through our Next Gen Ministry is to commend the love of God, revealed to us through his Son Jesus to all people. We aim to do so in a way that blesses others and reveals the joy of being in union with other Christians on this journey. Come journey and join us on this wonderful adventure!