Map to St Barnabas
ST BARNABAS CHRISTMAS MARKET
NOVEMBER 8 from 10 am to 3 pm. Craft tables, bake table, raffle & refreshments.
UP INTO WATERY SKIES
Lost rivers and recent urban landscape work by Sharon Helleman - see more here »
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 »
Next Taizé service is Sunday, November 16 at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm
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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.
CHOIR WELCOMES YOU
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 !
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
THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, following the 10:30 am Eucharist to update members on major maintenance issues and authorize funding.
HOLOCAUST EDUCATION WEEK
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, – 9. An annual series of lectures, films as well as testimonials from survivors. This year’s theme is “Collaboration” and coincides with the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, November 9, 1938, the night of broken glass, when synagogues throughout Germany were burned to the ground, shops vandalized and Jewish citizens assaulted and murdered as police looked on. A programme outlining the many events being hosted at schools, churches and community centres throughout Toronto is available at the back of the church. For up to date information on events this coming week, please go to holocaustcentre.com/HEW
READING OUTLOUD SERIES
Reading Outloud Series Continues Mondays from noon – 1 pm. All are welcome.
Join a diverse group of enthusiastic participants from within the parish and beyond.
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
Monday Night Bible Study MONDAYS @ 7 pm - led by Deacon Grace, continues Mondays in The Study. The text is the Gospel according to Saint John. All are welcome All welcome.
THURSDAYS @ 12 noon - Holy Eucharist in the Chancel.
Donations are sought of sandwiches, cookies and muffins for our mini café at the Market on Saturday, November 8 (talk to Jane Smith). We’re also looking for baking for our famous Bake Table (talk to Helen Taylor). We need two or three volunteers for selling the jams & jellies and also a few sturdy folks to set up the tables on Friday, November 7th at 7 pm. Speak to Janet Booker at the back of the church today, or just show up!
REMEMBERING: A tribute in words and music
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9 @ 4 pm - a concert of readings and music, both sacred and secular, to honour veterans of, and those who did not return from both world wars. And help us to spread the word beyond St. Barnabas’ to the wider community – our goal is to fill the church! Tickets are available from choir members or the church office ($15 – youth under 16 are free). See flyer »
“Up into watery skies” Art Exhibit Opening
MONDAY NOVEMBER 10 @ Noon & THURSDAY NOVEMBER 13 @ 7 pm - come and hear Toronto artist Sharon Helleman discuss her recent urban landscape paintings on display, inspired by and reflective of the poetry of Margaret Avison. Viewings are by appointment - contact Father Jonathan Eayrs at 416-463-1344. In The Study, See poster here » / or The Study here »
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 »
TUESDAYS @ 7:30 pm - Yoga class in Upper Hall
WEDNESDAYS @ 10:30 am - Reception Room - details »
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 »
THURSDAYS @ 9:00 am - Sportball in Upper Hall - details »
ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE
THURSDAYS @ 7:30 pm - classes - details »
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 »
SATURDAYS @ 9 am - in Upper Hall - details » cancelled Nov 8 due to Christmas Market in the hall.
TORONTO ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCERS
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1 @ 3 pm & 7:30 pm - in Upper Hall - details » & NOVEMBER 8 @ 7 pm
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 »
COMING UP AT ST BARNABAS
Donations continue to be welcomed at Hospitality Hour towards the purchase of a small fridge for The Study. This will help provide refreshments during the construction phase of the Accessibility Project.
FOOD BANK DONATIONS
Donations for the Deacon’s Cupboard parish food bank are welcome, especially at this time of the year. Please leave non-perishable items in the wicker basket by the entrance.
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
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.
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 »
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 »