St. James Anglican Parish

Within the  Diocese of NS & PEI


The Rev'd Dr. John WR Roddam


18 Prospect Avenue

Kentville, NS, B4N 4H7

Parish Office (902)678-3123

Priest Associate:

The Rev'd Catherine Desloges


  And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to 

  meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more

                             as you see the Day  approaching      Hebrews 10:24-25 (NRSV)

Welcome to St. James Anglican Church, A place for

Worship, Caring, Learning and Fun.


     1. St. Peter holding key to the kingdom of heaven

     2.  St. James the great, apostle and martyr

     3.  St. John the evangelist

St. Peter is shown holding two keys, one golden and one silver, they are interpreted as signifying his power to bind and to loose.  Legends make St. Peter the keeper of the entrance to Paradise and give whimper to grant or refuse admission.  His writings are contained in two short books in the New Testament.  There are many legends about St. Peter, but he eventually arrived inRome where he was thrown in prison, where he converted the Centurions who guarded him and other prisoners.  St. Peter was crucified inRome.

St.James was the brother of John,  and was much with Jesus and present at most important events in his life such as the Transfiguration and the Agony of the Garden.  He is shown with the pilgrim's staff which he arrived with him, preaching first in Judaea then later in Spain.  He returned to Judaea and spent many years preaching until he was seized by Herod and executed with the sword.

St. John was the son of Zebedee and brother roof James the Great.  From the time of his calling, his life seems to be almost inseparable from that of Jesus.  He was the Transfiguration and was with him at the Last Supper.  He stood by the Cross and received the charge of Jesus concerning the Virgin Mary and he laid the body of the Saviour in the Tomb.  He traveled with Peter throughout Judaea preaching the gospel.  He went to Asia Minor loving chiefly in Ephesus, and founded the seven churches.  It was here that is is believed he wrote his gospel.


  • In Loving Memory of John Byrne, Wife and Family.

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