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Out of the Cold is a volunteer initiative by Toronto area synagogues, churches and faith communities to serve as Host Sites that offer shelter, hospitality and refuge to people who are homeless in the City of Toronto.

Donations of winter clothing should be brought to Eastminster United Church (main Jackman Ave door). Please label all donations “OOTC”. more about Out of the cold here »

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St Barnabas on the Danforth

Practices Thursdays 7:45pm – 9:15pm

The choir welcomes new, enthusiastic singers to join. An ability to read music desired but not essential. A commitment to Thursday practices and Sunday morning services expected.

Please speak to our Music Director, Konrad Harley or email »

See choir/music webpage here »

A warm welcome! - St Barnabas on the Danforth

SundaysSunday, January 19, 2020
The Baptism of the Lord
The Week of Prayer
for Christian Unity
  • 9:00 am - Said Eucharist
  • 10:30 am - Choral Eucharist
  • Parish luncheon following the service
    • Christian Unity Week of January 19, 2020 - read more about this at the Canadian Council of Churches - website »
    • Father Nico Montelbetti from St. Luke's will be celebrating and preaching here.
    • Readings: Acts 27:18-28:10; Psalm 107:8-9, 19-22, 29-32; Mark 16:14-20.
    • Parish Luncheon January 19 after service
    • The flowers at the altar are given to the glory of God and in loving memory and honour of all our loved ones the gift of Christine, Erin, Lily and Teague (January 19, 2020)
    • The flowers at the altar are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Edwin J. Ferguson, beloved music teacher of Ross Hewitt and Denise Levia (January 12, 2020).
    • All baptized Christians of all ages are welcome to receive Holy Communion. Gluten-free wafers & de-alcoholized wine are available upon request at communion.
    • ALL ARE WELCOME at St. Barnabas on the Danforth! serving and building up the people of our church, our neighbourhood, the city, and the world - as we have been doing for over 160 years! TaizéOnly a minute's walk from the TTC Chester Station
  • 7:00 pm - TAIZÉ SERVICE - Taizé is a quiet meditative service of prayer and song normally held the 3rd Sunday of the month. Doors open at 6:30 pm for a short rehearsal. More on Taizé see here »
  • ACCESSIBILITY- the elevator is available via the Hampton Avenue entrance
  • NEXT SUNDAY - Epiphany 3 - January 26, 2020
    • 9:00 am - Said Eucharist
    • 10:30 am - Choral Eucharist
    • Readings: Isaiah 9:1-4; Psalm 27:1, 5-13; 1 Coriinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23 - Preview readings online here »
  • BLACK HISTORY MONTH - February 9 we will be marking Black History Month with some special hymns. If you are from the islands and have a special hymn you would like sung please speak to Rev. Jeanette.

  • Music, choir & organ - webpage - here »
  • School - Christian Education at St.Barnabas. We welcome our children in worship see below ». ShukuraAlleyne is the Youth & Childrens Minister at St. Barnabas -contact Shukura via email at childrenst.barnabas@gmail.com.
  • THURSDAY EUCHARIST - Normally every Thursday at 12 noon in the Chancel.
  • TAIZÉ SERVICE - Taizé is a quiet meditative service of prayer and song normally held the 3rd Sunday of the month. Doors open at 6:30 pm for a short rehearsal. More on Taizé see here »
  • NISBET LODGE MINISTRY Taizé- St Barnabas conducts worship services for the residents and guests of Nisbet Lodge on the 4th Sunday of each month (except during July & August). See Nisbet Lodge website »

All are welcome at St. Barnabas!
  • ALL ARE WELCOME to services at St. Barnabas!
    Location map here » / Contact info here »
  • EAST TORONTO LUTHERAN COMMUNITY - AUSTRUM DRAUDZE worships at St. Barnabas - details & service information here »
  • ORDINATION Maria Ling, who was our Administrative Assistant, is being ordained at St James Cathedral on May 3. Will keep you all advised of the details once it is officially announced through the Dicoese.
  • PRAYER REQUESTS can be written in the St Barnabas Church Intercessory Book (blue folder) at the back of the church. These requests will be mentioned during the Prayers of the People.
  • * FLORAL OFFERINGS - Remember you can help to make our church beautiful each Sunday by contributing what you can towards the flowers on the altar. Place a donation in your envelope and mark it for flowers and it will help us to make sure that there is a beautiful floral arrangement each Sunday. There is 1 Sunday in September available for memorial flowers. The cost is $80.00. Please contact Lynda Davenport to make arrangements. Thank you.

  • FORWARD DAY BY DAY – Regular (10 copies) and Large print (10 copies) are now available at the back of the church. A minimum donation of $2 is appreciated to help defray costs. You can also read it online here »

Christian Education at St. Barnabas
With the help of parents and volunteers, we are ready and able to welcome new families. Children and welcome at St. Barnabas. Here is our Sunday pattern:
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL meets weekly
  • We gather in the main church for the start of the service
  • There is a children’s focus time in the service
  • Then off to class for approx. 20-25 min.
  • Returning for Communion with family.
  • Refreshments following!
  • Shukura Alleyne is the Youth & Childrens Minister at St. Barnabas - contact Shukura via email at childrenst.barnabas@gmail.com
  • We welcome Emily Thompson-Savage to St Barnabas. She will be assisting Shukura in the Sunday School. She is a former choir member of St Peter’s Carlton and St Peter & St Simon’s churches and will be entering the 2nd yr of the ECE (Early Childhood Education) program at George Brown in January.
PAR: Pre-Authorized Remittance Update
    • THE LEADERSHIP TEAM thanks those of our community that have signed up for the preauthorized giving initiative and apologize for the length of time it has taken for this program to become active.
    • At the present moment, the Diocese is in the process of making some changes to the program and does not wish to add any new participants until the changes are complete.
    • The most up to date information we have is that the diocese should be ready to move forward in early fall. At that point, the leadership team will be in contact with everyone who has signed up to advise them on the date when withdrawals from their banks will start.
    • For those who are still considering being part of this initiative, signup forms are at the back of the church. We would encourage you to speak to a member of the leadership team if you have any questions.

    • Are you being called? Are you being called to join St. Barnabas’ Visiting Ministry Team? We want to expand this important ministry within our parish. Please speak to Barb Wilkins or the clergy.
    • Sing any hymn you want any time! text with music accompaniment here »
Following The Way of Jesus here at St Barnabas connects us with the beauty of what is holy and true. We share the heart of our patron Barnabas in service to the dispossessed and advocacy for the marginalized.

We seek to open the heart and enliven the mind through literature, art, music and study. We derive nourishment from roots that link us with the wisdom and spiritual practices of many ages. We celebrate creativity and excellence in choral music.

Come visit and find out more about being here.


St. Barnabas on the Danforth Anglican Church, Toronto • 416-463-1344 • Location » Contact us »