June 2023 Issue

Group photo of several dozen young people, adults and clergy at the front of St. James Cathedral.

Joyful day

Graphic of church buildings with apartment buildings behind.

Diocese, Kindred Works to sign agreement

The diocese is entering into an agreement with Kindred Works that will help parishes that want to redevelop their properties to include mixed-income housing. Synod ...
Five new deacons in dalmatics stand at the front of St. James Cathedral.


The diocese’s newly ordained deacons are presented to the congregation at St. James Cathedral on April 30. From left are the Rev. Chiung (Carol) Shih, ...
A bin with containers of oatmeal sits on a metal cart.

Deepening poverty calls for advocacy

Over the past few months, 123 parishes in our diocese have passed this year’s social justice vestry motion, calling on the provincial government to double ...
A pair of hands hoving over the keyboard of a laptop

What do we truly treasure?

The silvery sheen is long gone, replaced by innumerable scratches and a dull finish, bearing the marks of decades of use. No matter. My late ...

Unhoused people must not be swept away

“But Jesus said, ‘Let her alone; why do you trouble her? She has performed a good service for me. For you always have the poor ...

Let’s bring back the offertory plate

Churches have experienced a noticeable and protracted change in giving patterns since the earliest days of the pandemic and beyond. Not only has there been ...

Indigenous languages a sacred gift

The Right Relations Collaborative, the newest bishop’s committee, was birthed in 2022 when the Rev. Maria Ling began to wonder about the possibility of translating ...

Carts connect with homeless

Along busy Bloor Street West and through the upscale streets of Yorkville, two industrial tool carts loaded with food and supplies are bringing hope and ...
Parish News

Cleanup provides learning

Earth Day was celebrated by St. Bride, Clarkson with a community cleanup and lunch on April 22. Our outreach committee chose the environment as one ...
Parish News

Earth Week

Teamwork   In the garden
Parish News

Church marks century in community

St. George on Yonge closed out a year of celebrating 100 years in the Willowdale community with Bishop Andrew Asbil presiding over its patronal service ...
Parish News

Seeking new home

The Diocesan ACW’s Ecclesiastical Needleworkers recently received many items from a local church that recently closed. The items include beautiful frontals/super frontals with all the ...

Night to remember

A concert is held at St. James Cathedral on the evening of May 6 to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III at Westminster Abbey ...
Parish News

Going strong

David Kent, publisher of The St. Thomas Poetry Series, cuts the cake to celebrate 35 years of poetry readings at St. Thomas, Huron Street, on ...

National church honours four

Four Anglicans have been named to receive the Anglican Award of Merit, the Anglican Church of Canada’s highest honour for lay people who have demonstrated ...
Parish News

Roots of cricket festival run deep

The Church, cricket and Canada. Can you think of a connection there? You may not know this, but one of the earliest references to cricket ...
Parish News

Parish marks 175 years of faith

St. James, Caledon East is part of the territory of the Anishinabek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Ojibway/Chippewa peoples, and the land of the Metis. The land ...
Parish News

Priest writes memoir

The Rev. Arthur Boers, an honorary assistant at St. Paul L’Amoreaux in Toronto, has written a memoir about coming of age in a Dutch immigrant ...

Stopping to pray

Members and friends of All Saints Church-Community Centre take part in a walk in downtown Toronto on Good Friday, April 7, to memorialize those who ...

Transfiguration, or How Mr. Perkins learned to use Zoom

Before the pandemic struck, Mr. Perkins, like many of us, had never heard of Zoom. He was content to offer services each Sunday to the ...

When human need came knocking

Children displaced by the war in Ukraine are having fun and making friends at an Anglican church in Toronto. The children, some of whom have ...

Synod coming up

The 162nd Regular Session of Synod will be held Nov. 17-18. Synod will be held in person at the Sheraton Parkway, Toronto North hotel in ...

Diocese lifts vaccine mandate

The diocese has lifted its vaccine mandate. Clergy, paid staff and unpaid volunteers are no longer required to provide proof of vaccination to engage in ...

Barrie seniors can help students

SpacesShared (formerly called RoomEaze) is partnering with Georgian College in Barrie to help students find accommodation. They’re currently focused on building a pool of older ...


In last month’s issue, a photospread about clergy receiving stoles for their 25th, 50th and 60th years of ordination omitted the names of those not ...

Church feeds students during exam week

EDMONTON – Eating can sometimes be the furthest thing on a student’s mind when preparing for exams. But, for 10 days in April, students were ...

Church celebrates ties to coronation

STRATFORD – Just days before the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla on May 6 at Westminster Abbey, St. James Anglican Church ...

Diocese awards churches for gardens

HAMILTON – Climate Justice Niagara, an initiative of the Diocese of Niagara, has initiated a Garden Certificate program for churches in the diocese. Certificates are ...
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