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REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP UPDATE: Sept 21
We are thrilled that the Pier 21 group has welcomed and settled their family, and the Dearbourne-Garnock group have successfully found housing for the individual they are sponsoring. See Outreach »

ST BARNABAS
CHRISTMAS MARKET
The Market
details »

ADVENT RETREAT
at the Convent
Advent Retreat
December 9/10, 2016
... see poster here » details »

TORONTO AUSTRUMU EV. LUT. LATVIEŠU DRAUDZE

East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community
see here »

TAIZÉ PRAYER
MEDITATION & MUSIC
Taizé
More about Taizé 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 »

FOOD BANK DONATIONS

The Deacon’s Cupboard
needs replenishing for the summer months: Pasta, Sauces, Kraft Dinner, Peanut Butter, Canned Fruit,
Juices, Sardines
Tuna / Salmon, Crackers/Cookies.

Please leave your
contributions in the hamper at the entrance to the church.


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
Sundays at St Barnabas
  • St Michael and All Angels
    Sunday September 25, 2016
    • 9:00am - Said Eucharist
    • 10:30am - Sung Eucharist
      • More about Sundays at St Barnabas - here ».
      • Church School update - here »

WELCOME TO THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY

EVENT CALENDAR WIZ
CALENDAR by-date/time/room listing all events at St. Barnabas - here »
Church School UpdateCHURCH SCHOOL UPDATE
Church School got off to a great start September 18, with a record (for us) turnout of young families and children. see here »
OFFICE HOURS
Please note there is a change in the Church office hours (until December 8, 2016). see here »
READING OUTLOUD at NOON
MONDAYS at 12 noon in The Study - Reading Outloud at Noon is reading outloud the play “Top Girls” by Caryl Churchill - see The Study » .
BIBLE STUDY
MONDAYS - 6:30pm in The Study - Monday Night Bible Study begins September 26. All are welcome. For more information, please speak to Deacon Grace.
STEVEN SHUBERT: Art talk
Steven Shubert will be offering a talk on Napoleon's Expedition to Egypt, Thursday September 29, at the Toronto Reference Library, 5th floor, from 2 - 2:30pm.This talk is in conjunction with the main floor exhibit which runs from August 13th-Oct. 16th and is called "The Art of Cartography." For a preview of the exhibit see the following article in Canadian Geographic: link »

Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Eleanor Morgan
Followed by ANNUAL THANKSGIVING TEA
Thanksgiving Tea
SATURDAY OCTOBER 1, 2016
1:30 - 4pm

The Pastoral Ministry Team at St. Barnabas is hosting its Annual Thanksgiving Tea with musical entertainment on Saturday, October 1 from 1:30 – 4pm. The Tea takes place in the Reception Room (entrance via Hampton Ave.) and will be preceded by a service of Thanksgiving for the life of Eleanor Morgan in the Sanctuary at 1:30pm. The invitation is extended to all and a special effort is made to enable homebound parishioners to attend.  

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 »
The MarketST BARNABAS CHRISTMAS MARKET
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2016 10am-3pm - Artisanal crafts, jewellery, baking, jams & jellies, original art - admission is free. Handmade is better! Contact us! St. Barnabas Church 416-463-1344 or office@stbarnabas-toronto.com / location map here » / view/download poster here »

Trio Bravo
Advent RetreatADVENT RETREAT - Praying the Psalms
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9-10, 2016 Your invitation to an Advent Retreat at the Convent (SSJD - The Sisterhood of St. John the Divine, A monastic community within the Anglican Church of Canada - ssjd.ca233 Cummer Avenue halfway between Yonge & Bayview).
  • Subsidized Cost: $60 includes meals and overnight accommodation. The parish is helping to cover expenses.
  • Registration: A sign up sheet is now available at the entrance to the church. You may also register by contacting the Parish Office or Fr Jonathan.
  • Last Day for Registration: Sunday 20 November, 2016.
  • Limited space - Please Note Since space at the Convent is limited, early enrolment is encouraged.
  • View/download the invitation here »

ST BARNABAS at TASTE OF THE DANFORTH 2016
Konrad Harley Prokofiev 2016 Photos from the Taste of the Danforth - Aug 6 - we had our doors open all day and welcomed many into the church. At 1 pm we had an Organ Recital by our Organist Konrad Harley The dog, Lassie, comes from Sudbury with her owner every year - spends time at the Church - Click to see set »


BISHOP MAKES VIDEO CALLING FOR PRAYER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
The Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, has made a YouTube video calling for Christians, especially in the Church of England, to pray for the environment during Creationtide, which runs from 1 September until 4 October. “This is a spiritual issue, not just a technical or economic or scientific issue, but something we need to pray about, to ask God to help us.” The video can be seen here » Prayer and worship resources for Creationtide can be found at here » Hashtag: #SeasonOfCreation

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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