Anglican Church Women (ACW)
St. Peter's Anglican Church Women was started in 1903, called W.A. or
Women's Auxiliary. Their purpose was to unite women in a fellowship of
worship, study and offering which will deepen and strengthen their own
spiritual lives and lead them into Christian service in Parish, Community,
Diocese, Nation and the World. Also to work for and sustain an informed
interest in the Mission of the Church.
group was formed in 1903 with Mrs. C. H. Giles as President. Our Parish Hall
was started the same year. In 1905 our parish group became affiliated with the
Diocese of Fredericton. At this time, St. Peter's Church was situated in
the Parish of Kingsclear in the area called Springhill. Many present ACW ladies
are descendants of the original group of ladies. Over the years, we have had
members from our group participate locally, provincially and nationally in ACW
meetings and some have held executive offices in each association. When the
name was changed to Anglican Church Women or ACW, it was done so to include all
women members of our church whether they attended monthly meetings or not.
continue to function to this day with the motto "Launch Out Into The Deep" and
to faithfully say the Members' Prayer...
God, our Heavenly Father, who didst send Thy Blessed Son into the world to
become The Saviour of mankind, grant to us a deep sense of gratitude for Thy
Grace and Mercy towards us. Enable us by Thy Spirit to reveal Thy Love in
prayer and work and stewardship, so that Thy Salvation may become known to all
peoples and Thy Name Glorified throughout all the Earth, through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen"
food sales, caterings, bazaars, luncheons, fashion shows and teas we have raised
funds with the very supportive help of the entire congregation through their
time, food or monetary donations.
Executive is as follows:
President Bonny Thornton
Vice-President and Catering
Chairperson Brenda Smith
Secretary Betty Adams
Treasurer and Social Action
Secretary June Collett
Women's Inter-Church Council
Member Shirley Moir
Prayer Partner Co-ordinator Patsy Alliston
The ACW meets the first Monday of each month. All welcome!