We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure."
~ 2 Corinthians 4:7, New Living Translation
I love this verse from Scripture, taken from a letter written to a group of believers just trying to live out their faith in a time and place where they likely had more questions than answers. It creates such a beautiful image of the wholeness and brilliance of light shining within us, coupled with the idea of the reality of our fragility. Every day we have lots of reminders of our fragility, I won’t list them here, we each have our own personal list. What we don’t often reminds ourselves of is this light shining within us, this great treasure, and God’s gift to us of light.
In all of this I find myself wondering what does it mean to have within me the light of God? It probably means a lot of different things, yet, acknowledging this truth of light and fragility seems hopeful to me.
I wonder, can we surrender to this light? Can we surrender to the fact that the brilliance is God’s, and we get to play a part in that brilliance? Even if we haven’t figured it all out, it sounds pretty good. Ah, things to think about on some of these lazy days of summer.
Welcome to the website for the congregation of St. Anne's (Byron), an active Anglican (Episcopal) congregation in the western part of London, Ontario. Reverend Canon Valerie Kenyon is our priest. We extend a warm welcome to all visitors, and those looking for a new church home, being blessed with visitors on a regular basis. Our church and parish hall are both wheelchair accessible.
Check out our events calendar to see what is happening in the coming weeks!
As you explore St. Anne’s website you will get a glimpse of the lives and activities of people who make up the family of God at St. Anne’s. There are many more whose names are not recorded here but whose memory is cherished, whose lives have shaped our lives and whose hard work and love of Christ built a foundation stronger than the foundation laid over a century and a half ago with field stones and mortar from surrounding farm land, a foundation that is held together by its cornerstone – Jesus Christ. We are not a perfect family; we are a real family who daily put our lives in the hands of a perfect God, who continually conforms us into Christ’s likeness.
Along with Anglicans around the globe, we at St. Anne’s hold the traditional faith of Christians through the ages. We look back with thanksgiving for blessings received and we look ahead with joy, wondering what new song we are to sing unto the Lord. (Psalm 144:9) The holy friendship we share with God and one another makes us a family and the ministry to which every person you see here and beyond these pages is called, leads us into joyful service of the community in which we live. Our work is simple, to worship God, build a relationship with His Son and love one another as Christ has loved us. (John 15:12)
To get the most out of this website, check our Events Calendar for the list of activites and then consider our other menu items such as Church Seasons. Look for updates and current news on our Outreach and Faith and Worship pages.
Did you know that you could donate online to St. Anne's? Whether making a one-time donation or scheduling regular monthly ones, your donation can be made via the CanadaHelps website.
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Buy a cash/gift card to any number of participating businesses through St. Anne's and the church receives a commission on your purchase. For less than $1 in postage for online orders, the card comes right to your mailbox. To order online, go to www.fundscrip.com and use code 5MW25S. Payment must be made at the time of purchase.