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Anglican Church of Canada – gone by 2040. Rubbish!

Anglican Church of Canada gone by 2040 — Rubbish The Most Reverend Melissa Skelton takes on the Anglican Journal– from blog on Diocese of New Westminster Take that, Anglican Journal ! Seriously though, I for one am grateful to see the Anglican Journal in its January 2020 issue turn its full attention to the health and sustainability of…

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In-depth look at state of the church – Anglican Journal

Perspectives on recent research about Anglican Church Recent statistics, future projections, comments and perspectives from around the church The January issue of the Anglican Journal is a 28-page report and reflection on the Anglican Church of Canada’s present and future, after the release of new church statistics. The issue is now available online. Inside this issue, you’ll find…

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Being a Christian in a secular age

Being a Christian in a secular age The Rev. Dr. Mike Michielin, incumbent of St. John’s Anglican Church, Kingston, reflects on his experience as a Christian in contemporary secular society  Extract from Covenant, The Living Church by The Rev. Dr. Mike Michielin When I join some friends for a beer after playing hockey once a…

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An amazing story of caring at Emily’s House, Toronto

An amazing story of caring at Emily’s House Rauni Salminen talks with TVO about the ministry and caring of Emily’s House, a hospice in Toronto for children from across Ontario Emily’s House is a special place for kids and youth. A place of compassion, care, comfort, laughter, learning and play. Featuring a home-like, comforting environment, Emily’s House is…

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Christmas Message from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth

Christmas Message from Her Majesty the Queen Queen Elizabeth shares a timely message at Christmas Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas! This year marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day and in The Queen’s Christmas Broadcast Her Majesty reflects on the commemorations. “For the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of that decisive battle, in a true spirit of reconciliation,…

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Blessings to you at Christmas

Blessings to you at Christmas The Right Reverend Andrew Asbil, Bishop of Toronto, shares a Christmas message with the people of the Diocese The day you were born was a beautiful day. It may have been a very long time ago, or maybe not so much. And on that day, or a few days later,…

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Full House at Christmas Tea

Full House at Christmas Tea Hartley Hall was packed to the rafters for this favourite community event to get in the spirit of Christmas. There were delicious sandwiches and sweets for all to enjoy. Tickets were sold out well in advance but folks were still trying to snag a ticket in the days leading up…

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Bishop delivers charge to synod

Bishop delivers charge to synod Bishop Andrew says, “It’s not a time to be afraid; it’s a time to have courage.” During the Eucharist, Bishop Andrew Asbil gave his Charge to Synod.Watch the video. He spoke about pruning for growth, of letting go of dead wood and trying new things for the sake of the…

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Delicious Chick ‘n Ribs at Dinner-Auction

Another delicious Country Chick ‘n Ribs Fest It was a winning experience to gather in supporting Buckhorn School Breakfast Programme “The next winner could be you”: Jim Blakeley scores a win for the school breakfast programme It was another full-house for the Annual Country Chick ‘n Rib Fest Dinner and Auction. This marked the tenth…

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The Story of Poker Joe

The Story of Poker Joe Updating pastoral skills and tools of ministry The people of St Luke’s, Peterborough, have a great sense of humour. Arnold, one of the parishioners, sent this little video along to their parish priest. Arnold wondered if the video could offer some tips that their priest could use to bring something…

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Be our guest — community supper

‘Be our Guest’ community supper huge success It was non-stop for community and parish volunteers as they served close to 150 local folks  It was the best community supper ever,” Eunice Blakeley, event organizer, said as the community and parish volunteers were wrapping up after a very busy evening. Based on RSVP’s to give an…

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Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas

PWRDF mobilizes reponse to Dorian Hurricane Dorian has devastated the Bahamas. News footage shows the areas around Freeport to be unrecognizable, completely submerged in water. In response to the immediate and urgent needs on the ground, PWRDF is receiving donations and sending financial support to Episcopal Relief and Development of the Episcopal Church of the…

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New digital magazine for Anglican Church

Anglican Church introduces new digital magazine BY Matthew Townsend The Anglican Journal Anglicans looking for in-depth stories and diverse perspectives on complex subjects have a new place to look: Epiphanies, a digital magazine produced by the Anglican Journal team. The summer issue of Epiphanies, published August 12, focuses on crisis within creation. This first issue offers in-depth reporting on the theology of…

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Statement from the Bishop of Toronto

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 after all

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 Plant & Bake Sale

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…