December 2022 Issue

A group of young teens gathers around an Advent wreath and lights one of the candles

O come, let us adore him

A line of folded paper houses

Platform helps students, seniors with housing

Imagine trying to find somewhere to live 12,500 km away, in a city you’ve never been to. You find an online listing, pay an entire ...

Chancellor Clare Burns to retire

Chancellor Clare Burns has travelled around the diocese so much that she could probably write a food guide about it. “I can tell you where ...
One blue candle being lit

Bishop reflects on Advent

Bishop Andrew Asbil is inviting Anglicans to journey with him through Advent in a new four-part video series. “Over the next four weeks, I want ...
Tents set up in front of a church

We must be at this sharp edge

There has probably never been a time in the last few decades that there has not been one or two people living in the yard ...

How does the Baptismal Covenant inform our stewardship?

Practicing stewardship intimately ties us to who we are as a Christian people. Stewardship is an expression of faith. It is not simply the Church’s ...

Anglicans explore social justice issues

Nearly 100 Anglicans from across the diocese, as well as a few from as far as British Columbia, learned and shared ideas on how to ...

Youth can show the way, says leader

A workshop at the Outreach and Advocacy Conference led by Shelagh McGlynn, youth animator for the Anglican Church of Canada, flipped on its head the ...

Clergy find rest and renewal on mini-sabbaticals

Clergy in the Diocese of Toronto are starting to take some much-deserved rest after two and a half years of pandemic, thanks in part to ...

I have been able to meet so many people

Sister Doreen McGuff is a member of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine. The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine is a contemporary expression ...

Handmade items go a long way to combat ‘sea blindness’

It is ironic that as I write this article, I am sailing past a long line of cargo ships anchored in the southern waters of ...

Church becomes hub for migrant workers

Through generous community and church donations, the Migrant Worker Ministry provides clothing, hot meals and other items to the agricultural workers who come to Durham ...
Parish News

Nativity pageant returns in film, concerts

The Christmas Story is returning to Holy Trinity, Trinity Square this Advent and Christmas in a pandemic-sensitive format. Following some research and discussions, organizers decided not to ...
Parish News

Church’s ping pong tourney breaks target

St. Christopher, Richmond Hill hosted its fifth annual Ping Pong Relay on Sept. 24 to raise funds for FaithWorks’ 16 charitable organizations. Despite the pandemic ...
Parish News

Food bank recognized for helping those in need

Nov. 28 marked the fourth anniversary of the Avenue Road Food Bank’s opening day in 2018. With support from the Church of the Messiah and ...
Parish News

In appreciation

The Church of the Nativity, Malvern, holds an Emergency Services Appreciation service with police, firefighters, paramedics and local politicians in attendance on Oct. 30.

The Advent Police

Mr. Perkins, the rector of Christ Church Hampton’s Corners, used to be a card-carrying member of the Advent police. The Advent police are those self-righteous, ...
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