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MEDITATION & MUSIC
More about Taizé 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 »
REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP UPDATE: July 31
Volunteers Welcome. 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 15. Pier 21 is hoping to have on-the-ground help from St. Barnabas, if at all possible. The role of any volunteer from St. Barnabas would be to assist with welcoming and settling of the family. A sign-up sheet is available at the entrance way, please contact Jan Booker or Sharon Boatswain for more information. -see details 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 »
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 @ 1pm - Konrad Harley will perform works by Bach, Pachelbel, Kagel, and others. - see Music page » .
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 - Helen Taylor is looking for volunteers to help on Saturday, Augus t6 by extending hospitality and welcoming visitors to St Barnabas Church while the doors are open. Please sign up at the back of the church. - See Taste of the Danforth » (August 5-7, 2016)
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.
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 »
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Indoor table rentals – small: $45, large $55 - view/download poster here »
Thanks to the vision and hard work of Director John Abberger – assisted by his wife and daughter! – the first annual Toronto Bach Festival achieved lift‐off. The three day festival began a well attended inaugural concert at St Barnabas ... . Read more 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 »