Friday, May 25, 2012

St. Stephens Church celebrations

The church where Alexander Caulfield Anderson is buried is celebrating its 150th birthday, with its "Homecoming Weekend," June 1st to June 3rd.
If you have any connections at all with this church, you are invited to attend this celebration.
Respond to St. Stephens Anglican Church, P.O. Box 162, St. Stephens Road, Saanichton, B.C., V8M 2C3, or go to
Their celebratory email address is
It will cost you $12.00 to attend, and the church is welcoming any donations above and beyond that sum of money -- which is, of course, going to keeping the church open.

On Friday afternoon, from 4 to 8pm, they are having a Meet and Greet with light refreshments served.
On Saturday there is a golf tournament; a vintage car display; and between 2 and 4 o'clock there will be cemetery tours, put on by church staff and others.
Details are not settled yet, but I will be offering one or two tours, taking people around to the fur traders burial sites, including those of the Anderson family.
Quite a number of Anderson descendants are buried here.
I have to find a costume to wear!

On Sunday morning at 10pm. there will be an outdoor service with a family barbecue.
And in the evening, a number of celebrations are listed -- amongst them being a Blessing of the Animals at 2pm., and the Annual Hymn Sing featuring jazz singer Louise Rose.
We will see you there!

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