February 2019 Issue


Installation begins new era


Portrait, anthem surprise archbishop

On the walls of the Diocesan Centre hang pictures of all the Bishops of Toronto since Bishop John Strachan, the founder of the diocese. A ...

Words of gratitude, wonder and hope

February, the shortest month of the year, begins with the tradition of Wiarton Willie seeing or not seeing his shadow. Will he show us the ...
A notepad its on a desk near a pen, laptop and phone

A story woven into the quilt of Canada

Black History Month is celebrated in North America and in some other countries in February. It is believed that the precursor of Black History Month ...
Progressively bigger stacks of coins grow plant shoots.

Let’s reimagine how we use God’s house

In the interest of stewardship, is it time to rethink how we use our buildings? After salaries for clergy and administrative support, the up-keep of ...

What are we really communicating on social media?

“The medium is the message,” Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan famously said. By which he meant that any new medium (or “extension of ourselves,” as he ...

Laity receive Order of the Diocese of Toronto

The Order of the Diocese of Toronto, an award created in 2013, honours members of the laity in the diocese who have given outstanding service ...

Parishioners make quilts for babies in north

HALIFAX – Up to 200 infants in Nunavut may be sleeping more snugly this winter thanks to the efforts of parishioners at St. John’s Anglican ...

Diocese supports women’s housing project

OTTAWA – Women at a time of crisis in their lives now have more affordable housing in the nation’s capital after the opening this fall ...

Consultation on human trafficking held

EDMONTON – Anglicans from the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert’s Land, as well as the dioceses of Western Newfoundland and New Westminster, gathered here in October ...

I’ve loved every moment of it

Ginnie Wong is the children and youth coordinator at St. John, Willowdale. She also participates in various ministries with the church’s English-speaking congregation. I’m really ...

Levee rings in new year

The annual Bishop’s Levee was held at St. James Cathedral on Jan. 1 – the first for Bishop Andrew Asbil as the diocese’s new Bishop ...

Bishop Robertson married at cathedral

The Diocese of Toronto congratulates Bishop Kevin Robertson and Mohan Sharma, who were married on Dec. 28 at St. James Cathedral in the presence of ...
Parish News

Blessing Box helps those in need

To spread its spirit of giving to the neighbourhood, St. Martin in-the-Fields, Toronto has installed a Blessing Box and Little Library on its property, in ...
Parish News

Whitby men’s group provides clothing to local shelters

For the fifth year in a row, the All Saints Church Men’s Group in Whitby is supporting local shelters with clothing donations throughout the year. ...
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