St. Mary’s group of local Anglican Church Women!
A.C.W. assists in providing spiritual growth as well as financial support within our parish, community, diocese and throughout the world. Regular meetings are held at the Russell Meadows, every second Tuesday of the month at 1:30pm. We would love to have you join us then or for one of our special events.
Please contact Melanie Beaupré at firstname.lastname@example.org
Events hosted by A.C.W.
February & July
Bingo/Strawberry Social evenings at the Church Street Apartments in Russell
June & December
Pot luck lunches
Our meeting is held at the Osgood Care Centre in the early evening. A short service for the residents is coordinated followed by social time with some of the residents.
World Day of Prayer
Every March, either we host or attend the World Day of Prayer which is a global ecumenical movement which brings Christians of many traditions together to observe a common day of prayer.
Canadian Outreach Program
Bales for the North is A.C.W.’s biggest Canadian outreach program. A bale is a box filled with new items such as warm clothing, linens and other small household items. We send bales to 11 communities in the far north such as Iqaluit and Fort McPherson. The items are sold/given to residents who are in need. The proceeds from sold items help support ministry in the North.
Christmas bazaar/hot lunch
Our main fundraiser which is well attended by our local community.
A.C.W. support many parish initiatives such as the Christmas Dinner that is held in the church hall for the rural community of Russell township. We also supported the church basement restoration and relocation of the clothing closet projects.