February 2024 Issue

Bishop Andrew and Mary Asbil greet Andre Lyn and his family.


An arena filled with people and a large cross suspended from the ceiling.

Conference to explore ’63 Congress

In August 1963, Anglican leaders from around the world came to Toronto for an Anglican Congress. The event, which included a service at Maple Leaf ...
St. James Cathedral lit at night with its new sign.

Sign honours ‘light of my life’

A friendship that spanned half a century has led to the creation of a new electric sign for St. James Cathedral. The sign, at the ...
St. Andrew by-the-Lake surrounded by trees.

A place to stop and rest

“Come away by yourselves and rest a while.” That image is inspiring one parish to open its doors to Anglicans from across the diocese looking ...
Progressively bigger stacks of coins grow plant shoots.

Website helps Anglicans write wills, leave gifts

The Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation is making it easier for people to do their wills – and to leave a planned gift to their ...

In winter, creation teaches us to rest

All the complicated details of the attiring and the disattiring are completed! A liquid moon moves gently among the long branches. Thus having prepared their ...

Moving beyond fear to community

It had been an inspiring morning, pitching in with other volunteers to do odd jobs completing a community centre at a new housing project for ...

Considering the lilies

I was asked recently if I had been on another pilgrimage, having done one a few years ago. My answer was no in terms of ...

Laity receive Order of the Diocese of Toronto

Cheryl Atkins, ODT St. John, West Toronto Mrs. Atkins has been nominated by the bishop for decades of exemplary service to God in the Church. ...

New church rises on scenic hillside

The new St. James, Roseneath has risen from the ashes of the devastating fire of “suspicious origin” that destroyed the pioneer church on April 9, ...

Two dinners make mark in Lent

The scripture passages of Ash Wednesday get us pondering various aspects of our faith, as does the liturgical invitation to observe a holy Lent. I ...

Gambling ads, vocations part of province’s discussions

The Diocese of Toronto held its Synod in November and elected its delegates to the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario’s Synod, which will be held in ...
Parish News

Animals delight young and old at service

When I heard that our church would be having a live nativity on Christmas Eve, I just assumed – incorrectly, as it turned out – ...

Workshops scheduled for parish leaders

Diocesan staff will hold Zoom workshops in March for parish leaders, especially those new to their roles. If you are a leader in your parish ...

Primate to attend film screening

St. John the Baptist, Norway and the diocese are presenting a screening of The Philadelphia Eleven, a documentary about the group of women and their ...

Booklet lists transgender-related services

A booklet of resources for ministry with transgender people has been compiled and is available on the Prayer Resources page of the diocese’s website. It ...
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