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THANK YOU

Thanks to all those who contributed, baked, pickled, jammed and preserved; who set up and took down, who publicized, and, of course, who turned out to support, buy and take items home. Special thanks to lead organizers Janet Booker, Jane Smith Helen Taylor and Jenny Reid, and to the choir for their raffle baskets.

Kennedy House
Kennedy House
Outreach Partner
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 »

Taize
Next Taizé service is Sunday, December 21 at 7 pm. see here »

Deacon's Cupboard
Donations needed

Donations of nonperishable foods such as pasta & pasta sauce, Kraft Dinner, peanut butter, tinned meat and fish, soups (especially cream of mushroom), etc., are always appreciated by those who come to our door looking for food. Please put your donations in the wicker basket at the back of the church.

Many thanks go to those who have already responded to this request.


Join the choir
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 learn? Details ».

Enjoy reading? Enjoy the St Barnabas Book Club !
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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
All are welcome at the celebrations of the St. Barnabas community

Advent Lessons & HymnsSunday, December 21 - The Fourth Sunday of Advent
  • 9 am - Said Eucharist
  • 10:30 am - Choral Eucharist
    • More about Sundays - Presider, homilist, readings, church school, choir, music, readings, refreshments - see here »
  • Taize7 pm - Taizé Service -a service of simple songs, silence, prayers and Presence. Doors open at 6:30 pm. More about Taizé here »

  • Thursday Eucharist - @ 12 noon Holy Eucharist in the Chancel
  • East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community - Austrum Draudze worships at St. Barnabas - details & service information here »

CHRISTMAS at St Barnabas
The Nativity
Christmas Eve Family Service
- 4pm
A relaxed gathering to sing carols,
hear the story and celebrate the birth of baby Jesus.

Christmas Eve Choral Candlelight Communion - 10pm
A festive, music-filled welcome to Christ into the world.
Choir and organ.

Christmas Day - 10:30am

A quieter, but very special time with the Holy Family.
A chance to sing more favourites
and get the day's festivities started in the right key.

Reception in the Study
A recent reception in The Study during the Elixir Mixer baroque concert, with the "Urban Landscape" paintings of Sharon Helleman on display.

THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY

Art Exhibit by Sharon HellemanREADING OUTLOUD
in the Study
PLATO’S “SYMPOSIUM” Mondays - Noon - 1pm. You are invited. More about The Study here »
WEEKDAY EUCHARIST
THURSDAYS @ 12 noon - Holy Eucharist in the Chancel. Thursday, December 4 - Fr David Hoopes, Presider and Preacher
BOOK CLUB
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17 @ 10:30 am - The Book Club reconvenes . in The Study to discuss the Penelope Fitzgerald novel, Human Voices. See book club page here »
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
MONDAYS @ 7 pm - resumes in The Study on the third Monday in January.

WEEKLY HAPPENINGS AT ST BARNABAS
MORE UPCOMING EVENTS: see below or click here »
ZHONG WEN TAIJI
MONDAYS @ 7:30 pm in Upper Hall - details here »
YOGA
TUESDAYS @ 7:30 pm - Yoga class in Upper Hall
MUSICAL MUNCHKINS
WEDNESDAYS @ 10:30 am - Reception Room - details »
VITAL STEPS
WEDNESDAYS @ 11 am in the Upper Hall - details here »
CANADIAN TAI CHI ACADEMY
WEDNESDAYS @ 7 pm - Canadian Tai Chi Academy in the Upper Hall - details here »
SPORTBALL
THURSDAYS @ 9:00 am - Sportball in Upper Hall - details »
DANCE CLASSES
THURSDAYS @ 7:30 pm - classes - details »
CHOIR
THURSDAYS @ 7:45 pm - Interested in choral singing at St Barnabas? New choir members more than welcome to the first choir practice of the fall season. In the choir room. Please speak to Neil Houlton or email. ... see choir webpage »
JANE AUSTEN BALL
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12 @ 7 pm in Upper Hall
LITTLE KICKERS
SATURDAYS @ 9 am - in Upper Hall - details »
TORONTO COUNTRY DANCERS
SATURDAYS @ 2 pm & 7:00 pm - in Upper Hall - details »

As well as parish groups and committees, many community groups also regularly meet at St. Barnabas. For group descriptions and contact information - see here » 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 contact Mary in the church office. 416-463-1344 / Location & map » / Contact us »

2015 AT ST BARNABAS

FOOD BANK DONATIONS
Donations for the Deacon’s Cupboard parish food bank are welcome, especially at this time of the year. Shrove Tuesday Pancake SupperPlease leave non-perishable items in the wicker basket by the entrance.

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015 from 5 to 7pm - St. Barnabas invites you and your family to their annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper in the heart of Greektown. All are welcome. Map »

choirCHOIR
Interested in choral singing at St Barnabas? New choir members more than welcome. Please speak to Neil Houlton or email. For more about the choir, see here ». View repertoire past and present here »

BISHOP'S ANNUAL VISIT
Bishop Yu's next annual parish visit will take place on May 24, 2015 Pentecost Sunday. Bishop's website »

ORGAN & CHOIR at St Barnabas


Bach Children's Chorus at St Barnabas BACH CHILDREN'S CHORUS
The Bach Children's Chorus Concert on Saturday, November 23 saw over 250 people in St Barnabas, almost every available hall filled with young people, and well over $3,000.00 raised for the Organ Fund. All in all, a splendid success and a marvelous evening of music.

Sisterhood of St John the Divine - Retreats 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 »
ST BARNABAS BOOK TABLE
The Book Club has graciously offered to oversee a book table that will be located at the back of the church. You are welcome to bring in any books that you would like to pass on and donate to this table - LIMIT of 3 books per person! The books will remain on the book table for a period of 6 weeks, after which time they will be recycled. Everyone is invited to take a book for a small donation of either a loonie or a toonie.
THE RIVERDALE ART SHOW
The Riverdale Art Show is held at St. Barnabas annually in mid-October . The October 2014 dates TBA. See artwork and artists from previous shows at St. Barnabas here »

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 »

Anglican FoundationThe Anglican Foundation - the community foundation for Anglicans in Canada, whose sole purpose is to nurture and advance, in Canada, the life and work of the Anglican Church of Canada: website »

   
   

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