May 2019

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Area supports local students with bursaries

The first year of university or college can be a financial nightmare for anyone. In 2011, York-Scarborough’s area council began a program to support local …

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Race planned for deanery

Two churches in Scarborough are hosting an Amazing Race-type event to bring local Anglicans together and to raise funds for outreach. The Scarborough Steeplechase, as …

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LGBTQ history to come out at new speakers’ series

Growing up at St. Matthias, Bellwoods, Robert Adams was grateful that he was part of a congregation that fully accepted and welcomed LGBTQ people. When …

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Church softball league gets underway

When it comes to baseball in Toronto, the Blue Jays get all the attention. But a church league has been running in Scarborough for nearly …

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Exhibit turns tears to healing

“Hi, Dad, I’m doing really great here,” reads an exuberant letter home from young Sonya Nadine Mae Cywink, a member of Whitefish Nation, Manitoulin Island …

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I knew I had found my vocation

Dave Carley is a Canadian playwright. His plays have had over 450 productions across Canada and the United States, and in many countries around the …

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The power of personal witness

One of the things that Anglicans typically are not inclined to do is speak about their faith. The Natural Church Development program indicates that “passionate …

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Speaking with a voice of faith in a dark time

In February, Bishop Andrew Asbil met with the diocese’s Creation Matters committee as it was finalizing the Diocesan Policy Paper on Environmental Issues. The paper …

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Churches open ovens for festival

BRANDON – In a place where the winters can seem unending, the Northern Manitoba Trappers’ Festival brings the communities of The Pas and Opaskwayak Cree …

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Anglicans visit northern Philippines

VANCOUVER – On Feb. 17, after more than 13 hours of flight, a team of travellers from the Diocese of New Westminster arrived in Manila …

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Students to walk Camino

VICTORIA – A group of University of Victoria students has been preparing for a pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Co-led by the …

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Fire destroys St. James, Roseneath

TORONTO – The 156-year-old church of St. James, Roseneath was destroyed in a fire during the evening of April 9. No one was injured. The …

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Let’s join in prayer together

“Prayer is where the action is” – John Wesley My 16-year-old daughter Kate and I visited southern India in January, at the invitation of the …

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Mongolians energize Toronto church

Somewhere in Ulan Bator, children and senior citizens will be breathing a little easier, thanks to the generosity of Christ Church St. James in Toronto. …

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Rwandan speaker to visit

Clergy and their parishioners are invited to “lunch and learns” during the week of June 10 to hear about work in Rwanda that is supported …

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Government urged to keep sites open

The diocese’s College of Bishops and four clergy have written to Minister of Health Christine Elliott, expressing their concern over the provincial government’s decision to …

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From grass to garden

IN 2017, the Rev. Beverley Williams and her staff at Flemingdon Park Ministry had a conversation about the need for good, healthy produce for local …

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