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St John’s West Toronto Welcomes you  

St. John's West Toronto People

St. John's Anglican Church is an energetic community of faith in West Toronto where you will find a variety of worship experiences and opportunities for learning and socializing. Based on our baptismal vow that "we respect the dignity of every human being", we affirm diversity and embrace inclusiveness.

We have something to offer you and we know we can learn something from you. You're welcome here – let's journey together!

Get the latest news about our worship and community ministries. 


for the Day of Pentecost

Sunday, May 19th at 10am

On the day of Pentecost, the gathered followers of Jesus miraculously understood each other even though they were speaking other languages. This was a sign that the Church would be drawn together from all over the world into one community. This Sunday, three of our lessons will be read in other languages. Thank you to our readers: Jennifer Jenkins (German), Mohamad Tavakoli (Farsi), and Alie Rutty (French). Perhaps we too will experience a miracle!

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Interesting Reads

Social Justice and Advocacy

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Urgent Need for Weekly Food Donations
Saturday and Sunday Mornings

9:30 - 11:30 am

Can you share some food with our neighbours?

We continue to collect non-perishable food items, and some long-lasting perishable items (e.g. apples; potatoes), every week to take to Four Villages Community Health Centre for their emergency food cupboard.

The program completely relies on St. John’s to keep their emergency food cupboards filled with food. The Monday food bank cannot meet the needs of clients because there are too many people to feed and not enough food to feed them.


We are very thankful to everyone who has donated and helped with this important ministry!

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Invitation to Centering Prayer

Wednesday mornings, 10:00 to 10:30 am


Are you drawn to listen more deeply, with ears, eyes, and heart? Are you searching for some way to step outside the noise, the stories, the busyness, and stand in the river of your life without anxiety, without striving, with confidence that the strength enabling you to stand in the flow comes directly from God? If you’ve been longing for deeper spiritual awareness, join us for the practice of Centering Prayer. No experience necessary, no introverted temperament required – only honesty, commitment and a good sense of humour.

Prayer Petitions


Each Sunday during the prayers of the people, we pray for people who are ill or have needs or concerns.

You may send the names of anyone for whom you ask prayers to Mother Alexandra at or speak directly to her or write their names on the prayer request sheet in the Narthex.

Please ensure that you have permission to pray publicly for the person and indicate if the request is for healing or for other needs and concerns.

We pray for God's peace in troubled lands under threat of danger. We pray God's  peace into the hearts of those who hate, into the minds of those who live in anger, of those who long for revenge. 

We pray for survivors of the residential school system, the 60s scoop, and all the Indigenous women that are missing and murdered and for their families and communities

Prayer resources:

Here are some resources that may help your daily prayer. If you have other prayer resources please send them, along with a brief description, to

Ways to give to St. John’s

  • donations placed in collection plate (Sunday service)

  • preauthorized payments (PAR), 

  • e-transfers to,

  • cheques mailed or dropped off in the church mailbox, 

  • donations brought to our Saturday morning food drop off

  • donations at our page on CanadaHelps

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Volunteering and getting involved at St. John's


There are many diverse opportunities to find fulfilment and have fun through volunteering or participating in activities here at St. John's.

Find out more.

To read about current Diocesan COVID-19 Policy and other news go to Diocese of Toronto News page

The crisis in Ukraine continues

Wonder how can you help?

Read more about PWRDF's continuing efforts and how you can support them here:

Praying for peace

Primate Linda Nicholls is inviting Anglicans in Canada to join the world in prayer for the people of Ukraine and for peace. 
Read her full message on the Anglican Church of Canada website.


War in the Holy Land

Please join us in praying for the people of Israel and Gaza, for the safe return of all captives, and for lasting peace between Israel and Palestine.

You can read the bishop's letter about the war in the Holy Land here:

On Israel and Gaza - by John Spragge

Learn more about Indigenous justice

Visit the Indigenous Justice webpage on the Diocesan website.

Check out Diocesan News

Find updates about current events, issues of The Anglican

Land Acknowledgment

Creator, you made all people of every land. It is our responsibility to give thanks and respect to those who first occupied this land we are upon. We give thanks to the Wendat, the Anishinabee, the Mississauga of the Credit and the Haudenosaunee, the first people of this land.

We offer our respect to those ancestors who may be interred on this land. We are also thankful for the gifts of the People of the land. Creator let us be of Good Mind to reconcile the mistreatment of this land and to those who have been displaced.

With thankful and respectful hearts, we pray in Your name, Your son the Peacemaker and the Sacred Spirit. Amen

The Land Acknowledgement is taken from A Liturgy for The National Indigenous Day of Prayer 


St John's performs
same sex marriages. 

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