Everything we do that goes beyond the walls of this lovely building is a form of ministry, mission or outreach to the world. Often they go hand in hand. At St. Peter’s we have a long history of reaching out to those in need in our community, country and around the world. Our Outreach/Social Justice Committee meets regularly to encourage fundraising efforts and educational opportunities to raise awareness within the parish. We also discuss issues of justice and advocacy to encourage the government to focus on the needs of those who are unable to speak for themselves or whose voices go unheard. There is a great deal of information on our diocesan website www.toronto.anglican.ca to help you to understand the vital role of social justice and advocacy.
Our main partners are Faithworks and PWRDF. We also support the Deacon’s Cupboard, a neighbourhood food bank that is run from our parish hall each Wednesday and our parish nursing program which assists seniors in the community.
Faithworks, www.toronto.anglican.ca is the main outreach ministry of the Diocese of Toronto. It supports agencies that help women, children, young people, families in crisis, the homeless, imprisoned and those living in fear.
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund: www.pwrdf.org is the development and emergency relief fund for the Anglican Church of Canada. It celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009.
We are currently awaiting a refugee family from Syria and have sponsored many families over the past 40 years
If you have further questions or wish to help, please contact The Reverend Canon Jennifer Reid via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the church office at 905-828-2095.