On Sunday, October 29th, Holy Trinity and San Esteban joined together to celebrate Holy Trinity’s 170 years as a parish. It was a joyous day marked by a procession, the presence of our first rector, Henry Scadding, drummers, and cake!
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!
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
Last Friday, our parish priest, Sherman Hesselgrave, was interviewed on the CBC radio show, Here and Now. He spoke about our #Burntdoor, our upcoming fundraising concert, and what keeping the doors of Holy Trinity open to all means to him. Give it a listen if you missed it! Buy a ticket to the Burnt Door Concert here.
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:
In the early hours of August 23, Holy Trinity was set on fire by an arsonist. Due to the quick thinking of someone who was sleeping in the square and who called emergency services, the church suffered no worse damage than the burning of the west door. We are very grateful to him for taking action to save the church.
To replace the doors will cost about $60 000 overall, and we as a parish must come up with the deductible of $2500. To support this goal, the Burnt Door Concert is being planned for October 20th at 7:30 pm. It will be an eclectic mix of pop and classical music. Mark your calendars! Tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3094438
If you wish, you may donate now through Canada Helps. Continue reading Church on Fire: Burnt Door Concert
James Street, to the south of Holy Trinity, will be closed for the following week-ends: July 1-3, and 7-10, with possible extensions for the next two week-ends after that. We will keep you up to date as news emerges.
If you are joining us for the next two week-ends, come via the west, north, or east!
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
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who came to our official sale days! We still have some wonderful treasures on offer, so if you’re passing the church Mon 1:30 – 3 pm and Tues – Fri 11-3 pm, find a great read and continue to support refugees!
On June 22 and 23, join us under the leafy trees of Trinity Square to browse and purchase gently used books in support of the Refugee Committee. Find a quick read or an everlasting treasure!
This summer, Church of the Holy Trinity is looking to hire two students for summer positions at our church.
A Community Worker and a Concert Co-ordinator and Vistor Guide.
Please find detailed postings attached here. Application deadline is Friday, May 26. Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.