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Missional & Outreach Moments

Throughout Synod, members heard about how the Diocese is living out its vision in the Missional & Outreach Moments – how communities are moving beyond their walls to find new ways of meeting people who are not being reached by traditional forms of Church, and how our churches are reaching out to the poor, the marginalized and the homeless.

Grace Church, Markham

The Rev. Canon Nicola Skinner shares the parish’s experience with the development of a community garden and a recording studio. She also tells us how Grace worked with the Markham Vaccinates program to help elders get their vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic.


St. John the Evangelist, Port Hope

The Rev. Jesse Parker speaks about St. John’s spiritual garden that has been leveraging connections within the congregation and with the local community in Port Hope.


Holy Family, Heart Lake

The parish shares how it was able to pivot during the pandemic, grapple with technology and take care of its seniors.


St. Olave, Swansea

St. Olave, Swansea shares its online worship, ministry and live streaming journey.


St. Margaret, New Toronto

St. Margaret, New Toronto describes how its outreach ministries expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic.


All Saints, Collingwood

All Saints, Collingwood shares how it has stepped up and responded to community needs during the pandemic.


St. Margaret, Barrie

St. Margaret, Barrie talks about its missional transformation, which began 10 years ago. During the pandemic, it has joined a coordinated project in Barrie starting food pantries.