Map to St Barnabas on the Danforth
FOOD BANK DONATIONS
The Deacon’s Cupboard
needs replenishing: Pasta/Sauce, Cookies, Toilet paper, Canned Meat. Please leave your contributions in the hamper at the entrance to the church.
If you would like to have the existing church piano and are willing to move it, please speak to the Wardens (Gary, Everod, Helen and Teresa).
TORONTO AUSTRUMU EV. LUT. LATVIEŠU DRAUDZE
East Toronto Latvian Lutheran Community see here »
MEDITATION & MUSIC
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 »
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
St Barnabas has joined an international Prayer Shawl Ministry movement. Are you a knitter? Want to leyarn? Details ».
Riverdale Art 2017
Show & Sale
The 29th Annual Riverdale Art Show and Sale 2017 will be held Friday/Saturday, October 13-14, 2017 see here »
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!
All are welcome at St. Barnabas on the Danforth!
THE THIRD SUNDAY of EASTER - April 30, 2017
WELCOME TO THE LIFE & MINISTRY OF OUR COMMUNITY
EVENT CALENDAR WIZ
CALENDAR by-date/time/room listing all events at St. Barnabas - here »
MONDAYS - Monday, April 24 at Noon in The Study. All are welcome. readings, lively discussion - gather and read texts together, in real time, out loud. Discussion flows from what is heard and shared in the moment. For more information, please speak to the Rev. Jeanette Lewis. More about Outloud here »
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
MONDAYS at 6pm - The Bible Study will be on break until Monday May 15 after Deacon Grace returns from vacation.
SUNDAY, APRIL 30, Michelle Cutts, Senior Development Officer at Kennedy House will be our guest speaker. We would love to present items for the youth at Kennedy House via Michelle Cutts. They are in need of shampoo, deodorants, toothpaste, toothbrushes and also headphones/earphones as most kids listen to music or watch movies on their phones and they don't often have earphones. Most of Kennedy House’s youths have shared bedrooms and by providing them with earphones piece it could eliminate the noise from interrupting the other residents from studying or sleeping.
TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017 @ 7pm in The Study - It’s time to bring all of the positive in parenting to the world of step-parents. With a little help from each other being a step-parent can be incredibly awesome, highly positive, and most of all, just as real as a natural family. • What is a step-parent support group • Who should attend • How long does it run • How will this help • What will I learn • Ask anything you want - View/download poster here »
ST BARNABAS CHURCH 160th Anniversary: June 2018
We want to raise money for a lasting memory for the church. Please share any ideas with your Wardens. We will also be forming a committee to discuss plans to make the 160th Anniversary something to remember. If you would like to be part of the committee, please write your name, number and email address on the sheet at the back of the church. For those not wishing to be on this committee, but have suggestions and ideas, please share them with Rev. Jeanette or one of the Wardens. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a note in the offering plate. You can also contact Helen Taylor at 416-243-2526.
Willing to do crafts and/or do food for a once-a-month commitment? Volunteers needed! Please speak to the Rev. Jeanette if this is YOU we’re looking for! What is Messy Church? - info here »
FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2017 at 7:30pm. Enjoy an evening devoted to the music of Norway's most famous composer, Edvard Grieg, on Norway's national holiday, May 17. Featuring Mike Angell (piano), Brenda Berger (voice), Susan Cook (alto saxophone), and Konrad Harley (organ). Tickets: $20 advance tickets, $25 at the door.
SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017 at 2:00pm. Piano Recital. Luke Welch performs music by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Morawetz, and Schumann. Admission: $20 general, $10 seniors/students.
FRIDAY MAY 26 - SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017 - The 2nd annual at St Barnabas. Cantatas & Brandenburgs, Harpsichord Recital, St. Mark Passion.
SATURDAY JUNE 3. Volunteers are needed for this fund-raising event. Details will follow.
DOANE USCHOOL CONCERT AT ST BARNABAS
Doane Uschool held a fund-raising concert here Saturday March 4, 2017. See videos of the Doane Uschool concert at St Barnabas on Youtube here » and here » / Doane Uschool website »
THE CELEBRATION OF NEW MINISTRY
St Barnabas community celebrated their New Ministry with the Rev. Jeanette Lewis on Sunday March 5, 2017. Area Bishop Kevin Robertson, the Rev. Susan Sheen, the Rev. Margaret Rodrigues, Bishop's Chaplain, and The Rev. Shelley McVea, Regional Dean, were in attendance. The Rev. Canon Susan Sheen was homilist. Leaflet for this Celebration of New Ministry - view or download here »
WOODGREEN TAX HELPER
As of March 1, 2017 WoodGreen Community Services is offering their annual FREE income tax clinic for individuals living on a low income and have a simple tax return. The tax clinic will run from March 1 to April 29 2017. Brochures are available at the back of the church.
GUITAR RECITAL: CRAIG VISSER & EMILY SHAW
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 at 2:00pm. Guitar Concert: Craig Visser and Emily Shaw perform music by Giuliani, Assad, Chopin, and Craig Visser. Admission: $20 general, $10 seniors/students.
RIVERDALE ART SHOW SNAP'd
The 2016 Riverdale Art Show & Sale was SNAP'd by the Beach/Danforth news - description and photo collection see here » see more about the shows at St Barnabas starting here »
ST BARNABAS CHRISTMAS MARKET SNAP'd
BEACH / DANFORTH news of events in the neighbourhood visited St Barnabas 2016 Christmas Market and took a photo gallery - see online here »
ST BARNABAS at TASTE OF THE DANFORTH 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
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
2016 Sacred Concert, Schutz "St John Passion" on Good Friday
WEEKLY AT ST BARNABAS on the DANFORTH
MANY COMMUNITY GROUPS meet regularly at St. Barnabas. For descriptions and contact information - see 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 »
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 »