October 2019

Two priests extend hands over a pile of knitted blankets

Prayer shawls provide comfort

St. George Memorial, Oshawa celebrated the second anniversary of its prayer shawl ministry with a special service on May 26. The Rev. Canon Judy Herron-Graham, …

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Church celebrates 40th anniversary

Forty years ago, in 1979, the Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Toronto began its life as the Mission of Chartwell-Milliken, under the leadership …

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Journey to church goes through shelter

Olatubosun (Ola) Olanipekun and Lewis Ngwamba Kabonde each arrived at St. Peter and St. Simon the Apostle, Toronto, via the side door. That is, their …

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Service marks 40 years of outreach ministry to park

The Parish of Georgina welcomed Bishop Riscylla Shaw to a service of Evening Prayer on July 7 to celebrate 40 years of outreach ministry in …

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Neighours pitch in when shelves go bare

It was Sunday afternoon and the Beeton Cupboard at St. Michael and All Angels, Toronto, was bare. The cupboard, named after Elizabeth Beeton, who died …

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Event to thank ‘good people’ who sought redress for internees

Author and social justice activist Joy Kogawa is organizing an event at Holy Trinity, Trinity Square on Oct. 5 to express gratitude to the men …

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God was with me then and is with me now

Ryan Ramsden is a churchwarden at Grace Church in Scarborough and a member of the diocese’s Synod and General Synod. He is a member of …

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Giving of our first fruits should be our top priority

One statistic stands out for me more than any other when assessing the health of stewardship in a parish: the total number of donors who …

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A summer of joy and challenge

On their first day of school in September, our children were asked to share with the class how they had spent the summer. At the …

Autumn invites us to reflect

With the arrival of autumn comes the departure of the heat and humidity of summer. Short sleeves are changed out for sweaters. The days become …

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Church improves building, programs for city’s poorest

When the Rev. Dr. Alison Falby arrived at All Saints, Sherbourne Street nine months ago, the church was going through one of its hardest winters. …

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Helping homeless in tents a ‘life-giving’ experience, says Peterborough priest

For the Rev. Canon Brad Smith, helping some homeless people in Peterborough this summer has been a bruising experience, but it has also deepened his …

Dean Stephen Vail stands on the chancel steps of the cathedral and speaks

New dean installed in joyful service

Long after the service had ended and most of the congregation had headed next door to the reception, the Very Rev. Stephen Vail remained in …

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