Map to St Barnabas on the Danforth
MEDITATION & MUSIC
Next Taizé service at St. Barnabas on May 15, 2016. More about Taizé here »
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 »
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.
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. ... 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”. READ MORE 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
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 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 »
PLEASE NOTE: READING OUTLOUD WILL NOT BE MEETING on Monday, May 2. Meetings will resume on Monday, May 9. in The Study at Noon, 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. Anyone having a copy please bring it. All are welcome. More about Reading Outloud »
MONDAY NIGHTS @ 6:30pm Bible Study continues in The Study led by Deacon Grace Caldwell. Thematic studies, teaching and discussion Scriptures in welcoming and engaged company. Normally every Monday. All are welcome.
ASCENSION DAY EUCHARIST AND LUNCHEON
THURSDAY, MAY 5 AT NOON - To celebrate this special feast, to include members who cannot attend because of mobility challenges, and to provide companionship and a chance to share a meal with old acquaintances and new, we are hosting a special gathering. We start with the Noon hour Eucharist followed by a light luncheon in The Study. Rides are needed! If you are able to provide transportation for one of our senior members, please speak with Fiona Strachan, or leave a message with Maria at the Office. Thanks. Fr J
2016 Sacred Concert, Schutz "St John Passion" on Good Friday
TUESDAY, May 10 at 10:30am in The Study. Interested persons are most welcome to attend.
LAY PASTORAL VISITORS
SUNDAY, May 15 - There will be a meeting of the Lay Pastoral Visitors in The Study on Sunday, May 15 following the 10:30am service.
First Annual Toronto Bach Festival
presented by Four Centuries of Bach
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 »