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Taize
Next Taizé service is Sunday, March 15 at 7 pm. see here »


Sundays in Lent: Come & See: Beholding Jesus through the Sacred Art of Icons
Lenten Study
details here »

Lenten Study Series: Images Idols Icons
Lenten Study
details here »


Lenten Study Series
Lenten Studydetails here »

FOOD BANK DONATIONS
Donations for the Deacon’s Cupboard parish food bank are welcome, especially at this time of the year. Please leave non-perishable items in the wicker basket by the entrance.
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 »

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.


CLOTHES for
Out of the Cold
We at St. Barnabas support and have a number of volunteers that assist at the Out of the Cold Program at Eastminster United Church. One of the many ways that you can help is by donating both women’s and men's clothing and shoes. You can leave your donations at the back of the church, or take them directly to Eastminster (across from Timothy’s at the corner of Danforth and Jackman) and leave them inside the Jackman entrance). Please label them "Out of the Cold."

Deacon's Cupboard
THANK YOU
Many thanks to all those who have generously donated non-perishable food items for our Deacon’s Cupboard recently. We’re well-stocked now, but the need will continue throughout the winter.

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 learn? Details ».

Enjoy reading? Enjoy the St Barnabas Book Club !
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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 ON THE DANFORTH
All are welcome at the celebrations of the St. Barnabas community
Spring ahead!THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT - March 8, 2015
  • Spring Ahead this weekend ! turn the clocks ahead Saturday night and be in time for church on Sunday!
  • 9:00 am - Eucharist
  • 10:30 am - Choral Eucharist
    • More about Sundays - Presider, homilist, readings, church school, choir, music, readings, refreshments - see here »

  • Come and See: Beholding Jesus through the Sacred Art of Icons - Sunday Lenten Series - Noon - 12:30 pm Sunday March 8 - Lent III - “The Virgin of Loving Kindness” - details »
  • Next Taizé Service - The Taizé service features simple meditative chant, instrumental music, silences and brief prayers and passages from Scripture. Sunday March 15, 2015. More about Taizé here »
  • Thursday Eucharist - @ 12 noon Holy Eucharist in the Chancel
  • East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community - Austrum Draudze worships at St. Barnabas - details & service information here »

LENT AT ST. BARNABAS on the DANFORTH
THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY

IMAGES, IDOLS and ICONSImages Idols Icons
MONDAYS IN LENT Noon-1 pm - Explorations in the evolution and devolution of sacred art - Weekly during Lent in The Study. See poster here » More about The Study here »
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
Monday Night Bible Study in The Study at 7:00 pm. All are welcome.
DROP BY FOR CONVERSATION
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS Joan, our Theological Intern, will be keeping office hours in The Study, generally on Wednesday afternoons from 1 -3 pm. Please stop by for conversation, coffee or if there is interest and “two or three are gathered” a short time of contemplative prayer. If you would like to meet with Joan at another time, please email her at jwilson004@sympatico.ca
SSJE Lent TimeIT'S TIME TO STOP, PRAY, WORK, PLAY & LOVE
DAILY IN LENT - You are invited to participate in a daily on-line Lenten program "It’s time to Stop, Pray, Work, Play & Love" offered by the Anglican monastic order, the Brothers of Saint John the Evangelist. Each day there is a short video, a provocative question and a call to reflect either in a workbook or via social media. To subscribe visit: www.SSJE.org/time. If you have questions, speak to Joan.
Images Idols IconsCOME & SEE: BEHOLDING JESUS THROUGH THE SACRED ART OF ICONS
SUNDAYS IN LENT Noon – 12:30 pm - St. Barnabas invites you to our Sundays in Lent. This Lent we will set out on a journey of discovery with the help of guided meditations on the sacred art of Icons by the recent Archbishop of Canterbury and others. These icons will help us to behold, to pray and meditate and to enter into the holy dwelling of Jesus which is the heart of God.
  • Sunday March 8 - Lent III - “The Virgin of Loving Kindness”
  • Sunday March 15- Lent IV - “Our Lady of the Sign”
  • Sunday March 22 - Lent V - “The Saviour of Zvenigorod”
  • Palm Sunday March 29 - “The Icon of San Damiano”
View/download the handout flier here »
AREA LENTEN STUDY
WEDNESDAYS IN LENT - Using the format that proved popular last Lent, churches in the area are once again sponsoring a joint Lenten Study. We will be looking at James Martin's New York Times best seller The JesuitLenten StudyGuide to (almost ) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life. Books should be available shortly, please speak with Fr Jonathan or Joan if you would like a copy.The sessions will be Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 PM, hosted by the following parishes:
THURSDAY EUCHARIST
THURSDAYS at 12 noon in the chancel.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYERWorld Day of Prayer
FRIDAY, MARCH 6 AT 2 pm - The World Day of Prayer service will take place on Friday, March 6th at 2 PM at St. John Presbyterian Church, 415 Broadview Ave. (at Simpson Ave.).See more about the World Day of Prayer here »


WEEKLY AT ST BARNABAS on the DANFORTH
MANY COMMUNITY GROUPS meet regularly at St. Barnabas. For descriptions and contact information - see here »
  • ZHONG WEN TAIJI MONDAYS @ 7:30 pm in Upper Hall - details »
  • YOGA TUESDAYS @ 7:30 pm - Yoga class in Upper Hall
  • MUSICAL MUNCHKINS WEDNESDAYS @ 10:30 am - Reception Room - details »
  • VITAL STEPS WEDNESDAYS @ 11 am in the Upper Hall - details »
  • CANADIAN TAI CHI ACADEMY WEDNESDAYS @ 7 pm - Upper Hall - details »
  • SPORTBALL THURSDAYS @ 9:00 am - Sportball in Upper Hall - details »
  • JENNY REID'S ART CLASS THURSDAYS @ 9:30 am - in the Rec Room
  • ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCES THURSDAYS @ 7:30 pm - classes in Upper Hall - details »
  • LITTLE KICKERS - SATURDAYS @ 9 am - in Upper Hall - details »
  • JANE AUSTEN BALL - Saturday February 21 @ 7:30 pm in Upper Hall
  • TORONTO COUNTRY DANCERS - Saturday Feb 28 @ 7:30 in Upper Hall
  • 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 contact Mary in the church office. 416-463-1344 / Lcation & map » / Contact us »
choirCHOIR
THURSDAYS @ 7:45 pm - Interested in choral singing at St Barnabas? New choir members more than welcome to the first choir practice of the fall season. In the downstairs choir room. Please speak to Neil Houlton or email. ... see choir webpage ». Please speak to Neil Houlton or email. For more about the choir, see here ». View repertoire past and present here »
HOLY WEEK AT ST BARNABAS on the DANFORTH

Good Friday Ecumenical Walk on the Danforth
FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015 - Joined by participants from the wider community, five churches on the Danforth take part in a walk from church to church, as a group, following the stations of the cross.
  • 10:00 a.m.: Start at Holy Name Roman Catholic Church, 71 Gough Avenue (Gough and the Danforth; east of Pape Ave.)
  • 10:25 a.m. Riverdale Presbyterian Church, 662 Pape Ave. (just south of the Danforth)
  • 10:50 a.m. Eastminster United Church, 310 Danforth (1 block west of Chester station, on the North side, at Jackman Ave.)
  • 11:15 a.m. Danforth Church, 60 Bowden Street and the Danforth (1 block west of Chester station, on the South side)
  • 11:40 a.m. End at St. Barnabas on the Danforth Anglican Church, 361 Danforth Ave. (on the south side, at Chester station).
  • Refreshments will be served at St. Barnabas Anglican Church.
  • Sacred Concert - The Walk will be followed by a Sacred Concert at 1:30p.m, at St. Barnabas. "By His Stripes We Are Healed." Excerpts from Handel's Messiah, Part Two. Admission is free.

BISHOP'S ANNUAL VISIT
Bishop Yu's next annual parish visit will take place on May 24, 2015 Pentecost Sunday. Bishop's website »

ORGAN & CHOIR at St Barnabas on the Danforth


Bach Children's Chorus at St Barnabas BACH CHILDREN'S CHORUS
The Bach Children's Chorus Concert on Saturday, November 23 saw over 250 people in St Barnabas, almost every available hall filled with young people, and well over $3,000.00 raised for the Organ Fund. All in all, a splendid success and a marvelous evening of music.

Sisterhood of St John the Divine - Retreats 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 »
Reception in the Study
A recent reception in The Study during the Elixir Mixer baroque concert, with the "Urban Landscape" paintings of Sharon Helleman on display.
ST BARNABAS BOOK TABLE
The Book Club has graciously offered to oversee a book table that will be located at the back of the church. You are welcome to bring in any books that you would like to pass on and donate to this table - LIMIT of 3 books per person! The books will remain on the book table for a period of 6 weeks, after which time they will be recycled. Everyone is invited to take a book for a small donation of either a loonie or a toonie.
THE RIVERDALE ART SHOW
The Riverdale Art Show is held at St. Barnabas annually in mid-October . The October 2014 dates TBA. See artwork and artists from previous shows at St. Barnabas here »

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 »

Anglican FoundationThe Anglican Foundation - the community foundation for Anglicans in Canada, whose sole purpose is to nurture and advance, in Canada, the life and work of the Anglican Church of Canada: website »

   
   

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