in this place,
with these people,
you have found a home.
Sunday Holy Eucharist at 9:00 AM
Thursday Holy Eucharist at 11:00 AM
All Are Welcome
Fr. John is in the office after Thursday Eucharist until 3:30 PM should you wish to drop in and see him. No appointment necessary but advisable to check in case he has been called away.
Please Note: There will be no service or drop-ins on snow days in the winter months.
If you are unable to attend due to illness: Sunday Services may be watched in real time via Zoom
We are long overdue for Parish Photographs. IPC Canada Photo have reserved dates on Friday November 24th and Saturday November 25th. There is no cost to have your photograph taken for our parish. If you wish to purchase extra photos you can do so after proofing them. There will be a sign up sheet at the back of the church so you can reserve your time. Time slots are 15 minutes.
Advent New Year's Dinner
Save the date! Saturday, December 2nd, get your noise makers and fancy hats ready for another Christian New Year dinner to celebrate the beginning of Advent. The dinner starts at 5:00 pm with appetizers and wine. A turkey dinner will be prepared by a group of parish women. Appetizers and dessert will be "potluck". If you can bring an appetizer or dessert, there is a sign up sheet at the back of the church. Please reach out right away if you can come - see you there. Happy New Year!
We hope to meet your spiritual needs and to offer an experience of worship, community, pastoral care and service that speaks to God’s world today. Our congregation worships in the original building, begun in 1869, which is the oldest church in Arnprior.
The title of the parish, “Emmanuel” is the name given to Jesus in St. Matthew’s Gospel, which means “God With Us”. We are an inclusive community, open to everyone. All are welcome to share in Communion in the Anglican Church.
Emmanuel Anglican Church in Arnprior is the community’s oldest and most historic church building and has been in use since it was begun in 1869. Before that time, services were held in a number of locations until the land for the church and rectory were donated by Daniel McLachlin. The parish began as a mission and the first Anglican services were held in Arnprior in 1861 by the priest from Fitzroy Harbour, The Rev’d Ebenezer Morris. Arnprior was on the edge of what then seemed a vast wilderness. In 1863 it is recorded that services were held in German, reflecting the immigration pattern of that time and possibly providing an explanation for the naming of the parish Emmanuel. The first Confirmation was held in 1865.
The history of a parish is usually the story of buildings and memorials, and we have been blessed with a beautiful building, grounds, and facilities due to the hard work and generosity of many in the past and present. However, the story of a parish is really the story of God’s People and their faithfulness to the call of God and the Gospel of Christ in their ministry in the world. People have worshipped, prayed, worked, and cared for each other for generations and today to write the story of Emmanuel in its life and mission.