November 2021

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Pamphlet, book new this fall

The St. Thomas Poetry Series has been publishing books of Christian poetry over the past 25 years. Its “home” is St. Thomas, Huron Street in ...
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Bishop-elect gets pleasant surprise

EDMONTON – On the morning of Sept. 18, only a few hours before his consecration as the 11th Bishop of Edmonton, Bishop-elect Steve London was ...
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Blessing of motorcycles held in person

FREDERICTON – Although delayed, the 19th annual Blessing of the Bikes and Breakfast took place, in person, on Aug. 14 at the Church of the ...
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Synod office installs charging station

VANCOUVER – Bishop John Stephens blessed the new charging station in the parking lot of the Diocese of New Westminster’s Synod office on Sept. 23. ...
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War of 1812 soldiers honoured

Cemeteries are generally quiet places, but not during musket fire. Yet, what more fitting way to honour the memory of three militia men who served ...
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Seeing youth ministry grow is exciting

Ian Physick is the area youth ministry coordinator for the York-Scarborough episcopal area. He also serves on the Bishop’s Youth Ministry Committee (BYMC). My duties ...
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Synod coming up

The diocese’s Synod will convene virtually from Nov. 25 to Nov. 27. The theme of the 160th Regular Session of Synod will be Love Thy ...
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Order seeks nominations

Nominations are invited for the Order of the Diocese of Toronto. The Order recognizes members of the laity who have given outstanding service over a ...
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How might we welcome the stranger?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, home has been the safest place to be for most of us. But the pandemic hasn’t meant an end to the ...
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Spiritual growth of children explored

The Toronto Children’s Ministry Conference, a gathering of parents, church volunteers, ministry leaders and anyone who has a passion for ministering to children, will take ...
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All creatures great and small

People are invited to bring their pets for a blessing each year on the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi.
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Confessions of a reluctant steward

I have a confession to make. There was a time when I wasn’t quite sure what to do when the collection plate came around. I knew ...
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Saints: the stars of our faith

On a recent walk through the Entertainment District in Toronto with my family, my eyes were drawn to a maple leaf-like star embedded in the ...

An important gathering of the Church

In October of 1851 the Anglican bishops of North America convened a meeting in Quebec to develop some common policies on a number of issues. ...
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New endowment supports church’s outreach work

In late August, the incumbent and churchwardens of St. Thomas, Huron St. were pleased to announce a $250,000 gift from a family in the parish ...
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Online ministry keeps kids engaged

In the midst of pandemic, kids from parishes in York-Simcoe and beyond got a taste of normal church life every Sunday as part of an ...
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Diocese introduces vaccination policy

The diocese has introduced a policy that requires clergy, diocesan employees and volunteers and parish employees and volunteers, to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. ...


Fifteen people from six parishes are confirmed at the diocesan confirmation service at St. James Cathedral on Sept. 19.
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