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St Barnabas on the Danforth
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TORONTO AUSTRUMU EV. LUT. LATVIEŠU DRAUDZE
East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community see here »

ST BARNABAS CHRISTMAS MARKET MEDIA COVERAGE
Christmas Fair gets snapd
see here »

THE BANNER
The Parish Newsletter
the latest issue of
the parish newsletter
online here »

TAIZÉ PRAYER
MEDITATION & MUSIC
Taizé
More about Taizé
here »

Riverdale Art Show
Riverdale Art 2017
Show & Sale
The 29th Annual Riverdale Art Show and Sale 2017 was held October 13-14, 2017 featuring hundreds of new paintings by local artists. View an online photo album and an archive of past shows here »

Riverdale Art 2017
SNAPD NEWS
Riverdale Art Show
See the Beach Danforth SNAPD news coverage of the art show here »

FOOD BANK DONATIONS
The Deacon’s Cupboard
needs replenishing: canned salmon, luncheon meat, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, crackers and canned soups. Please leave your contributions in the hamper at the entrance to the church.

MEALS ON WHEELS
WoodGreen Community Services
are currently looking for volunteers for Meals on Wheels and are looking for volunteers to do friendly visits. Please email » or call 416-645-6000 x1157.

YOU HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL TO SHARE?
Do you have something special you would like to share with the parish - a poem or song (remember you have to have the writers’ permission to print anything) or a photo of the parish? Share it with us in either the newsletter or the bulletin. Please forward it to Maria and we will do our best to showcase it. email »

COFFEE HOUR
We are looking for volunteers to set up, to bring food, to serve and clean up. If you prefer to just bring food/refreshments that’s definitely welcome. There is a list at the back of the church for you, a group or your family to sign up. Please see Helen Taylor if you have any questions.

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 »

Kennedy House
Kennedy House
Outreach Partner
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

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

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!
  
CHRISTMAS at ST. BARNABAS - All are welcome!
  • ADVENT IV
    Sunday December 24, 2017
    in the morning

  • Christmas candlesCHRISTMAS EVE
    Sunday December 24, 2017
    • 4pm - Family Eucharist – Christmas Eve
    • 10pm - Eucharist – Christmas Eve
  • CHRISTMAS DAY
    Monday December 25, 2017
    • 10:30am - Eucharist – Christmas Day
  • THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
    Sunday December 31, 2017
    • 9am - Said Eucharist
    • 10:30am - Eucharist (no choir)
  • THURSDAY NOTE: There will be no midweek Eucharist ThursdayAccessibility elevator at the Hampotn Avenue entrance December 28.
  • ACCESSIBILITY elevator at the Hampton Avenue entrance

All are welcome at St. Barnabas on the Danforth
  • WELCOME to St. Barnabas on the Danforth - For details about services at St.Barnabas, see here » All are welcome! Helping serveand build up the people of our church, our neighbourhood, the city, and the world for 160 years! Location map here » / Contact info here »
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL We welcome our children in worship! details »
  • NEXT TAIZÉ SERVICE - All are welcome at this quiet, meditative service of chants, prayers, short readings, and silence. Generally, the 3rd Sunday of the month. A short rehearsal begins at 6:30pm, Service at 7pm. More on Taizé here »

PHOTO ALBUMS & GALLERIES

Flickr album  Flickr album  Flickr album
View all St. Barnabas photo albums here »

WELCOME TO THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY
ALL EVENTS ON
CALENDAR
WIZ at St. Barnabas listed by date time room: here »
MONDAYS READING OUTLOUD
MONDAY, DECEMBER 18 2017 @ noon - The Out Loud group will meet again this Monday in The Study for a reading of seasonal poetry. We will begin again with Macbeth, on January 8, 2018. All are welcome. We read for about an hour and usually a few of us enjoy a brown bag lunch together so you are free by 1-1:30pm if you stay for lunch.

CONCERT - Carols in a Minor Key
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017 @ 7:00pm in the Sanctuary of Bloor Street United Church, 300 Bloor St. West (at Huron – west of St. George, east of Spadina). Christmas can bring sadness as well as joy for those living with grief, or depression, or simply for the yearning of things to be better. Information: call Rev. Martha ter Kuile at 416-924-7439 ext. 44 or Nancy Gordon, ext. 29
TENOR LEAD POSITION
St. Barnabas Anglican Church is seeking a Tenor Lead starting January 2018 Stipend: $320/month. Services on Sundays 10:30am-11:45am Choir rehearsals on Thursdays 7:45pm-9:15pm and Sundays 10:00am-10:15am. Please contact Dr. Konrad Harley, the Parish Music Director, for an audition: harley.konrad@gmail.com. See choir/music page here »

2018

CONCERT: Michael Pare & Charlotte Abbott
SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2018, at 2pm - Michael Pare (guitar) and Charlotte Abbott (soprano) perform works by Domenico Scarlatti, Dominick Argento (Letters from Composers), and traditional Celtic and Canadian folksongs. Admission: $20 general, $10 seniors/students - www.michaelpare.ca / www.charlotteabbott.ca / See upcoming concerts at St. Barnabas here »
REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP AT ST BARNABAS
Mehtab Matthew, our first sponsored refugee is thriving at George Brown College, has part-time work and an apartment at Tartu student residence on Bloor. We recently embarked on another project to bring a family of Afghanistani refugees coming from Turkey. The Anglican United Refugee Alliance has submitted the necessary paperwork but they expect it will take not less than eighteen months for the family to arrive in Toronto. If there are members of the parish who are interested in becoming part of our planning at this early stage, please speak with the rector or one of the wardens.
soup!SOUP & CHAT
SUNDAY, JANUARY14, 2018, The NCD committee will be hosting a soup lunch on January 14. Stay after our 10:30am service and join us for some hot homemade soup and a time to chat about our faith together and get to know more about each other. More about NCD at St. Barnabas (Natural Church Development) here »
KEEPERS OF THE WATER
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018 at 7pm. The 6th Annual ‘Keepers of the Water Vigil of Lament and Thanksgiving’ Church of the Holy Trinity (Eaton Centre, Toronto) A Place to Pray for the Health of the Environment and the Integrity of our Water. All are wecome. additional information here »

Rezonance Baroque EnsembleCONCERT: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble
Versailles Confidential
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2018 at 8pm. Versailles Confidential - French Baroque chamber music & contemporary correspondence.
  • Concert details and poster here »
  • Upcoming concerts at St. Barnabas here »

VESTRY
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018 the annual meeting of the parish immediately following the 10:30 am Eucharist. The deadline for reports will be Sunday, January 21, 2018. Please email your reports to office@stbarnabas-toronto.com or send a hard copy to the office.

REPORT FROM SYNOD JANET BROOKER, the parish representative to the Synod of the Diocese of Toronto, has written a short summary report of the November sessions. View / read online and/or download here »
Natural Church DevelopmentNATURAL CHURCH DEVELOPMENT (NCD)
The NCD process focuses on eight quality characteristics of healthy, growing churches, allowing us to measure and then shape our ministry to improve our overall health. In May, St Barnabas participated in an NCD survey of the parish - See an update from the NCD team here »
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL needs people like you The Riverdale / Cabbagetown chapter of Amnesty International welcomes new members. Come join us. Group 164 (Riverdale/ Cabbagetown) of Amnesty International meets at St Barnabas 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 »

CONCERT: Rezonance Baroque Ensemble
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 at 2pm. "Hanel's Heroines" - thrilling and emotional soprano arias are a favourite part of Handel’s operas. The Rezonance Baroque Ensemble teams up with coloratura soprano Vania Chan to perform some of Handel's greatest hits for soprano and orchestra. See Performer season announcement flier here »
Toronto Bach FestivalTORONTO BACH FESTIVAL
MAY 11-13, 2018 – Toronto Bach Festival - Three concerts of sublime music by the incomparable Johann Sebastian Bach. Details TBA http://www.torontobachfestival.com

Welch RecitalCONCERT: Piano Recital
SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018 at 4pm - Luke Welch, pianist: www.lukewelch.ca


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 »

 

   
   

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