St. Anne's Anglican Church, Toronto

Worship with Us!

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, August 14 - 10:30 a.m.

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Worship Schedule

All services are open to in-person worship and are live-streamed on YouTube, the rest are on Facebook.
No registration required.


Sundays:
10:30 a.m. Eucharist in the Church


Thursdays:

9:30 a.m. Morning Prayer (Book of Common Prayer)

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Church open for Prayer

5:30 p.m. Eucharist


Special Feast Days:

7:30 p.m. Eucharist (Book of Common Prayer)

Church Open Thursdays

All are welcome to visit the church on Thursdays for quiet prayer and reflection from 10:00 - 3:00. Come and spend some time reflecting upon the artwork, read a good book, sit in quiet, or spend a little time in prayer. All are welcome to visit the church on Thursdays.

Morning Prayer: 9:30 a.m. Thursdays

Take a break from your morning and spend a little time in prayer. Each week we will gather in the church for morning prayer from the Book of Common Prayer and pray the Daily Office. Let the words of the Psalms and the scripture meditations ground you in your life. Our service of morning prayer is also live-streamed on Facebook.

Midweek Eucharist: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays

Members of our community gather each Thursday evening for a simple celebration of Holy Communion. We spend a little time listening and to discussing to the scripture readings followed by a sharing in the Eucharist. All are welcome to worship and pray with us.

Choral Eucharist for the Feast of Mary
Monday, August 15, 7:30 p.m.

We invite you to join us for a special choral Eucharist celebrating the Feast of Mary, the Mother of God on August 15 at 7:30 p.m. We will have a light reception after the liturgy.


The feast day is a particularly important one in the Church’s year. It commemorates Mary’s life and role in the history of salvation. Known also as the Dormition of Mary (The Falling Asleep of Mary) or the Feast of the Assumption, the day particularly recalls Mary’s resting in the Lord. It is celebrated by Orthodox, Catholics, Anglicans, and many Lutheran Christians throughout the world and has regained attention in recent decades because of the ecumenical relationships between the various churches.


Our choir is preparing some deeply moving and profound choral works which will enhance our experience of the liturgy that evening.


We invite you to join us and to invite your friends and family to share in our liturgy. All are welcome!

Community Dinner:
Sunday, August 21st - 5 P.M. to 6 P.M.

**COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOL. DINNER IS TAKEOUT ONLY** Please note that we will not have a sit down meal. We are providing takeout containers with a simplified menu. Extra safety protocols are in place for volunteers.

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Due to COVID restrictions, please line up with social distancing spacing on the walkway between the Parish Hall (651 Dufferin) and the LOFT apartment buildings.

Form a line to the east into the parking lot. Food selections will be indicated on poster on the side door, place your order with the person attending the side door and the food will be brought up to you in a bag to take away or eat outside. Please be patient.

We apologize in advance for delays in orders as the size of our volunteer group is limited by coronavirus protocol.

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This month's meal includes:


Vex the Vicar BBQ:
Wednesday, August 24, 6:00 p.m.

Got questions about faith, theology, and life? Well come and grill our pastor with your toughest questions. We will meet at the Ministry Centre on Wednesday, August 24, at 6:00 p.m. Come enjoy some great conversation and meet friends new and old. All are welcome to this event!

Faith & Books Discussion Group:
Tuesday, September 27, 7:00 p.m.

We’re excited to announce a new discussion and social group at St. Anne’s entitled Faith & Books Discussion Group. Featuring fiction and non-fiction books, the group will read works by a wide-range of authors that either explicitly or implicitly engage with the themes of faith and theology. These informal gatherings will be a time for participants to socialize and share in conversation about books and what insights they offer into the life of faith.

Facilitated by Fr. Don, our first discussion will feature the work of parishioner and award-winning author Carole Giangrande. Published in 2019, Carole’s book The Tender Birds, is an engaging read that delves into the lives of two people who wrestle with the secrets of their past while longing for forgiveness and peace. We are delighted to welcome Carole with us and to have an enjoyable conversation whereby we contemplate how her book sheds light on faith and spiritual life.

The Tender Birds may be purchased from your local independent bookshop, the publisher’s website, Indigo, Amazon.ca. We hope you will join us.

Upcoming titles in the series include Annie Dillard’s Holy the Firm, the short stories of Flannery O’Connor, and Albert Camus’ well-known work, The Stranger. You won’t want to miss these discussions, even if you don’t get a chance to read the books. For more information, email Fr. Don at don.beyers@saintanne.ca.