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News from or about the community of Holy Trinity.

Alice and Dan Heap Honoured with Plaque

Alice and Dan Heap were long-time parishioners at Church of the Holy Trinity – Trinity Square. Their lives and memories live on in the social justice and radical hospitality work of this community. On Saturday June 10th, a community plaque will honour Alice and Dan at their former Kensington Market home.

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New Staff and Volunteers at Holy Trinity

New volunteer Maxine Wardle with experienced volunteer Maggie Panter. Photo by Kate Werneburg
Welcome!
New volunteers in People Presence

In the past few weeks, Holy Trinity has been blessed by the presence of six new People Presence volunteers: Sophia, Izzy, James, Michael, Maxine, and Susan. They are a wonderful blend of students, professionals, and retirees, who have come to us mainly from the wider community. They are invigorating our open hours ministry to tourists, spiritual seekers, and regular drop-in guests. Most of these new volunteers attended a recent training in de-escalating verbal aggression which Barb Panter gave to our People Presence team and staff, and are starting to work alongside experienced volunteers in our ministry of hospitality.

If you see them, please stop and say hi, and let them know how glad we are to have them joining us.

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New Numbers Tell It All: Lack of housing is killing Torontonians

The new official numbers of homeless deaths from the City of Toronto released in late May were sad confirmation for those who have been gathering every month for almost two decades at Holy Trinity’s Homeless Memorial.
Toronto Public Health has reported that 27 people who were homeless died from January to March of 2017 – that’s a rate of more than two per week. If this pace continues, then more than 100 homeless deaths will be recorded this year – a record for Toronto.
People have been gathering around a plain gray memorial at the south side of Holy Trinity on the second Tuesday of every month at 12 noon. They remember, by name, the women, men and children who died from homelessness over the previous month. Continue reading New Numbers Tell It All: Lack of housing is killing Torontonians

Summer positions at Holy Trinity

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 ht@holytrinitytoronto.org.

Icon gifted to Holy Trinity

Hélène Beaumont and her husband, Jérôme, live in France, but visit Holy Trinity for Christmas, Holy Week/Easter, and in the fall each year. They were married at Holy Trinity during the Sunday morning liturgy on the Sunday after Easter, 2013. Hélène is ordained in the Huguenot tradition, and is also an iconographer. She created an icon for Holy Trinity, entitled Le Christ des Chrétiens d’Orient et des Réfugiés, pictured here, which was blessed at the Easter Vigil this year. Continue reading Icon gifted to Holy Trinity

four names added to homeless memorial

As extreme cold weather grips the city, the names of four people who died on Toronto streets in the month of February were added to the Homeless Memorial yesterday.

“The City of Toronto’s negligence means that at today’s Homeless Memorial we added four names of men who died in February,” Cathy Crowe, Toronto street nurse and homeless advocate, writes on Facebook. “One was a 28-year-old Indigenous man whose death has been widely reported as he was unable to get a mat overnight in the filled to capacity overnight drop-in/warming centre. Another was a man in his 30s.”

From Torontoist, March 15, 2017 — http://torontoist.com/2017/03/four-names-added-torontos-homeless-memorial/

Seeking flexible adminstrative staff person for 16 hours a week

Administrative Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator

The Administrative Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator will provide support to the Parish Administrator and the Incumbent (parish priest) as directed, and be responsible for the recruitment & training of volunteers, working 16 hours per week. Continue reading Seeking flexible adminstrative staff person for 16 hours a week