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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...
Helen Minten named to Order of Toronto

Helen Minten named to Order of Toronto

The Most Reverend Colin Johnson, Metropolitan of Ontario and Bishop of Toronto has named Helen Minten to become a Member of the Order of the Diocese of Toronto. The Archbishop...
HM Queen Elizabeth II — Christmas message

HM Queen Elizabeth II — Christmas message

Thousands of "small acts of goodness" can make a difference, even though the world's problems often seem too big to change, the Queen has said. In her annual Christmas Day...
"God bless you each and every one"

Getting ready for the Christmas season

The hint of a change in the weather prompted members of the community to get in the spirit by heading to the Christmas Tea on 19 November at the parish...
Remembrance Day in the parish

Remembrance Day in the parish

Remembrance 2016 - Don Bowles with grandsons as wreath bearers l-r Logan and Tristan Let us remember and pray for all who suffer as a result...
Does the Church still aspire to make saints?

Does the Church still aspire to make saints?

This is an amazing and timely statement by some Anglican Millennials and Gen-Xers -- those in their twenties or early thirties. It is thought-provoking. It says a lot about the...
The latest was the greatest… dinner and loonie auction

The latest was the greatest… dinner and loonie auction

On Monday, 24 October, the parish hosted its eighth and final Annual Roast Beef Dinner and Loonie Auction event.  Because of the success of this sold-out event over the years,...
Parish marks two Jubilees

Parish marks two Jubilees

On two recent Sundays, St. Matthew - St. Aidan's has marked two Jubilees in the life of the parish. The Venerable David Peasgood has served in Christ's Church for fifty-two...
BBQ for Rock the Locks 2016

BBQ for Rock the Locks 2016

"This menu is yummy" It was an absolutely fantastic day for Rock the Locks. And the parish served up lots of tasty BBQ fare for the...
The gift of the kingdom

The gift of the kingdom

Jesus said, "Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for...
Message from the Archbishop of Toronto about General Synod votes

Message from the Archbishop of Toronto about General Synod votes

July 15, 2016 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ You will have heard the difficult and confusing results from General Synod around the amendment to the Canon on Marriage.  What...
Strawberry Dinner 2016

Strawberry Dinner 2016

"Hope you liked yours." The strawberries were freshly picked local strawberries that were the pinnacle of the evening with shortcake, whipped cream and ice cream. Both...
Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests

Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests

Luke 9:51-62 51 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers ahead of him....
Diocesan strategic plan 2016-2021

Diocesan strategic plan 2016-2021

By Stuart Mann The Diocese of Toronto has a new strategic plan, called Growing in Christ, that will guide its work and the deployment of its resources over the next...
The special guest

The special guest

Homily for Fourth after Pentecost -- The Rev'd Glenn Empey, Luke 7: 36 - 8: 3 Once, a man decided to have a party. So he invited friends, family, colleagues and some...
Great deals to sniff out at Plant & Bake Sale

Great deals to sniff out at Plant & Bake Sale

Shoppers were there even before the 9 am opening to sniff out the deals Baked goods and perennial plants went quickly at the Annual Plant and...
Anglicans, Catholics to publish first ARCIC III volume

Anglicans, Catholics to publish first ARCIC III volume

Vatican Radio Anglican and Catholic theologians, meeting in Toronto, Canada this week, have agreed on the publication of their first Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC III) document on the theme...
A homily on Mothers’ Day Easter VII

A homily on Mothers’ Day Easter VII

Homily for Easter VII C, Mothers’ Day, John 17: 20-26 NRSV Jesus said: "I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in...
Anglicans reach out to victims of Fort McMurray wildfire

Anglicans reach out to victims of Fort McMurray wildfire

-- The Anglican Journal As accounts of chaos and destruction emerge from firestorm-stricken Fort McMurray, Alta., Anglicans across Canada are responding with help including financial aid, practical assistance and prayers....
Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada’s Lost Promise and One Girl’s Dream

Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada’s Lost Promise and One Girl’s Dream

Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada's Lost Promise and One Girl's Dream By Charlie Angus University of Regina Press, 2015 342 pages ISBN:978-0889774018 Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada’s Lost...
Community spaghetti dinner for a second year

Community spaghetti dinner for a second year

On 20 April, the parish invited members of the local community to be guests for a community spaghetti dinner. Over seventy people accepted the invitation and enjoyed spaghetti with wonderfully...
Lent and the Council of the North

Lent and the Council of the North

The 2016 Council of the North Lenten resource for use in your parish Dear Friends, On behalf of those who live and work in the Council of the North I...
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Annual meeting of Vestry … and TRC motion

Annual meeting of Vestry … and TRC motion

The Annual Meeting of Vestry 21 February 2016, 11:30 am Hartley Hall In addition to receiving reports and electing officers for 2016, Vestry will be asked to consider a motion...
Archbishop of Canterbury ‘unpacks’ communiqué

Archbishop of Canterbury ‘unpacks’ communiqué

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has used his presidential address to the Church of England’s General Synod to update members on last month’s Primates Meeting...
Lent begins but not before pancakes …

Lent begins but not before pancakes …

Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations...
Parishioners attend Talk series at Trent University

Parishioners attend Talk series at Trent University

Bishop Mark called for churches to continue toward Truth and Reconciliation through a purposeful process of repentance by The Rev'd Glenn Empey, Director, Trent Spiritual Affairs...
National Indigenous Bishop visits Trent University

National Indigenous Bishop visits Trent University

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10 predictions about the future Church

10 predictions about the future Church

by Carey Nieuwhof --  Christian Week Columnist Every generation experiences change. But sometimes you sense you’re in the midst of truly radical change, the kind that happens only every few...
The end of the home field advantage

The end of the home field advantage

There’s an important distinction to be made between “attractional church” and “missional church.” Some key differences include: An attractional church sees itself as the center toward which people and resources flow....
Reflection on Meeting of Primates by Archbishop Fred Hiltz

Reflection on Meeting of Primates by Archbishop Fred Hiltz

BY FRED HILTZ, ARCHBISHOP AND PRIMATE ON JANUARY 19, 2016 See also: Interview with Anglican Journal  “Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27)...
Statement from Canterbury: Primates 2016

Statement from Canterbury: Primates 2016

Canterbury, 14 January 2016 (more info below 15 January) Today the Primates agreed how they would walk together in the grace and love of Christ. This agreement acknowledges the significant...
Anglican Primates meet in Canterbury 11-16 January

Anglican Primates meet in Canterbury 11-16 January

Lambeth Palace The Archbishop of Canterbury is asking people to pray for the Primates of the Anglican Communion who will be meeting in Canterbury on 11-16 January...
Archbishop of Canterbury gives New Year’s message

Archbishop of Canterbury gives New Year’s message

CANTERBURY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 25: The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, arrives at the west door to deliver his Christmas Day sermon to the congregation at...
Christmas Eve in a little country church

Christmas Eve in a little country church

Those who were able to experience the Christmas Eve Liturgy at the parish were treated to a very special gift of music thanks to the kindness and talents of the...
Christmas Eve at a quaint country church

Christmas Eve at a quaint country church

Anglicans rally around Peterborough Muslims

Anglicans rally around Peterborough Muslims

Anglican churches have joined the broader Peterborough, Ont., community in an outpouring of support and generosity for the members of the city’s only mosque, the Masjid Al-Salaam, which was torched...
Remembering, … darkness, … and hope

Remembering, … darkness, … and hope

Homily for 15 November, Mark 13: 22-34 NRSV -- The Rev'd Glenn Empey This gospel passage is incredibly challenging. It’s challenging by turning up in the lectionary immediately after Remembrance...
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