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Hospital Visiting

Hospital chaplain would like to visit you! The Rev. Canon David Barrett would like you to remember two things if you are admitted into the hospital:

1. When you’re admitted to the hospital, make sure you tell the clerk you are Anglican.
2. As well, make sure that, if you want a clergy visit, you tell the clerk.

Lenten Talks are held during lent on Sundays beginning at 6:30 p.m. (after George's Café) at the Carleton Kirk Church.  We are blessed to have the following speakers confirmed for the following dates.  Please show your support and enter into a Holy Lent by attending as many of these talks as you can. Great time to bring a friend as well. The time promises to be comfortable and interesting and surely life giving.

  • February 18 Mr. Colin McDonald (Outflow Ministries)
  • February 25 The Rev Rob Salloum (WAM)
  • March 4 Ms Lynda Gow (CKUC) (need to confirm this yet)
  • March 11 The Rev Jonathan Springthorpe (Stone Church)
  • March 18 Mrs Louise Armstrong (Salvation Army)  


Howards Pantry

The next Pantry Sunday March 4, 2018 (always the 1st Sunday in the month).  The cupboards are pretty bare and all donations would be gladly accepted.

Thank you for your continued support of this well utilized resource.


Free Sam’s from WAM!  As you know, every Wednesdays from 4:30 until approx. 7pm, Rob and a few volunteers head out in the Salvation Army Food Truck and are really making a difference in the lower West.  We are aware that the implementation of a schedule may be helpful so if you are interested in donating some time or talents to this well received mission, please speak to Rob and let him know how often and in what ways you would like to assist.



For more than 50 years, Tupperware has provided households around the world with quality products and service all backed by a trusted name! And now, Tupperware can offer WAM the same quality and

service for our own fundraising campaign!


When you choose Tupperware as your Fundraising partner, you’ll receive quality products, professional sales materials and personalized service. As importantly, the people who support your organization will be receiving the same quality products, materials and personalized service they’ve come to expect from Tupperware.


How will WAM benefit?

· 40% of all retail sales go directly to WAM

· WAM receives payment immediately following the fundraiser.

· Product is delivered about 10 days after the order is placed

· Partnership with a trusted product and name – Tupperware!


As you know, I (Jennifer) am selling Tupperware and I saw this opportunity and thought of not only WAM but any of the churches in the diocese who could use extra funds to support their mission and

ministry. Any non profit can sign up for this program, reminiscent of the very successful school magazine, Regal, cookie dough or chocolate bar campaigns.  The product in the Fundraising catalog is exclusive to that catalog and comes with the same warranty that Tupperware is well known for.  If this is something that we, as a congregation would be interested in, talk to one of your board members for further discussion.

WAM uses a borrowed food truck to feed people in one of Saint John’s poorest neighbourhoods

BY  GISELE MCKNIGHT  - December 19, 2017

“Food truck! Food truck!”

Those screams of delight greet a dedicated team of three as the Salvation Army emergency disaster response truck pulls up to the Carleton Community Centre on the Lower West Side of Saint John.




Bible Study at the rectory is held Sunday’s after the 10:30 service. Lunch is provided and all are welcome!


Offers' a delicious HOT meal on Sunday's at 4:30 a.m. from the Carleton Kirk Gymnasium.  Hope you can come and share the fellowship and food with us!

Greeting Youth Leaders of the Diocese of Fredericton

Have you heard of Springforth or Rally in the Valley? If you have or even attended one of these events then you may know about the upcoming inter-denominational youth conference called ONE. The leaders and organizers of Springforth and Rally in the Valley have teamed up and developed a new type of conference. This is open to all middle and high school age youth and leaders on May 11 and 12 in Moncton!
The Diocese of Fredericton is invited to attend and the YIG team would encourage parishes and youth groups to pray and think about attending. There will be workshops for both middle and high school students and leaders. Great speakers, activities, worship and music. 
They have revealed the keynote speakers:
Clayton King - Author, speaker and evangelist
Danielle Strickland - Salvation Army focus on Social Justice
Jason Ballard - Youth Alpha
You can find bio information at onecon.ca/about
Registration is open on January 1 with early bird prices at $75 each. The YIG team is working on getting some passes to help parishes out so please stay tune for that.  
We encourage you to check out onecon.ca and especially their FAQs page for any additional information. 
If parishes are interested in going the YIG team would like to know which churches/parishes are going and how many. You can let us know by emailing yigfton@gmail.com or message us on Facebook. 
Jason A Smith
YIG Chair
Diocese of Fredericton

Lenten study 

Bishop David and the Diocesan Spiritual Development Team are recommending Bishop Bill Hockin’s new book “PRAY, Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer” for the 2018 diocesan Lenten study. The book includes five chapters, each with a reflection and group study questions. $10 each, available at the Diocesan Synod Office: 459-1801, ext. 223


Readers at the School 


Seaside Park is looking for more readers. 

They are quite flexible and the typical reading time is 15 minutes per class.




We now worship our Sunday 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist service at the Seafarers Mission.  In return, they have asked for some volunteers to come forth.  If you are interested or able to give a few hours to this very important mission, please speak to Rev. Rob or alternately with Bev Sullivan at the mission


CLAY 2018 - Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth gathering happening on August 15-19, 2018. Almost one year away! In 2016 we sent one team of 5 youth and 2 leaders (myself included) to PEI and in 2018 we want to increase our team! CLAY was an amazing experience and I cannot wait to go again. It is in Thunder Bay, ON and will require more planning and coordinating compared to going to PEI. Theme, fees and registration information is still TBA however, if it is similar to 2016 the cost would be $500 per person plus flight. There are some porter flights available that we can organize which would make it cheaper. The registration would be early February and it was sold out within two weeks. If you are seriously thinking about forming a team please begin in the Fall. I will be forming a team from the Saint John/Grand Bay area but I will also be coordinating the Diocese of Fredericton teams. Please contact me if you are interested. 

Jason Smith, YIG Chair

2018 Days to Note:


Sunday Year B

Weekdays Year II

Holydays of Obligation

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has agreed the following changes to take effect from 1st Sunday of Advent 2017:


  1. Epiphany of the Lord to celebrated on 6 January, except when this falls on a Saturday or a Monday when it is transferred to the adjacent Sunday.
  2. Ascension of the Lord to be celebrated on Thursday in the 6th Week of Easter.

Wednesday 14 February               Ash Wednesday

Sunday 18 February                        1st Sunday of Lent

Monday 19 March                           St Joseph [transferred]

Sunday 1 April                                   Easter Sunday

Monday 9 April                                 The Annunciation of the Lord

Monday 23 April                               St George

Thursday 10                                        May Ascension of the Lord

Sunday 13 May                                 7th Sunday of Easter

Sunday 20 May                                 Pentecost

Monday 21 May                               Week 7 in OT (Psalter Week III)

Sunday 27 May                                 Most Holy Trinity

Sunday 3 June                                   The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Friday 8 June                                      Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sunday 10 June                                 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday 24 June                                 Nativity of St John the Baptist

Friday 29 June                                   St Peter and St Paul

Monday 6 August                            Transfiguration of the Lord

Wednesday 15 August                   The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Friday 14 Sept.                                  Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Thursday 1 November                   All Saints

Friday 2 November                         All Souls

Friday 9 November                         Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

Sunday 25 November                    Our Lord Jesus Christ. King of the Universe

Sunday 2 December                       First Sunday of Advent

Saturday 8 December                    Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Tuesday 25 December                   The Nativity of the Lord

Sunday 30 December                     The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

Safe Harbour House (now an initiative of Partners for Youth Inc.) would like to thank you for supporting youth at risk in greater Saint John.  The home is scheduled to re-open in March 2017 and in preparation we are reaching out to local parishes to highlight some emerging needs - Volunteers will be welcomed for a variety of areas and times could range from 2 hours per week and up; donations such as : personal hygiene items, specific canned goods (contact us for a list), cleaning supplies and household items such as towels and bedsheets are always required.  If you would prefer to donate money (which is always needed for operations) tax receipts will be issued. Finally, we are in need of 2 larger items, 1 full size fridge and a kitchen table with seating for 12.  If you would like to know more please reach out to us directly at info@partnersforyouth.ca  Thank you! 

Sign Up Sheets for space reservation at the Carleton-Kirk Church. 

Space is reserved on a first come, first serve basis. 

Forms can be obtained from Brenda (secretary at the Carleton Kirk Church) from 9-12 Monday through Friday or by emailing her at:  carletonkirkunitedchurch@nb.aibn.com. 

Alternately, you can contact Jennifer Ramsay for copies of these forms and we can get copies to you. 

Be sure to check the e-news page on the Diocese of Fredericton website often to stay up to date with the latest news locally and with the wider church, at http://anglican.nb.ca/

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Contact Us

Westside Anglican Mission

Anglican Diocese of Fredericton

Pastor:  Rev. Robert A. Salloum

Phone: 506-608-0176

1 Carleton Kirk Pl,

Saint John, NB E2M 5B8

E-mail: info@Hiswestsidestory.ca

Or use our contact form.


Our Community

Saint John West is a priority neighboorhood.  With our eyes towards Jesus, WAM tries to be an outreach based group.  We want to offer a safe place for our community to reach out to us for all their needs.  Each Sunday at 4:30  we put on a wonderful  community meal called our George's café.  We also endevour to maintain adaquate supplies for our EMERGENCY food program, which we have named "Howards Pantry". Check out all the latest news and events from our community.


We welcome everyone to our worship service in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

All are welcome to Holy Communion. We extend a special welcome to visitors and those new to our parish.

You are all invited to participate in the Holy Eucharist.


Traditional Sunday Said Service of Holy Eucharist will be held Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. at the Carleton-Kirk United Church.

Contemporary Worship Service of Holy Eucharist will be held Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Seafarers Mission 92 Tilley Ln, Saint John.

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