Map to St Barnabas on the Danforth
TORONTO BACH FESTIVAL
3 concerts May 27-29 at St Barnabas & The Oratory of St. Philip Neri - details »
TORONTO AUSTRUMU EV. LUT. LATVIEŠU DRAUDZE
East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community see here »
MEDITATION & MUSIC
Next Taizé service at St. Barnabas on June 19, 2016. More about Taizé here »
WOODGREEN COMMUNITY SERVICES MEALS ON WHEELS
Meals on Wheels Needs Volunteers! Volunteer to bring nutritious hot meals to seniors and people with disabilities in your neighbourhood and to bring a smile to their faces and yours. Please get more information at the table at the back of the church. - details online here »
NEIGHBOURHOOD REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP PARTNERSHIPS
The Parish is moving ahead in partnership with neighbourhood groups to assist in the Sponsorship of Refugees. There will be opportunities to work with the local Committees, to contribute time, transportation, expertise, and locate/provide housing – both temporary and permanent. Please keep this initiative in your prayers. - see details here.
CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHS
Photos of the events and people of St Barnabas are welcomed and needed for the upcoming Banner and for inclusion on our website. Please forward these care of the office. Thank you! Fr J.
FOOD BANK DONATIONS
The Deacon’s Cupboard
needs replenishing for the summer months: Kraft Dinner, Peanut Butter, Canned Fruit and Juices, Pasta Sauces, Baked Beans, Spam / Luncheon Meat, Canned Tuna and Salmon, Cookies and Crackers, Toiletries, etc.
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 »
Those interested in championing Outreach Ministries and/or being a parish contact person for the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund, please let Fr Jonathan or the Leadership Team know.
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 »
NO READING OUTLOUD this holiday Monday, May 23. Reading Outloud resumes next Monday, May 30. Gather and read texts together in real time, out loud. Discussion flows from what is heard and shared in the moment. Instead of guilt and cramming, genuine leisure and spontaneous conversation. Currently reading Michel Houellebec's novel Submission. All are welcome. More about Reading Outloud »
No Monday Night Bible Study this holiday Monday, May 23. Bible Study will resume on Monday May 30 at 6:30pm. There will be no Bible Study on Monday, June 6 and the last Bible Study session will be on Monday, June 13. Please see Deacon Grace for more information.
First Annual Toronto Bach Festival
presented by Four Centuries of Bach
ST BARNABAS CHURCH YARD SALE !
SATURDAY JUNE 18 at 10am – 2pm. via the Hampton Ave entrance. Donations for the Yard Sale can be brought to the church from Monday, June 13 to Saturday, June 18. Suggested items: Dishes, glassware, books, CDs, videos, small appliances (working condition). Please contact the Church Office at 416-463-1344 to arrange bringing items to the church. On Friday, June 17 from 10am to 3pm we will need volunteers to help check, price and arrange the items we receive. Please inform Helen Taylor or the Church Office if you are able to assist us.
ST BARNABAS GARDEN NOTE CARDS FOR SALE
St. Barnabas Garden Note Cards For Sale Each Sunday in Church - $1 each. Proceeds from the sale of these cards will go to assist with the cost of garden management. Enid & Phil Crush and Irving Stoute bring colour and life to the Danforth by presenting a beautiful garden in front of the church.
DRUG DEALING ON THE DANFORTH
No less than five storefront marijuana shops have appeared on the Danforth between Pape and Broadview. They are all operating illegally. If you are concerned about this kind of drug trafficking and its impact on the community, please contact Councillors Paula Fletcher (email@example.com, 416-392-4060); Mary Fragedakis (firstname.lastname@example.org, 416-466-MARY (6279), MPP Peter Tabuns (email@example.com, 416-461-0223) and MP Julie Dabrusin (Julie.Dabrusin@parl.gc.ca, 416 405-8914)
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 »
RIVERDALE ART SHOW
Put the 28th Annual Riverdale Art Show and Sale on the calendar for next year. - Friday October 14 and Saturday October 15, 2016. See about recent shows 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 »BACH CHILDREN'S CHORUS & BACH CHAMBER YOUTH CHOIR Composer and Pianist Eleanor Daley (left) and founder conductor Linda Beaupre (right) rehearse members of the Children's Chorus for their Spring "In the Mood Concert" in support of St Barnabas' Accessibility Project. The concert also featured The Bach Chamber Youth Choir and Melanie Doane's USchool ukelele virtuosos. The Youth Choir ages 16-24 rehearses weekly at St Barnabas. New members always welcome. Choir website 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 »