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Taize
The Eastertide Taizé service Sunday, May 24 and June 21, with an informal rehearsal at 6:30 pm and the service at 7 pm. Simple chants, silence and prayer - try it! see here »

SPRING OUTDOOR YARD SALE!
Spring Outdoor Yard Sale
SATURDAY MAY 30
10am-2pm details »

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

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 »

Outreach
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.

Deacon's Cupboard
THANK YOU
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

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

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
  • Sunday, May 24, 2015 - Pentecost
    • 9:00 am - Said Eucharist
    • 10:30 am - Choral Eucharist
      • The Bishop's Annual Visit - Bishop Yu's next annual parish visit will take place on May 24. Bishop's website »
      • More about Sundays - readings, church school, choir, music, refreshments - see here »
    • 7 pm - Taizé Service - Worship and share in quiet reflection, simple songs, and stillness. An informal rehearsal at 6:30 pm, service starts at 7 pm. More about Taizé here » Next Taisé June 21

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

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR PART-TIME POSITION
The Parish of St Barnabas,Toronto invites applications for the position of part-time Parish Administrator. This will be an interim appointment beginning in May until September. A permanent position may follow. Resumes to be sent to the Wardens, St Barnabas Church, 361 Danforth Ave Toronto, Ont. M4K 1P1 by April 30. To view/download full job description click here »
The Winter's TaleREADING OUTLOUD IN THE STUDY
MONDAYS at Noon - all are welcome to join in reading outloud Shakepeare's The Winter's Tale. Please bring your own texts. We meet weekly in The Study, 361 Danforth Ave. across from the Chester subway and the Carrot Common. No rehearsals, no memorization, no homework, just "reading outloud" in good company. The Study - see here »
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
MONDAYS at 7 pm - Monday Night Bible Study in The Study. All are welcome.
THURSDAY EUCHARIST
THURSDAYS at 12 noon in the chancel.
Spring Yark SaleSPRING OUTDOOR YARD SALE
SATURDAY MAY 30 - 10am-2pm - it’s spring! Time to clear out your attic or the garage, or spare cupboard, or hallway or basement or tool shed items that were new to you once upon a time can find a new lease on life in the eyes of another donate them all to the upcoming St Barnabas (outdoor) yard sale. Proceeds to help green and freshen up our playground for all to enjoy all unsold items will be delivered to Variety Village in support of charities (pick up of donations by arrangement). No clothing or footwear, please! You can drop off items at the church beginning Sunday, April 26th. Mark them “For Yard Sale” and leave them in the hallway outside The Study. Arrangements can be made for items to be picked up where necessary. See poster here »
Good Friday Reception
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 »
  • ZHONG WEN TAIJI MONDAYS @ 7:30 pm in Upper Hall - details »
  • 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 »
  • CANADIAN TAI CHI ACADEMY WEDNESDAYS @ 7 pm - Upper Hall - details »
  • SPORTBALL THURSDAYS @ 9:00 am - Sportball in Upper Hall - details »
  • DANCE CLASSES THURSDAYS @ 7:30 pm - classes in Upper Hall - details »
  • LITTLE KICKERS - SATURDAYS @ 9 am - in Upper Hall - details »
  • TORONTO COUNTRY DANCERS
  • 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 contact Mary in the church office. 416-463-1344 / Lcation & map » / Contact us »
BACH CHILDREN'S CHORUS & BACH CHAMBER YOUTH CHOIR Bach Children's Chorus at St Barnabas 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 » Bach Children's Chorus at St Barnabas
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 »
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 »

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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