The congregation of St. Paul’s Cathedral has a strong commitment to providing outreach to the community of Kamloops, to Canada and to the World. Each month both the Primates World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) and a local or national organization is given a focus in the offerings.
The Peace and Justice Group is comprised of passionate members who truly see outreach (locally and globally) as God’s Gospel call to justice and peace. The group wants to share their awareness, understanding and insight into current events, and they want to inspire all to be active in raising the quality of life for people around the world.
Hands in the Dirt Gang is a yard share project that runs out of two parishioners backyards. These dedicated people grow and care for a variety of fresh vegetables that are shared with parishioners, neighbours and friends. Produce is also delivered to the Kamloops Food Bank and Women’s Shelter.
Out of the Cold Program is a Homeless Shelter that operates in the basement of the Church Hall every Wednesday and Sunday from November to March. This program also provides a light evening meal and breakfast on the days of operation.
Prayer Shawl Ministry is a group of spiritual, joyful, fun loving knitters who meet once a month. The prayer saws are given to people who are coping with loss, grief and other roadblocks in their lives.
The Thrift Store has been in operation at St. Paul’s Cathedral since 1978. This is a group of dedicated people who provide a welcoming space to friends and neighbours of the community on a weekly basis. The funds raised by the Thrift Store are returned to a variety of groups in the community and to St. Paul’s Cathedral through financial support.
The Soup Ministry’s goal is to feed anyone seeking food no matter the circumstances. Soup is made by parishioners and the Sunday School and is handed out each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 11am and 12pm.
Our Sunday School children are very active in outreach ministries, such as PWRDF, in our community and in the world. Every year, they fill shoeboxes with gifts and treats for children in our neighbourhood and set up a “Giving Tree” filled with socks, gloves and hats for the “Out of the Cold” program.
The Pastoral Care Group members make regular visits to patients at the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) who have indicated they are Anglican. Support, ongoing education and guidance is provided by the Dean with additional support provided by the chaplain at RIH.