John's Retirement

Come celebrate John Taylor's retirement after 25 years of ministry, as the full time Verger here at St. Mary's.

He will continue to be supporting Community Meal through till the end of this year, but this is an opportunity for us to celebrate his light and ministry he's shared with the parish.

Join us in the gym, October 27th, after the (8am &) 10am service. Please bring a dish to share: a main course, salad, or side. (Dessert will be provided)

Seeking Volunteers

  • Set Up (decorations, space, meal)

  • Kitchen Duty (convening and setting out dishes, making tea & coffee)

  • General Clean Up (take down of chairs, tables, decorations)

  • Kitchen Clean Up (wash & put away dishes)

Able to help? Please add your name to the list, available on the counter at the office.

Gift for John

If you feel called to contribute to a purse (financial gift)
as part of John’s retirement gift from the parish you can make donations by:

- cash, envelope marked "John's Purse"
- cheque, payable to “St. Mary’s Kerrisdale” with “John’s Purse” in the memo or clearly marked envelope,
- online, at - select "General Bursary" from the drop down menu and then in the "comments" section write a note indicating that its for "John's Purse"

All donations must be received no later than October 18th