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FOOD BANK DONATIONS
The Deacon’s Cupboard
needs replenishing: Pasta/Sauce, Cookies, Toilet paper, Canned Meat. Please leave your contributions in the hamper at the entrance to the church.

PIANO
If you would like to have the existing church piano and are willing to move it, please speak to the Wardens (Gary, Everod, Helen and Teresa).

TORONTO AUSTRUMU EV. LUT. LATVIEŠU DRAUDZE

East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community
see here »

TAIZÉ PRAYER
MEDITATION & MUSIC
Taizé
More about Taizé 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 »

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 ».

Riverdale Art 2017
Show & Sale
The 29th Annual Riverdale Art Show and Sale 2017 will be held Friday/Saturday, October 13-14, 2017 see here »

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!
  
Welcome to St. Barnabas!
Christmas at St Barnabas

THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT
Sunday, April 2, 2017
  • 9:00 am - Said Eucharist
  • 10:30 am - Choral Eucharist
  • 11:50 am - Lenten Bible Study on the Lord's Prayer
  • All are welcome to celebrate at St. Barnabas!
    For details about services at St. Barnabas, see here »
    Location map here » / Contact info here »
  • St Barnabas on the Danforth 160th Anniversary - We want to raise money for a lasting memory for the church for our 160th. Please share any ideas with your Wardens!

WELCOME TO THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY

EVENT CALENDAR WIZ
CALENDAR by-date/time/room listing all events at St. Barnabas - here »
MONDAY OUTLOUD
MONDAYS - meets at Noon in The Study. The play, “Angels in America” by Tony Kushner will be read. And yes, the playwright is related to our very own Daniel Kushner! All are welcome. readings, lively discussion - gather and read texts together, in real time, out loud. Discussion flows from what is heard and shared in the moment. For more information, please speak to the Rev. Jeanette Lewis. More about Outloud here »
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
MONDAYS at 6:30pm in The Study - continuing the study of the book of Exodus. Please speak to Deacon Grace for more information.
MESSY CHURCH
Willing to do crafts and/or do food for a once-a-month commitment? Volunteers needed! Please speak to the Rev. Jeanette if this is YOU we’re looking for! What is Messy Church? - info here »
WOULD YOU HARBOUR ME? A Fundraising Concert for Syrian Youth
SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017 @ 7:30pm - A Fundraising Concert for Syrian Youth - 1, MacLeod Auditorium, Faculty of Medicine 1 King’s College Circle, University of Toronto. Enjoy the U of T Spirit Singers and Common Thread choirs as they perform songs of justice and peace to raise funds for Syrian youth. All proceeds go to NMC-CESI. The NMC-CESI (Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations Department-Cultural Exchange Support Initiative) is comprised of University of Toronto students who develop a positive learning space with Syrian youth where they can acquire language, reading/writing skills. Youth supporting youth! Tickets can be purchased online: General Public: $15 Students $5 here » / NMC-CESI website here »
CLEANUP FOR EASTER
MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017 at 9:30 am - we will gather to clean the church for Easter. Bring your duster and toothbrush. Any help will be greatly appreciated!
Canada 150100th VIMY REMEMBRANCE &
CELEBRATION SERVICE
SUNDAY, APRIL 9, 2017 -Formation at 1pm in the back of the East York Collegiate Institute; March off at 1:30 pm to the East York Civic Centre. Light reception at Branch 10 following the service: Todmorden Branch 10 Royal Canadian Legion Zone D3 - 1083 Pape Ave 416-425-3070 wheelchair accessible www.rcl10.ca. 100 years ago the Battle of Vimy Ridge ran from April 9-12, 1917.
HOLY WEEK & EASTER SERVICES
Services on Maundy Thursday (April 13), Good Friday (April 14), and Easter Day (April 16) - all are welcome at the liturgies of the St. Barnabas community - see here »
HOLY WEEK & EASTER SERVICES
Services on Maundy Thursday (April 13), Good Friday (April 14), and Easter Day (April 16) - all are welcome at the liturgies of the St. Barnabas community - see here »
GOOD FRIDAY: WALK & CONCERT FOLLOWING
FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017 at 2:00pm - Bach's "St. Mark Passion" at St. Barnabas. Directed by John Abberger. Ellen McAteer, soprano; Agnes Zsigovics, soprano; Daniel Taylor, alto; Asitha Tennekoon, tenor; and Brett Polegato, bass. Freewill offering [till ~ 4:00 pm].
DOANE USCHOOL CONCERT AT ST BARNABAS

Doane Uschool held a fund-raising concert here Saturday March 4, 2017. See videos of the Doane Uschool concert at St Barnabas on Youtube here » and here » / Doane Uschool website »
Grieg Recital RECITAL: EDVARD GRIEG
FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2017 at 7:30pm. Enjoy an evening devoted to the music of Norway's most famous composer, Edvard Grieg, on Norway's national holiday, May 17. Featuring Mike Angell (piano), Brenda Berger (voice), Susan Cook (alto saxophone), and Konrad Harley (organ). Tickets: $20 advance tickets, $25 at the door.
  • See poster for details here »
  • Upcoming concerts at St. Barnabas here »

Toronto Bach FestivalPIANO RECITAL: LUKE WELCH
SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017 at 2:00pm. Piano Recital. Luke Welch performs music by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Morawetz, and Schumann. Admission: $20 general, $10 seniors/students.
  • See poster for details here »
  • Upcoming concerts at St. Barnabas here »

THE CELEBRATION OF NEW MINISTRY

The Celebration of New Ministry at St Barnabas on the Danforth

The Celebration of New Ministry at St Barnabas on the Danforth

The Celebration of New Ministry at St Barnabas on the Danforth
St Barnabas community celebrated their New Ministry with the Rev. Jeanette Lewis on Sunday March 5, 2017. Area Bishop Kevin Robertson, the Rev. Susan Sheen, the Rev. Margaret Rodrigues, Bishop's Chaplain, and The Rev. Shelley McVea, Regional Dean, were in attendance. The Rev. Canon Susan Sheen was homilist. Leaflet for this Celebration of New Ministry - view or download here »

WOODGREEN TAX HELPER
As of March 1, 2017 WoodGreen Community Services is offering their annual FREE income tax clinic for individuals living on a low income and have a simple tax return. The tax clinic will run from March 1 to April 29 2017. Brochures are available at the back of the church.
Toronto Bach FestivalTORONTO BACH FESTIVAL
FRIDAY MAY 26 - SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017 - The 2nd annual at St Barnabas. Cantatas & Brandenburgs, Harpsichord Recital, St. Mark Passion.
  • See poster here »
  • For tickets and performance information, phone 416-466-8241 or visit the festival website here »
  • Upcoming concerts at St. Barnabas here »

GUITAR RECITAL: CRAIG VISSER & EMILY SHAW
Toronto Bach FestivalSUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 at 2:00pm. Guitar Concert: Craig Visser and Emily Shaw perform music by Giuliani, Assad, Chopin, and Craig Visser. Admission: $20 general, $10 seniors/students.

RIVERDALE ART SHOW SNAP'd
The 2016 Riverdale Art Show & Sale was SNAP'd by the Advent RetreatBeach/Danforth news - description and photo collection see here » see more about the shows at St Barnabas starting here »
ST BARNABAS CHRISTMAS MARKET SNAP'd
BEACH / DANFORTH news of events in the neighbourhood visited St Barnabas 2016 Christmas Market and took a photo gallery - see online here »

ST BARNABAS at TASTE OF THE DANFORTH 2016
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

BISHOP MAKES VIDEO CALLING FOR PRAYER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
The Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, has made a YouTube video calling for Christians, especially in the Church of England, to pray for the environment during Creationtide, which runs from 1 September until 4 October. “This is a spiritual issue, not just a technical or economic or scientific issue, but something we need to pray about, to ask God to help us.” The video can be seen here » Prayer and worship resources for Creationtide can be found at here » Hashtag: #SeasonOfCreation

Good Friday Reception
2016 Sacred Concert, Schutz "St John Passion" on Good Friday

WEEKLY AT ST BARNABAS on the DANFORTH
MANY COMMUNITY GROUPS meet regularly at St. Barnabas. For descriptions and contact information - see here »
  • BOOKING - If you are interested in finding out more about any of the above groups, or booking space for your meetings, classes, events or workshops, please contactMaria or Peter the church office: 416-463-1344 / Location & map » / See Contact us page »
choirCHOIR
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 »

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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