COVID-19 updates

Posted on March 13, 2020

As news continues to emerge about the COVID-19 pandemic and measures being taken in response, we will gather official updates from the Diocese here.

From the Diocese

Pastoral letters and statements from Bishop Andrew Asbil, the College of Bishops and the diocesan leadership.

Letters from Bishop Andrew

Bishop Andrew Asbil is writing a letter to the Diocese every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

From the wider Church

Prayer & community

Technology tips

Kids & families

  • St. Michael and All Angels’ new web series will introduce you to their resident puppets, Barley the dog and Nosebag the dragon, who are on a journey of making sense of the world and the coronavirus situation day by day, alongside lay pastor Jenni Feheley. With episodes uploaded five days a week, The Green Door helps children and adults alike adjust to the times we’re in. This series takes into full account Jesus’ command: Love your neighbour as yourself. It is carefully made for ALL people, regardless of faith or non-faith. All episodes can be found on St. Michael and All Angels’ website.
  • Daily video messages from St. Philip on-the-Hill for children and youth to deepen their faith and learn coping skills through the corona virus situation. Videos will also include ideas for family activities while in self-isolation.
  • Zooming into Church School activities, compiled by Church of the Redeemer, Bloor St. (topic is prayer)
  • Psalm 23 for children and youth, from St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto
  • Anglican Family Hub from the Diocese of Niagara
  • Resources and ideas from Messy Church UK
  • Children’s Chat for March 25 from St. Martin, Bay Ridges on YouTube
  • Ideas & resources for families at home compiled by Messy Church Canada
  • DIY Sunday School for the 5th Sunday in Lent from St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto

Other resources

Worship live streams & videos

  • St. James Cathedral, Sundays at 11 a.m. from the Diocese of Toronto Facebook page
  • Morning Prayer with Bishop Jenny Andison, March 22 at 10 a.m. on Facebook
  • All Saints, Kingsway, live stream on Sundays at 10 a.m. on its website and YouTube channel
  • Christ Church, Brampton, Sunday at 10 a.m. on its website, Facebook page and YouTube channel
  • Christ Church, Bolton, Monday-Friday Morning Prayer at 9 a.m., Sunday service at 10 a.m. on Christ Church’s Facebook page
  • Christ Church, Deer Park, dial-in and video worship Sunday worship at 10 a.m., with links, bulletins and instructions on its website
  • Christ Church St. James, weekly recorded worship videos on its website
  • Church of the Resurrection, Sunday Morning Prayer, 10:30 a.m. on YouTube.
  • Church of the Messiah, Sunday worship live stream at 10:30 a.m. on YouTube
  • Holy Trinity, Clearview, weekly sermons on its website
  • Holy Trinity, Guildwood, Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on YouTube
  • Holy Trinity, Thornhill, Sunday Ante-Communion & reflection at 10 a.m., Monday-Thursdsay viDEoVOTIONS at 8 a.m., noon day prayers on Zoom
  • Holy Trinity, Trinity Square, Sunday live stream at 10:30 on Zoom
  • Parish of Craighurst and Midhurst, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. from the St. Paul’s Facebook page
  • Parish of Craighurst and Midhurst, the Litany, Monday-Friday at noon from St. John’s Facebook page
  • Parish of Haliburton, Sunday Morning Prayer at 9:30 a.m. on its Facebook page
  • Parish of Ida and Omemee, Sunday live stream at 4 p.m. on its website
  • Parish of Fenelon Falls, Sunday services and mid-week Compline on its Facebook page
  • Parish of North Essa, weekly sermons and Morning Prayer, online Bible study, daily prayers, inspirational passages and videos on its Facebook page
  • St. Bartholomew, Regent Park, weekly sermon and mass recordings on YouTube
  • St. Bede, Toronto, pre-recorded service and sermon each Sunday on YouTube and weekly Facetime Bible study on Wednesdays, with details on its website
  • St. Bride, Clarkson, weekly audio service on its website
  • St. Dunstan of Canterbury, Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on St. Dunstan’s YouTube channel
  • St George, Newcastle, weekly reflection on the readings on its Facebook page and YouTube channel
  • St. George on-the-Hill, Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on its website and Facebook page
  • St. George on Yonge, prerecorded services on its website and Facebook page
  • St. George, Pickering Village, daily prayer at 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., Sundays at 10 a.m., live on its Facebook page and posted on its website
  • St. James, Caledon East, Sunday Ante-Communion at 10 a.m., daily Evensong at 4:30 p.m. on St. James’ Facebook page
  • St. James, Sharon, weekday prayers on YouTube
  • St. John the Baptist, Dixie, recorded worship and homily every Sunday on YouTube
  • St. John the Divine and St. Ninian, recorded worship services on Google Drive
  • St. John, West Toronto, Sunday Morning Prayer at 9:30 a.m. from St. John’s Facebook page
  • St. John, Willowdale, Sunday services in English at 10 a.m. and Chinese at 11:15 a.m. through its website
  • St. Jude, Bramalea North, audio online worship posted on its website and Facebook page
  • St. Jude, Wexford, Morning Prayer on its Facebook page
  • St. Martin, Bay Ridges, prayers, children’s chats and other worship on YouTube
  • St. Mary, Richmond Hill, Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on St. Mary’s website
  • St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto, masses, prayers and reflections on YouTube
  • St. Matthew, Oshawa and Oshawa Deanery, Sunday recordings on YouTube
  • St. Olave, Swansea, March 15, Ante-Communion on YouTube
  • St. Paul, Bloor Street, weekly sermons on its website
  • St. Paul, L’Amoreaux, Sunday liturgy at 10:30 a.m., posted online
  • St. Paul, Lindsay, Sunday worship posted on its website and Facebook page
  • St. Paul, Uxbridge, liturgy of prayers, scripture and Sunday homily, as well as other spiritual resources, on St. Paul’s website
  • St. Peter and St. Simon-the-Apostle, pre-recorded services on its website
  • St. Philip on-the-Hill, daily morning prayer and a Mandarin message on its website
  • St. Saviour, Toronto, weekly podcast on Podomatic
  • St. Stephen in-the-Fields, Sunday at 9:30 a.m. from St. Stephen’s Facebook page
  • St. Thomas a Becket (Erin Mills South), sermons and daily content on Facebook and YouTube
  • St. Timothy, North Toronto, reduced Sunday liturgy at 10 a.m., Morning Prayer and a thought for the day at 9:30 a.m. on week days, all on Zoom
  • Trinity East (Little Trinity), Sundays at 10:45 a.m. on its website

Diocesan events

News about upcoming diocesan events will be posted here as it becomes available.

  • The Signs of Life Lenten study with Bishop Andrew Asbil has been cancelled.
  • The diocesan Anglican Church Women will hold its annual general meeting electronically on April 25 at 10 a.m. Details on how to access the meeting will be available by April 1. More information and the annual reports will be published on the ACW page.
  • The Diocese has cancelled this year’s Supporting Parish Leaders workshops. See the Supporting Parish Leadership Workshop page for resources that would have been included in the sessions.
  • The ecumenical Good Friday Walk for Justice has been cancelled.