- Angels Amongst Us
- November 26, 2011 - 12:23
Mr. Roy Ash would be very happy to see the erection of this new church. Looking forward to the opening!
- November 26, 2011 - 12:06
i would like to congratulate rev sam rose on the turning of the sod for his new church. he is a wonderful minister, and with his perservance ,st. michael's well stand tall. god bless
- November 26, 2011 - 09:10
Congratulations to St. Michaels Parish for their bold move to a new location. I am sure the parish will continue to thrive. Nevertheless, this move and the sale of the old building for a commercial use brings to light a sharp divide in the policy of the Anglican Church of Newfoundland. On the one hand the current parish Minister and the Bishop stand proudly in front of the site of the new facility. On the other hand the Bishop refuses to get involved in another one of his parishes and sits back and watches as another Church building languishes to rot away. I refer to the old St. Philip's Anglican Church, built in 1894 on the foundation of an earlier 1848 church. This building has been the subject of vandalism and yet almost 2 years have past since the steeple was toppled from the building. This building has been declared a Municipal Historic Site and there is a not for profit group interested in restoring and saving the facility at no cost to the parish for its historic value. But neither the Minister or the Bishop has taken a position to facilitate this restoration. Their position flies in the face of this current good news story. So the new position of the Anglican Church of Newfoundland appears to be "sell er off or tear er down" rather than do anything to respect the Heritage of a building to a communities history. I would challenge Bishop Pitman to show it is anything other!