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PARISH SELECTION COMMITTEE UPDATE & SPECIAL VESTRY MEETING
We are very pleased to advise... We will announce our new Priest on Sunday, November 27... We would ask all members of the congregation to attend the Special Vestry Meeting on December 4. ... read more here »

ADVENT RETREAT
at the Convent
Advent Retreat
December 9/10, 2016
... see poster here » details »

PIER 21 REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP UPDATE
from Jan Goddard

Pier 21 Refugee Sponsorship Group welcomed the Moradi Zadeh family to Canada on the evening of August 15... Read more here »

TORONTO AUSTRUMU EV. LUT. LATVIEŠU DRAUDZE

East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community
see here »

TAIZÉ PRAYER
MEDITATION & MUSIC
Taizé
More about Taizé here »

LET THERE BE (MORE) LIGHT CAMPAIGN
As the early images of the interior make clear, from the beginning St Barnabas was meant to be light-filled and uplifting. ... read more »

FOOD BANK DONATIONS

The Deacon’s Cupboard
needs replenishing for the summer months: Pasta, Sauces, Kraft Dinner, Peanut Butter, Canned Fruit,
Juices, Sardines
Tuna / Salmon, Crackers/Cookies.

Please leave your
contributions in the hamper at the entrance to the church.


Kennedy House
Kennedy House
Outreach Partner
Kennedy House Youth shelter, a partner agency to which our parish makes monthly donations. Located on Pape Ave., Kennedy House assists local youth in need. Trouble children and youth are cared for, assisted, and moved forward to a brighter future... For more details, see Outreach »

CHOIR WELCOMES YOU

Prayer Shawl ministry

Prayer Shawl Ministry
St Barnabas has joined an international Prayer Shawl Ministry movement. Are you a knitter? Want to leyarn? Details ».

Riverdale Art 2017
Show & Sale
The 29th Annual Riverdale Art Show and Sale 2017 will be held Friday/Saturday, October 13 - 14, 2017 see here »

ST BARNABAS

Literally hundreds of members of the community - parishioners, club members, athletes, parents, children, volunteers - can be found at Saint Barnabas every day of the week. A typical week includes an assortment of these: Regular Sunday and Weekday worship, the Bach Youth Chamber Choir, Art classes, Tai Chi, Yoga, Children's Circle Day Care, Girl Guides, Little Kickers, Musical Munchkins, Sportball, Toronto Country Dancers, Toronto English Country Dancers, Jane Austen Dance, Choir rehearsals, Lunch and Learn, and many more!
  
WELCOME TO ST. BARNABAS on the DANFORTH
Advent 2
  • Third Sunday of Advent
    Sunday, December 11, 2016
    • 9 am - Said Eucharist
    • 10:30 am - Sung Eucharist
    • All are welcome! More about Sundays at St Barnabas - see here »
    • Christian Education at St. Barnabas - see here »

    • Christmas Liturgies - see here »

    • Fr Jonathan Eayrs Retirement Celebration - Sunday, December 18 following the 10:30 service - details »
    • The Parish Selection Committee is very pleased to announce that the Reverend Jeanette Lewis has been appointed by Bishop Patrick Yu as our Accessibility elevator at the Hampotn Avenue entrancenew Priest-in-Charge effective January 1, 2017 - see details here »
    • Church Office Hours: see here »
    • Accessibility elevator via the Hampton Avenue entrance.

WELCOME TO THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY

EVENT CALENDAR WIZ
CALENDAR by-date/time/room listing all events at St. Barnabas - here »
Jeanette LewisPARISH SELECTION COMMITTEE - PSC UPDATE
The PSC is very pleased to announce that the Reverend Jeanette Lewis has been appointed by Bishop Patrick Yu as our new Priest-in-Charge effective January 1, 2017. details here »
CHRISTMAS CLEANING
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6 at 9am - Calling all members of the congregation to a clean up and get ready for Christmas in the church. Bring your dusting cloths and cleaners. Any question please see Jane Smith at the back.
CHRISTMAS DECORATING
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8 from 3- 6pm. If you would like to help with the decorating it would appreciated by the Chancel Guild. Please sign up on the sheet at the back of the church.
Advent RetreatINVITATION TO AN ADVENT RETREAT - Praying the Psalms
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9-10, 2016 Your invitation to an Advent Retreat at the Convent (SSJD - The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine, A monastic community within the Anglican Church of Canada - ssjd.ca - 233 Cummer Avenue halfway between Yonge & Bayview).
  • View/download the invitation here »
READING OUTLOUD
MONDAYS @ Noon - 1pm continues in The Study. see The Study »
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
Monday Night Bible Study will resume on Monday January 16, 2017 at 6:30pm. Please speak with Deacon Grace for more information.
ADVISORY BOARD
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13 at 7:15pm in The Study. All Board members and interested members are welcome to attend.

Fr Jonathan Eayrs Retirement Celebration
As you know, this past June, Father Jonathan announced his intention to retire from his position as Incumbent of St Barnabas as of the end of December. His last Sunday service with us will be on Christmas Day.

We have truly enjoyed having Father Jonathan with us these past four years. We can be thankful for the many blessings that have been bestowed upon the parish during his tenure. We will miss his spiritual leadership, guidance and friendship and wish him the very best on the retirement road ahead for him and his family.

To celebrate Father Jonathan’s ministry
and to thank him for all of his many contributions,
we will be holding a reception for him immediately following
the 10:30am Sunday service on December 18.
A light lunch will be served and we do hope that all members of the congregation will join us at this special time
in the life of the parish.
The Leadership Team
Gary, Everod, Helen, Teresa and Jan

Advent RetreatST BARNABAS CHRISTMAS MARKET SNAP'd
BEACH / DANFORTH news of events in the neighbourhood visited St Barnabas 2016 Christmas Market and took a photo gallery - see online here »

RIVERDALE ART SHOW SNAP'd
The 2016 Riverdale Art Show & Sale was SNAP'd by the Beach/Danforth news - description and photo collection see here » see more about the shows at St Barnabas starting here »

ST BARNABAS at TASTE OF THE DANFORTH 2016
Taste of the Danforth 2016 Photos from the Taste of the Danforth - Aug 6 - we had our doors open all day and welcomed many into the church. At 1 pm we had an Organ Recital by our Organist Konrad Harley The dog, Lassie, comes from Sudbury with her owner every year - spends time at the Church

BISHOP MAKES VIDEO CALLING FOR PRAYER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
The Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, has made a YouTube video calling for Christians, especially in the Church of England, to pray for the environment during Creationtide, which runs from 1 September until 4 October. “This is a spiritual issue, not just a technical or economic or scientific issue, but something we need to pray about, to ask God to help us.” The video can be seen here » Prayer and worship resources for Creationtide can be found at here » Hashtag: #SeasonOfCreation

Good Friday Reception
2016 Sacred Concert, Schutz "St John Passion" on Good Friday

EUTHANASIA AND ASSISTED SUICIDE: A personal statement
Some months ago I shared privately with Archbishop Colin Johnson and my area Bishop, Patrick Yu, my deepening concerns about the direction this discussion has been taking ever since the Supreme Court Carter decision, and about the virtual absence of response from our Church.... see full text here »

WEEKLY AT ST BARNABAS on the DANFORTH
MANY COMMUNITY GROUPS meet regularly at St. Barnabas. For descriptions and contact information - see here »
  • BOOKING - If you are interested in finding out more about any of the above groups, or booking space for your meetings, classes, events or workshops, please contactMaria or Peter the church office: 416-463-1344 / Location & map » / See Contact us page »
choirCHOIR
THURSDAYS @ 7:45 pm - Interested in choral singing at St Barnabas? New choir members welcome. In the downstairs choir room. Please speak to the clergy. For more about the choir, see here ». View repertoire past and present here »

RETREATS & QUIET TIME AT THE CONVENT
The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine (SSJD) is a monastic community within the Anglican Church of Canada located near Yonge & Finch. The sisters welcome visitors for liturgies, quiet days, retreats & workshops, or a place of peace and quiet to rest and refresh - see website ». email » / (416) 226-2201. A comprehensive listing of SSJD quiet days and retreats is available here »
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Amnesty International needs people like you The Riverdale/Cabbagetown chapter of Amnesty International is looking for new members. Come join us. We meet right here at St. Barnabas. Group 164 (Riverdale/ Cabbagetown) of Amnesty International meets at 7 PM on the first Tuesday of each month (except for July and August) in the reception room. What do we do? See here for details »

ALSO NOTE!
150 REMEMBRANCES 
ST. BARNABAS (CHESTER) ANGLICAN CHURCH, TORONTO

St. Barnabas on the Danforth celebrated the parish's 150th Anniversary in 2008. In conjunction with Special Memorial Service on Sunday, November 9 was an Exhibition of Artifacts collected from the extensive research project still currently underway. 

This research project is being conducted by several members of the congregation who have collected the names from the church’s many memorial plaques and dedications representing those who fought in past world conflicts. By using the Canadian National Archives and old newspaper clippings available on the Internet, they have already uncovered over 90 enlistment or casualty records. It is their great hope that, with the assistance of the wider community, they will be able to discover even more information on the over 60 remaining names. 

Anyone wishing to participate in this project, either to find out more information on a relative or particular individual or to offer additional details to the project, should contact Sheila Cram of the 150th Anniversary Committee through the parish office at 416-463-1344 or email »

 

   
   

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