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Syrian Emergency Relief Update

The Government of Canada has extended the deadline for matching funds for eligible donations to Canadian agencies working to provide relief to Syrians displaced within Syria and living as refugees in the surrounding countries to February 29, 2016.

Funds raised will provide assistance to help met the basic humanitarian needs of people affected by the conflict of Syria, including shelter, food, health care and water and will also provide protection and education for conflict-affected people in Syria and millions of refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

PWRDF continues to respond to the needs of displaced Syrians through the ACT Alliance and the Canadian Woodgrains Bank, as well as through its long-time partner Refuge Egypt in Cairo. The ACT Alliance appeal for 2016 is a continuation of its 20156 appeal and PWRDF has approved CAD $300,000 from designated donations for the 2016 appeal.

Thanks to the generosity of Anglicans in Canada, PWRDF has received close to $490,000 for the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis.

Donations can be made in the following ways:

  • Online
  • By phone: Jennifer Brown, 416-924-9192 ext. 355 (credit card)
  • By mail: please make cheques payable to PWRDF, Syria Response, and send to:
    • The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
      The Anglican Church of Canada
      80 Hayden Street
      Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 3G2

For further information, please contact the PWRDF Humanitarian Response Coordinator, Naba Gurung at 416-924-9192 ext. 321 or at

Anglicans in Canada are praying,a ting and giving to those affected by this refugee crisis. Please watch for updates on PWRDF’s response to the situation at

Thank you for supporting PWRDF’s continuing work of providing relief to Syrian refugees!

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2015 Warden’s Year-End Remarks

It has been a busy year! Did you know it is the 122nd Anniversary of the founding of the Parish of St. Alban’s, Richmond? Members of our congregation and community have been coming together to worship God in this place for more than a century!

Parishioners and neighbours continue to this day to pray and serve at St. Alban’s Anglican Church through a wide variety of pastoral and educational ministries, outreach programs and special events. Hundreds of people are welcomed through our doors every month to volunteer, meet friends, enjoy a hot meal, light a candle, and much more.

As we are asked in the coming days to consider others, and to give thanks once again for the incarnation of God in Jesus Christ, we urge you to be generous to our beloved parish home. The present and future of St. Alban’s is our responsibility. Every single person’s offering makes a difference.

We are short in revenue projections of the 2015 Parish Ministry Fund (Budget) approved by the Vestry in February. It is a big challenge to close this gap and bring 2015 to a successful close, yet we are confident we can do it with generosity and joy. Please consider donating generously to St. Alban’s Church this Christmas season.

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