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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 ...
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Booklet lists transgender-related services

A booklet of resources for ministry with transgender people has been compiled and is available on the Prayer Resources page of the diocese’s website. It ...
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Primate to attend film screening

St. John the Baptist, Norway and the diocese are presenting a screening of The Philadelphia Eleven, a documentary about the group of women and their ...
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Workshops scheduled for parish leaders

Diocesan staff will hold Zoom workshops in March for parish leaders, especially those new to their roles. If you are a leader in your parish ...
The new St. James Roseneath building on a hillside.

New church rises on scenic hillside

The new St. James, Roseneath has risen from the ashes of the devastating fire of “suspicious origin” that destroyed the pioneer church on April 9, ...
Group photo of new members of the Order of the Diocese of Toronto with Bishops.

Laity receive Order of the Diocese of Toronto

Cheryl Atkins, ODT St. John, West Toronto Mrs. Atkins has been nominated by the bishop for decades of exemplary service to God in the Church. ...
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Website helps Anglicans write wills, leave gifts

The Anglican Diocese of Toronto Foundation is making it easier for people to do their wills – and to leave a planned gift to their ...
St. Andrew by-the-Lake surrounded by trees.

A place to stop and rest

“Come away by yourselves and rest a while.” That image is inspiring one parish to open its doors to Anglicans from across the diocese looking ...
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 ...
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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 and Mary Asbil greet Andre Lyn and his family.

Greetings

The bishops and their spouses, along with the diocese’s archdeacons and canon administrator, exchange greetings with well-wishers at the annual Bishop’s Levee at St. James ...
Dean Stephen Hance and Jacqui Hance stand on the chancel steps. Jacqui holds a bouquet of flowers.

New Dean installed at warm, friendly service

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 ...
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Service celebrates Christian unity

A special service marking the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be held on Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. celebrating the theme “You shall ...
Members of the Trinity Bach Project in the Trinity College Chapel.

Breaking down barriers to Bach

A recent poll of 174 living composers called J.S. Bach the “greatest composer of all time.” That would make Bach the Shakespeare of music. But ...
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Diocese considers capital campaign

In his Charge to Synod, Bishop Andrew Asbil spoke about the diocese holding a capital campaign, the first since Our Faith-Our Hope nearly 15 years ...
Image of overlapping fish with a cross in the middle, labelled "Good new of Jesus Christ." The four fish are labelled "Renewing spirituality," "inspiring faith in action," "transforming diocesan culture" and "reimagining ministry."

Synod endorses vision, calls

Synod endorsed Cast the Net’s vision and 20 calls to all parts of the diocese. The vision and calls will help guide the diocese as ...
Bishop Andrade hands a plaque to Bishop Andrew Asbil.

Let’s dream together: Brasilia bishop

The Diocese of Toronto recently welcomed a special guest, with the hope of soon establishing a companion relationship with Anglicans 7,300 km away. The Rt. ...
The procession enters the ballroom at the start of the Eucharist.

All Together

Worship, display tables, food, singing, music, presentations, friendship and more are all part of Synod 2023, held at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North hotel in ...
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Synod 2023

The Diocese of Toronto’s 162nd Regular Session of Synod was held Nov. 17-18 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North hotel in Richmond Hill. The theme ...
Shelley McVea and Jeanette Lewis on an airplane.

Outbreak of war changes plans for pair in Holy Land

After a year of excited planning, we arrived in Tel Aviv early in the of morning on Oct. 4 and journeyed to St. George’s College ...
Supporters gathered outside the encampment at St. Stephen in-the-Fields.

City clears encampment outside church

After a year of intermittent threats to clear the encampment of unhoused people at St. Stephen-in-the-Fields in Toronto, staff from the City of Toronto’s Encampment ...
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 ...
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Africa explored through fashion

In late October, members of St. James Cathedral invited the wider community to explore the vibrant African continent in a multi-faceted three-day exhibit. From Oct. ...
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Bursary for musicians revived

A funding opportunity for parish musicians that was put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic is being revived for 2024. The Douglas C. Cowling Bursary ...
Group shot of dozens of youth in front of a Muskoka Woods mural.

Youth recharge at retreat

The Bishop’s Youth Ministry Committee (BYMC) held its annual ReCharge Youth Retreat on Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at Muskoka Woods. There were 150 participants ...
An unhoused man sleeps in a doorway.

Conference explores ways to confront displacement

About 100 Anglicans from across the diocese, and even Atlantic Canada, gathered online Oct. 28 for the annual Outreach & Advocacy Conference, exploring the theme ...
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 ...
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