Read about the rehabilitation of northwest corner of the church, activities of our community and members!
Come and share a Thanksgiving Feast with us at Holy Trinity, after the 10:30 Eucharist on Sunday, October 11, 2015. Bring some food to share if you can, or just bring yourself, and help us return blessing for the bounty of creation with a shared community meal. Helpers to serve and clean up are most welcome!
In 2013 the General Synod passed a resolution directing the drafting of a motion “to change Canon XXI on marriage to allow the marriage of same-sex couples in the same way as opposite-sex couples, and that this motion should include a conscience clause so that no member of the clergy, bishop, congregation or diocese should be constrained to participate in or authorize such marriages against the dictates of their conscience.” Such a motion will be considered by the 2016 General Synod.
Thanks for a great party folks. See you again on October 17.
Please find attached my September 18, 2015 update and reflection about the Huronia Regional Class Action settlement, which was presented to court on September 17, 2013.
Next week and every second Tuesday year round (September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8, 2015) people gather at noon outside the south doors of The Church of the Holy Trinity beside the Eaton Centre to remember all who have died on the streets of Toronto. The memorial is followed by a light lunch for all.
The Toronto Disaster Relief Committee and The Church of the Holy Trinity put together a Homeless Memorial outside the church in 2000. The photo above is of Bonnie Briggs, founder of the current memorial. Names have been collected since 1985 and on February 12th, 2013 the 700th name was added. Current list is here:
The Mission Statement of the Toronto Homeless Memorial is: “We remember all those homeless people who have lived in the streets of Toronto, and died as a direct result of homelessness.”
Several stories have been written about the memorial and those who are remembered here:
- Carol Goar remembers Stewart Poirier who was the 700th name added in 2013.
- John Bonar of Rabble.ca has a collection of audio, video, and print stories of the memorial. This is a selection of links, but more exist, if you visit their website; January 2015, October 2014 – videos part 1 and part 2, September 2014 – six names added, September 2010 – five names added,
You can access the church through the mall, from Dundas or Bay streets.
In late 1845, John Strachan, the first Anglican bishop of Toronto, learned his financially struggling diocese had received an anonymous £5,000 bequest from England. The funds were to be used to build and sustain a new Gothic-style church to serve the poor. The donor’s will specified the pews must be “free and unappropriated forever.” Continue reading A bit of our history
Apply by May 19 to spend the summer in Historic Church of the Holy Trinity as our host and historian.
Support Music Mondays weekly concerts, create promotion materials, explore our archives to create displays, and welcome visitors of all kinds.
Must be a full-time student. Salary and other details here:Summer student posting.2015