Event Category: Religous/Spiritual
Remembrance Day Service
Monday, November 11
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
For the sixth year in a row at St Paul’s Church, on Calzada del Cardo #6, there will be a service to commemorate Remembrance Day with a Memorial Service on Monday November 11.
The Memorial Liturgy for Remembrance Day, in memory of all those who have given their lives in the service of their countries, will commence at 10.30am and will be conducted by the Reverend George Woodward.
There will be readings by four ex-service veterans – Gary Peterson, Mike Amici, Roger Bailey and Anne McCotter, with soloist the Rev Karen O’Malia, plus a Celtic Blessing by Christine Eyre. Additionally, there will be David Miller and Steve Huey to partake in the parading of the Nation’s flags.
We look at St Paul’s as a unique parish for many reasons. We are located in the heart of Mexico— an Anglican church in a predominantly Catholic country. Our congregation consists of both expatriates and Mexicans—many of whom are retirees. We have parishioners who are with us for only a portion of the year. And, being a popular tourist destination, we have many visitors join us during different times of the year. The Gospel, on most Sundays, is read in both Spanish and English. We were founded more than fifty years ago. We value our strengths, especially our long tradition of helping the community of San Miguel de Allende. Feed the Hungry, a nonprofit organization, was started in our Parish kitchen and now feeds over 4,000 children daily through-out the school year. Saint Paul’s saw the need to help the poorest children in San Miguel to get a head-start on their education and formed Centro Infantil San Pablo—a pre-school for three to five year-olds, which is now independent. We are proud of these achievements and continue to contribute to them both monetarily and with volunteers from the Parish. We value pastoral care, for ourselves and for the community in which we live. We are proud to have had three ordinations in the last few years— our two Deacons to the priesthood and our former Rector’s son as a Deacon.