March 2024 Issue

Dean Stephen Hance and Jacqui Hance stand on the chancel steps. Jacqui holds a bouquet of flowers.

New Dean gets warm welcome


FaithWorks campaign keeps ministries funded

FaithWorks raised $1,482,700 last year, ensuring that thousands of people will be cared for in the diocese, across Canada and around the world. Although the ...
People sitting on a coach bus.
Parish News

Bus trips builds bonds between congregations

What does regional ministry in our diocese look like? Well, on New Year’s Day, it looked like three churches on a bus. The three parishes ...
Headshot of Michael Buttrey in the chancel of St. Clement, Eglinton.

Church hires digital pastor for online community

Four years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the parish of St. Clement, Eglinton is taking a next step in its exploration of online ...
Headshots of Bishop Riscylla Shaw, Bishop Andrew Asbil and Bishop Kevin Robertson.

We are here to support you

This is the College of Bishops’ pastoral letter to vestries, to be read or circulated on the Sunday of the parish’s annual vestry meeting.   ...

Finding power at the margins

“Those were the days,” said my friend John wistfully. “We could line up a meeting with a cabinet minister with a phone call and know ...

The time to act is now

Our faith calls us to serve the world God loves – to respond not only to spiritual needs but also to the physical needs of ...

Bishop installs new canons

Bishop Andrew Asbil installed 12 new honorary canons of St. James Cathedral before a full congregation of friends, family and supporters on Jan. 21. The ...

The land told us it was time to rest

As I walk through the farm, crusty snow crunches beneath my boots. Browned leaves rustle on dried corn stalks as I pass. Animal tracks of ...

Place, creation and Holy Week

Holy Week is approaching. It is the time in our church year when we remember the final days of Jesus’ life. We immerse ourselves in ...
Parish News

Church celebrates Black history

Holy Family, Heart Lake, Brampton kicked off its Black History Month celebrations at a service on Feb. 4. Bishop Peter Fenty (suffragan bishop, retired) was ...
Parish News

Open at last

Brent Whitby, Jacek Swierzbinski, Kris Ciesek and Gary Davenport cut the ribbon to open the new accessible entrance at St. Barnabas, Chester on Jan. 28. ...

Cricket festival set for July

As readers of The Anglican may remember from earlier issues featuring the Anglican Church Cricket Festival, cricket boasts a rich history that is intertwined with ...
Parish News

Special moment

Four generations of the same family light the Christ Candle on Christmas Eve at Christ Church-St. Jude, Ivy. From left are Courtney Wrobel-Jackson holding two-month-old ...


Bishop Peter Fenty (front, centre), the Rev. Canon Philip Hobson (the diocese’s ecumenical officer) and the Rev. Canon Susan Climo join representatives from a wide ...

Distinguished priest to visit diocese

An English priest whose YouTube videos brought hope and joy to thousands of people around the world during the pandemic is visiting the diocese in ...

All invited to vigil for peace in world

St. James Cathedral and the Bishop’s Committee on Interfaith Ministry are hosting a vigil for peace and justice in the world. The vigil and an ...

More funds approved for grants program

Synod Council has allocated another $300,000 to the diocese’s Cast and Learn grants program to help parishes find new ways of being church. The program ...
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