St. Michael’s 60th Anniversary Program, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019
9:00am-Meet and Greet
Coffee and Welcome
Archbishop Melissa Skelton, Presider & Preacher
Speeches and Socials, Cake Cutting Ceremony
60th anniversary invite card (please click on this link to see the invite to our 60th anniversary)
We encourage everyone to bring your family and loved ones to our Services.
Your joys and hurts, searching for God, learning and yearning, frustrations and sorrows, are important to us as a Christian community.
Join us as “We Praise You, God” at either the 8:30 AM Book of Common Prayer service (said, traditional) or the 10 AM Book of Alternative service (sung, contemporary) on Sunday or in our programs and fellowship activities.
THE BEGINNINGS OF ST. MICHAEL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH, COLEBROOK
Amy Barker, author
On July 14, 1959 at the home of Dr. and Mrs. J.T. Dawson, 13910 No. 10 Highway, Surrey, a meeting was held of many interested people in the area of Panorama Ridge, Colebrook and Newton. It was unanimously decided to form a new parish. The proposed new Anglican Church would work in cooperation with Christ Church, Surrey Centre, and would serve the western end of the present parish of mid-Surrey.
There were twenty-two people present at this meeting, which was presided over by the Rev. Keith Mason, rector of mid-Surrey. A church committee with the following as officers was formed. Rector’s Warden, Mr. Arthur Peart; People’s Warden, Mr. F. Taylor;Secretary, Mrs. Philip Alt; Treasurer, Miss Amy Barker.
Also on the committee was Mrs. James Dingwall, president of the newly formed branch of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Anglican Church. For on June 18, 1959 under the guidance of Mrs. F.W. Sergeant, Diocesan President, who was assisted by Mrs. G. MacMullen, president of the Evening Branch Council, the new branch known as Christ Church, (Surrey Centre) Women’s Auxiliary at Panorama Ridge, Colebrook. The other officers selected were:Vice-president, Mrs. Depew; Secretary, Mrs. E.W. Stull; Treasurer, Miss F.M. Johnson.
At this first meeting of the future parishioners, it was decided that with the approval and consent of the Synod, that their church of the future should be dedicated to the name of St. Michael and All Angels.
Come and Pursue Life to its Fullest