Map to St Barnabas on the Danforth
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.
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 »
Next Taizé Service Sunday August 16 @ 7 pm. More about Taizé here »
Those interested in championing Outreach Ministries and/or being a parish contact person for the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund, please let Fr Jonathan or the Leadership Team know.
Many thanks to all those who have generously donated non-perishable food items for our Deacon’s Cupboard recently. We’re well-stocked now, but the need will continue throughout the summer.
CHOIR WELCOMES YOU
Prayer Shawl Ministry
St Barnabas has joined an international Prayer Shawl Ministry movement. Are you a knitter? Want to learn? Details ».
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
TASTE OF THE DANFORTH
AUGUST 7‐9, 2015: St. Barnabas will have the doors open on Saturday, August 8 from 10:30 am to approximately 4:30 pm. We need volunteers from the Church Community to welcome the many visitors who will come through our doors on that day. There will be a list on the table at the back of the Church with suggested time periods. If you are able to come during one of the listed time periods please write your name and phone number on the sheet. if you have any questions, contact Helen Taylor. (Call the office 416-463-1344 for her phone number or see the Sunday leaflet here »). Taste of the Danforth website here »
CHOIR DIRECTOR/ORGANIST Search Committee Update
As of the July 12 deadline, an encouraging number of applications were received. These are now being reviewed by the Committee in preparation for interviews. Choir page here »
FAREWELL from Neil
As I write this on a blisteringly hot day ‐ but sitting in air ‐conditioned comfort ‐ I’m reflecting on some of the highs and yes, lows, of the past five years at St. Barnabas’. Full text, see Choir page here »
Reading Outloud is now on a summer hiatus and will resume meeting in The Study on Monday, September 14, beginning with the reading (outloud) of Shakespeare’s Hamlet – catch at this summer’s Stratford Festival »
MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS URGENTLY NEEDED
Meals on Wheels (MOW) Drivers Urgently Needed!!! Can you spare a few hours a week during lunch hour to provide an essential service to your community? Do you have your own vehicle and a valid driver’s license? Then we desperately need your help! To get started simply contact out Volunteer Services staff at 416-645-6000 ext. 1109 or 1881, or write: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
The Monday night Bible Study will resume in the fall.
THURSDAYS at 12 noon in the chancel.
Please browse through the fine selection of books remaining from the recent Yard Sale. Make an offer for those you wish to take home, and it won't be refused.
Reception at St. Barnabas following the Ecumenical Good Friday Walk
WEEKLY AT ST BARNABAS on the DANFORTH
MANY COMMUNITY GROUPS meet regularly at St. Barnabas. For descriptions and contact information - see here »BACH CHILDREN'S CHORUS & BACH CHAMBER YOUTH CHOIR Composer and Pianist Eleanor Daley (left) and founder conductor Linda Beaupre (right) rehearse members of the Children's Chorus for their Spring "In the Mood Concert" in support of St Barnabas' Accessibility Project. The concert also featured The Bach Chamber Youth Choir and Melanie Doane's USchool ukelele virtuosos. The Youth Choir ages 16-24 rehearses weekly at St Barnabas. New members always welcome. Choir website here » CHOIR
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 »THE RIVERDALE ART SHOW
The Riverdale Art Show is held at St. Barnabas annually in mid-October. The October 2015 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 »