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Elixir Baroque Ensemble
Elixir Baroque Ensemble

 

REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP UPDATE
We have partnered with the Dearbourne Garnock Newcomers Group to sponsor a Syrian refugee family. The Anglican United Refugee Alliance, who we have been working through, have come through with an assignment for us... -see details here.

TORONTO AUSTRUMU EV. LUT. LATVIEŠU DRAUDZE

East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community
see 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 »

TAIZÉ PRAYER
MEDITATION & MUSIC
Taizé
More about Taizé here »


FOOD BANK DONATIONS
The Deacon’s Cupboard
needs replenishing for the summer months: Kraft Dinner, Peanut Butter, Canned Fruit and Juices, Pasta Sauces, Baked Beans, Spam / Luncheon Meat, Canned Tuna and Salmon, Cookies and Crackers, Toiletries, etc.

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 ».

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
St Barnabas Day
  • St. Thomas The Apostle / Pentecost 7 - Sunday July 3, 2016
    • 9:00am - Said Eucharist
    • 10:30am - Sung Eucharist

    • More about Sundays - here »
    • Our thoughts and prayers are with the Rev. Grace Caldwell as she has returned to Singapore to be with her family on the passing of her beloved mother, Florence Caldwell.

WELCOME TO THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY

EVENT CALENDAR WIZ
CALENDAR by-date/time/room listing all events at St. Barnabas - here »
READING OUTLOUD
MONDAY June 27 in The Study at Noon continuing with Michel Houellebec's novel "Submission". more about this here »
Elixir Baroque EnsembleELIXIR BAROQUE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS
SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2016 at 8:00 p.m - Elixir Baroque Ensemble Presents Music at the Tuileries - exuberant music by performers and directors of the 18th century Concert Spirituel. Details and poster here »
BIBLE STUDY
The Monday Evening Bible Study is on hiatus and will resume later this summer.
Art SaleRIVERDALE ART SHOW
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14-15, 2016 28th Annual Riverdale Art Show and Sale - hundreds of new paintings by local artists - See here »
LAY ANOINTERS INVITED TO TRAINING WEEKEND
OCTOBER 16-18, 2016 - A training weekend for lay anointers is being held at St. John’s Convent, 233 Cummer Ave., Toronto. This residential, practical program prepares lay anointers for ministry in their parishes under the supervision of their parish priests. Topics include healing prayer, the The Marketsacrament of anointing, supervision and practice anointing. All attendees must have support of a sponsoring priest, if you are interested in exploring this as a possible ministry, please speak with Fr Jonathan. SSJD website »
THE MARKET - art & handicrafts, baking, refreshments
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016 10am-3pm - Craft tables, bake table, refreshments, raffle - "something for everyone" - Vendors! We are looking for art and handicrafts. If you have something you would like to sell please contact us! St. Barnabas Church 416-463-1344 or office@stbarnabas-toronto.com Indoor table rentals – small: $45, large $55 - view/download poster here »
BACH FESTIVAL SUCCESSBach Festival
Thanks to the vision and hard work of Director John Abberger – assisted by his wife and daughter! – the first annual Toronto Bach Festival achieved lift‐off. The three day festival began a well attended inaugural concert at St Barnabas ... . Read more here »

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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