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National Indigenous Bishop meets Holy Father

National Indigenous Bishop meets Holy Father The Anglican Journal - Tali Folkins   In a personal highlight of what he and many others are calling a “historic” meeting of the...
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Synod elects Coadjutor Bishop – update

Synod elects Coadjutor Bishop on third ballot --By Stuart Mann-- The Very Rev. Andrew Asbil, rector of St. James Cathedral and dean of Toronto, has been elected coadjutor bishop of...
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About being the Bishop of Toronto

Notice of Meeting -- Electoral Synod 9 June 2018 Synod members in the Diocese of Toronto are called to assemble at St. James Cathedral, 65 Church Street, Toronto, at 9:30 a.m. on...
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Vacationing around Buckhorn?

Are you vacationing in or around Buckhorn? St Matthew - St Aidan is a quaint country church. You'll be warmly welcomed any Sunday   You are warmly invited to check...
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Fabulous Plant and Bake Sale

Another fabulous Plant and Bake Sale On Saturday 26 May, the weather was perfect for the Annual Plant and Bake Sale at St Matthew - St Aidan. Although the event...
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Michael Curry and Justin Welby – Sky News interview

Michael Curry - presiding Bishop for the US Episcopal Church - wows the congegation gathered for the wedding of Harry and Meghan The Right Reverend Michael Curry is the presiding...
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Parish in local news

A great news item in The Peterborough Examiner The parish hall was comfortably filled with friends and neighbours for a tasty lunch and home-made desserts. With the very late spring and odd fluctuations...
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Parish responds for family after house fire

People of St Matthew - St Aidan respond for local family The people of St Matthew - St Aidan have are contributed a gift of cash to help with the family's immediate...
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Spring luncheon with spring plant demo

Spring luncheon with special demo on spring plants The parish hall was comfortably filled with friends and neighbours for a tasty lunch and home-made desserts. With the very late spring and odd...
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Hey, we have a brand-new website

Brand-new website totally re-designed We have a brand-new website design. It's got a really fresh look and feel so we hope you like it and spend a few minutes browsing around....
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Visit by Bishop Riscylla

Bishop Riscylla shares in Good Friday Liturgy The Right Reverend Riscylla Shaw is Area Bishop for Trent-Durham and Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of Toronto. She shared in the Good Friday...
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A model for self-determination from New Zealand

A model for self-determination   The Anglican Journal The two existing primates of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ANZP) have announced that the province’s third primate...
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What’s involved with being Bishop of Toronto

What's involved in being the Bishop of Toronto What's really involved in being the Bishop of Toronto? Archbishop Colin Johnson offers advice to Synod members as they consider the upcoming...
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Caring for others

Caring for others The people of St Matthew - St Aidan are committed and serious about putting their caring for others into action. Throughout every year, the parish undertakes a number...
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Electing a new Primate for Canada

Electing a new Primate by  Joelle Kidd - Anglican Journal - January 16, 2018 Archbishop Fred Hiltz announced January 9 that he will resign as primate of the Anglican Church of Canada in July 2019....
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With many thanks

  Special tokens of thanks and appreciation On Sunday, 7 January, there was a surprise on hand for "the three lads". The surprise was a heartfelt thank you to Donnie,...
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Christmas Eve in Buckhorn

Over ninety people packed the quaint little country church of St Matthew - St Aidan to overflowing on Christmas Eve for the Holy Eucharist. The Communion Service was "for all in...
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A message from Glenn+

A message for Advent and Christmas 30 November 2017, Feast of St Andrew   Greetings to each of you as we enter the Season of Advent, I want to extend...
Get Advent right …

Get Advent right …

 Be part of the Anglican Communion’s Global Advent Calendar. It’s an innovative way to engage in the season of Advent with people all over the world. Simply respond to...
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Christmas Tea and decoration how-to’s

There was a lot going on in the local area on Saturday 25 November but those who chose to come to the Christmas Tea were treated to two terrific demonstrations...
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Parish receives organ transplant

Thanks to the kindness and generosity of the Wardens and People of St John's, Blackstock, as donors, St Matthew and St Aidan's has a brand "new" organ to replace their...
Steps forward for East and West

Steps forward for East and West

I bet you didn't know what led to the first break-up in the Christian Church. It was because of disagreements over the contents of the Nicene Creed. In the West,...
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On being consciously thankful

On being consciously thankful Reflections on Luke 17: 11-19 by The Rev'd Glenn Empey When I intentionally think about being thankful -- being consciously thankful for all the blessings in...
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BBQ for Rock the Locks

The appetizing smell of fresh fried onions brought in a steady stream of people to the BBQ for Rock the Locks 2017 in Buckhorn. You could enjoy sausage on a...
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All for the Buckhorn School Breakfast Programme

The Parish of St Matthew - St Aidan is actively involved in mission at the local level and beyond. Proceeds of the Annual Yard Sale this year were for the...
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Sumptuous strawberry supper sold out twice

The 2017 Strawberry Supper was sensational according to numerous reports from those who came to enjoy a great supper topped off with copious quantities of fresh local strawberries, angel food...
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Plant & Bake Sale — a picture is worth a thousand words

The sun peaked through from time to time and the rain held off on Saturday 27 May for the Annual Plant & Bake Sale. From before it "opened" at 9 am,...
History of Mother’s Day different than you thought …

History of Mother’s Day different than you thought …

The day has long been associated with mothers and family. For centuries it was custom for people to return home to their ‘mother’ church on Laetare Sunday – the middle of...
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Bonus: Spring Tea and spring garden tips

Once again the feature of the Annual Spring Tea was a spring and summer planter demonstration by Vikki of Griffin's Greenhouses, Lakefield. That's not to say that the menu fare was...
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Thomas gets such a bad rap …

Thomas gets a bad rap Homily by the Rev'd W Glenn Empey When they were walking along the road to Emmaus, I think they were still confused. It would have...
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Great Easter article — Wall Street Journal

Great Easter article -- The Wall Street Journal Greetings to you in Eastertide, Easter Sunday afternoon, I happened across this really great article in the Wall Street Journal from March...
Maundy Thursday Message from Archbishop Colin Johnson

Maundy Thursday Message from Archbishop Colin Johnson

While the whole world clambers upward, love leads Jesus down. As we gather at the table on Maundy Thursday, Archbishop Colin Johnson reflects on Jesus’ love for friend and enemy,...
All about Holy Week

All about Holy Week

Holy Week The most solemn week of the Christian year, Holy Week is the week leading up to Easter, and is the week during which Christians particularly remember the last...
Terence Finlay, 79, ‘joyful…and deeply faithful’

Terence Finlay, 79, ‘joyful…and deeply faithful’

Terence Finlay, who served as Bishop of the Diocese of Toronto and Metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Ontario from 2000-2004, died early on the morning of Monday, March 20....
“Am I being unfair to you” World Day of Prayer

“Am I being unfair to you” World Day of Prayer

The 2017 World Day of Prayer was held at St Matthew - St Aidan for local churches on Friday 3 March at 10:30 am. The theme for this year was...
Ash Wednesday 101

Ash Wednesday 101

The People of St Matthew - St Aidan's  warmly invite members of the community to the Ash Wednesday Liturgy Wednesday, 1 March 1 pm Ash Wednesday Liturgy: Holy Eucharist with Imposition...
Levity for a snowy day …

Levity for a snowy day …

Area Bishop installed for Trent-Durham

Area Bishop installed for Trent-Durham

On Saturday, 21 January at 2 pm, The Right Reverend Riscylla Shaw was installed at St John’s Peterborough as the new Bishop of the Trent-Durham Episcopal Area. The church was packed...
The Ordination of new Bishops suffragan

The Ordination of new Bishops suffragan

On Saturday, 7 January 2017, at St Paul's Bloor Street, Toronto, the Diocese gathered for the Ordination of three Suffragan Bishops: The Rev. Riscylla Shaw, the Rev. Canon Kevin Robertson and the...
Primate’s pastoral letter to the Church at Epiphany

Primate’s pastoral letter to the Church at Epiphany

Feast of the Epiphany, 6 January 2017 from The Most Reverend Fred Hiltz, Primate, Anglican Church of Canada Dear Friends in Christ, I greet you in his name and love...
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