This page lists some of the outreach programmes we support. Whenever
possible URLs have been included so that you can take a closer look
at the programme and possibly consider giving them your support.
Hill Food Bank - The Vankleek Hill Food Bank is a once-a-month source
of food for those in need. It is a completely volunteer and privately
funded organization. The Vankleek Hill Food Bank is just one of three
programmes run by the Community Assistance Fund Enterprises. They also
run a Christmas Baskets / Panier de Noël programme and a Thrift
Shop. Proceeds from the Thrift Shop go to support our work with the
VKH Food Bank:
Lodge is Vankleek Hill's local retirement residence. They have private
living arrangements with common social and dining areas. They offer
both short and long-term care. They can provide 24-hour nursing supervision,
medication administration, and other medical services.
We support the residents of Heritage Lodge. A number of our parishioners
visit regularly and we hold a monthly tea and worship service.
Quilts Canada - Victorias Quilts Canada is a ministry to provide
handmade quilts to cancer patients and cancer treatment facilities.
By providing these quilts, they hope to bring physical comfort to those
dealing with cancer as well a spiritual comfort in knowing that the
Lord is with them in their struggle.
Can Pull Tabs - We also collect pull tabs and used genuine wine
corks for the Girl Guides of Canada.
Through the Diocese of Ottawa ACW (Anglican Church Women)
Labels - All Campbell's soups sold in a can qualify for redemption.
Soup labels are to be removed, and flattened, including the UPC symbol.
They are then collected and sent to the Quota club of Ottawa, where
they are pooled nationally, and eventually get redeemed for needed supplies
for a school for the blind.
- We collect used stamps for the Leprosy Mission of Canada. Used stamps,
either still on their envelopes, or a least with a 1/2" margin
all around, sorted, bagged and shipped on by ladies at St. Mark's, Ottawa.
Bales for the North We participate in this diocesan programme
where bales are collected and then sent to Fort Chipewyan, Alberta,
Fort McPherson and Aklavik, Northwest Territories usually in April and
May. New items are to be brought to the church. Items needed
include the following:
- Household items: sheets (cotton and flannelette), blankets, pillowcases,
towels, face cloths, dish-towels and dishcloths, pot holders, aprons,
- Clothing: jeans (all sizes, especially large, especially men's),
underwear (especially adult sizes), sweaters, flannelette night-gowns,
men's work socks, cotton dresses (sizes 18-40), lined leather/thermal
gloves and mitts.
- Baby clothes: layettes, sweaters, bonnets, nighties, vests, jump-suits,
receiving blankets, diapers, sleepers, warm outer clothing, bedding,
any unbreakable supplies.
- Knitted articles: sweaters, mitts, socks, gloves, scarves.
- Toys: story books, stuffed toys, games, puzzles, paints, crayons,
paint/colouring books, dolls, balls, other small, flat items.
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is the Canadian
Anglican agency for development, relief, refugees, and justice. PWRDF
strives to be a part of the outreach ministry of every Canadian Anglican
parish and an expression for all Anglicans of their baptismal covenant
to strive for justice and peace and to respect the dignity of every
With the support of Anglican parishes across Canada, PWRDF makes financial
and human resources available to support our partners' initiatives and
to promote knowledgeable actions of solidarity at home and around the
in Mission - The Volunteers in Mission program, approved by the
General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada in 1986, enables people
of different ages, backgrounds and skills to offer themselves for voluntary
service. It responds to requests for qualified volunteers to fill specific
needs identified by our partner churches and institutions around the
Rev. Dr. Carolyn Langford, incumbent in the Parish of Combermere,
is currently taking a leave of absence from our Diocese to teach for
three years at Central Buganda University in Uganda, East Africa. Her
trip is under the Volunteer in Mission program of the Anglican Church
Follow the link below to find out more about Carolyn Langford's mission