Headshots of Bishop Riscylla Shaw, Bishop Andrew Asbil and Bishop Kevin Robertson.

We are here to support you

This is the College of Bishops’ pastoral letter to vestries, to be read or circulated on the Sunday of the parish’s annual vestry meeting.  

Clusters of people exchange hugs and greetings in the aisle of St. James Cathedral.

We look ahead with great hope

The following is the College of Bishops’ pastoral letter to vestries, to be read or circulated on the Sunday of the parish’s annual vestry meeting.

An important gathering of the Church

In October of 1851 the Anglican bishops of North America convened a meeting in Quebec to develop some common policies on a number of issues.

You are home, this is your home

Bishop Andrew Asbil apologized to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Two-Spirit Plus community in the Diocese of Toronto on June 25 at St. James

Our story begins again

Are we there yet? I have vivid memories of our family hitting the road for vacation in July each year. The old blue Pontiac station

We must do our part – together

On Ash Wednesday, the presiding celebrant invites us to step into Lent with these words: I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Lord,

This has also been a time of germination

It didn’t take long for the novelty of living in self-isolation to wear off. While the idea of working from home seemed appealing at first,

Turning point came through listening

Nicodemus went under cover of darkness. The Samaritan woman left her jar at the well to go back and tell the others. With mud in

Take the Lenten leap

Our great nephew was born in Australia on March 1, 2012. The news of his birth reached us the day before, on Feb. 29. It

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

Set alight by the Holy Spirit

We had seen the trailer a few times and said to ourselves, maybe we should watch that movie sometime. And then, the sometime came. Free

It’s time to find our gardening tools

Things tend to happen in the garden. Our story of faith begins in the garden. The garden was verdant, luscious, brimming with life. The soil,

Travelling together towards Easter

We are en route now. For almost 30 years, I have had the joy of holding the keys and serving as the incumbent of a

Words of gratitude, wonder and hope

February, the shortest month of the year, begins with the tradition of Wiarton Willie seeing or not seeing his shadow. Will he show us the

Bishop Andrew Asbil speaks at a microphone.

We are in a moment in between

Bishop Andrew Asbil, the diocese’s coadjutor bishop, gave this Charge to Synod. He will become the Bishop of Toronto on Jan. 1, succeeding Archbishop Colin

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