June 2022 Issue

Bishop Andrew with confirmands in front of St. James Cathedral


Pouring of oils into glass bottles

Clergy honoured

The diocese’s annual Blessing of Oils and the Reaffirmation of Ordination Vows of Bishops, Priests and Deacons service was held at St. James Cathedral on ...
A graphic of a clock.

Archives reopen

The diocese’s Archives reopened to the public on May 2. They are open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment only, with a maximum of two ...
The Bishop's Company logo of a horse and a mitre, on purple

Musical artists sought for cabaret

Now in its third year, the Bishop’s Company Cabaret is looking to celebrate artists in the Anglican community as it raises funds to support the ...
Bishop Asbil (centre) with clergy posing in front of the altar at St. James Cathedral


Newly ordained deacons join Bishop Andrew Asbil, bishops and clergy after their ordination service at St. James Cathedral on May 1. The new deacons are, ...

Resilience and hope in perilous times

God is good! I went to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan for the first time in October 2021, to witness the ordination of deacons. One of the ...

A church of simplicity and service

It has been widely reported that the Anglican Church of Canada will be gone by 2040. Given the change in demographics, the aging of our ...

An opportunity to vote with our values

On June 2, Ontarians go to the polls to choose the next provincial government. As Canadians, the right to vote is an integral part of ...

Seafarers in a time of war

Wars, it would seem, have their own set of rules. Which rules, and how they are followed, depend entirely on the side one finds oneself ...

The Archives from A to Z

In April, the diocesan Archives joined the Archives of Ontario in its #ArchivesAtoZ campaign, with the aim of increasing the public’s awareness of archives and ...

Service laments overdose deaths

VANCOUVER – Christ Church Cathedral held an Opioid Crisis Service of Lament on Maundy Thursday. The liturgy was organized by parishioners, clergy and representatives of ...

Grant aims to protect churches from hate

NORTH BAY – The Province of Ontario is providing 12 places of worship in Nipissing with funds to safeguard and protect places of worship from ...

Church shocked by water bill

HALIFAX – It came as a major shock when the executive committee of St. James Anglican Church in Bridgetown, N.S., got its most recent water ...

End of archbishop’s pilgrimage in sight

FREDERICTON – Archbishop David Edwards planned to wrap up his six-part pilgrimage this year with a walk through the Archdeaconry of Fredericton. “It’s a sign ...
Parish News


Archbishop Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, leads the renewal of baptismal vows at the font of St. Mark, Port Hope on ...
Parish News

Archbishop Tutu’s life, ministry commemorated

St. James Cathedral, in association with Trinity College, will commemorate the life and ministry of Archbishop Desmond Tutu on June 12 at 4:30 p.m. The ...
Parish News

Lifting up the Cross

St. Barnabas, Chester and other churches on Danforth Avenue in Toronto celebrated Good Friday differently this year. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, each of the six ...
Parish News

Time to Celebrate

Archbishop Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, celebrates the Eucharist at St. George on Yonge’s 100th anniversary service, held on April 23. ...

Parishes pass vestry motion to support workers

Last fall, the diocese’s Social Justice and Advocacy Committee, with the support of the College of Bishops, put forward a motion calling on the provincial ...

Funds help agency expand services

St. Paul, Uxbridge’s outreach committee has financially supported North House for several years. North House provides housing support for people in North Durham who are ...
Parish News

Cricket Time

The Rev. David Matthews (third from left) and St. Thomas a Becket, Erin Mills South’s cricket team practice at Mississauga Stadium in April. At right, ...

Who do we say that we are?

Years later, the episode still disturbs me. A few years ago, I took part in a community choir led by a man I’ll call Ben. ...
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