St James is vibrant, loving and welcoming.
We value tradition and seek new ways
to do God’s will, serving the world God loves.
We envision that St James will be known as the church that cares. Our bells ring out with joy and love. We strive to inspire the wider community to join us in the pursuit of peace and justice. St James will continue to build on this strong foundation and be heard for generations to come.
We will work towards this by
A. Increasing the impact St James’ Church has on the lives of people within Carleton Place and environs:
- Proactively create opportunities to connect with residents of Carleton Place on an informal basis
- Plan events both inside our church facilities and outside in the community
B. Becoming a leader in community programs that provide supportive, safe, affordable housing for all
- Seek partnerships that serve the wider community, committing our time and resources
- Tell our story in the community, how and why we serve God’s world
C. Enabling and supporting the work and mission of our church in the future:
- Be inspired and wise in the use of all forms of resources that currently exist within the parish
- Work toward a balanced budget that sustains the ministries we have