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  • Letter to the Diocese from Bishop Andrew
    Dear Friends in Christ: On Monday, I wrote a letter to the Diocese regarding the interdependence of dinner table and Lord’s Table, referencing the ‘domestic church’. I encouraged families to review their dining practices and consider refreshing their devotional lives around their mealtime gatherings. It was not long after writing that letter that I heard... […]
  • Clergy in Motion – March 2
    Clergy in Motion, March 2 Appointments The Rev. Canon Janet Read-Hockin has been appointed Interim Priest-in-Charge of St. Cuthbert, Leaside as of March 1, 2021. The Rev. Canon Derek Stapleton has been appointed Interim Priest-in-Charge of Grace Church in Scarborough beginning March 22, 2021 while the Incumbent is on Parental Leave. The Rev. Alvardo Adderley... […]
  • Metropolitan asks Anglicans to mark first anniversary of pandemic
    Archbishop Anne Germond, Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario, has written a letter on behalf of the Ontario House of Bishops to the faithful in Christ on the first anniversary of the Global Coronavirus Pandemic Declaration. She writes, “In a year of many firsts for our generation, we are approaching the first anniversary of... […]
  • Letter to the Diocese from Bishop Andrew
    Dear Friends in Christ: I don’t need to tell you that the Diocese of Toronto is blessed with some great intellects among our clergy and laity. I am privileged to receive, from time to time, thoughtful papers from members of this Diocese who have taken the time to consider weighty questions, or who have been... […]
  • Read the March issue of The Anglican
    Let it never be said that Anglicans in the diocese don’t rise to a challenge. In 2020, one of the most difficult years in living memory, Anglicans and corporate donors gave $1.6 million to FaithWorks, the diocese’s annual outreach campaign. Read about this and other stories in the March issue of The Anglican.   The […]
  • Bulletin Board February 23
    Bulletin Board is the Diocese’s bi-weekly e-bulletin for clergy and lay leaders. To subscribe to Bulletin Board, sign up online. To submit an item, email Diocesan business Changes to episcopal area coverage The diocese is taking steps to ensure there is support for all deaneries and parishes. Bishop Riscylla Shaw continues as the Area Bishop for... […]
  • Letter to the Diocese from Bishop Andrew
    Dear Friends in Christ, One of my practices during Lent, as I’m sure is the same for many of you, is to have a good Lenten book to read – something spiritually nourishing, that gives me new ideas to consider and fresh insights to reflect upon. This year I am hoping to read “The Patient... […]
  • Statement regarding the lifting of Provincial Restrictions
    Earlier this week, the Government of Ontario returned to its colour-coded COVID-19 response framework, lifting the “stay-at-home” order for several health regions in the Province. The Diocese of Toronto covers all or part of seven provincial health regions. Today it was announced that two of them – Peel and Toronto – remain under lock-down and... […]
  • Clergy in Motion – February 16
    Appointments The Rev. Geoffrey Lloyd has been appointed Associate Priest of All Saints, Whitby as of December 1, 2020. The Rev. Mary Bell-Plouffe has been appointed Interim Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of Campbellford, Hastings and Roseneath while the Incumbent is on leave as of February 8, 2021. The Rev. Andrew MacDonald has been appointed Priest-in-Charge... […]
  • Letter to the Diocese from Bishop Andrew
    Dear Friends in Christ, I was on a Zoom call with clergy from York Central Deanery yesterday afternoon. It was a wonderful opportunity for me to listen and to appreciate how folks are doing in their parishes. I am so impressed by the creativity and intentional ways that communities are weaving prayer and sacrament, study... […]