The congregation of Holy Trinity Anglican parish in downtown Toronto extends a warm welcome to those gathering from around the globe for the celebration of World Pride. Our church has a long history of welcoming lgbt folk and taking action for justice for gays, as you will see from the timeline that follows.
Please join us for worship if you wish on Sunday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. We anticipate welcoming Davis Mac-Iyalla, a Nigerian gay activist now living in the United Kingdom because of the danger to him in Nigeria, who will preach.
A brief history
For the fourth year in a row, we will worship in High Park on Sunday June 22. Once again, the music for the service will be provided by our own Fallen Angles. After the service, we will share a pot-luck lunch and have various picnic games. We will be joined by San Esteban and St. Paul’s Runnymede.
Come ready for a good time, but please dress for the weather and bring a picnic dish to share. Plates, cutlery, cups, and serviettes will also be provided, but you may want to bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on. Sunny weather is forecast.
This is the only Holy Trinity worship service today. It will take place at Area 26 of High Park at 10:30 AM. Area 26 is in the southeast quadrant of the park, close to the High Park Blvd entrance to the park from Parkside Drive. Google Maps link.
Other ways of getting to the park:
- take the 506 Carlton streetcar to the end of the line (High Park Loop)
- take the Bloor Subway to the Keele Station (Keele becomes Parkside at Bloor) –it’s a bit of a walk, (the 80 Queensway bus does not run on Sunday)
- there is parking at High Park if you drive
Exhibit continues until August 15
Open to the public Monday to Friday 11 AM to 3 PM & Sundays 8 AM to 4PM (services and activities throughout the day)
Jacqueline Treloar’s “Great Crowns for the Queen of Heaven” is an ongoing, multi-segmented project. Treloar’s fascination with the crowned statues of the Virgin Mary has evolved from her years living in the inner city of Palermo where religious processions and festivities are a part of the fabric of the city. Her Coronas Magnas Reginae Caeli series is inspired by the Vergine Maria Del Monte Carmelo in the church of Carmine Maggiore, Palermo, Sicily and the wonderfully exuberant crowns worn by the Mary Queen of Heaven statues in southern Spain.
Our annual book sale will take place on Thursday, June 19
and Friday, June 20, 9 am to 5 pm. The sale will take place outside the church, at the south entrance.
We are now actively seeking donations of books. Please, no text books–they simply do not move.
Please bring your books to the church, or, if you need a pick-up, please, call the church office, 416-598-4521 ext 222, to arrange that.
All the proceeds from the sale will benefit the work of the Refugee Committee which is getting ready to welcome a new family to a new life in Canada.
Our doors are always open, and we are pleased to participate in this weekend’s celebration of Doors Open Toronto.
Experience this historic, sacred landmark through guided tours that will share some of the secrets and spirits this building contains. Enjoy a performance of Penthelia Singers at 2:30 PM on Saturday and be inspired by the exhibit “Great Crowns for the Queen of Heaven” by Jacqueline Treloar all weekend long. Reverend Dr. Henry Scadding, first priest of Holy Trinity in 1847 will make occasional appearances. Breathe in the spirit of the place as you sit for a moment with a sweet treat and a beverage available for a donation.
Baptism of Adam, Easter 3, Road to Emmaus
Homily delivered on May 4 by the Rev Alison Kemper
Today we hear one of the best stories in the Gospels: the appearance of Jesus on the Road to Emmaus. We celebrate a baptism—one of the most wonderful things the church does. And we gather around wee Adam, as happy and bright and darling a baby you may ever see. A Christian hat trick.
Our 10:30am worship service on June 1st will be focussed on the confirmation of some of our younger members.
Archbishop Terry Finlay will be present to perform the confirmation.
The music will be provided by our band of Fallen Angles. They have a special surprise planned.
There will be a cake and reception after the service.
The “Rising for Refugees” event held on Saturday, April 26th was financially successful and very enjoyable. Thanks to everyone who helped in so many ways. But you still have a chance to bid on the online auction which is running until May 8. Go to http://www.32auctions.com/rising4refugees and Continue reading
“Sold out for Silver” was the theme of this year’s Ecumenical
Good Friday Walk for Justice, which started and ended with worship at Holy Trinity. Walkers visited
four stations in the downtown core to note modern-day crucifixions including environmental degradation,
human trafficking, unjust trials of refugee claimants and homelessness.
More photos available on the event Facebook page.