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St. Barnabas, Chester  • Diocese of Toronto • Anglican Church of Canada

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2 blocks east of Broadview Avenue, south side
at the corner of Hampton Ave / the stoplight at Chester: a one minute walk from the Chester station on the Bloor-Danforth line

Offices & church building enter via Danforth entrances. Parish Hall, meetings and groups enter via Hampton Ave entrances. Accessibility elevator via the Hampton Avenue entrance.

on the Danforth

is a parish of the
Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church
of Canada

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DIocese of Toronto
in the
Diocese of Toronto
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in the
York-Scarborough Episcopal Area

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Evangelical Luthern Church in Canada
In full communion with the
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada [website »]

Anglican Communion
The Anglican Church of Canada is a member of the Anglican Communion
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an estimated 85 million Christians 1n 165 countries.

World Council of Churches

The World Council of Churches

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brings together churches, denominations and church fellowships in more than 110 countries and territories throughout the world, representing over 500 million Christians in 348 member churches.
NDC Natural Church Development
NCD Natural Church Development Survey
On May 14, 2017 a number of selected parishioners participated in a NCD questionnaire which consisted of 86 questions.

This survey is recommended by the Diocese and is being used as a spiritual “checkup” on churches’ health to better understand their strengths and to identify the opportunities for renewal.

Here is a high level summary of what the NCD Diocese Team found after analyzing the results from our survey at St Barnabas:
  1. Overall we are a balanced and healthy church with a strong small core.
  2. Out of 8 quality characteristics, gift-based ministry, empowering leadership and effective structures come more naturally to us, while holistic small groups, need-oriented evangelism and passionate spirituality are not as natural for us.
  3. There are opportunities for us to use these results to work on the areas that will help us grow and sustain our church family. While the Team have yet to determine a final action plan, we continue along with our Diocesan Facilitator to assess the findings.

The next step will be to share the survey results at the next Advisory Board Meeting on June 13, 2017. Please plan to attend the meeting if you can and stay tuned for further updates.

Rev. Jeanette Lewis, Gary Davenport, Teresa Johnson, Jane Smith

What is Natural Church Development?
How do we measure the health of a church? Natural Church Development (NCD) is a like an annual check-up on the health of a church. It has been used in over 50,000 churches on six continents. The NCD process focuses on eight quality characteristics of healthy, growing churches, allowing us to measure and then shape our ministry to improve our overall health.

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