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150 years +

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150 REMEMBRANCES: memorials in glass and plaques 

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 »

Stained Glass at St.Barnabas

The St. Barnabas Window - St. Barnabas Anglican Church TorontoThe Angel Gabriel with a message for Mary

The angel said to her, 'The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you'... Then Mary said, 'Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.'’

In memory of Lady Mary Pellatt, erected by her husband - 1928"

Click image at right for larger view » Photo by Brian Dench

The St. Barnabas Window - St. Barnabas Anglican Church TorontoThe St. Barnabas Window

"And they sent forth Barnabas..." (Acts 11:22). In loving memory of Thomas W. D. Cruttenden, erected by his wife - 1922"

Click image at right for larger view » photo by Brian Dench

Riverdale Historical Society:
The Stained Glass Windows of St. Barnabas on the Danforth

[Archive] On Saturday May 10, 2008, Corey Keeble, formerly curator in the Department of World Cultures at the Royal Ontario Museum [link »] gave a presentation / analysis / historical perspective on stained glass windows and the windows of St. Barnabas. The event was sponsored by the award-winning Riverdale Historical Society [email »].

Mr. Keeble is a recognized authority on the history of Renaissance and Baroque bronze sculpture and European arms. His interests include Gothic and Gothic Revival architecture, Medieval and Modern stained glass, icons, and Judaica. He is a frequent speaker at Toronto churches and synagogues on liturgical art and stained glass.

St. Barnabas was pleased to host Mr. Keeble's lecture and welcome the Riverdale Historical Society.

Mr. Keeble prepared a presentation handout on the parish stained glass with some historical background. View / download the handout here » (488k pdf)


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