On Friday, October 20th, more than 150 people gathered at Holy Trinity to hear a concert in support of new church doors, which must be replaced due to fire damage. As a parishioner put it, more than a fundraiser, it was also a great “friendraiser”. Fabulous music, delicious food, inventive cocktails and community spirit made this event special.
So many people attended that extra tables and chairs were being set up well into the first act to accommodate everyone. Thank you to all who played, sang, bartended, ran the kitchen, donated and showed up to have a great time!
The gathering early in the night from the West balcony. Photo by Jim Houston.
Photos below by Kate Werneburg
The Rev. Sherman Hesselgrave and Christmas Story director Susan Watson look out over the growing crowd
Church warden Keith Nunn bartends
Caretaker Ryan Poole and the Rev. Sherman Hesselgrave co-ordinate putting out more chairs while a reporter from CTV a member of the ECHO Women’s Choir and Patty Sheng look on
soup, cocktails, singing
& meaningful conversation
Refreshment for thinking (and singing) people.
Doors open at 4:30pm
19 Trinity Square (that big church/castle behind the Eaton Centre)
4:30-6pm — food, drink & conversation with your friendly bartender and others
6-7pm — Pub Choir *
7-9pm — ongoing bar service and conversation
Continue reading Lifting Spirits
On Monday, a couple of community members undertook a project to turn our fire-damaged doors into a proclamation of our values and to welcome our neighbours into our space. What do you think of this art project? Continue reading “Love your neighbour – love yourself”
This past Sunday, we participated in the Diocese-led event Social Media Sunday. Members of the congregation and our admin assistant Kate posted to our social media accounts from church, from music rehearsals, and from the Great Lakes Water Walk with the hashtag #SMS17.
The posts add up to a beautiful archive of one day in the life of Holy Trinity. It showcases our values, and how we enact them. See the story for yourself at:
Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
The Holy Trinity Strategic Planning Committee, as part of the environmental scan phase of our process, invites you to join us for a walk around the parish boundary (Queen Street—University Avenue—College/Carlton Street—Jarvis Street). Bring a cell phone or camera to document things that catch your attention, or that might prompt further conversation later. The circuit is exactly 5 KM, and Google Maps estimates it will take an hour to walk. We will meet at Holy Trinity at 10:00 AM, head out when everyone has gathered, and return to share lunch and any reflections afterward.
Google Map here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvxwsm2
To the Holy Trinity, San Esteban, and St Paul’s Runnymede communities:
The weather forecast shows the possibility of rain for Sunday. If the weather turns out to make an outdoor picnic impossible, rather than cancel the picnic, here is the back-up plan: Continue reading Parish Picnic Rain Plan
SERVICE – PICNIC
Sunday, June 18, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Area 26 in High Park (directions below)
Join us and invite your friends!
Service: 11:00 AM in Area 26 at High Park, this is the only service on June 18. This will be a fun, intergenerational service in High Park. The music will be contemporary and provided by the Fallen Angles band.
Picnic: The parishes of San Esteban and St. Paul’s will be joining us. The three communities will be provide: BBQ’s, beverages, hamburgers & veggie burgers along with meat & veggie hotdogs.
Please bring a picnic side dish to share with a serving utensil. Plates, napkins, & cutlery will be provided. You may want to bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on.
Continue reading Picnic in High Park June 18
Performances don’t begin until December 9, but the cast and crew are remembering their roles and inviting new people to join them in this 79th season.
New performers, stage crew, and ushers are welcomed every season.
If you wish to join the production please call 416-598-4521 x 301 or email email@example.com
Performance dates and ticket information
Saturday, November 5 from 5 to 9 PM Celebrate Sanctuary North’s fifteenth anniversary! There will be supper, a bar, music, entertainment and a slide show of Sanctuary North’s fifteen year history here in the church, 19 Trinity Square. This event is hosted by the Sanctuary North Board and related organizations.
Sanctuary North would not exist if it hadn’t been for a sixty thousand dollar grant that the congregation approved from a “windfall” we received just before the turn of the century. A lot of people from Holy Trinity and San Esteban communities have been involved from the outset though Sanctuary North has welcomed refugees from many different communities.
Please speak with Lee or Michael Creal or Ian Sowton to say you are coming so we can plan for realistic numbers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org It will be a great occasion. A Holy Trinity achievement worth celebrating!
Photo: Looking out from the porch of Sanctuary North over the York River. Sanctuary North is located north west of Bancroft, ON.
“I write songs to calm those who’ve looked into, and seen, what is in their hearts. I also write songs to terrify those who have not.” — Jon Brooks
Nearing the end of a year of travel in 1997 throughout Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and particularly, throughout war ruined Bosnia-Herzegovina, Jon Brooks discovered what kind of song he wanted to write. In 2005, he began writing and performing that song – the song that looks for the soul of things. In 2010 Jon became the fourth Canadian since 1975 to win the prestigious Kerrville (TX) New Folk Award. Founder of The Kerrville Folk Festival, the late Rod Kennedy, said of Jon: “(Brooks) speaks and sings words that need to be spoken and sung and he does it beautifully, perfectly, and with absolute finesse.” He has now been nominated four times for ‘English Songwriter of the Year’ by the Canadian Folk Music Awards (2007, 2009, 2012, and 2015). Jon’s fifth album, The Smiling and Beautiful Countryside, was released November 1, 2014 by Borealis Records and was nominated for two 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards: ‘Contemporary Album of the Year’ and ‘English Songwriter of the Year.’
Pay What You Can
Doors open at 7:30pm
Open Mic at 8pm
Featured artist at 9pm
Dancing at 10pm
Pot luck munchies and BYOB.