October 2022 Issue

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Perseverance pays off for new church

Three people stand holding a take-out meal.
Parish News

Parish rallies around evicted residents

Over the summer, a west-end Toronto church joined its local community in supporting evicted residents of a nearby Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) complex. On May ...
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Stories bring youth, seniors together

Elizabeth was a pin girl. As a young teen in the 1950s, her first job was to manually reset the bowling pins after each player ...
Vertical banners with hearts in many colours hang on either side of the church door.
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Storied downtown church celebrates anniversary

Holy Trinity, Trinity Square in downtown Toronto is observing its 175th anniversary this year with the slogan “Memory and Hope.” A service of celebration will ...
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The call of the silent retreat

Finding our inner calm and peace can be difficult in this world that is so full of noise, distractions, unrest and violence. We live in ...

Why are so many people hungry?

Abundance is central to the gospel promise. God wants everyone to “have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10). The prophet Isaiah exhorts ...

The joy of bitter melon

As I reflect on this season at the Common Table Farm, the word that comes to mind is challenge. This summer has been a challenge ...

Simply put, it makes me happy

Jill Wyllie volunteers as a ship visitor for the Mission to Seafarers Southern Ontario, which has mission stations in the ports of Oshawa, Toronto and ...

Finding a way to talk about hope

The beginning of September doesn’t have any particular liturgical significance, but there are few sectors of society in which it doesn’t mark a cyclical change ...
Parish News

Summer classic

Six teams play in the 61st annual Scarborough Anglican Youth Movement baseball tournament in Ajax on Aug. 20. The Holy Trinity Angels, Guildwood, (above) beat ...

Is worshipping together important?

Recently at St. Olave, Swansea, the Rev. Dr. PJ Carefoote, our honorary assistant, presented a series on the history of the Church in Toronto. I ...

Ecumenism and interfaith ministry: what’s the difference?

Over the last year as I have talked with many different Anglicans, a question continues to be asked: what is the relationship between ecumenism and ...
Parish News

Backpacks blessed

St. Chad, Toronto’s fifth annual Back to School Blessing Service is held at the church on Aug. 21. The congregation prayed for all students, teachers ...

Province holds long-awaited vocations conference

Fall has arrived, and as summer fades into the background, the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario has gotten back into the swing of in-person meetings after ...

PWRDF mounts diverse response

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on Feb. 24, more than 6.5 million Ukrainians have been forced to leave their homes and find safety ...
Parish News

Article prompts rescue effort

The last names of some people in this story have been omitted for safety reasons. The Rev. Canon Nicola Skinner, incumbent of Grace Church, Markham ...


Hockey club looking for anthem singers The Mississauga Steelheads Hockey Club, which competes in the Ontario Hockey League out of the Paramount Fine Foods Centre, ...
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