The Friends of St. Margaret is an active group of parishioners from St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church that work together to emulate the goodness and charitable ways of St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland. This group is open to all parishioners.
Established in 2008, a small group of dedicated parishioners from St. Margaret of Scotland Church in the North End of Halifax came together as friends – to make a difference in our communities.
The Friends of St. Margaret is an “In-Reach” group, before we can profess to do outreach, we also need to be sincere as well at doing “in-reach”. In-reach is described as looking after one another in in our own parishes. We believe that if parishioners genuinely care for each other, they can easily build the strong ties and relationships necessary to support one another on our Christian journey.
Some of the activities the Friends of St. Margaret initiate to emulate the goodness and charitable ways of St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland are:
The Friends of St. Margaret’s Card Ministry was the first initiative we embraced as part of our “in-reach” program. Managed by a devoted member of the team, Joanna attentively sends cards to parishioners celebrating birthdays, anniversary milestones, and also monitors those that might need a get well, sympathy or a thinking of you card. It’s simple … we’re looking after our own.
Italian Dinner Night
The Friends of St. Margaret hosts an annual “Italian Dinner Night” that is free for parishioners to attend. It’s always nice to get together to share food and friendship and build the community that feeds our souls. We also take our turn in supporting St. George’s Soup Kitchen once a year.
Breakfast with Santa
This annual breakfast is hosted by our group for our parishioners and neighbors.
Created to bring peace to families of the incarcerated during the Christmas Season
Bringing youth together throughout HRM to help make sandwiches for those experiencing homelessness in our community once a month.