Grand Bay Parish

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  • Lay Ministers
    Vernon Short, L.Lm
    Linda Warren, L.Lm
  • Music
    Vernon Short
  • Vestry 2017-2018
    Priest's Warden: Vernon Short
    People's Warden: Bob Anderson
    Secretary: Linda Warren
    Treasurer: Jacklyn Stansbury
    Parish Rep: Joyce Janes
    Property & Cemetery: Bob Anderson
    Outreach: Linda Warren
    Youth: Jacklyn Stansbury
    Members at Large: Audrey Anderson, Minnie Osmond, Joyce James, Doreen Pearce

St. John the Evangelist, Cape Ray

Welcome to St. John the Evangelist. A contemporary-style church, St. John's serves the community of Cape Ray in which it resides. Services are every Sunday at 11:00 am, 2:00 pm or 7:00 pm with the liturgy taken from the Book of Alternative Services, Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer or Holy Eucharist. (see service schedule page under worship for particulars) Regardless of your denomination, we invite you to join us in a service of spiritual renewal towards the emulation of Jesus life through his presence, words and works.

Cape Ray is a small fishing community on the southwest coast of the Island. The community is located on the South West Coast just north of the town of Port aux Basques on Route 408. Nearby is the Cape from which the community draws its name. At the entrance to the harbour is a beach known for its 16 kilometre stretch of white sandy beach where the J.T. Cheeseman Provincial Park is located.

In the past, Cape Ray had been prospected for gold, as it was likely to have due to its resting on a fault line called "The Cape Ray Fault." Surrounding the community are a large number of bodies of fresh water, and many hills, such as Table Mountain and the Twin Hills. Cape Ray, the cape located near the community was the terminus for the overland portion of the transatlantic telegraph cable from St. John's to Cape Ray. From here the cable then takes a submarine route to Cape Breton Island. The area is also known for its discovery of Dorset Paleoeskimo artifacts. An archaeological site has been established in the area.
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St. John's | Grand Bay
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