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A variety of worship experiences, opportunities for learning and socializing, an open and affirming community, a place for everyone: single, partnered, children, young people and seniors. St. John’s is an energetic affirming faith community in West Toronto. Wherever you are on your faith journey, you're welcome here! Based on our baptismal vow to “respect the dignity of every human being,” here at St. John’s, we affirm diversity and embrace inclusiveness. We think we have something to offer you and we know we can learn something from you. Join us – let’s journey together!
SJWT - In our own words!
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It is with considerable pride that I participated in the production of this video by the parish of Saint John's Anglican Church, West Toronto. I regret however that I misspoke within the video indicating that I was the sole cleric living within the boundaries of a civil marriage in the Diocese of Toronto. In truth there are more than one and thankfully I am but one of a very few married clergy in this Diocese who enjoy the rights and privileges of a civil marriage but who wait still for the blessings of a sacramental marriage in our church. I regret the harm or hurt caused by my statement within the video.
Reverend Canon Douglas Graydon
The Gay Sweater
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The Rev. David Bryan Hoopes OHC
The Rev. Dawn Léger
Priest-in-Charge (on leave)
Pastor Dawn is an Anglican Priest who received her Masters of Divinity degree from Atlantic School of Theology in 2006 and is currently working on her PhD in Human Relationships at Martin Luther University College. Pastor Dawn was formerly serving at First Evangelical Lutheran Church through the Full Communion relationship with the Anglican Church of Canada. She has also served in small and large churches in Nova Scotia and the Greater Toronto Area as well as ecumenical and interfaith chaplaincy at two Canadian Universities. All of her ministries have included building new initiatives and shepherding communities through major transitions. She is an active ally of the LGBTQ community and she believes that justice for all is close to the heart of God’s mission in the world. She lives with her spouse in the parish.
The Rev. Evelyn Butler
Director of Family and Youth Ministry
The Rev. Bob Shantz