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Taize
Next Taizé service is Sunday, October 19 at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm
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RIVERDALE ART 2014
Riverdale Art 2014
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CHRISTMAS MARKET
SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 8

We are looking for people to rent tables to sell their art and handicrafts. Indoor table rental small table $40; large table $50. If interested, please call the church office 416-463-1344 or email »


REMEMBERING
Remembrance Concert

Kennedy House
Kennedy House
Outreach Partner
Located on Pape Ave., Kennedy House assists local youth in need. Trouble children and youth are cared for, assisted, and moved forward to a brighter future... For more details, see Outreach »

Michaelmas Banner
Your new edition of The Banner awaits you at the entrance way. If you have already collected yours, please assist the distribution by delivering some to fellow parishioners.

Deacon's Cupboard
Donations needed

Donations of nonperishable foods such as pasta & pasta sauce, Kraft Dinner, peanut butter, tinned meat and fish, soups (especially cream of mushroom), etc., are always appreciated by those who come to our door looking for food. Please put your donations in the wicker basket at the back of the church.

Many thanks go to those who have already responded to this request.


Join the choir
CHOIR WELCOMES YOU

Prayer Shawl ministry

Prayer Shawl Ministry
St Barnabas has joined an international Prayer Shawl Ministry movement. Are you a knitter? Want to learn? Details ».

Enjoy reading? Enjoy the St Barnabas Book Club !
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ST BARNABAS
Literally hundreds of members of the community - parishioners, club members, athletes, parents, children, volunteers - can be found at Saint Barnabas every day of the week. A typical week includes an assortment of these: Regular Sunday and Weekday worship, the Bach Youth Chamber Choir, Art classes, Tai Chi, Yoga, Children's Circle Day Care, Girl Guides, Little Kickers, Musical Munchkins, Sportball, Toronto Country Dancers, Toronto English Country Dancers, Jane Austen Dance, Choir rehearsals, Lunch and Learn, and many more!

St Barnabas on the Danforth

  
WELCOME TO ST BARNABAS ON THE DANFORTH
All are welcome at the celebrations of the St. Barnabas community

St Francis of Assisi - Sunday October 5, 2014
  • 9:00 am - Holy Eucharist
  • 10:30 am - Choral Eucharist
    • More about Sundays - Presider, homilist, readings, church school, choir, music, readings, refreshments - see here »
    • Accessibiity Update: completion and special repast following the service

  • Thursday Eucharist - @ 12 noon Holy Eucharist in the Chancel
  • East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community - Austrum Draudze worships at St. Barnabas - Sunday October 5: 1-4pm - details & service information here »
  • Next Taizé Service - Sunday, October 19 - Pentecost 19 @ 7pm - Join in the Taizé Worship. Doors open at 6:30. More about Taizé here »

THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY


READING OUTLOUD SERIES
RilkeReading Outloud Series Continues Mondays from noon – 1 pm. All are welcome.

Join a diverse group of enthusiastic participants from within the parish and beyond.
  • More about Rilke's Duino Elegies here »
  • More about "The Study" here »

MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
Monday Night Bible Study
MONDAYS @ 7 pm - Bible study in The Study. All welcome.

WEEKDAY EUCHARIST
THURSDAYS @ 12 noon - Holy Eucharist in the Chancel.

AN INVITATION
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4 @ 2 pm - You are cordially invited to attend our Thanksgiving Tea! In the Upper Hall & Reception Room.

WEEKLY HAPPENINGS AT ST BARNABAS
MORE UPCOMING EVENTS: see below or click here »

ZHONG WEN TAIJI
MONDAYS @ 7:30 pm in Upper Hall - details here »
YOGA
TUESDAYS @ 7:30 pm - Yoga class in Upper Hall.
MUSICAL MUNCHKINS
WEDNESDAYS @ 10:30 am - Reception Room - details »
VITAL STEPS
WEDNESDAYS @ 11 am in the Upper Hall - details here »
CANADIAN TAI CHI ACADEMY
WEDNESDAYS @ 7 pm - Canadian Tai Chi Academy in the Upper Hall - details here »
SPORTBALL
THURSDAYS @ 9:00 am - Sportball in Upper Hall - details »
ART CLASS
THURSDAYS @ 9:30 am - Jenny Reid's art class in Reception Room - details »
ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE
THURSDAYS @ 7:30 pm - classes - details »
CHOIR
THURSDAYS @ 7:45 pm - Interested in choral singing at St Barnabas? New choir members more than welcome to the first choir practice of the fall season. In the choir room. Please speak to Neil Houlton or email. ... see choir webpage »
LITTLE KNICKERS
SATURDAYS @ 9 am - in Upper Hall - details »
TORONTO ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCERS
SATURDAYS @ 7:30 pm - Toronto English Country Dancers dance in Upper Hall - details »
BACH YOUTH CHORUS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 @ 5:30 pm - in Upper Hall - Bach Youth Chorus website »

As well as parish groups and committees, many community groups also regularly meet at St. Barnabas. For group descriptions and contact information - see here » If you are interested in finding out more about any of the above groups, or booking space for your meetings, classes, events or workshops, please contact Mary in the church office. 416-463-1344 / Location & map » / Contact us »

COMING UP AT ST BARNABAS

THE BOOK CLUB
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7 @ 10:30 am in The Study. We will be discussing William Trevor's collection of short stories, titled The Hill Batchelors. All are welcome. See about the Book Club here »

Riverdale Art 2014
ANNUAL RIVERDALE ART SHOW 2014 & OPENING RECEPTION
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 - Opening Reception, 6-8 pm All are welcome.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 - 10:30 am - 5:00 pm at St. Barnabas Anglican Church. See map/location contact here » Note: Wheelchair accessible via the elevator located at the Hampton Avenue entrance. FREE admission! More about the Riverdale Art Show here »
Christmas MarketCHRISTMAS MARKET
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8. We are looking for people to rent tables to sell their art and handicrafts. Indoor table rental small table $40; large table $50. If interested, please call the church office 416-463-1344 or email » / View/download the poster here »
REMEMBERING: A tribute in words and music
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9 @ 4 pm - A tribute in words and music to those who served in WWI and WWII. Choir and soloists with piper Brendan Culver and organist Simon Walker. Tickets -Adults: $15 per person; Under 16 years old: free. Tickets available from October 1, 2014 onward: 416-463-1344. Accessibility elevator via the 175 Hampton Avenue entrance. See flyer »
Remembering: a tribute in words and music
DONATIONS
Donations continue to be welcomed at Hospitality Hour towards the purchase of a small fridge for The Study. This will help provide refreshments during the construction phase of the Accessibility Project.
FOOD BANK DONATIONS
Donations for the Deacon’s Cupboard parish food bank are welcome, especially at this time of the year. Please leave non-perishable items in the wicker basket by the entrance.

choirCHOIR
Interested in choral singing at St Barnabas? New choir members more than welcome. Please speak to Neil Houlton or email. For more about the choir, see here ». View repertoire past and present here »

BISHOP'S ANNUAL VISIT
Bishop Yu's next annual parish visit will take place on May 24, 2015 Pentecost Sunday. Bishop's website »

ORGAN & CHOIR at St Barnabas

Bach Children's Chorus at St Barnabas BACH CHILDREN'S CHORUS
The Bach Children's Chorus Concert on Saturday, November 23 saw over 250 people in St Barnabas, almost every available hall filled with young people, and well over $3,000.00 raised for the Organ Fund. All in all, a splendid success and a marvelous evening of music.

Sisterhood of St John the Divine - Retreats RETREATS & QUIET TIME AT THE CONVENT
The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine (SSJD) is a monastic community within the Anglican Church of Canada located near Yonge & Finch. The sisters welcome visitors for liturgies, quiet days, retreats & workshops, or a place of peace and quiet to rest and refresh - see website ». email » / (416) 226-2201. A comprehensive listing of SSJD quiet days and retreats is available here »
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Amnesty International needs people like you The Riverdale/Cabbagetown chapter of Amnesty International is looking for new members. Come join us. We meet right here at St. Barnabas. Group 164 (Riverdale/ Cabbagetown) of Amnesty International meets at 7 PM on the first Tuesday of each month (except for July and August) in the reception room. What do we do? See here for details »
ST BARNABAS BOOK TABLE
The Book Club has graciously offered to oversee a book table that will be located at the back of the church. You are welcome to bring in any books that you would like to pass on and donate to this table - LIMIT of 3 books per person! The books will remain on the book table for a period of 6 weeks, after which time they will be recycled. Everyone is invited to take a book for a small donation of either a loonie or a toonie.
THE RIVERDALE ART SHOW
The Riverdale Art Show is held at St. Barnabas annually in mid-October . The October 2014 dates TBA. See artwork and artists from previous shows at St. Barnabas here »

ALSO NOTE!
150 REMEMBRANCES 
ST. BARNABAS (CHESTER) ANGLICAN CHURCH, TORONTO

St. Barnabas on the Danforth celebrated the parish's 150th Anniversary in 2008. In conjunction with Special Memorial Service on Sunday, November 9 was an Exhibition of Artifacts collected from the extensive research project still currently underway. 

This research project is being conducted by several members of the congregation who have collected the names from the church’s many memorial plaques and dedications representing those who fought in past world conflicts. By using the Canadian National Archives and old newspaper clippings available on the Internet, they have already uncovered over 90 enlistment or casualty records. It is their great hope that, with the assistance of the wider community, they will be able to discover even more information on the over 60 remaining names. 

Anyone wishing to participate in this project, either to find out more information on a relative or particular individual or to offer additional details to the project, should contact Sheila Cram of the 150th Anniversary Committee through the parish office at 416-463-1344 or email »

Anglican FoundationThe Anglican Foundation - the community foundation for Anglicans in Canada, whose sole purpose is to nurture and advance, in Canada, the life and work of the Anglican Church of Canada: website »

   
   

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