September 2023 Issue

Cricket batter.

Cricket day

Group of kids holding up paper lantern crafts.

New ministry serves children, youth

A group of parishes in the eastern part of Toronto is banding together in an innovative ministry serving its youngest members. Ignite Family Ministry is ...
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Season seeks to rekindle faith

The Diocese of Toronto is planning to hold a Season of Spiritual Renewal to help Anglicans re-energize their faith. “I am really excited by it,” ...
Group of people eating together around a table.

Tasty potluck

AURA (Anglican United Refugee Alliance) celebrates World Refugee Day with a potluck at St. Peter and St. Simon the Apostle in Toronto in June. The ...
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Staff changes made at diocese

There have been some staff changes at the diocese. The Rev. Canon Susan Haig, associate priest of Church of the Redeemer, Bloor St., is the ...

Group provides housing for seniors

A dedicated group of Anglicans has been working for the past seven years to create affordable housing for seniors, and its efforts are beginning to ...

Putting our faith into action

God is good! In the context of being faithful, courageous, wise and generous, how can we be influenced by the holy call for transformation, evolution ...

Humour enriches our spiritual life

As soon as I see a new issue of Sojourners in my mailbox, my heart leaps. It’s an award-winning Christian magazine from the U.S., full ...

Farm feeds neighbours

Residents of the Flemingdon Park neighbourhood welcomed another season of free, locally grown produce from the Common Table Farm this year. The farm, a project ...

Lament starts grief journey

Therefore the land mourns, and all who live in it languish; together with the wild animals and the birds of the air, even the fish of ...

Journalist to speak at Earthsong service

This year’s Season of Creation at Church of the Redeemer, Bloor St., begins with its annual EarthSong service on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. This ...

I am an advocate for God’s creation

My climate advocacy began quite by accident in 2015. The Lord works in mysterious ways! At a meet-and-greet of Toastmasters in Richmond Hill, an attendee ...

What is the Season of Creation?

Christians around the world are invited to give particular attention to praying and caring for God’s creation as part of the global Season of Creation, ...

Hiking church connects us to creation

On a blustery day in Lent, 17 Anglicans took a silent walk in the Duffins Creek watershed. It was the first hiking church event hosted ...

Bishop’s Company Dinner returns in person

After a three-year hiatus, the Bishop’s Company Dinner is back in person. The dinner, which raises funds for clergy in need and other important causes ...
Parish News

Team effort

Members of St. James Cathedral prepare and serve food at the cathedral’s annual Canada Day barbecue for the neighbourhood on July 1. The barbecue was ...
Parish News

Clergy walk in Pride march

The main street in Port Perry was abuzz early on June 10 as many gathered to walk together in the first Pride march, organized by ...
Parish News

Church holds first art silent auction

For the first three Sundays in June, Christ Church, Campbellford held its first, and hopefully not last, art silent auction. The Anglican Church Women had ...
Parish News

Teams visit dozen churches in steeplechase

Saturday, June 10 was a beautiful, sunny day for clergy, parishioners and the community to get to know people from other parishes and the buildings ...
Parish News

Food, book nook help neighbours

St. David Anglican-Lutheran Church, Orillia remains intent on sharing love to its community, one veggie or book at a time. The congregation gathered on June ...
Parish News

Church hosts mapping exercise

St. Paul, Lindsay hosted “Mapping the Ground We Stand On,” facilitated by Cheryl Marek of the PWRDF, on June 24. The church welcomed about 20 ...
Parish News

Back at last

Volunteers and migrant workers have a meal and worship together at St. Saviour, Orono in June – the first time in three years, due to ...
Parish News

Church hosts tea for regional ministry

On the morning of June 25, members from Trinity, Barrie, St. Margaret, Barrie and the Good Shepherd in Stayner gathered for an outdoor service and ...

Advocates urge action for disabled

Holy Trinity, Guildwood hosted a town hall meeting in June to raise awareness of the proposed Canada Disability Benefit. The event was held with Community ...
Parish News

Primate visits parish

St. James, Caledon East welcomed Archbishop Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, at a special Sunday morning service on June 4 to ...

Laity in mood for change, renewal

As they emerge from the pandemic, many lay members of the Diocese of Toronto are in the mood for change and renewal – to cast ...

Church helps bird guide with hearing

KINGSTON – “I will again hear those sweet voices from nature. I will be able to hear my birds in the forests.” With those words, ...

New church space opens

HAMILTON – On Palm Sunday, Bishop Susan Bell did something that hasn’t happened in the Diocese of Niagara in nearly a quarter of a century. ...

Cathedral spire renovation finished

MONTREAL – The restoration of Christ Church Cathedral’s iconic spire is finished. “The spire has, at long last, been unwrapped from its scaffolding and is ...

Ukrainians celebrate in Anglican cathedral

FREDERICTON – More than 100 members of the Ukrainian Catholic Church met for a joyous Easter celebration at the Anglican cathedral in Fredericton. Their usual ...


In church-land there are certain little customs that seem to develop over time. At first, they are innocuous, charming, even quaint; but it doesn’t take ...
Parish News

Recital celebrates cathedral’s new organ console

In July, St. James Cathedral received its new organ console from Létourneau Organs after two years of detailed planning, carving and sophisticated electrical and computer ...

Proud Anglicans

Anglicans walk and ride in the Pride Parade in downtown Toronto on June 25, with tens of thousands of people lining the route.  
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