Inn From the Cold
The Inn is open to 15 homeless people, mostly families, to receive 3 meals, a relaxing evening and a clean bed in a secure environment. On the third Friday/Saturday of each month, St. James hosts the Inn at St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 14 Avenue and 10 Street S.W.
Three Sundays a month a team of people make about 100 nutritious sandwiches that we take downtown to the Exit, a program of Woods Homes that works with young people on the streets. They use our sandwiches to attract the young people into their facility where they are provided with friendship, counseling and encouragement.
The Hymn Sing Team participates in the worship at the Chinook Care Centre on Glenmore Trail. The team enjoys visiting and leading the singing with the seniors. The ability to read music is not a requirement. A sense of caring for Seniors is what this ministry is all about.
St. Edmund's Food & Clothing Bank
We support the outreach of St. Edmund's through donation of non-perishable food items, clothing and household linens. Donations may be brought to St. James and are delivered to St. Edmund's on Monday or Thursday, or you may take them directly to St. Edmund's on these days.
Good Food Box
The Good Food Box is a program of Community Kitchens of Calgary. It provides a box of fresh fruit and vegetables at reduced cost, once a month. St. James is a depot for the program. We collect the orders from customers during the month and coordinate the distribution of the boxes at the end of the month.
This program is designed to provide support to new Canadians in teaching conversation and Canadian living skills and in providing general support. The ESL Team Mission statement includes:
"St. James Anglican is a Christ-centred church. Volunteers in ESL Outreach Ministry demonstrate Christ's love to their neighbours by meeting the need for English language and social integration through interactive ESL conversation tutoring within an accepting and affirming atmosphere."
ESL sessions are generally scheduled for Monday evenings.^^ Back to top of page