Calendar of Events

Past events are in the archives: year 2018, year 2017, year 2016.


June 2018


Fri June 1, 1:00 p.m. – Prayers for Election of Bishop – June 1 is a day of prayer and fasting in support of the upcoming Synod conference to elect a new bishop for the Diocese of Toronto. Join Curate Shelly in the Garnsworthy room for an hour of community prayer.

Sun June 3, 2:00 p.m. – MusicFest 2018New Date♫ Magical Music from the Movies ♫ – St. John’s annual musical extravaganza, with performances by the handbell ringers, the band, and the choir. A fun family event for only $15 per adult, $5 per child, and free for children in movie-themed costumes! More info here.

Sun June 3, 2:00 p.m. – Lychgate Group at Brighton Beach Memoirs – Please see Anne Curtis to obtain your tickets for this performance (second group).

Wed June 6, 6:15 p.m. – The Grad ClassWednesdays until June 13 at YLF, 25 Wanless Road – You are rooted in your Christian faith. Now take your faith journey to the next level. Each week, Rev. Drew spends an hour exploring topics in Christian teachings, history and values.

Wed June 6, 7:30 p.m. – BreatheEvery Wednesday at YLF, 25 Wanless Road – Whatever trials and frustrations your week has held … at Breathe you’ll find some space, some peace, some grounding, something of the unforced rhythms of grace. It’s worship that’ll do your heart good. Doors and coffee at 7:00; worship at 7:30. More info at ylf.church.

Thur June 7, 7:00 p.m. – Lychgate Group Meeting and Party – The women of the Lychgate Group gather for a potluck supper and party before taking a break for the summer. Spouses and significant others are welcome.

Fri June 8, 7:00 p.m. – A Night Out with God and the Girls – This month, our book club going outside for a barbecue. If you’d like to attend, please RSVP to Laura at lpeetoom@sjym.ca or 416-225-6611.

Tue June 12, 6:30 p.m. – Men’s Supper Club – Gentlemen, you’re invited to an evening of food for the body and the soul. Gather at 6:30, dinner at 7:00, discussion at 7:30. It’s our last time together before the summer break, so it’s time for something a little different – something like a party.

Wed June 13, 6:15 p.m. – The Grad ClassFinal session – at YLF, 25 Wanless Road.

Sat June 23, 10:00 a.m. – Contemplative Fire Pilgrimage to Now/HereMeet at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church – Until noon, a pilgrimage into Mount Pleasant Cemetery led by Rev. Mary Pataki and Andrew White, arborist extrodinaire. Please bring bag lunch, water… and a friend! (The pilgrimage is in place of our monthly gathering.)

Wed June 27, 8:00 a.m. – Barnabas Breakfast – Until 11 a.m., a warm breakfast, spiritual comfort, and fellowship. Volunteers are always welcome – please contact the church office at 416-225-6611.


July 2018


Wed 4, 7:30 p.m. – BreatheEvery Wednesday at YLF, 25 Wanless Road – Whatever trials and frustrations your week has held … at Breathe you’ll find some space, some peace, some grounding, something of the unforced rhythms of grace. It’s worship that’ll do your heart good. Doors and coffee at 7:00; worship at 7:30. More info at ylf.church.

Sun July 29, 4:00 p.m. – Contemplative Fire Monthly Gathering – At St. Leonard’s Church, 25 Wanless Av. Experience a creative, contemplative communion service. With stillness and spaciousness we explore themes to help us know God more deeply. All are welcome. Visit www.contemplativefire.ca for info.

Wed July 25, 8:00 a.m. – Barnabas Breakfast – Until 11 a.m., a warm breakfast, spiritual comfort, and fellowship. Volunteers are always welcome – please contact the church office at 416-225-6611.


Mark Your Calendar


Thur Oct 25, 6:00 p.m. – The Annual Men’s Dinner – Hosted by the St.John’smen, an evening of camaraderie, a hearty dinner, and an engaging presentation. All men of the parish are invited.


Every Sunday


9:00 a.m. – The Sacred Table – A reverential service with traditional music, texts, prayers and a brief reflection, all centred on the Holy Eucharist.

10:00 a.m. – Coffee and Conversation – A social time to meet with friends old and new, to have some refreshments, and to share news and views.

10:30 a.m. – The Open Door – A modern service focused on spirited engagement with the Word. There’s preaching that goes deep on topics that matter. Prayer is pastoral and inclusive; the music is contemporary and invites participation. There is a program for children ages 3 to 12, and a nursery room for parents with very young children.

11:30 a.m. – The Forum – Bring coffee. Bring questions. This is a free-form time with the pastor to discuss whatever is on your mind.


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