Welcome to the Anglican Church
of St John’s West Toronto
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!
Although the church building remains closed, we're still active and welcome you to our online services. For details, see below.
For updates on COVID-19 from the Diocese of Toronto, go to toronto.anglican.ca
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"Christ is no longer present to us as another individual, even a supremely lovable and holy one; he is the life that floods the entire universe."
Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury
Feast of St. John the Evangelist and Mothers' Day
April 25, 9:30 am
Presider: The Rev. Evelyn Butler
Preacher: The Rev. Margaret Rodrigues
Click here for the Order of Service
The Presider will invite you to light a candle to create a sacred space in your worship. If you wish to do so, have a candle and lighter ready.
If you wish to add your name or another's name for our prayers for those who are ill, in distress, or have died, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Needs and celebrations:
Email email@example.com with your celebrations and requests for prayer to share at the end of the Sunday service.
Joy Zine was dropped last Sunday during coffee hour.
Check out the wonderful creative contributions from our parishioners. Discover how the Spirit of God has shown Zine contributors that Joy still abounds even during the trials of the pandemic.
Thank you to Edna for initiating and curating this joyful project!
Like to sing or play an instrument?
Join our Virtual Community Choir!
Noah Franche-Nolan is inviting anyone who likes to sing, whether or not you are a member at St. John's. Every one to two months we will be preparing two songs, selected from traditional Christian, modern Christian or secular music with a spiritual theme.
Do you play an instrument? You're invited too!
To find out how to participate and for more information,
SJWT Book Club
Join us in choosing our new book!
Monday May 10, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Book Club meets bi-weekly on Mondays
Join us on Zoom, Monday May 10, 7:30 PM to socialize and choose the next book for the club! If you have a recommendation, please feel free to share it in the meeting. New members are always welcome.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 969 1561 6142 Passcode: 157824
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aiAlMgyGD
St. John’s is partnering again
with RainBarrel.ca to host a
$55 RAIN BARREL FUNDRAISER!
Rain barrels are $55 each and must be pre-ordered online at https://rainbarrel.ca/sjwt
Order by May 21, 2021 to insure availability.
Pre-ordered rain barrels and accessories will be available for pick up on Monday, May 31, 2021 from 4 pm to 7 pm
at St. John’s West Toronto Anglican Church,
288 Humberside Ave., Toronto, Ontario
Our goal is to raise money to improve St. John’s gardens and exterior spaces and to support the community building work of St. John’s in West End Toronto.
For more information, contact Andrea Rutty:
FundraisingSJWT@gmail.com or leave a message at the church 416-763-2393
In this time of ecological and social crisis, we are frequently disconnected from the land, from each other and from our deepest selves. Through land-based teachings, contemplation and conversation, we invite our communities to reconnect.
“All My Relations” Workshop with Carolynne Crawley
Thursday, May 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
A reflective webinar aimed at supporting us in reconnection with ourselves, each other and the land, waters and all beings.
Reconnect Retreat Day
Saturday, May 22 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm
A contemplative retreat aiming to help us reflect on our lives, our stories and our callings, through storytelling, creative reflection and intimate conversation.
To sign up for the events or for more information,
contact Edna Bovas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop off food and donations
on Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the church front steps.
Please wear a mask when you drop off your donation. If you know of anyone who needs food, contact Deacon Evelyn.
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 https://www.anglican.ca/wp-content/uploads/nidp-liturgy.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1oWVCmVyX1tQWadWWfd1e5PoGDl4bf_p77nxkedV50uBflICO4BE2MUa8
St John's performs same sex marriages.