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Thank you

Thanks to our faithful readers, The Anglican has received $36,148 as its portion of last year’s Anglican Journal Appeal. The appeal is held each year

Dr. Betsy Moss points to an illumination in the Saint John's Bible while people look on.

Visiting bible makes an impact

A volume of a beautiful bible is enriching the spiritual life of a parish in Toronto’s east end. Thanks to a small area council grant,

Bishop Victoria Matthews and Bishop Michael Bedford-Jones emerge from St. Paul, Bloor Street after their consecration in 1994.

Bishop’s life a work in progress

Bishop Victoria Matthews gave a candid and moving account of her faith journey at an event marking the 30th anniversary of her ordination to the

Headshot of Dean Robert Willis

Distinguished priest to visit diocese

An English priest whose YouTube videos brought hope and joy to thousands of people around the world during the pandemic is visiting the diocese in


FaithWorks campaign keeps ministries funded

FaithWorks raised $1,482,700 last year, ensuring that thousands of people will be cared for in the diocese, across Canada and around the world. Although the

Dean Stephen Hance and Jacqui Hance stand on the chancel steps. Jacqui holds a bouquet of flowers.

New Dean gets warm welcome

The Very Rev. Dr. Stephen Hance and his wife Jacqui didn’t have to wait long to get a taste of a Canadian winter. As the


FaithWorks campaign keeps ministries funded

FaithWorks raised $1,482,700 last year, ensuring that thousands of people will be cared for in the diocese, across Canada and around the world. Although the

St. James Cathedral lit at night with its new sign.

Sign honours ‘light of my life’

A friendship that spanned half a century has led to the creation of a new electric sign for St. James Cathedral. The sign, at the

An arena filled with people and a large cross suspended from the ceiling.

Conference to explore ’63 Congress

In August 1963, Anglican leaders from around the world came to Toronto for an Anglican Congress. The event, which included a service at Maple Leaf

Bishop Andrew Asbil hugs the Rev. Canon Samantha Caravan.

Together again

It was well worth the wait. After four long years, Synod convened in person again on Nov. 17-18 in Richmond Hill. And what a time

Group photo of people from Christ Church, Deer Park.

Dinner brings Anglicans together

Bishop Andrew Asbil summed up the mood of the crowd as he addressed the first in-person Bishop’s Company Dinner since 2019. “How wonderful it is

Brasilia bishop to speak at Synod

The Rt. Rev. Maurício Jose Araujo De Andrade, bishop of the Diocese of Brasilia, will be the guest speaker at the Diocese of Toronto’s 162nd

Kit Wood, wearing rainbow glasses, a rainbow scarf and a Proud Anglicans button.

Anglicans stand up for LGBTQ2S+ kids

A protest and counter-protest over the rights of LGBTQ2S+ students has left an Anglican woman shaken but resolute. Kit Woods, who has a transgender son,

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Church responds after flag cut down

When its Pride flag was cut down and vandalized in early August, St. Paul, Uxbridge decided to speak out. Rather than stay silent about the

Sandra Campbell smudges the homeless Jesus sculpture.

Sculpture reaches out to community

On one of Toronto’s busiest street corners, near high-end stores and multi-million-dollar condos, a life-sized sculpture of Jesus Christ as a sick person offers passers-by

Group of people around a dining table.

Church opens rectory to house refugees

A single announcement in church has helped change the lives of five refugees – and their hosts. When the Rev. Gerlyn Henry was a curate

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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

The St. Hilda's towers.

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

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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,”

A group of a couple dozen adults and children wave for a photo.

When human need came knocking

Children displaced by the war in Ukraine are having fun and making friends at an Anglican church in Toronto. The children, some of whom have

Graphic of church buildings with apartment buildings behind.

Diocese, Kindred Works to sign agreement

The diocese is entering into an agreement with Kindred Works that will help parishes that want to redevelop their properties to include mixed-income housing. Synod

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