BRACEBRIDGE – Three parishes in the Diocese of Algoma are partnering with a local special needs charity to offer worship services for people with developmental challenges. For roughly a year, the parishes, all in Ontario’s Muskoka region, have been working with Community Living South Muskoka, a registered charity that serves individuals with development disability and their families, to provide the twice-monthly services.
The services are held at St. Thomas, Bracebridge; the lead cleric is the Rev. Margaret Morrison of Lake of Bays Anglican Parish; and St. James, Gravenhurst supplies a musician and prints the service bulletin. Clergy from St. Thomas and St. James also participate. Community Living South Muskoka publicizes the services, offers transportation and supplies any needed support workers.