Archive for February 2016

World Day of Prayer 2016

“Receive children – receive me” World Day of Prayer 4 March 2016, 11 am Lakehurst Hall … all welcome The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement which brings Christians of many traditions together to observe a common day of prayer each year. Through preparation and participation in the worship service, we can…

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Annual meeting of Vestry … and TRC motion

The Annual Meeting of Vestry 21 February 2016, 11:30 am Hartley Hall In addition to receiving reports and electing officers for 2016, Vestry will be asked to consider a motion from the Diocese of Toronto with reference to the Calls for Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report. Executive Summary of TRC Final…

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Archbishop of Canterbury ‘unpacks’ communiqué

The Primates’ Meeting held in Canterbury between 11th and 15th January 2016 occasioned much comment and even more misrepresentation. It has been spun more than Donald Trump, and you would be well advised to set your spin meters to “detect” as I am hoping both to say something about what happened, at least from my…

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Lent begins but not before pancakes …

Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. Lent is marked…

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Parishioners attend Talk series at Trent University

by The Rev’d Glenn Empey, Director, Trent Spiritual Affairs and parish priest In the 1850’s, Henry Budd, the first indigenous clergy in the Anglican Church, made a plea for an indigenous Bishop for the First Nations in the lands that would become Canada. It was not until 2007  that this was realized when The Right…

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