Alive in Christ - Three Churches, One Community

St. John's
1105 Church St.
Port Williams


Churches are exciting places. Full of history and atmosphere, they draw you in to marvel at the colour of glass and vestment, the sound of music and silence in quiet corner and peaceful chapel. The Churches of the Parish of Cornwallis are no exception. It has been a Parish for two and a half centuries since the arrival of the New England planters. In worship, first at Fox Hill, then, for the last two hundred years, in the light and beautiful building at the corner of the Grand Dyke Road (Highway 358) and Church Street and in the churches in Canning and Kingsport, built in the first decade of the twentieth century, worshippers have met the Risen Christ, received the grace of word and sacrament and fellowship and offered thanks and praise to God, and reached out to serve in the world around.  All of the churches in this parish are vehicles of grace and signs of God’s presence in space and time, here and now. Places of pilgrimage for those seeking something different, something more, something holy.

Why not come yourself, and find yourself inspired and renewed to face the challenges of life? To say a quiet prayer for someone for whom you're concerned? Come, and receive hospitality to feed body, mind and soul, and a blessing to send you on your way.

All services of public worship in the Parish are conducted according to the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) or the Book of Alternative Services (BAS)

From the Bulletin

Service Times, Upcoming events and other Notices


STORM POLICY: In the event of severe weather, please make your personal safety the first priority. The Rector, 542 7476, can walk to St. John’s, and will hold scheduled services there in just about all weather conditions. Please call Wilma to check the status of St. Michael’s services, and Golda for St. Thomas’ services.

WORSHIP: The schedule for the next few weeks is as follows:

April 15th, Tuesday 7;30 p.m. Holy Eucharist, St, Michael's, Canning

April 16, Wednesday 7;30 p.m. Holy Eucharist, St. Thomas', Kingsport

April 17th MAUNDY THURSDAY - 7:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist, St. John's

April 18th GOOD FRIDAY - 9:30 a.m. Divine Service, St. John's

April 19th, Holy Saturday - 9:30 a.m. Divine Service

April 20th EASTER DAY - 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, St. Thomas', Kingsport; 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, St. Michael's , Canning; 11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, St. John's, Church St.

Meetings, Events, other Notices:

St John's Choir: practices have resumed at St. John's Thursday evenings, 7 pm.

Sunday School Sunday School will meet as usual.

Quilting resumes Monday the 9th of September. We meet every Monday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Bring a bag lunch. Quilts are made to give to Community Services, IWK, and for sale. (Orders to quilt already designed and assembled quilt tops are welcome. Contact the Parish.)

Canning Area Furniture Bank is looking for clean and useable mattresses. Contact johngerrits[AT]

THE WOLFVILLE AREA FOOD BANK provides food and emergency relief to those in need who live south of the Canard River.  Plastic grocery bags and cloth grocery bags are needed. To offer or receive help call 542-0040. The  food bank recently increased the quantity of eggs we give to the clients  (realizing that eggs provide reasonably priced high quality protein) but as a result we are now experiencing an acute shortage of egg cartons. Donations may be left at St. John’s or the Food Box at the Save Easy in Wolfviille

Valley Hospice - To establish a residential hospice in the Valley for those living with, or dying from, a life limiting illness and to serve those who care for them” YOur help is needed to build the facility. Please give to the Valley Hospice Foundation -

Habitat for Humanity: The Parish supports the efforts of the Annapolis Valley "Build".  for details see