October 2020 Issue

The Anglican

Volunteers help with reopening

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Archives seeks stories, photos

Even though there were 300,000 recorded cases of the Spanish flu in Ontario in 1918-19, resulting in nearly 9,000 deaths, there is very little mention ...
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Jesus is always going before us every day

We are living in troubling times that are being played out before us on television, radio and social media. Some of our communities are facing ...

Prayer shawl offers more than just warmth

If you have ever spent time in the emergency department, you know well what it means to wait. And more than wait, you know what ...
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Parish News

Cottager swims laps for church

Anglicans in the diocese raised money in lots of different ways this past summer despite COVID-19, but Grace Olds’s efforts were probably the most unusual. ...

Where do we go from here?

This column is the second of two parts. In his letter to the diocese in July, Bishop Andrew Asbil made a statement that should become ...

Thinking anew about what God is calling us to do and be

What happens when church isn’t church anymore? Or perhaps more precisely, when the form of church we’ve known all our lives simply isn’t there for ...

God loves us more than we could ask or imagine

The Rev. Claudette Taylor is an educator, a deacon at Epiphany and St. Mark, Parkdale and the Social Justice Officer for York-Credit Valley. At Epiphany ...

The highs and lows of chaplaincy during COVID-19

The Rev. Canon Joanne Davies is the chaplain and spiritual care coordinator at St. John’s Rehab, part of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. St. ...

How are we doing during COVID-19?

How do 25 Sisters, three Companions, one retired priest and a few employees get along in close quarters for almost six months at the Sisterhood ...

Consider the horror from up close

The annual commemoration of the American atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki usually focuses on the overwhelming statistics. I used to think about the horror ...

Grants help parishes reach more people online

For Sue Taylor, the first days of the COVID-19 lockdown were like going from the familiar to the unknown. With only a laptop, which was ...

Urban farm delivers during pandemic

In 2017, food prices were skyrocketing. The Rev. Beverley Williams picked up a head of cauliflower at a grocery store, and, looking at the price, ...
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