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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,"...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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Spring into Summer

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...
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Pray for Sri Lankans

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...
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What’s Holy Week anyway 14-20 April

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...
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Canadian House of Bishops nominate bishops for next Primatial election

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...
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A Word to the Church from General Synod

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...
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The truth about St Patrick’s Day

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...
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Weeping, praying, and standing with our Muslim neighbours

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...
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Ashes: Should they stay or should they go?

Ashes: Should they stay or should they go? By SCOTT GUNN, Executive Director, Forward Movement · Published 5 March 2019. Used with permission. There are a few predictable moments on churchy...
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Pancakes and Shrove Tuesday?

Pancakes and Shrove Tuesday? What's the connection with Shrove Tuesday and pancakes and what about 'mardi gras' According to Wikipedia, "The tradition of marking the start of Lent has been documented...
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New Social Justice Page

New Social Justice Resource Page A collection of resources for learning about social justice issues As a parish, we take very seriously Jesus' teachings about caring for the poor and...
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Acknowledging painful errors of our past

Acknowledging the painful errors of our past BY MARK MACDONALD  January 29, 2019 The Anglican Journal A few decades ago, I heard a classmate-friend give a comparison and an example that has been...
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Heartbeat of the Church

Primate reflects on annual meetings of vestry Archbishop Fred Hiltz encourages parishes to engage in 'Heartbeat' of the Church While the thought of the parish annual meeting, or vestry as...
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Seven reasons not to become a Christian

Seven reasons you should not become a Christian (and one that you should) By John Bowen  8 January 2019, The Institute of Evangelism. (Used with permission from The Institute) The world divides...
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The song — Twelve Days of Christmas

"Twelve Days of Christmas" -- the song Recent urban legends about this song not accurate Christmas actually begins on The Feast of the Nativity -- 25 December. The period prior...
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Christmas Eve in Buckhorn

Christmas Eve at 'the church in town' in Buckhorn Things to ponder in the Twelve Days of Christmas Christmas Eve at St Matthew - St Aidan Parishioners, neighbours, friends, and...
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There are angels

There are angels A message for Christmas Eve from Father Glenn There are angels.   Especially on this holy night, there are angels.   On other nights we may not...
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Purses for Cameron House at Christmas

Purses at Christmas for women of Cameron House Thanks to many parishioners, 20 purses filled with toiletries were delivered to Cameron House For two years, one of the local programmes that...
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Christmas message from Archbishop

Christmas Message -- Archbishop reflects on gifts The Most Rev'd Colin Johnson shares thoughts on gifts,  Christmas and looking ahead “It is a privilege and an honour to have served this...
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Christmas in Buckhorn

Experience Christmas Eve in a quaint, little country church Carol favourites, festive music with The Kraus Family, candlelight Eucharist... for all in town and from 'away' Come and experience Christmas Eve...
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Advent in two minutes

Advent explained in two minutes A great video from 'Busted Halo' For many Christians unfamiliar with the liturgical year, there may be some confusion surrounding the meaning of the Advent...
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Christmas Tea and decoration demo with Vikki

Christmas Tea at St Matthew - St Aidan Sandwich delights and tasty sweets plus Christmas decoration demo by Vikki from Griffin's Greenhouses It was a great day for the Christmas Tea in...
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Bishop Riscylla visits parish

Bishop Riscylla visits St Matthew - St Aidan On the Feast of the Reign of Christ, Bishop Riscylla presides at Eucharist and gives homily On 25 November, The Right Reverend...
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Reaching out — locally and beyond

Parish puts caring into action Care packages for soldiers, bedding for women at Cameron House, and Christmas boxes for children What does a Canadian soldier serving in Mali like in a...
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Blakeley recognized for leadership

Eunice Blakeley receives special honour for leadership Women from all walks of life across Peterborough-Kawartha are honoured for leadership at special awards ceremony held at Show Place, Peterborough Eunice Blakeley has...
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Neighbours and parishioners toll bell on Centenary of Armistice

At sunset on Sunday, 11 November bell tolls 100 times Neighbourhood families gather with parishioners to toll church bell 100 times marking each year since end of World War 1 Neighbourhood...
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CoGS may discuss amendment, Hiltz says

  House of Bishops seeks compromise Anglicans may have a better idea of what sort of amendment, if any, is likely to be proposed to a resolution on same-sex marriage...