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Group of walkers on Danforth Avenue

Together again

Members of four churches on Danforth Avenue in Toronto take part in a Good Friday walk. The walkers began at East End United Church, then ...
A family wearing eclipse glasses sits on the lawn.

Watch party

St. Nicholas, Birch Cliff hosts a neighbourhood eclipse watch party on the front lawn of the church on April 8. The church handed out free ...
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Swedish, Anglican congregations ‘best friends’

When the Rev. Megan Jull was ordained an Anglican priest, she never thought she’d be given informal permission to preach and preside at Swedish Lutheran ...
Group photo from St. James Caledon East

New ministry

Parishioners of St. James, Caledon East, area clergy and guests come together for a Celebration of New Ministry on Feb. 11, marking the appointment of ...
Group from Holy Trinity, Bradford participating in The Coldest Night

Teamwork

The small but mighty team from Trinity, Bradford takes part in Newmarket’s Coldest Night of the Year, an annual walk that supports local charities. The ...
A woman in a kitchen serves pancakes.

Good times

Organist and choirmaster Elizabeth Anderson, seen above, serves up pancakes, sausages and fruit at St. Thomas, Huron Street’s pancake supper on Feb. 10. Afterwards, the ...
A cello being played.

Cathedral hosts night of music

For many of us, the three composers who dominate the Classical period in music history are Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. However, their music overshadows the ...
Three kids sit in the pews ready for the Coldest Night.

Cold night, warm hearts

For the third year in a row, St. Michael and All Angels on St. Clair Avenue West in Toronto took part in the Coldest Night ...
Three adult women, a toddler and a baby gather to light the Advent wreath.

Special moment

Four generations of the same family light the Christ Candle on Christmas Eve at Christ Church-St. Jude, Ivy. From left are Courtney Wrobel-Jackson holding two-month-old ...
Four men gather to cut a ceremonial ribbon; a view of the door to St. Barnabas with stairs and a ramp.

Open at last

Brent Whitby, Jacek Swierzbinski, Kris Ciesek and Gary Davenport cut the ribbon to open the new accessible entrance at St. Barnabas, Chester on Jan. 28. ...
People carry flags.

Church celebrates Black history

Holy Family, Heart Lake, Brampton kicked off its Black History Month celebrations at a service on Feb. 4. Bishop Peter Fenty (suffragan bishop, retired) was ...
People sitting on a coach bus.

Bus trips builds bonds between congregations

What does regional ministry in our diocese look like? Well, on New Year’s Day, it looked like three churches on a bus. The three parishes ...
A llama looks on in a candlelit church.

Animals delight young and old at service

When I heard that our church would be having a live nativity on Christmas Eve, I just assumed – incorrectly, as it turned out – ...
Three young girls dressed up as angels.

Inspired

In November, Penny Nutbrown of St. John the Evangelist, Port Hope, posted a photo on the church’s Facebook page of three angels in the parish’s ...
A room full of people sitting at tables.

Caribbean celebration

St. Paul on-the-Hill, Pickering and St. Martin, Bay Ridges (Pickering) host the Caribbean Cultural Event in Pickering on Sept. 23. More than 250 guests enjoyed ...
A group of children sing and do actions.

Church begins centenary celebrations

Marking its 100-year journey from a Scarborough community church to a multicultural parish, the church of St. Bede launched a year of centenary celebrations. The ...
A blue wooden food pantry filled with dry goods.

Pantry for the people

St. Paul, Lindsay officially opened its new free food cupboard called “St. Paul’s Pantry” in August. Parishioners stocked the pantry and then it was blessed ...
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Poetry reading launches new book

Now in its 35th year, the St. Thomas Poetry Series will host a reading on Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Thomas, 383 Huron ...
Four people pose for a photo.

Tea Time

The Parish of Minden, Kinmount and Maple Lake holds its annual garden tea party on Aug. 13.  The tea party is held to connect the ...
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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 ...
Michelle Jones stands with the food pantry with dry goods inside.

New food cupboard helps community

There’s a new food cupboard in Caledon East. “Take what you need, leave what you can” is the motto for the new initiative of St. ...
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Recital celebrates cathedral’s new organ console

In July, St. James Cathedral received its new organ console from Létourneau Organs after two years of detailed planning, carving and sophisticated electrical and computer ...
Group photo in a church with Primate Linda Nicholls in the centre.

Primate visits parish

St. James, Caledon East welcomed Archbishop Linda Nicholls, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, at a special Sunday morning service on June 4 to ...
Two priests leading a service.

Church hosts tea for regional ministry

On the morning of June 25, members from Trinity, Barrie, St. Margaret, Barrie and the Good Shepherd in Stayner gathered for an outdoor service and ...
People sitting at tables eating dinner.

Back at last

Volunteers and migrant workers have a meal and worship together at St. Saviour, Orono in June – the first time in three years, due to ...
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Church hosts mapping exercise

St. Paul, Lindsay hosted “Mapping the Ground We Stand On,” facilitated by Cheryl Marek of the PWRDF, on June 24. The church welcomed about 20 ...
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Food, book nook help neighbours

St. David Anglican-Lutheran Church, Orillia remains intent on sharing love to its community, one veggie or book at a time. The congregation gathered on June ...
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