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Church is Open for Hallowe'en - Thursday, October 31, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

posted 18 Oct 2018, 11:38 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 10 Oct 2019, 09:48 ]

Every year, our friends at the Cadbury Chocolate Factory (across from St. Anne's) have a Hallowe'en Open House. People line up the whole block waiting to get in.

If you're in the neighbourhood on Hallowe'en and need to get warm or use the washroom, you're welcome to come into the church. 

We'll be open from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and we'll have live musical accompaniment on the organ from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. 

If you'd like, our hosts will bring you up to the organ console for a closer look while the music is being played. 
We are glad to be here for our neighbours!

St. Anne's
270 Gladstone Avenue
Toronto M6J 2L6

Church Tour - Sunday, November 3, 11:45 a.m.

posted 22 Jun 2017, 11:45 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 10 Oct 2019, 07:45 ]

St. Anne's offers a monthly tour at the conclusion of the worship service on the First Sunday of the month. The tour focuses on the Byzantine Revival architecture, Group of Seven paintings, and some of the interesting characters whose legacy continues to echo in the life of our community. This church is a national historic site, and our tour brings people from all over Canada and further afield, and we would be pleased to have you join them.

The tour is approximately 45 minutes in duration, and you are welcome to take pictures. Our tour leaders are trained and knowledgeable, and enjoy answering questions. We are delighted to introduce you to Robin, Roy and Lynn (Roy at left). 

There is no charge for the tour - Gifts to the Restoration Fund are gratefully received.
Everyone is welcome to attend the worship service as well as the tour. If you are not able to attend the service, please come into the church and find a place to sit until the liturgy concludes.

Upcoming Tour Dates:
  • November 3
  • December 1
  • January 5

First Wednesday Eucharist - Wednesday, October 2, 11:00 a.m.

posted 29 Sep 2016, 09:55 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 12 Sep 2019, 09:48 ]

Join us for our monthly midweek worship service every first Wednesday of the month. It's 40 minutes: prayers, scripture, a conversational reflection on the readings, praying the names of those who have asked us to pray for them, and communion. A great option if you were busy on the weekend, or to add a time to connect with God in the middle of the week. 

Everyone is welcome, so you can drop in! You do not have to be Anglican to participate in the Eucharist.

Please join us in the church, 270 Gladstone Ave. The church is accessible, with a wheelchair ramp and barrier free washroom.

First Wednesday of the Month at 11:00 a.m.  with occasional exceptions. Upcoming Dates:
  • November 6
  • December 4
* If you would like an informal tour of the church on a weekday, why not drop in? We would be pleased to show you around after the liturgy concludes.

Messy Church - Children's After School Celebration - October 8, 5:00 p.m.

posted 7 Feb 2015, 15:15 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 13 Sep 2019, 08:51 ]

‘Messy Church’ is our way for families to be part of our church community in a relaxed inclusive setting built around fun, creativity, hospitality, and celebration. Each session includes time to run around and play, a story, a craft – and food. As our children say, "It's Church - but we can be messy."

Plan to join us in the Ministry Centre, 276 Gladstone Ave around 5:00. We start with playing. We introduce our theme and a special activity. We make the meal together. Whether we bake bread or make soup, you'll enjoy cooking with us. Let us know if you can join us so there's enough food for everyone.

You do not have to be a member of this church or any church to participate. Everyone is welcome.
    Messy Church dates 2019
    • October 8
    • November 5
    • December 3
    • 5:00-5:30 arrival
    • 6:00 supper
    • 6:45 concluding prayer

    Book Evening: Wednesday, October 23, 7:00 p.m.

    posted 9 Jun 2014, 10:26 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 10 Oct 2019, 09:58 ]

    Our next book conversation is about The Magdalene Moment, by Joanna Manning. (October) Drawing on the energy generated by The Da Vinci Code's revelations about Mary Magdalene, Toronto Anglican Priest and social activist Joanna Manning believes that Christianity must focus on today's realities.  In The Magdalene Moment, she brings this mindset to women's roles, erotic and sexual diversity, the environment, and religious pluralism. We are are thrilled to welcome author Joanne Manning as our special guest this evening. Wednesday, October 23.

    This book is readily available at book stores thanks to the Giller Prize and Canada Reads. If you want to borrow the book, Toronto Public Library has 30 copies plus the audio book and 160 copies of the e-book. 

    We would be delighted to welcome you. 
    We meet at 7:00 p.m. for a pot luck dinner, followed by a discussion beginning at 7:30 p.m. Please join us.

    Welcome: The St. Anne's Book Group is open to everyone: members of our community, friends, and newcomers who don't know anything about church. We talk about the book! We like to start with an overview by one of our participants who has read the book. We are very fortunate to have welcomed authors to join us as we talk about their book. It's great if you have read the book; you're also welcome if you have not read the book and want to know more about it. We like to make faith connections to the themes of the book - where possible. 

    We hold our Book Group in the St. Anne's Ministry Centre, 276 Gladstone Avenue. 

    Upcoming Reading Evenings: 
    Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan. (November) From the blistering cane fields of Barbados to the icy plains of the Canadian Arctic, from the mud-drowned streets of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco, Washington Black, and eleven year old field slave, discovers the world as the manservant of an eccentric Englishman. This story, the winner of the 2018 Giller Prize, asks the question, What is true freedom? Wednesday, November 20.

    Next Community Dinner Dates: Sunday, October 27 - 5:15 p.m.

    posted 11 Nov 2012, 11:57 by Domain Administrator   [ updated 19 Sep 2019, 06:30 by Gary van der Meer ]


    Please join us for our monthly Community Dinner.  Come to eat, or come and help us prepare and serve the meal. We serve over 100 people the kind of Sunday dinner that we would like to have in our own homes. Christianity is about service, and this activity is one of the more pleasant ways to render it to those who need a little help from us. Do consider joining in through your presence, food, or cash donation.


    • 12:15 p.m. Cutting up Vegetables (the first shift)
    • 3:30 p.m. Cooking (the second shift)
    • 5:15 p.m. Dinner is served
    • 6:30 p.m. Worship service
    • 6:45 p.m. Clean up (until 7:45)
    Everything happens on the lower floor of the Parish Hall. Please enter the hall through the glass doors on the north side of building, on the walkway between the Parish Hall (651 Dufferin Street) and St. Anne's Place (661 Dufferin Street).

    • October 27 ****NOTE CHANGED DATE
    • November 17
    • December 15

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