The liturgical colour green symbolizes the renewal of vegetation and generally of living things,
and the promise of new life.

Thought of the Week

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls. ~Mother Teresa

Guelph Film Festival

We are thrilled to have been chosen as a venue for one of the films being shown at the Guelph Film Festival!
The Strange Sound of Happiness
Friday November 9, 2018

In this strange and beautiful film, Diego returns to Sicily, his home, after years of drifting. His dream of becoming a musician has not worked out. He has no job and no plans for the future; but the sound of an ancient musical instrument, the mouth harp, points the way. From the torrid coasts of Sicily, Diego journeys to the frozen flatlands of Yakutia in Siberia where he becomes part of a prophecy from a century ago. The “sound of happiness” is there at last.
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: The Church of the Apostles(St James and St Matthias)
Tickets: $20
Extra: Mouth harp performance by Boing (Ben Grossman and friends) presented by International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation.

To purchase tickets click on Purchase Tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door.


Toasty Toes

Toasty Toes has come to Guelph.  The goal is to collect new warm socks for those who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness in Guelph. Socks are an important clothing item and wet, torn, or worn out socks can lead to a multitude of foot-related health issues. New warm socks really do make a difference – dry, warm feet are healthy feet. To aid in this we’re accepting sock donations from October 10 to November 10. Just put them in the food drive collection bin in the parish hall.



April Verch Band

Monday October 22, 7:00 pm – April Verch Band. April Verch steps, sings, and fiddles with a fresh and feisty approach to deep North American traditions.  Tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door. For reservations email or 519-763-2494. Tickets are available after all Sunday services




Throughout October

Sunday Service Times are: 8:00 am Said Holy Eucharist (BCP); 9:15 am Contemporary Family Eucharist; 11:00 am Choral Eucharist.

Wednesday 9:30 am Said Holy Eucharist (BCP)



Monday October 22, 7:00 pm – April Verch Band. April Verch steps, sings, and fiddles with a fresh and feisty approach to deep North American traditions.  Tickets $20 advance, $25 at the door. For reservations email or 519-763-2494.     Tickets are available after all Sunday services.

On Wednesday, October 31, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, we will have an open door on Glasgow St., with treats for the neighbourhood: little gifts for the kids; hot cider and cookies in the hall. It is after all, the eve of All Souls. Bob will play some appropriate music on the organ. We need decorators, cookie makers, hosts who will invite people downstairs, or show those who are curious the church itself. I think we need about 3 people to decorate, 6 people from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm who may choose to wear albs or monks’ robes, 2 people for clean up, lock up. Please sign the sheet at the back of the church, phone the office at 519-822-1061, or e-mail the office at if you would like to be included.

Sunday October 28 is when we will celebrate All Saints at all services. Weather permitting, we will end the service in the Memorial Garden after the 11:00 am service. If you would like your loved ones who have died remembered by name, please send a note to the office  at or a legible written note, with their names and which service you will probably attend. If you would like to contribute to the flower fund or the memorial garden in their memory, please make your cheque payable to The Church of the Apostles, with either flowers or garden in the memo.


Tea with Bishop Susan December 16 at 2:00 pm. This is an opportunity to chat with the Bishop. There will be a lunch at noon, followed by a process of packing away our bitterness and getting ready for our new life.

We’re delighted that The Church of the Apostles will be a venue for the Guelph Film Festival. The Strange Sound of Happiness will be shown on Friday,  November 9 at 730 pm. For details go to


As we give thanks for the bounty of the harvest throughout October, let’s share with those not as fortunate as we by donating generously to the food drive focusing on canned pasta sauce, canned tomatoes, rice, skim milk powder, and canned fruits/vegetables.

Contact / Directions

  • 519-822-1061

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