All Previous News

20180330-Good-Friday-x2-136

Episcopal Election in New Westminster

Episcopal Candidates: New Westminster From the Diocese of New Westminster This Episcopal Election will be the first election conducted on-line [in the Diocese of New Westminster].  [The Diocese] is in the process of establishing a working relationship with a third-party provider who has experience in conducting on-line elections.  Once we’ve completed our negotiations, there will…

20190718-NL-Phase2-753-1200x800

Jesus holds up a mirror

Jesus holds up a mirror Read today’s gospel scripture Matthew 21:23-32 Listen to this message There’s quite a tussle of wills and words in the gospel passage for today. The religious leaders pummel Jesus with questions. “By what authority are you doing these acts?”, they ask. Just a while before this Jesus had cast the money-changers…

Sign-COVID-MnA-

Reminders for coming back to church

There has been much behind-the-scene preparation over the last few months for coming back to gather once again as a community of faith. Sincere thanks to our Churchwardens and to our Property Management Team.  Here is some important reminder information that was recently mailed to all members of the parish. It will be handy to…

20200901-New_ramp--03

Gracious gift to St Matthew – St Aidan Church

A gracious gift During the summer, the members of the Property Management Committee (PMC)  installed a new metal ramp at the rear of the church. This was a very kind and gracious gift to the parish by Wendy Northey and the Northey Family. The ramp had previously been at Jean Northey’s home.   The gift…

2014-07-UCV-0787-1200x800

Homily: Pentecost XVI — Not about when you show up

Not about when you show up Read today’s gospel scripture Matthew 20: 1-16  Listen to this message This is the homily delivered today (Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 20 September) at St Luke’s, Peterborough.  There was no written text so I warmly invite you to listen to the homily on the audio file above. This was…

WGE_7715-1200x800

Letter to parish during summer 2020

Summer letter to parish

WGE_7677-1200x800

Homily: Pentecost XV –Freed by forgiving

Freed by forgiving Today’s gospel scripture Matthew 18:21-35 Listen to this message Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. “For this reason…

August-141035-lo-res

Amber Stage: Guidelines and checklist for reopening

Guidelines, background, and checklist: reopening for public worship The following detailed information is an update from the Diocese of Toronto as of 19 August 2020. It includes links to various documents from the Ecclesiastical Province, the Diocese, and the Ontario Ministry of Health. Parishes within the Diocese of Toronto will be permitted to reopen for public…

Andrew-Asbil-1200x800

Letter to Diocese from Bishop Andrew

4 September 2020   Dear Friends in Christ,   From late November until the early spring, we and kids from our neighbourhood would hit the street to play road hockey. Most days after school, two nets would be set up between parked cars and we would play till supper was called. Sometimes there were five…

Yard0010

Letter to the Diocese from Bishop Andrew

28 August 2020   Dear Friends in Christ,   Mary, can I read something to you?   Holidays have always been partly about reading. From an early age, my mother insisted that we read over the summer to keep up with our literary skills during vacation. Each day, time was set apart for reading, just…

20190718-NL-Phase2-621-2-bigcrop

Message from our parish priest

from our parish priest photo- W. G. Empey (c) 2019 This letter was sent to all parishioners by Canada Post on 1 August 2020 31 July 2020 – Eighth Week after Pentecost   My dear sisters and brothers in Christ,   First of all, I would like you to know that you are, and you…

20190504-SM-A-Spring-Tea-017

How many Anglicans does it take to change a lightbulb?

Letter to the Diocese from Bishop Andrew – 17 July Bishop Andrew speaks of the inevitability of change and presents ways to learn and discover new perspectives that are facets of change in the Church and in society Dear Friends in Christ, Change. I began my June 26th, 2020 letter to you with the age-old joke: How…

Welcome to the 2016 Strawberry Dinner

Template and Guidelines for Re-opening Anglican Churches

Timeline Template and Guidelines for Re-opening In his letter to the Diocese on 10 July 2020, Bishop Andrew provides background on the process for parishes to re-gather in person as communities of faith. Links are included to a timeline template and the details of steps to be taken as outlined in the guidelines for re-opening. Dear…

+Andrew-1-1200x800

Letter to the Diocese from Bishop Andrew – 26 June

Letter to the Diocese from Bishop Andrew – 26 June Is there a different way to utilise our existing bishops, supporting them in new ways through Archdeacons, Regional Deans, the Dean of Toronto and lay leaders, including paid staff and volunteers? Dear Friends in Christ, “How many Anglicans does it take to change a lightbulb?”…

2016 Bp Mark visits Spiritual Affairs Trent U for Truth and Reconciliation

National Indigenous Day of Prayer

National Indigenous Day of Prayer The Office of the National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop invites you to join us here for an online video worship service to celebrate National Indigenous Day of Prayer, June 21, 2020 at 2 pm Eastern Time. Come and see Indigenous Anglicans and friends from across Canada for prayer, singing and story. We…

newlogo-(3)

Letter from Bishop of Toronto

Letter to the Diocese from Bishop Andrew – 10 June The bishops are asking clergy and lay leaders to “stay the course” of distanced ministry using technology with virtual and online worship – not because it is easier, more restful or preferable, but because we hope that the summer months will allow parishes to take…