Welcome to the Parish of Belmont

Digital Home of the Anglican Community including Westwood, Norwood, Havelock & surrounding area.

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2017 is St. Michael's 140th Birthday!

We'll be hosting events throughout the year, so please bring a friend & join us.

  • Belmont Anglicans - The Blanket Exercise
    Thursday, Oct 26 - 7pm
    Join us for a family friendly event that lets us explore the relationship between indigenous & non-indigenous peoples in Canada. "To understand our history is to understand us and who we are today...

    If we don’t understand each other in that deep sense, there will never be any reconciliation.”

    The purpose of the blanket exercise is to help all of us explore the relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples in Canada, how this relationship was damaged over the years, and how we can work toward reconciliation.

    How it works
    Blankets are arranged on the floor to represent Canada before the arrival of Europeans. Participants (that’s you) representing Indigenous peoples move around on the blankets as they are using and occupying the land. A narrator reads from a script while a few playing the role of Europeans joins and interacts with those on the blankets.

    To see what happens as the script unfolds come out to the Westwood Library on Thursday October 26 th at 7pm.

    This is a family friendly event and admission is free. Children in grades 4 to 12 will find the Blanket Exercise especially helpful to understanding “the text book facts” in their school curriculum.

    The evening is hosted by the folk at St. Michael’s Anglican Church in Westwood.

  • Belmont Anglicans Sincere Condolences for Rev. Canon Byron Yates
    With sadness, we announce the death of the Rev. Canon Byron Yates. His funeral took place at St. John's, Bowmanville last Friday. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Sandy and the Yates family.
  • 2018 Pledge Campaign Annual Pledge Campaign
    The campaign will take place later this month. More information will be available soon.
  • Belmont Anglicans celebrates Retirement
    Archbishop Colin Johnson has announced his retirement effective December, 2018 after serving as Bishop for more than 15 years. An electoral synod will convene mid-2018 for Coadjutor Bishop. The Coadjutor Bishop will succeed the Diocesan Bishop immediately on his retirement. Archbishop Johnson’s notice of retirement is posted in each of the churches.
  • Parish Council Parish Council
    Parish Council met on Wednesday evening to review the application for Debt Forgiveness submitted to the Accounts Receivable Committee at the Diocese at the end of September.

Schedule of Services

A new schedule of Sunday services from August to Advent 1 has been posted in each church along with the Sunday Readings for the same period. Download the pdf below.


On the Calendar

  • Being God's People
    Being God's People: Embracing Difference, Building Solidarity: The annual Outreach & Advocacy Conference will take place Saturday November 4 at St. John's, York Mills, 19 Don Ridge Dr., Toronto. With a keynote address from Dr. Carl James of York University and a range of workshops, it is sure to be an enriching and thought-provoking day. Mark your calendar!

"The Happenings"

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About Us

Welcome to the parish of Belmont.
Come on in. We love to have visitors, and look forward to meeting you.

There are 3 churches that make up the parish; in the heart of the Kawarthas.

St. Michael's is situated in a lovely forested setting, just outside of the tiny hamlet of Westwood.

Christ Church is nestled into a picturesque backdrop on a maple lined street in the small town of Norwood.

St. John the Evangelist stands proud on it's beautiful corner lot in Havelock.

Our small rural communities have come together in our own Anglican community here in the parish of belmont.

Parish of Belmont Incumbent

The Reverend Gloria Master

Rev. Gloria Master has been the Incumbent in the Parish of Belmont since September 2005. She and her husband Don have retired to the small rural community of Norwood.

Gloria is an active advocate for small multi-point and rural churches of all denominations. When she can discover a rare moment of spare time, Gloria enjoys reading, puttering in the garden, walking and, most recently, photography.

Churches in the Parish of Belmont

St. Michael's Anglican Church

Sunday Service - 9:30am
1826 Hwy #38 - Westwood, ON

St. Michael's News

This year, St. Michael's celebrates 140 years! The first service at St. Michael's took place on January 1, 1877; and we have been serving this community and its people ever since.

Christ Church

Special Services Only
71 Queen St - Norwood, ON

Christ Church News

We offer a Bible study on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome.

St. John the Evangelist

Sunday Service - 11:00am
1 George St. E - Havelock, ON

St. Johns' News

We are offering our delicious Lenten lunches again this year, following the service at 11am. Lunch is home-made soup, sandwiches and dessert. The cost is by donation.


You can help us raise money by joining our gift card fundraiser and it won't cost you a penny more than you would normally spend on everyday items!

Want to know how it works? Check out the video, or read on below.

What is the FundScrip fundraising program?

Fundscrip is an innovative program that lets you earn cash rebates for our group based on things you buy everyday like groceries, gas and other household items.

Every month you spend hundreds of dollars for things like food, gas, clothing, pharmacy, restaurants, electronics, home renovations, department stores, and so on.

All you have to do is pay for some or all of your purchases using GIFT CARDS bought at face value from FundScrip participating retailers and a percentage of every gift card purchased is contributed to our group’s fundraising efforts. So instead of paying with cash or a debit card, you use a gift card that you purchased through our group. It costs you nothing extra but you just earned money for our organization.

How to Order Your Gift Card & Support our Group

Visit the FundScrip website at www.fundscrip.com and click on the “Sign Up” button located on the top right hand corner and fill in the required information.

Parish of Belmont's Invitation Code:

Once you have completed the sign up process, you will be sent a confirmation email. Click the link in the confirmation email to complete your registration.

Now you are ready to login, place orders and start supporting our group!

Ask family & friends to support our group too!

We encourage everyone to invite their family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors to participate in our FundScrip gift card fundraiser as well.

Help us raise money and join our gift card fundraiser!

Here’s our Invitation Code

Have your gift card order mailed to you directly!

  • You can order your gift cards online any time and have them shipped to your home address for $0.73 (includes taxes).
  • You pay this $0.73 when you checkout your order.
  • There is a four (4) gift card limit in each order and a $500 maximum value of the cards.
  • Orders are processed four (4) days a week (Monday through Thursday) at 9:15 am ET once payment has been confirmed.
  • Don't want to pay shipping? Contact us to find out how!

Payment methods available to you:

  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) - FREE
    Requires completed application form and void cheque sent to FundScrip to be activated.
  • Interac Online - earnings reduced by $0.85 per transaction for those with accounts at the following financial institutions: RBC Royal Bank; BMO Bank of Montreal, ScotiaBank and TD Toronto Dominion
  • Credit Card (earnings are reduced by 1.99%)
  • Online Banking Bill Payment - FREE
    Pay for your orders as you would pay any other bill. There are no fees or deductions to earnings for using this payment. Please note that it can take at least three (3) business days for FundScrip to receive payment.