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Sunday Service Website Collage (Mother Alexandra)

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St. John's Gardens Collage
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Sunday Service Website Collage (Mother Alexandra)
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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!

For the Sixteenth Sunday
after Pentecost

Sunday, September 25th at 10:00 am

Celebrant: Mother Alexandra Stone
Preacher: The Rev. Bob Shantz
Deacon: The Rev. Evelyn Butler
Eucharistic Assistant: Cheryl Atkins
Prayers of People: May Webster
Lectors: Brad Christakos & Edgar Ahimbe
Piano: Stephen Targett
Vocalists: Lee Ramsay
Technical Support: Greg Los, Chris Rutty & Michael Taylor

Order of Service
Please join us in person or on Zoom

Meeting ID: 997 9540 2224
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Mystery and Sacrament - September 28th

The Wednesday evening service and study will begin September 28th at 7pm 


What is a Sacrament? How many Sacraments are there? Where do they come from? What do they mean?

Our new weekday worship and discussion series will attempt to answer these questions and more. Every Wednesday we will gather for a service of Holy Eucharist at 7 pm, followed by a discussion about Sacraments and the Life of the Church. Come out to learn more about the Sacraments that lie at the heart of the Church’s common life, and bring your questions!

This weeks topic will be What is a Sacrament? - an introduction to sacraments and sacramental theology.

Join us in person or via Zoom
Meeting ID: 997 9540 2224

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Invitation to Centering Prayer

Tuesdays at noon
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.

Saturday, October 1st

Join us as we near the end of the Season of Creation for a service in which we honour our animal companions as important parts of God’s creation and our lives.

On Saturday, October 1st at 10 am, we will hold a short prayer service with a focus on thanksgiving for our animal friends and prayer for their wellbeing. During the service, you will have the opportunity to bring your pet forward for a special blessing. All are welcome, human and animal!

You can have a photo of your pet blessed if you’re not able to bring them or would prefer not to.

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Prayer petitions

To ensure that the names in our prayer petitions are current please send the names of anyone for whom you wish prayers to Evelyn at by Saturday. In your request please indicate if the request is for healing or for other needs and concerns.

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, and

  • donations brought to our Saturday morning food drop off

  • donations at our page on CanadaHelps

Upcoming Events

Our Neighbourhood Yard Sale is back. Don't miss it!
Saturday, September 24, 2022
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Rain or Shine - It's an indoor sale!  Bring an item for our food bank drop off too.

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Social Justice and Advocacy

Weekly Saturday morning food drop-off

9:00 - 11:00 am

Donations will be given to the Four Villages Community Health Centre, a local not-for-profit providing health care services and programming in West Toronto since 1991. Their food drive provides food to around 70 families every week!

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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.


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.
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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