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Priest writes memoir

The Rev. Arthur Boers, an honorary assistant at St. Paul L’Amoreaux in Toronto, has written a memoir about coming of age in a Dutch immigrant …

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Parish marks 175 years of faith

St. James, Caledon East is part of the territory of the Anishinabek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Ojibway/Chippewa peoples, and the land of the Metis. The land …

People play cricket in a field.

Roots of cricket festival run deep

The Church, cricket and Canada. Can you think of a connection there? You may not know this, but one of the earliest references to cricket …

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Going strong

David Kent, publisher of The St. Thomas Poetry Series, cuts the cake to celebrate 35 years of poetry readings at St. Thomas, Huron Street, on …

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Seeking new home

The Diocesan ACW’s Ecclesiastical Needleworkers recently received many items from a local church that recently closed. The items include beautiful frontals/super frontals with all the …

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Church marks century in community

St. George on Yonge closed out a year of celebrating 100 years in the Willowdale community with Bishop Andrew Asbil presiding over its patronal service …

Earth Week

Teamwork   In the garden

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Cleanup provides learning

Earth Day was celebrated by St. Bride, Clarkson with a community cleanup and lunch on April 22. Our outreach committee chose the environment as one …

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Tasty tradition

Churches across the diocese held pancake suppers before the start of Lent. At left, a young member of Christ Church, Scarborough Village gets a lift …

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Cricket festival returns

The Anglican Church Cricket Festival committee is pleased to report that planning for ACCF 2023 is well underway, and the event is scheduled for July …

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Warm hearts

Anglican churches take part in the Coldest Night of the Year, a national fundraising walk for local charities held on Feb. 25.

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Book launch continues poetry readings

On April 22 at 7:30 p.m., a book launch will mark the 35th anniversary of poetry readings at St. Thomas, Huron Street in Toronto. Church …

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Good Friday walk marks opioid epidemic

All Saints Church-Community Centre in downtown Toronto will be holding a walk on Good Friday, April 7, that memorializes those who have suffered and died …

Five people, including Bishop Riscylla Shaw, stand at the front of a church and smile.

Happy birthday

St. Mark, Port Hope hosts a celebration on Jan. 15 to mark the Rev. Dr. Graham Cotter’s 98th birthday. Dr. Cotter is an honorary assistant …

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Church gives bursaries, scholarships

For the past 15 years, St. Paul on-the-Hill, Pickering has donated bursaries to groups or individuals in financial need around the world. In 2022, the …

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Quilters in Wasaga Beach have faith

During the early months of the pandemic, five women at Prince of Peace, Wasaga Beach decided to use fabric left over from their new altar …

Actors in costume as King Herod and the wise men.

Telling the story

Members of St. John the Evangelist, Port Hope, act in a scene in The Christmas Story, performed at the church Dec. 10-11. From left to …

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Caring hands keep neighbours warm

At the very east end of Toronto in West Hill, the Caring Hands Ministry at St. Margaret in-the-Pines has been meeting for many years. We …

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Exhibit explores churchwoman’s life

The archival committee of St. James, Fenelon Falls recently completed an online exhibit for Digital Museums Canada entitled “Anne Langton: An Anglican Church Woman in …

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Christmas gift sale connects parish to community

When one well-dressed gentleman in Minden selected a particularly ugly tie from his wardrobe to donate to St. Paul’s Children’s Christmas Gift Sale, he did …

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‘Impossible’ campaign succeeds in Cobourg

St. Peter, Cobourg had been in a period of discernment since 2017 about what to do about its overall campus, its declining buildings needing repair, …

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Day honours deacons, ‘mainstays’ of the Church

I was asked by Enid Corbett, the diocesan ACW’s president, to arrange a fun day for the ACW and any other ladies, or gentlemen, who …

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In appreciation

The Church of the Nativity, Malvern, holds an Emergency Services Appreciation service with police, firefighters, paramedics and local politicians in attendance on Oct. 30.

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Food bank recognized for helping those in need

Nov. 28 marked the fourth anniversary of the Avenue Road Food Bank’s opening day in 2018. With support from the Church of the Messiah and …

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Church’s ping pong tourney breaks target

St. Christopher, Richmond Hill hosted its fifth annual Ping Pong Relay on Sept. 24 to raise funds for FaithWorks’ 16 charitable organizations. Despite the pandemic …

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Nativity pageant returns in film, concerts

The Christmas Story is returning to Holy Trinity, Trinity Square this Advent and Christmas in a pandemic-sensitive format. Following some research and discussions, organizers decided not to …

Forgotten voices brought back to life

As both an actor and a Christian, Peter Kennedy, a lifelong parishioner at Trinity East (Little Trinity) in Toronto, has long been interested in sermons, …

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