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Our next edition of the Banner will be coming out in mid-September. If you have something you would like the parish to know about the ministry you are involved in, please send it by email » by the end of August.

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 »

more about Taizé at
St Barnabas here »

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 »


Sundays Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost September 22, 2019, 2019
  • 9:00am - Said Eucharist
  • 10:30am - Folk Service (no communion)
    • Readings - Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 1:2-7; Luke 16:1-13; Preview readings online here »
    • Music
      • Music, choir & organ - webpage - here »
    • The flowers at the altar are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Canon Abraham Caldwell and Mrs. Florence Caldwell the gift of their daughter Grace (September 15, 2019).
    • All baptized Christians of all ages are welcome to receive Holy Communion. Gluten-free wafers & de-alcoholized wine are available upon request at communion.
    • Coffee Hour - if you would like to sign up for this ministry please chat to Jane Smith. Currently we need participants to sign up from September 29 onward. Thank you.
    • School - Christian Education at St.Barnabas. We welcome our children in worship see below ». Shukura Alleyne is the Youth & Childrens Minister at St. Barnabas - contact Shukura via email at childrenst.barnabas@gmail.com.

  • ALL ARE WELCOME to St. Barnabas on the Danforth! Come celebrate with us. Helping serve and build up the people of our church, our neighbourhood, the city, and the world for 160 years!
  • ACCESSIBILITY- the elevator is available via the Hampton Avenue entrance
  • THURSDAY EUCHARIST - Normally every Thursday at 12 noon in the Chancel.
  • NEXT TAIZÉ SERVICE - Taizé is a quiet meditative service of prayer and song normally held the 3rd Sunday of the month. Next Service is Sunday October 20 at 7 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm for a short rehearsal. More on Taizé see here »
  • NISBET LODGE Service 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 »
  • 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
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.


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