The Accessibility committee strives to make St. Martin’s church building and services welcoming to all people.Read More...
Contact: Don Hewitt
Bay Ridges Long-Term Care Centre
Volunteers from St. Martin’s assist with a worship service at Bay Ridges Long-Term Care Centre at 2 PM on the third Wednesday of every month.
Contact: Fr. Jeff
Our Bible Study Group is reading the Bible in a year. The group currently meets on the last Tuesday of every month.
Contact: Denise Farrugia and Lee Lynn
The Cemetery committee oversees the grounds and cremation plots of the church cemetery.
Contact: Joe Moore
Chancel Guild members work in teams to prepare the sanctuary for worship.
Contact: Anne Davidson
Coffee convenors prepare and serve refreshments following Sunday’s 10:30 service on a rotating schedule.
Contact: Linda Strickland
The Communications committee is working on several initiatives to facilitate the sharing of information within and beyond the parish.
Contact: Denise Farrugia
FaithWorks is the annual appeal of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto and funds a wide range of outreach ministries.
Contact: Peter Davidson
The Green Team seeks ways to reduce St. Martin’s carbon footprint.
Contact: Lee Lynn
Greeters & Sidespersons
Caring volunteers that take up the offering and count the worshippers and communicants – generally seeing that everything runs smoothly, and meeting the accessibility needs of worshippers.
Contact: Elaine Watters
The Hospitality team sets up, cleans up, and provides refreshments for receptions for visiting clergy, special guests, and for events, including funerals.
Contact: Kerrolyne Zabik and Adelaide Pieterse
Mental Health Support Group
“I Will Give You Rest.” Our group offers peer support for personal mental and spiritual health. The group meets weekly at Peace Lutheran Church, 928 Liverpool Road, Pickering, on Mondays from 3 to 5 PM.
Contact: Eugene Farrugia
During the 10:30 Sunday service, nursery volunteers serve on a rotating basis to care for children two years and under.
Contact: Rob Mackay
The Outreach committee meets to distribute funds collected through the Loon Bank, specially marked envelope donations, 15% of donations designated to FaithWorks, and 50% of Easter offerings.Read More...
The Outreach committee has supported the following charities:
- Canadian Bible Society
- Christian Blind Mission International
- Herizon House and Joanne’s House Youth Shelter (through Helping Hands)
- Immigrant Settlement Services
- Mooreland’s Camp
- Newcomer Settlement Program in the Durham Region
- Operation Christmas Child Shoebox
- Project Next Step
- St. Paul’s on-the-Hill Community Food Bank
- Women’s Multicultural Resource Counselling Centre of Durham
- World Vision
Contact: Selwyn Newton
The Pastoral Care team visits those who are sick, lonely, or shut-in.
Contacts: Fr. Jeff and Rene Bignell
Prayer Chain members are always ready to lift to God in prayer all requests for the sick and needy in our parish and beyond.
Contact: Rene Bignell
The Property committee oversees the maintenance of St. Martin’s building and grounds.
Contact: Peter Davidson
The Social Committee at St. Martin’s serves to enhance the atmosphere of fellowship and acceptance in the congregation. It helps to set the climate for a caring church by planning and organizing social events, which help members and visitors feel loved and accepted. It helps individuals get to know one another and enjoy being together.
Contact: Mark Lynn
Social Justice Committee
The Social Justice committee helps combat the causes of poverty by adding St. Martin’s voice to larger advocacy efforts, speaking up for the marginalized and most vulnerable in our society.Read More...
The Social Justice committee has advocated in support of the following:
- Inclusionary Housing Bill
- Joanne’s House (the local youth shelter)
- Healthy Food Supplement
For more information about social justice and advocacy initiatives in the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, click here.
Contact: Joe Moore
The Sunday school is for children from JK to Grade 6 and is led by volunteers who teach on a rotating basis.
Contact: Janis Lynch
St. Martin’s Centre Bible Study
Volunteers from St. Martin’s lead a weekly Bible study at the St. Martin’s Centre.
Contact: Enid Bourner
Gentle yoga is offered once a week at St. Martin’s. You may use a chair or bring your own mat.
Contact: Selena Sealy