Statement from the Bishop of Toronto — 16 July 2019 The Right Reverend Andrew Asbil issues statement subsequent to Meeting of General Synod  Our meeting of General Synod has now come to a close. Over the last week, we have been engaged in much hard work, and made some very important decisions together. We welcomed…

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Delicious strawberries in spite of late season We’re not exactly sure how Marylou worked her magic, but the strawberries were delicious Both sittings in the parish hall were full for the Annual Strawberry Supper. The strawberries in the immediate Buckhorn area were not yet ready; but, Marylou worked magic to procure wonderfully delicious berries that were…

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Soggy weather doesn’t dampen Annual Plant & Bake Sale Local folks come out in record numbers for great perennials and tasty baking despite rainy weather  In spite of inclement weather, members of the local community came out in record numbers to get perennials once again for their gardens and to get home-baked goods. All the…

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Spring into Summer Lunch … and more! The special spring menu fare started off a great afternoon for a packed house who came also to hear about wood-carving and to get fresh gardening tips There was so much activity and a full house for the Spring Lunch… a fellow just had to find a quiet…

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Pray for Sri Lankans Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate for Anglican Church of Canada, calls for prayer in aftermath of Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings BY FRED HILTZ, ARCHBISHOP AND PRIMATE In the terrible aftermath of bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Day, I ask for your prayers for all affected by these hate…

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Holy Week — most sacred week in the Christian Year text by The Rev’d Glenn Empey Holy Week is from Palm Sunday until Holy Saturday. It includes Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Holy Week marks the final days of Jesus life on earth. This led from his triumphant entry into Jerusalem, through days when the…

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Canadian Anglican House of Bishops nominate bishops for next Primatial election The Canadian House of Bishops has nominated five bishops from among their number to stand for election as the next Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. BY GENERAL SYNOD COMMUNICATIONS ON 27 MARCH 2019 Archbishop Fred Hiltz, who was elected the 13th Primate of…

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A Word to the Church: Considering the proposed amendment of Marriage Canon XXI This Word to the Church was passed by consensus by the Council of General Synod on March 16, 2019.BY GENERAL SYNOD COMMUNICATIONS ON 16 MARCH 2019 NOTE: The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada is comprised of lay and clerical representatives…

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The truth about St Patrick’s Day James Farrelly — Religion News Service 15 March 2019. Republished from The Conversation under Creative Commons Licence. In 1997, my students and I traveled to Croagh Patrick, a mountain in County Mayo, as part of a study abroad program course on Irish literature I was teaching for the University…

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Weeping, praying, and standing with our Muslim neighbours BY FRED HILTZ, ARCHBISHOP AND PRIMATE ON MARCH 15, 2019 — The Anglican Church of Canada Our hearts are aching for Muslims across our country and around the world in the wake of the massacre of so many faithful Muslims in the midst of their Friday prayers in Christchurch, Aotearoa-New Zealand.…

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