The Midnapore Church of England Society (MCES) was formally incorporated under the Societies Act in August 1995.

The motivation to form the society was provided by long time benefactor, parishioner and church warden James Miller Shaw, whose grandparents S.W. and Helen Shaw played a key role in building the church and establishing it as the centre of the Midnapore community.

The purpose of the Midnapore Church of England Society (MCES) is to raise funds to maintain, repair, preserve, restore and improve the Historic St. Paul’s Chapel, cemetery and grounds. MCES is a philanthropic arm of St. Paul’s Anglican Church in SE Calgary.

MCES is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, including the Rector of St. Paul’s Anglican Church as an ex officio member.

We are always looking for people who have an interest in helping us maintain, preserve and promote the physical and cultural significance of Historic St. Paul’s Church.


Below are some of the areas we are in need of some added enthusiasm and expertise; please contact us if you’d like more information.

  • Fundraising and special events
  • Website and social media
  • Archival research and records
  • On-site maintenance


Read more about some of the anecdotes and stories about “Why MCES Committee Members’ volunteer or contribute to the MCES?”