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A young man holding a box of tomatoes in the garden

Let there be food

At the height of harvesting in late August, The Common Table was producing about 650 pounds of vegetables per week, all of it to be ...
Women and children in front of a sign promoting aid work

When disaster happens, PWRDF responds

The pandemic plunged many of PWRDF’s partners into crisis mode. Working in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities, they faced the challenges of social ...
Posing in front of a stone wall overlooking a Scottish valley.

From Lindisfarne to Iona

Lucy: In the summer of 2019, I had a three-month sabbatical from my ministry as incumbent at St Aidan, Toronto, and my husband David Howells, ...
A number of people gardening

‘I never realized how good a conversation can be when thinning radishes’

When asked what she likes about working in the community garden at her church, Elise, who is a member of the St. George, Pickering Village ...
Volunteers standing in front of church garden

Church gardens create community

On one level, they seem fairly usual: a group of people gathering to garden. But on second thought, the radical nature of the activity is ...
Volunteers pose with garden rakes

Season of Creation taking root

Imagine that you are sitting on the edge of a cliff, overlooking the land in which you find your home. As you see the streams ...
Three people stand with Canadian flags in the airport

‘You will stretch your mind more than you ever have’

They never stop – the wars, the droughts, the famines, the sectarian battles forcing millions of people to run for their lives. The U.S.-Mexico border ...
Bishop Michael Bedford Jones smiles

‘A man of great joy, deep faith’

In late March, Bishop Michael Bedford-Jones took part in a panel discussion called “Prayer in Anxious Times,” hosted by St. James Cathedral. During the gathering, ...

Imagine what’s possible on your church’s land

Imagine that you are reading a story. It is a thrilling tale, with adventure, intrigue, betrayal, deep despair and unexpected hope. Now imagine that at ...
A group of young people stand smiling with Bishop Jenny Andison in the centre.

Area bids farewell to bishop

The episcopal area of York-Credit Valley, located on the western side of the diocese, held a farewell party for Bishop Jenny Andison on Feb. 21. ...
A river with trees on the banks

Memories of the Jordan River last for a lifetime

In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out ...
A cyclist in a bright yellow vest stands with her bike on a country road.

Are we there yet?

Suzanne Rumsey recalls a cycling trip she took in 2010 and how some of the lessons she learned on the road can help us today. ...
The Anglican

Their light shines, their works glorify

The Order of the Diocese of Toronto, an award created in 2013, honours members of the laity in the diocese who have given outstanding service ...

‘Peter, we are grateful beyond words for you.’

On Nov. 20, about 200 people gathered online to thank Bishop Peter Fenty and his spouse Annie as he headed into retirement after 45 years ...
The Anglican

Refugee sponsorship has transformed us

World Refugee Day is on June 20, and this year marks 40 years of Canada’s Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. This program, by which private ...
Parents with a baby

Journey through Uganda

In his 1908 book, My African Journey, Winston Churchill dubbed Uganda the Pearl of Africa for its rugged natural beauty and fertile land. More than ...

Laity receive Order of the Diocese of Toronto

The Order of the Diocese of Toronto, an award created in 2013, honours members of the laity in the diocese who have given outstanding service ...
Archbishop Colin Johnson raises a hand to acknowledge applause.

It has been an honour to serve

Instead of a Charge to Synod, Archbishop Johnson chose to reflect on some of the important changes in the diocese since his ordination more than ...
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 ...
A man speaks into a microphone.

Go beyond charity, says speaker

Progressing from personal acts of charitableness to working for systemic justice was the topic of the keynote address at “Transformed Hearts, Transforming Structure,” the diocese’s ...
Several children, two babies and two adults gather and light an Advent candle.

Let us make room

“Make some room!” That’s the cry of our six-year-old twins when they crawl into our bed at 6 o’clock in the morning. Those of you ...
A group walk with a banner that reads "We are a safe place for LGBTQ Youth at St. James the Apostle, Sharon"

Church gives LGBTQ youth a safe place

In a conversation with his mother and aunt in 2015, Mylo Woods talked about how difficult it was to be a trans youth. “Everyone was ...
Seven people smile for a photo holding tablets and phones.

Grants help re-imagine Church

The diocese’s Our Faith-Our Hope campaign has provided $10.5 million in grants, in addition to the portion kept by the parishes. Here is how some ...
A group shot of ODT recipients, bishops and others in St. James Cathedral.

Laity receive Order of the Diocese of Toronto

The Order of the Diocese of Toronto, an award created in 2013, honours members of the laity in the diocese who have given outstanding service ...
Excavators on a dig.

In the heart of ancient Jerusalem

For two weeks in July, I was privileged to participate in something that has been on my bucket list for years – an archaeological dig ...
Headshot of the Rev. Susan Haig.

Bi-vocational life is my normal

I have never thought of myself as a pioneer, but, apparently, I am. The novelty of my bi-vocationality was brought home to me in a ...
Mothers and babies sit on benches or the floor.

Transformation takes root in Tanzania

In May I visited Tanzania with a delegation from the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), on a learning exchange to the Diocese of ...
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