Map to St Barnabas on the Danforth
SPECTRUM PERCUSSION QUARTET IN CONCERT
in concert at St. Barnabas December 11. Details »
SHOE BOX DRIVE TO SUPPORT KENNEDY HOUSE YOUTH SHELTER
Host a ‘Christmas Shoe Box Drive’ for homeless youth ages 16-24 males and females - READ MORE HERE »
ANGLICAN - UNITED REFUGEE ALLIANCE
AURA is a Canadian charitable organization assisting in the sponsorship and resettlement of refugees. READ MORE HERE »
OUT OF THE COLD
Out of the Cold is a volunteer initiative by Toronto area synagogues, churches and faith communities to serve as Host Sites that offer shelter, hospitality and refuge to people who are homeless in the City of Toronto. Out of the Cold host sites reach out to marginalized individuals and extend a warm invitation to enjoy food, shelter and hospitality. This is made possible through the dedication and support of the many volunteer groups that offer their time, energy and perseverance. Donations of winter clothing should be brought to Eastminster United Church (main Jackman Ave. door) until the end of March. Please label all donations with “OOTC”. see Outreach »
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
We need more of these items: Pasta (Popular varieties), Pasta Sauces (Bottled/Canned), Canned Soup, Canned Fruit and Vegetables. Thank you for donations that have filled up the cupboard. see the full list here »
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 learn? 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
All are welcome at the celebrations of the St. Barnabas community
THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY
EVENT CALENDAR WIZ
CALENDAR by-date/time/room listing all events at St. Barnabas - here »
MONDAYS at 12 noon -continues weekly on Mondays from noon to 1 pm in The Study. Current reading: Vladimir Soloviev’s “Three Conversations”. All are welcome. See The Study »
MONDAY at 6:30 pm - in the home of Deacon Grace. Monday Bible Study ends on November 30 for the season.
THURSDAY eucharist at 12 noon.
THE INCARNATION IN ART
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2015 Join St. James Cathedral and art historian Dr. Thackray for an Advent lecture at the Cathedral - 6:00pm Cantata in the Cathedral / 6:30pm Refreshments in the Cathedral Centre / 7:00pm Lecture in the Cathedral Centre - Cathedral website »
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11 -8pm at St. Barnabas - SPECTRUM is pleased to announce a concert with John Rudolph of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, together performing “The Golden Age of Xylophone” by Floyd Werle and “Mudra” by Bob Becker. SPECTRUM will also be performing a collection of their own repertoire including the premiere of a new work written for them by Greg Samek. Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 for students. This is going to be a very exciting concert with lots of energetic music. You won’t want to miss it! -
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13 @ 5pm - Elixir is proud to present their fifth annual Elixir Mixer! 5pm Sunday December 13th 2015 St. Barnabas on the Danforth- 361 Danforth Avenue (at Chester Station) There will be snacks, flying fingers, and concertos galore! Music by Telemann, Tartini, Vivaldi, Leclair, and more! Special Guests: Michelle Odorico, Rezan Onen Lapointe, Julia Wedman, Matt Antal, and Rebecca Morton. Admission $20 adults; $10 students/seniors/arts workers. Elixir website
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6 at 3pm at the Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Avenue - The Riverdale Share Concert is a diverse holiday celebration held every December in Toronto’s vibrant Riverdale neighbourhood. The 23rd Annual Riverdale Share Concert The show features a range of festive music, comedy and dance and provides great entertainment for all ages! Proceeds of the show are donated to local community programs. Tickets are $20 and are available at The Big Carrot, 348 Danforth; It’s My Party, 423 Danforth and Treasure Island Toys, 581 Danforth, or online at Ticketmaster.ca. For information visit www.riverdaleshare.com or follow twitter@riverdaleshare . Riverdale Share webpage »
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 »
Reception at St. Barnabas following the Ecumenical Good Friday Walk
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 »