Come work with us!

Holy Trinity is hiring two summer students. You will be the face of Holy Trinity during open hours and build relationships with our visitors, neighbours, and other building users.

You must be eligible for Employment and Social Development Canada’s Summer Student Employment program.

Deadline for application is June 13.  Detailed Job Descriptions below.

Concert Coordinator & Visitor Guide.posting.May 27, 2016

Community Connector.May 31

 

Did you miss our Open Doors?

We had a lovely time welcoming people from Toronto, Bahamas, Iceland and Lansing, Michigan to name a few places.

Ian Grundy and Sherman Hesselgrave played the organ, Michael Shapcott played his concertina and the Pethalia Singers performed a mini concert of East Coast Kitchen Music. You can catch their whole performance this Sunday. Visit their website for details.

Thanks to Ken West, Bob Smyth, Jim Houston, Malcolm & Stella Savage, Lucas Oxby and Jonathan Robart there were friendly faces to welcome our guests, answer questions and generally be hospitable. It was good to be open in the Heart of the City!

Here’s a few photos from Jim Houston

audience Displays at Doors Open Penthalia singers 1 Penthalia singers 2 Young visitors check out pulpit

The Journey to God in Three Persons

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31     Psalm 8      Romans 5:1-5     John 16:12-15

The Journey to God in Three Persons

Homily for Trinity Sunday, May 22, 2016 by Sherman Hesselgrave

Today is Trinity Sunday, our Feast of Title, and I am inviting you to join me for an abbreviated recap of the journey to God in Three Persons, with a couple excursions to hear how the Trinity has entered into the creative imaginations of a few literary and musical geniuses. Continue reading The Journey to God in Three Persons

Book Sale this week! Thursday and Friday June 23 & 24!

The Holy Trinity Refugee Committee will host it’s Annual Book Sale on Thursday, June 23 & Friday June 24 from 9 to 5 or so. This will be held outside on the south side of the building.

All funds raised directly support the work of The Holy Trinity Refugee Committee. The committee is currently going into its second year of sponsorship of a family of four from Columbia and began the sponsorship of a man from Eritrea who arrived this past February.

With the support of the Church of the Holy Trinity and other amazing volunteers and contributors, we are able to provide financial and emotional support for these refugees while they settle into a new country and community. Our twenty years of refugee sponsorship experience has been shared extensively this past year as many new groups welcomed refugees from Syria.

Always looking ahead, we are excited to continue with the tradition of a book sale fundraiser which over the years has contributed directly to the support of our newly arrived families.

Donations of books (no magazines or textbooks) can be dropped off at 19 Trinity Square Monday to Friday 11 AM to 3 PM. If you require pick up contact Margot at mlinken@holytrinitytoronto.org or 416-598-4521 ext. 222

Holy Trinity Opens its Doors May 27 & 28

Drop by any time on Saturday May 27th from 11 AM to 3 PM or Sunday, May 28th noon to 3 PM.

Experience the grandeur of our space. Listen to our instruments. Learn about our history and our present with displays of stories and pictures. Take time for a tour or scavenger hunt.

On Saturday from noon to 2 PM Ian Grundy, music director and some students he works with will play both the organ and new Steinway piano.

At 2:00 PM hear the Penthelia Singers perform a 30 minute Concert.  Penthelia Singers is a Toronto-based women’s chamber choir performing culturally diverse and musically sophisticated repertoire.  Their performance at Doors Open will include music selections from their upcoming concert, “In the Kitchen”, including the toe-tapping folk music of Eastern Canada and much more. www.penthelia.com

New door hooks

Ever wondered what keeps our doors open?

We recently received new hooks forged by a son of the parish, Constable Joel Houston.  Did we mention that Constable Houston is part of the mounted unit for the Toronto Police Service? Deluxe delivery service as well as manufacturing the hooks.

Have a look at the process from horseshoe to door below:

horseshoe before it becomes hook

 

 

hook being forged

 

Joel Houston at the forge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Constable Joel Houston hands over new hooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Constable Joel Houston hands over hooks to Margot Linken, administrator and Ryan Poole, caretaker installs them.

Ryan installs new hook

 

 

 

new hook

 

Prisons we choose to live in – Homily May 8, 2016

To see music and readings that surrounded this homily:

HT bulletin Sun May 8, 2016 Easter 7 C

God knows – Canada has more than enough jails.
In 2013, the Correctional Commissioner for Canada reported to Parliament that the number of prisoners in federal and provincial jails was at an all-time high, even though crime rates have been steadily dropping for more than two decades.
He noted that indigenous people make up 25% of the prison population, even though they form only 4% of the overall population of Canada.

He noted that there had been a 75% increase in the number of visible minority prisoners in the past decade.
The International Centre for Prison Studies reported that, in 2015, Canada had 106 prisoners per 100,000 population.
That’s a big number, but pales in comparison with the United States – where they have an astonishing 698 inmates per 100,000 population.

Here in Toronto, the relatively new Toronto South Detention Centre is a huge facility – with a capacity of almost 2,000 inmates although it is still only partly filled. Some of the inmates are men serving sentences of less than two years, but many are in remand – that is, they in jail awaiting trial or some other proceeding. They have not been convicted, but they are in jail – sometimes for days, sometimes for weeks, sometimes longer. Continue reading Prisons we choose to live in – Homily May 8, 2016

Sunday, May 15 That Choir Concert

 

That Choir is proud to present the fourth and final concert of their 2015|2016 season, That Choir Horizons.

The evening will feature a complete program of contemporary choral music, with works by Eric Whitacre, Kathleen Allan, Greg Knauf, James Ray, and more. This concert is happening on Sunday, May 15th at 8:00PM at Church of the Holy Trinity (19 Trinity Square).

All tickets are $10.

Please visit www.thatchoir.com to purchase your tickets, and for more information on this and other exciting concerts!

World Labyrinth Day – Saturday, May 7

All are invited to join the Labyrinth Community Network
and the Labyrinth Society
to Walk as One
joining others around the globe for the 8th World Labyrinth Day.

Celebrate World Labyrinth Day with us at the Toronto Public Labyrinth  in Trinity Square Park
(south of the Church of the Holy Trinity and west of the Eaton Centre) or at a labyrinth near you.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Live music
Wheelchair accessible
Braille labyrinth on site
Free

www.labyrinthnetwork.ca

Everyone welcome!
Todos son bienvenidos!
Todos sao bem vindos!
Bienvenue à tout le monde!
Alle sind willkommen!
Tutti sono i benvenuti!

Upcoming Walks

Summer Solstice: Monday, June 20 at 12 noon
Autumn Equinox: Thursday, September 22, 2016

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