December 2021 Issue

Four young people light a large advent candle

A gift of love

The Anglican

Church’s music studio creates connections

A project that has taken shape at Grace Church, Markham during the pandemic is helping to create connections within the church community and beyond. Parkway ...
A woman priest in a cloth mask pets a dog
Parish News

Special Moment

The Rev. Megan Jull blesses Emma at a Blessing of Animals service at St. Augustine of Canterbury, Toronto on Oct. 3. Despite the rain, a ...
A group of people in front of the arches in Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto

Church answers call to help refugees

It started with a knock on the door during a blizzard. One evening in December 2018, the Rev. Matthew McMillan, incumbent of St. Mary, Richmond ...
Collage of people wearing orange shirts

Orange Shirt Day

ORANGE SHIRT DAYThe Rev. Leigh Kern, the diocese’s Right Relations coordinator, sent out an invitation throughout the diocese for people to send in a ‘selfie’ ...

How can we build back anew?

Recently, the Ontario government announced a reopening plan that would see public activity return to pre-pandemic levels. It is an aspirational objective, that’s for sure. ...

Re-making community explored

More than 100 people from all over the diocese and even as far as India met online on Oct. 30 for the annual Outreach and ...

Canadians urged to act on feelings of heartbreak, anger

A workshop at the Outreach and Advocacy Conference on “Re-making Settler/Indigenous Relations” heard first-hand what the treatment of First Nations in Canada has meant in human ...

Church helps vaccinate Latin American community

The church of San Lorenzo, Dufferin, in co-ordination with the City of Toronto Health Department, ran a vaccination clinic for Toronto’s Latin American community on ...

Bursary fosters liturgical and musical creativity

Are you looking for ways to develop, support and encourage creative musical and liturgical experimentation in your parish? The Douglas C. Cowling Bursary is an ...
Parish News

Run raises record amount

The Schomberg Country Run, held in September, raised $25,000, the highest total in the run’s 11-year history. All of the proceeds were donated to PWRDF ...
Parish News

Cobourg honours church members

Several members of St. Peter, Cobourg were honoured at Cobourg’s Annual Civic Awards ceremony, held virtually on Sept. 24. “At the heart of every community ...
Parish News

Church holds drive-by farewell

Trinity Church, Barrie was blessed to have the Rev. Terry Bennett as its interim priest-in-charge for the past three years, along with Joy Packham as ...
Parish News

Walkathon supports refugees

On Oct. 16, despite a forecast of rain for the day, about 50 people gathered for the St. James Cathedral and Community Refugee Committee’s walkathon ...
Parish News


Volunteers at St. Martin, Bay Ridges put their creative talents to work to create a Rock Garden of Inspiration. Messages of hope and encouragement were ...
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