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On Sunday, July 11, Bishop Todd Townshend joined the congregation of St. George’s, The Anglican Parish of The Blue Mountains for services of baptism and confirmation.

What made this time of worship unique was the beautiful Georgian Bay setting that it took place in.

Last summer, the St. George’s community adapted to the Covid-19 protocols by introducing their “Church-on-the-Lawn” services on the greenspace outside of their sanctuary. The greatest gift of this outdoor setting is not only the fact that worshippers can gather in a socially distanced manner, but that it has created a public witness of Anglican ministry beyond the doors of the church building.

Four new confirmands were affirmed in the Christian faith and a new member was welcomed through the sacrament of baptism.

The baptismal service took place on the shore of Georgian Bay where the waters were as still as glass and the service was celebrated among family members, parishioners and the occasional kayak paddling by!  

Rev. Grayhame Bowcott