At St. Aidan's we welcome people from all walks of life. No matter who you are or where you
come from, please feel welcome at our services and programs. We can't wait for you to join us!
2020 Parish Lenten Pledge
Have you undertaken a Lenten discipline this year? Why not take our parish Lenten Pledge? As a congregation we are undertaking to eliminate personal use of disposable water bottles, coffee cups and restaurant take-out containers. Please join us, and many others, in taking this Lenten Pledge.
Watch our "virtual service" for July 19, 2020
and our July 19 video for kids!
Archbishop Anne Germond, Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario, has directed that all worship services in all Anglican churches be suspended until at least September. Her pastoral letter to Anglicans can be found here.
The Great Work by Thomas Berry – Book Study
St. Aidan’s eco-spirituality group invites you to a four-part study series of Thomas Berry’s provocative book The Great Work, hosted by Michael Van Dusen. Sessions will be held on Thursdays at 7:00pm. Rain forced the cancellation of the first session last week, but it has been rescheduled for July 23, in Michael’s back yard. Remaining sessions will be held on July 30, August 13, and August 27, at locations to be determined. Because of physical distancing requirements, the number of participants cannot exceed 10. To reserve your place, and to request a summary of the readings, please contact Michael: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conversations on Anti-Black Racism
The leadership team of Black Anglicans of Canada has organized an important series of presentations by keynote speakers. In view of the work that we have begun at St. Aidan’s to examine the reality of racism, participation in this series is highly recommended. Over 100 people from across Canada tuned in last week. The next session will be on Wednesday, July 22, from 8:00-9:00pm. Attached is more information. Click here to register for the free July 22 event: www.blackanglicansofcanada.eventbrite.ca.
Reopening for Public Worship
Bishop Andrew Asbil has announced that churches may prepare to reopen for public worship on Sunday, September 13—at 30% space capacity—on the condition that several strict health and safety requirements are met in advance. Because of our building renovation, we will be gathering in the former Memorial Hall (now owned by the Claremont School). St. Aidan’s Advisory Board is meeting this week to begin plans for our reopening. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
Guest Preacher for July 26
Next Sunday we welcome the Rev. Claudette Taylor, parish deacon of the Church of Epiphany & St. Mark, Parkdale. Claudette is the newly appointed Social Justice Officer for the York-Credit Valley area of the Diocese. A Black Canadian of West Indian origin, she has dedicated herself tirelessly to the work of anti-racism and reconciliation.