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!
While we regret that the church building remains closed, we are still active and welcome you to our online services.
Due to the pandemic, the re-opening of the church for services has been indefinitely delayed. The clergy and management team understands how disappointing this is. For updates on COVID-19 from the Diocese of Toronto, go to toronto.anglican.ca
Join us online this Sunday
Sunday, January 24
Click here for the Order of Service
Presider and preacher: Father David Bryan Hoopes, OHC
Music: Noah Franche-Nolan and Edna Bovas
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Drop off food and donations on Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the church front steps.
We are still collecting food, gift cards and accepting offerings. Please wear a mask when you drop of your donation. If you know of anyone who needs food, please contact Deacon Evelyn.
Join us for Book Club
Monday evenings, from January 11 to March 8
NEW TIME: 7:30 pm
Our conversations are sparked by themes of finding God in places not typically discussed in church. You don't have to have read the book to join in. New members welcome!
Find out more about the book at: http://www.oprah.com/spirit/an-altar-in-the-world-excerpt-barbara-brown-taylor_1/all#ixzz6fXJpqXmu
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Meeting ID: 931 7883 2908
To request more information about St. John’s Book Club, please contact us through Facebook.
SAVE THESE DATES
Shrove “Pancake” Tuesday
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 from 5 to 7 pm
St. John’s is planning a virtual Mardi Gras get-together via Zoom. Everyone is welcome so feel free to invite your friends and family.
We celebrate Shrove Tuesday as the last day before we enter Lent, a time when we prepare for Easter. A long time ago, Christians did not eat foods such as milk, eggs, and fats during the season of Lent. So on Shrove Tuesday, they used up these foods by making pancakes!
Make your own pancakes, waffles, crepes, etc. and we will eat and chat online together. Part of this evening will include a talent show/art exchange and we look forward to hearing and seeing what talents you would like to share. This is going to be a really fun party and a great time to dress up. Get your costumes, beads, and masks ready!
We look forward to seeing you on February 16!
Annual Vestry Meeting
Sunday, February 21, 2021 following the service
“Vestry” is one of those terms that long-time Anglicans may understand but may leave others out of the loop. It is the Anglican word for our annual general meeting where members of the St. John’s community come together for a combined worship service and meeting where we look both forward and back, with reports on 2020, and planning for 2021.
We understand that many of you are "zoomed out", however the leadership at St. John’s urges members to attend. This is our opportunity to gather and identify together our direction for the coming year. It is important for as many people as possible to feel a sense of ownership, responsibility, and participation in the life of St. John’s, particularly during these difficult pandemic times.
Your voice, your ideas, and insights are valuable!
We celebrate our relationship with the first peoples of this land and with gratitude we acknowledge the territories on which this Church building and community, lives and moves and has its being. We give thanks for the peoples of the Wendat, the Anishinabeg, the Mississauga of the Credit, and the Haudenosaunee communities, and we recognize the enduring presence of Indigenous peoples on this land.
St John's performs same sex marriages.