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MEDITATION & MUSIC
More about Taizé here »
REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP UPDATE: August 21
Housing wanted for our newcomer from Pakistan. Mehtab Matthew will be beginning full-time English studies at Jones Ave. Adult School in September. He has accommodation with a local family until the end of September ... read more here »
The arrival of the refugee family being supported by Pier 21 has been delayed because of the turmoil in Turkey. It is hoped they will be issued exit visas and travel on August 15th ...-read more here ».
Finding a New Incumbent - Meeting with the Bishop
As per the letter that we sent out to all parishioners on June 24, the Leadership Team met with Bishop Yu on July 26 to discuss the most appropriate approach for us to find a new Incumbent once Father Jonathan has retired at the end of the year. Based on all of your feedback, we shared with the Bishop that we collectively preferred the "shorter" process as was outlined in the June 24 letter. We also provided him with an updated parish profile document and a list of things we would be looking for in a new Incumbent. The ball is now back in the Bishop's court to identify some potential suitable candidates for us and we don't expect to hear from him again until later in August. We will keep you all posted as things progress. Gary, Everod, Helen, Teresa and Janear.
Read the full text of the letter here »
TORONTO AUSTRUMU EV. LUT. LATVIEŠU DRAUDZE
East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community see here »
LET THERE BE (MORE) LIGHT CAMPAIGN
As the early images of the interior make clear, from the beginning St Barnabas was meant to be light-filled and uplifting. ... read more »
FOOD BANK DONATIONS
The Deacon’s Cupboard
needs replenishing for the summer months: Pasta, Sauces, Kraft Dinner, Peanut Butter, Canned Fruit,
Juices, Sardines/Tuna/Salmon, Crackers/Cookies. Please leave your
contributions in the hamper at the entrance to the church.
Kennedy House Youth shelter, a partner agency to which our parish makes monthly donations. 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 »
CHOIR WELCOMES YOU
Prayer Shawl Ministry
St Barnabas has joined an international Prayer Shawl Ministry movement. Are you a knitter? Want to leyarn? Details ».
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!
WELCOME TO ST. BARNABAS on the DANFORTH
WELCOME TO THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY
EVENT CALENDAR WIZ
CALENDAR by-date/time/room listing all events at St. Barnabas - here »
READING OUTLOUD at NOON
Reading Outloud at Noon is on summer break until we reconvene Monday Sept 12 to read the play “Top Girls” by Caryl Churchill - see The Study » .
The Monday Evening Bible Study is on hiatus.
Steven Shubert will be offering a talk on Napoleon's Expedition to Egypt, Thursday September 29, at the Toronto Reference Library, 5th floor, from 2 - 2:30pm. This talk is in conjunction with the main floor exhibit which runs from August 13th-Oct. 16th and is called "The Art of Cartography." For a preview of the exhibit see the following article in Canadian Geographic: link »
RIVERDALE ART SHOW
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14-15, 2016 - 28th Annual Riverdale Art Show and Sale - hundreds of new paintings by local artists - See here »
ST BARNABAS at TASTE OF THE DANFORTH 2016
Photos from the Taste of the Danforth - Aug 6 - we had our doors open all day and welcomed many into the church. At 1 pm we had an Organ Recital by our Organist Konrad Harley The dog, Lassie, comes from Sudbury with her owner every year - spends time at the Church - Click to see set »
KONRAD HARLEY PROKOFIEV LECTURE
LAY ANOINTERS INVITED TO TRAINING WEEKEND
OCTOBER 16-18, 2016 - A training weekend for lay anointers is being held at St. John’s Convent, 233 Cummer Ave., Toronto. This residential, practical program prepares lay anointers for ministry in their parishes under the supervision of their parish priests. Topics include healing prayer, the sacrament of anointing, supervision and practice anointing. All attendees must have support of a sponsoring priest, if you are interested in exploring this as a possible ministry, please speak with Fr Jonathan. SSJD website »
THE MARKET - art & handicrafts, baking, refreshments
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016 10am-3pm - Craft tables, bake table, refreshments, raffle - "something for everyone" - Vendors! We are looking for art and handicrafts. If you have something you would like to sell please contact us! St. Barnabas Church 416-463-1344 or email@example.com Indoor table rentals – small: $45, large $55 - view/download poster here »
2016 Sacred Concert, Schutz "St John Passion" on Good Friday
EUTHANASIA AND ASSISTED SUICIDE: A personal statement
Some months ago I shared privately with Archbishop Colin Johnson and my area Bishop, Patrick Yu, my deepening concerns about the direction this discussion has been taking ever since the Supreme Court Carter decision, and about the virtual absence of response from our Church.... see full text here »
WEEKLY AT ST BARNABAS on the DANFORTH
MANY COMMUNITY GROUPS meet regularly at St. Barnabas. For descriptions and contact information - see here »CHOIR
THURSDAYS @ 7:45 pm - Interested in choral singing at St Barnabas? New choir members welcome. In the downstairs choir room. Please speak to the clergy. For more about the choir, see here ». View repertoire past and present here »
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 (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 »