November 2023 Issue

Large Victorian house home to the Holy Cross Priory.

Beloved priory to close doors

A pie graph shows Be Thou My Vision with 66.1% or 154 votes and Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee with 33.9% or 79 votes.

Be Thou My Vision voted best hymn

What’s the best hymn? A polarizing question, to be sure, and one that the parish of St. Nicholas, Birch Cliff set out to answer last ...
Sandra Campbell smudges the homeless Jesus sculpture.

Sculpture reaches out to community

On one of Toronto’s busiest street corners, near high-end stores and multi-million-dollar condos, a life-sized sculpture of Jesus Christ as a sick person offers passers-by ...
A notepad its on a desk near a pen, laptop and phone

For all the saints

The arrival of November signals the beginning of a season of remembrance in our Church. On Nov. 1 – All Saints Day – we remember ...
A pair of hands holds a mound of soil with a green sprout.

Comfort, O comfort my people

What words or images come to mind when you think of the Incarnation? Holding a classical view, the following words might come to mind: infant, ...

Cultivating an attitude of gratitude

“Now is the winter of our discontent,” wrote William Shakespeare in the famous opening line of his play, Richard III. He could just as well ...

Faith groups play vital role to heal Earth, says author

“Earth is telling us a terrifying story.” Acclaimed science journalist, author and playwright Alanna Mitchell pulled no punches as she spelled out the impact of ...

What does it mean to be stewards of creation?

In the second chapter of Genesis, we read about how God fashions human beings from dust, places them in the Garden of Eden and gives ...

Summer Classic

Six teams play in the 62nd annual SAYM (Scarborough Anglican Youth Movement) baseball finals in Ajax on Sept. 9. The teams came from Holy Trinity, ...
Parish News

Church responds after flag cut down

When its Pride flag was cut down and vandalized in early August, St. Paul, Uxbridge decided to speak out. Rather than stay silent about the ...
Parish News

Tea Time

The Parish of Minden, Kinmount and Maple Lake holds its annual garden tea party on Aug. 13.  The tea party is held to connect the ...
Parish News

Poetry reading launches new book

Now in its 35th year, the St. Thomas Poetry Series will host a reading on Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas, 383 Huron ...

Anglicans stand up for LGBTQ2S+ kids

A protest and counter-protest over the rights of LGBTQ2S+ students has left an Anglican woman shaken but resolute. Kit Woods, who has a transgender son, ...


The Rev. Andrew MacDonald blesses horses from the Toronto Police Service Mounted Unit and other animals at the Blessing of Animals service at St. Nicholas, ...
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