May The ‘Blessing Box’ Be a Blessing ~

I am sorry that we live in a world where we need Blessing Boxes to provide much-needed products to people in need. I am thankful for the positive support from St. Paul’s for the Blessing Box program.

My prayer is that when people open the door of the Blessing Box, they will not only select items they need but will be blessed by the healing light of God.


Please bring in your products and leave them in the large blue bin that is on the floor in the entrance way (the narthex) of the church.
The blessing box is stocked twice-daily from the bin.

Blessings Box WISH LIST

Non-Perishable Foods: Pasta, Rice, Dried Soup Mix, Crackers,

Granola, Cereals, Protein Bars, Dried Fruit,

Hot Chocolate Mix, Tea / Coffee, Coffee Whitener,

Artificial Sweetener, Canned Goods [SUMMER ONLY]

Personal Hygiene Items: Deodorant, Bar Soap, Shampoo Bar, Bandaids,

Lip Balms, Plastic Combs / Hair Brushes, Toothbrushes,

Pads, Tampons, Panty Liners

Gently Used Clothing: Scarves, Warm Hats, Mitts/Gloves, Neck Warmers,

* Underwear, Socks * [*NEW, IN PACKAGE ONLY!]

Gift Cards: in any denomination to Home Improvement Stores like HomeDepot/Home Hardware, or Department Stores like Wal-Mart, are also gratefully accepted!  We have dedicated volunteers who will then shop for what is most needed on your behalf.

Neighbourhood Picnic and Blessings Box Food-Raiser

Friends and neighbours picnic and food-rasier for the RFDA


Help us fill every square of our labyrinth with food!

Picnic 2019

Hot dogs! Ice Cream! Cotton Candy! Popcorn!
Bouncy castle, games and prizes!
Face painting, bubbles and sidewalk art!

ALL FREE with your non-perishable donations for RFDA!
Our goal is to fill every brick in our labyrinth with non-perishable items for those in Thunder Bay that need help putting food on the table.

Picnic is open to EVERYONE! You do NOT have to be a member of St. Paul's!

Drop in! Bring your family and friends!

Time: 11:30 - 1:00 pm
Where: St. Paul's Anglican Church
808 Ridgeway Street (across from the former McKellar Hospital)
Cost: please bring a donation for the Blessings Box


Picnic 2019

In lieu of our annual Blessing of the Animals St. Francis service, this year Dr. Jouni Kraft was in character as St. Frances.  Here, he gives Wally, a three-year-old English springer spaniel, a blessing, here at St. Paul's.  People were invited to bring their pets for an outside, socially distanced blessing.   All donations collected went to the Humane Society.  


Huge thank you to everyone that supported this initiative and see you at next year’s Blessing of the Animals service.

Sincere and heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported the Men’s Breakfast Group’s 14th annual Charity Fish Fry. It was our most successful to date, raising more than $5,300 in proceeds from ticket sales, donations, and community sponsorship. Combined with the proceeds with our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, we raised $6,000 to split between the Underground Gym and Grace Place. The Underground Gym that provides an after school program for at-risk youth is so grateful for our support each year, and it is with great gratification we are able to support Grace Place and their street ministries serving the poor, the homeless, and the marginalized. It is a real pleasure and privilege to be able to raise these funds and help towards the outstanding work these two organizations do in our community. And you all have made this possible!


Our parish picnic and food raiser was a wonderful day! Look at all the donated food displayed on our parish labyrinth. Over 1500 pounds was given to the RFDA for local food banks. Thank you all!

Picnic 2019


Our Syrian Refugee Family

Donations are welcome and all donors will receive a charitable donation receipt. Cheques may be made out to St Paul’s Anglican Church- note for Syrian Refugees.

We are currently seeking volunteers to help the new refugees with Housing, Finances, Daily Living, Education, Health, Employment. Translators will be available. Transportation and accompaniment services will be needed in all group areas.

St. Paul’s is a member of Thunder Bay’s
Inter-church Syrian Refugee Committee.
We have a committed parish refugee committee of 8 to 10 persons, and more are welcome. We will post meeting dates in 'The  Ambassador'.
As a 'constituent member' of the Inter-church committee, we are sharing responsibility for supporting 8 Syrian refugees for one year. Our application has been accepted and we are eagerly waiting for our family to be assigned to us, and to arrive.

If you would like to help,
please call Committee Chair
Alison Arthur, 622-9129

For more information or to register for any workshop
please contact  Laurie @ 707-3048 or email