We have officially moved past the halfway point of this calendar year. It is 171 days until Christmas. You know Christmas Eve is my favourite service of the year, but I must be patient, there is lots coming up between now and then and so much has happened at St. James’ already this year! We […]
The summer is here . . . I think it is now safe to say that given the warm weather, even with our Canadian predisposition to comment on the weather daily! Have I jinxed us? If winter arrived this weekend, you can blame me. It has always seemed odd to me that during the summer […]
What does it feel like to come in to church? I’ve heard a few things while we have been trialling “Open Church” between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. “It’s so peaceful in here, I’ve walked past but never been in.” “Wow it’s beautiful in here. Is there a service happening today?” “I’ve always wondered about […]
On September 23, 2017, the people and clergy of St. James’ Anglican Church and its Street Outreach Initiative offered a Feast for Survivors of the Indian Residential Schools. We remembered the children and teens who attended the schools — including those who never returned home — seeking to honour their qualities of Dignity, Courage, and […]
I was asked the other day what attracts me most about St James’: this gives me the opportunity to reflect on the past three years, and why I am thankful and privileged to be Rector in this remarkable community. Two things continue to stand out. First, the centrality and beauty of worship: the Eucharist, be […]
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak there is only one said service in St. James’ Church, at 9 am on Sunday. Max attendance is 50 and pre-registration is required. All other in-parish activities are suspended. Be sure that the Church’s prayer continues, for the DTES, our medical services, and for an end to this pandemic. For details of Sunday Worship via Zoom and other updates, please see the News section.