St. Peter's Vestments on Display During "Doors Open Northumberland"

On June 06, 2015, St. Peter's was one of nineteen sites featured in the 2015 Doors Open Northumberland event. Peter Brotherhood provided tours of the Church and historical information for visitors.

Nestled among the permanent displays of historical artifacts at the rear of the Nave was a display of our vestments, the colourful robes worn by the Officiant (the Priest in charge of a worship service) at various services throughout the year.

Host Pauline (wearing a Server's robe) shows visitors a chart describing the Vestments of a Bishop

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Some of the Vestments used at St. Peter's

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Host Peter shows visitors a chart describing the Vestments of a Priest

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All photos by Jim Weller

St. Peter's Float in the 2015 Canada Day Parade

The Rt. Rev. Linda Nicolls waves from the St. Peter's float

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In addition to having a presence at the 4-day Cobourg Waterfront Festival, St. Peter's also entered a float in the 2015 Canada Day Parade, complete with a bishop! While the clergy of St. Peters have participated in the past in the annual Canada Day Parade in Cobourg, this year was the first time that a bishop has done so.

Bishop Linda Nicholls is Area Bishop for the Episcopal Area of Trent-Durham, in the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, of which St. Peter's is a part. Bishop Linda entered whole-heartedly into the spirit of the occasion by appearing in full regalia, including wearing a red and white bishop's mitre, and carrying her bishop's crook as she rode on the church's float.

Following the event Bishop Linda stated, "What a joyful celebration of Canada day to share in! It was delightful to see families lining the streets, dressed in red and white, responding to our shouts of 'Happy Canada Day'. The Church shares with the whole community in seeking the well-being of our country, so I was pleased to join the people of St. Peter's on their float."

Also on the float were representatives of some of the many ministries of St. Peter's.