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Watch the Worship Video for the Second Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 6

This video includes pre-recorded hymns by an ensemble of the St. Anne's Choir. The sermon is given by The Rev. Canon Gary van der Meer. We hope watching it is a blessing for you.

Watch the Worship Video for the First Sunday of Advent
Sunday, November 29

This video includes pre-recorded hymns by an ensemble of the St. Anne's Choir. The sermon is given by Hannah Johnston. We hope watching it is a blessing for you.

Watch the Worship Video for the Reign of Christ
Sunday, November 22

This video includes pre-recorded hymns by an ensemble of the St. Anne's Choir. The sermon is given by the Rev. Gary van der Meer for the Reign of Christ. We hope watching it is a blessing for you.

WORSHIP SCHEDULE CHANGE:

Please note that we have returned to our lockdown worship schedule:

  1. Worship Video on YouTube every Saturday at noon.

  2. Worship Service on Zoom every Sunday at 10:30.

*You will receive an email with both links on Saturday when the video is ready.

*Please also note that you can click the subscribe button on YouTube to be notified for each new video uploaded to our channel. Right now there are 39 worship videos, 8 music videos, and 5 tour videos.

Watch the Worship Video for

Sunday, November 15

This video includes pre-recorded hymns by an ensemble of the St. Anne's Choir. The sermon on the Parable of the Talents is given by Randy Williams. We hope watching it is a blessing for you.

Please note the following announcements:

  • Our first St. Anne's Social Hour - this coming Sunday 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. See your friends - without masks - from the comfort of home. It's time to catch up!

  • Special Vestry Meeting: Parish Hall Development Plan - Sunday November 29. At the request of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, this Special Vestry Meeting has been postponed to consider the actual property severance demarcation. Several options will be presented. The meeting will take place on Sunday, November 29, 12:00 p.m. (Following the Sunday morning 10:30 service. See the Motion Below.

  • Christmas Lessons and Carols Advance Notice for your Calendar

    • Sunday, December 13,

    • 7 PM-Video with Choral Ensemble - RELEASE ON YOUTUBE

Watch the Worship Video for

Remembrance Sunday, November 8

This video includes pre-recorded hymns by an ensemble of the St. Anne's Choir. The sermon is given by the Rev. Gary van der Meer. We hope watching it is a blessing for you. This video concludes with the announcement by the churchwardens that Gary van der Meer will leave St. Anne’s to begin as parish priest at the Church of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Ottawa on February 1, 2021. We hope watching the worship video is a blessing for you.


Please note following announcements:

  • Please note postponement of the Special Vestry Meeting: Parish Hall Development Plan - At the request of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, this Special Vestry Meeting has been postponed to consider the actual property severance demarcation. Several options will be presented. The meeting will take place on Sunday, November 29, 12:00 p.m. (Following the Sunday morning 10:30 service. See the Motion Below.

  • Christmas Lessons and Carols Advance Notice for your Calendar

    • Sunday, December 13,

    • 4 PM-Live with Soloists - IN THE CHURCH

    • 7 PM-Video with Choral Ensemble - RELEASE ON YOUTUBE

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SPECIAL VESTRY MOTION - SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2020

Vestry Motion:

We, the vestry of St. Anne’s Anglican Church in the Diocese of Toronto, grant approval for the corporation of St. Anne’s to submit a formal application to the City of Toronto for severance of the parish hall land from the combined church and parish hall property.

Why are we doing this?

Submitting a formal severance application will trigger various City departments (Heritage Preservation Services, Transportation, Parking, etc.) to launch formal assessments and submit reports that outline any limitations that might be encountered when undertaking a redevelopment project of the parish hall. In addition, the severance process also provides an opportunity for the community to provide feedback and state any concerns/impacts that a severance might have on the surrounding neighbourhood.

Voting on the motion is simply an approval to proceed with the formal severance application. This motion is NOT an approval for the sale of the parish hall and associated land, nor is it an approval of a specific development project. It is estimated that the severance application process will take two years to complete. During this time, the corporation will engage the parish in a discernment process to explore a range of possible redevelopment options that would meet the long-term financial needs of the parish. Once these options have been finalized, a second special vestry will take place to vote on the approval of a development option and (if required) the sale of the parish hall and associated land.

BACKGROUND:

Watch the Briefing Video

Watch the Worship Video for

All Saints Sunday,
November 1

This video includes pre-recorded hymns by an ensemble of the St. Anne's Choir. Please note that this is a longer video because it includes remembrances of the 12 Saints of St. Anne's who have departed this life in the year 2020. The sermon is given by guest preacher, the Rev. Tim Taylor. We hope watching it is a blessing for you.

Please note following announcements:

  • Please note postponement of the Special Vestry Meeting: Parish Hall Development Plan - At the request of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, this Special Vestry Meeting has been postponed to consider the actual property severance demarcation. Several options will be presented. The meeting will take place on Sunday, November 29, 12:00 p.m. (Following the Sunday morning 10:30 service. See the Motion Below.

  • Christmas Lessons and Carols Advance Notice for your Calendar

    • Sunday, December 13,

    • 4 PM-Live with Soloists - IN THE CHURCH

    • 7 PM-Video with Choral Ensemble - RELEASE ON YOUTUBE

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SPECIAL VESTRY MOTION - SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2020

Vestry Motion:

We, the vestry of St. Anne’s Anglican Church in the Diocese of Toronto, grant approval for the corporation of St. Anne’s to submit a formal application to the City of Toronto for severance of the parish hall land from the combined church and parish hall property.

Why are we doing this?

Submitting a formal severance application will trigger various City departments (Heritage Preservation Services, Transportation, Parking, etc.) to launch formal assessments and submit reports that outline any limitations that might be encountered when undertaking a redevelopment project of the parish hall. In addition, the severance process also provides an opportunity for the community to provide feedback and state any concerns/impacts that a severance might have on the surrounding neighbourhood.

Voting on the motion is simply an approval to proceed with the formal severance application. This motion is NOT an approval for the sale of the parish hall and associated land, nor is it an approval of a specific development project. It is estimated that the severance application process will take two years to complete. During this time, the corporation will engage the parish in a discernment process to explore a range of possible redevelopment options that would meet the long-term financial needs of the parish. Once these options have been finalized, a second special vestry will take place to vote on the approval of a development option and (if required) the sale of the parish hall and associated land.

BACKGROUND:

Watch the Briefing Video

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