October 2019 Issue

Dean Stephen Vail stands on the chancel steps of the cathedral and speaks

New dean installed in joyful service

Several tents on a lawn
Parish News

Helping homeless in tents a ‘life-giving’ experience, says Peterborough priest

For the Rev. Canon Brad Smith, helping some homeless people in Peterborough this summer has been a bruising experience, but it has also deepened his ...
A group of peole gathered around a table inside a church
Parish News

Church improves building, programs for city’s poorest

When the Rev. Dr. Alison Falby arrived at All Saints, Sherbourne Street nine months ago, the church was going through one of its hardest winters. ...

Autumn invites us to reflect

With the arrival of autumn comes the departure of the heat and humidity of summer. Short sleeves are changed out for sweaters. The days become ...
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A summer of joy and challenge

On their first day of school in September, our children were asked to share with the class how they had spent the summer. At the ...

Giving of our first fruits should be our top priority

One statistic stands out for me more than any other when assessing the health of stewardship in a parish: the total number of donors who ...

God was with me then and is with me now

Ryan Ramsden is a churchwarden at Grace Church in Scarborough and a member of the diocese’s Synod and General Synod. He is a member of ...
Parish News

Event to thank ‘good people’ who sought redress for internees

Author and social justice activist Joy Kogawa is organizing an event at Holy Trinity, Trinity Square on Oct. 5 to express gratitude to the men ...
Parish News

Neighours pitch in when shelves go bare

It was Sunday afternoon and the Beeton Cupboard at St. Michael and All Angels, Toronto, was bare. The cupboard, named after Elizabeth Beeton, who died ...
Parish News

Service marks 40 years of outreach ministry to park

The Parish of Georgina welcomed Bishop Riscylla Shaw to a service of Evening Prayer on July 7 to celebrate 40 years of outreach ministry in ...
Parish News

Journey to church goes through shelter

Olatubosun (Ola) Olanipekun and Lewis Ngwamba Kabonde each arrived at St. Peter and St. Simon the Apostle, Toronto, via the side door. That is, their ...
Parish News

Church celebrates 40th anniversary

Forty years ago, in 1979, the Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Toronto began its life as the Mission of Chartwell-Milliken, under the leadership ...
Parish News

Prayer shawls provide comfort

St. George Memorial, Oshawa celebrated the second anniversary of its prayer shawl ministry with a special service on May 26. The Rev. Canon Judy Herron-Graham, ...
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