York-Credit Valley Upcoming Events & Notices

Celebrations & Ordinations

The Bishop will formally welcome and ordain the following into vocational diaconal ministry, either in real life or by Zoom:

  • Krista Fry, of St. Matthias, Bellwoods (October 4, 4pm)
  • Robert Townshend, of St. Peter, Erindale (October 18, 4pm)

Also, we look forward to being able to schedule the Celebrations of New Ministry Services for

  • Kenute Francis, St Hilda
  • Mark Regis, at St. Mary & St. Martha
  • Roshni Jayawardena, at Trinity-St. Paul, Port Credit
  • Philip Stonhouse, at St. Matthew, Islington
  • Jason McKinney, Epiphany & St. Mark, Parkdale


September 21 – Virtual YCV Fall Clergy Retreat

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Joy Philip as our retreat leader.  Dr. Philip is the Associate Professor of Lutheran Global Theology and Mission and Director of the MDiv Program at Martin Luther University College. The theme this year is The Danger of a Single Story: Finding Hope in the Healing of Namaan. See the proposed retreat agenda.

Register to attend


Bishop’s Summer Book Club
Sept 15 and 22, 7:30pm by Zoom

Join Bishop Jenny this summer in reading two pivotal works for our current times, and then take part in an Area-wide online book club discussion in September. The books are

  • James H. Cone, The Cross and the Lynching Tree
  • N.T. Wright, God and the Pandemic

One book will be discussed each night: Cone on Sept 15 and Wright on Sept 22. Area clergy and laity alike are welcome. Please order the books now, read them over the summer, and register for one or both evenings.


Clergy & churchwardens are encouraged to share this invitation and/or the Bishop’s Summer Book Club Registration Flyer (shown here) within their parishes.


YCV Deacons present “Dinner & a Movie”
starting September 17, 2020

The Rev. Deacons Evelyn Butler, Elizabeth Cummings, Alison Kemper and Claudette Taylor present “Dinner & A Movie: A Reconciliation Walk” – a series of events on Indigenous justice and reconciliation. Events will take place via Zoom on Thursday nights (September 17, October 15, November 12, 19 and 26) beginning at 6:30 p.m.   All events are free of charge.

Photo Credit: NFB of Canada

The first session, planned for Thurs. September 17 at 6:30 p.m., features the screening and discussion of the film “Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners.”  This film tells the true story of 10 Indigenous teens, 9 of them from residential schools, who were chosen as torchbearers for the 1967 Pan-Am Games in Winnipeg.  After carrying the Games torch 800 km over an ancient message route, the torch was taken from the boys outside the stadium where the opening ceremonies took place and brought in by a non-Indigenous runner, while the boys were escorted away. Thirty-two years later, the province of Manitoba issued an official apology.  Niigaanibatowaard is story of survival, reconciliation, and hope for future generations.

Please register here to receive the Zoom link for the event.



8 PM- 9 PM EDT | Online – Zoom

Wed, Sept 9: Decolonizing the Church: Shifting Power Dynamics in our Churches
Speakers: Rev. Evan Noodin Smith, Toronto Urban Native Ministry, and Archbishop Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Archbishop

Wed, Sept 16: Perspectives of Black-First Nations Women
Speakers: Monica Shevoic Forrester, Executive Director of Trans Pride Toronto, and Aleshia Johnson, Advocate and Student, Osgoode Law School

Wed, Sept 23: Building Alliances: Solidarity across Black and Indigenous Communities
Speakers: Aleshia Johnson, Advocate and Student, Osgoode Law School; the Rev. Leigh Kern and Sandra Campbell, Toronto Urban Native Ministry; and Lance Wilson and the Rev. Jacqueline Daley, Co-Chairs Black Anglicans of Canada

Register here: www.blackanglicanspathwayseries.eventbrite.ca
Donate by e-transfer: blackanglicans@gmail.com (password: dismantle)



October 13 (evening) – Etobicoke-Humber Deanery Town Hall
An event for clergy and key lay leaders in the Deanery of Etobicoke-Humber to explore mission action planning for parishes in that deanery.

October 14, 21, 28 (7:30pm, Zoom) – YCV Bishop’s Fall Teaching Series
Prayer:  What, Why, How?
No experience necessary.
Curious and searching welcome.


November 1 – Area Grants Fall Application Deadline
See the YCV grants page for information and forms. Parishes are also reminded that Congregational Development Reach Grants are available to support ministry projects during the time of COVID-19 and re-opening.

November 3 Retired Clergy and Spouses Luncheon (St. John the Baptist, Dixie, if possible) Time, location and format to be decided.

Diocesan Events Calendar