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Bulletin Board May 30

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Diocesan Business

Clergy and parishes reminded of email option for pay stubs & parish invoices
Clergy are reminded that pay stubs can be sent by email rather than regular mail. If you would like to sign up for email pay stubs, contact Claire Wilton at with the email address you would prefer to use.

Parishes that currently receive their monthly parish invoices from the Diocese in the mail can choose to receive them by email instead. Contact Claire Wilton at with a maximum of two email addresses. (The Diocese will do its best to accommodate more than one email address, but if the email addresses are long, we may only be able to send to one email address.)

Diocesan Events

Save the date: Outreach Conference
This year’s diocesan Outreach Conference will be held Nov. 4 at St. John, York Mills, 19 Don Ridge Dr., Toronto.

Learning event explores lay pastoral visiting
The Diocese’s chaplaincy committee welcomes active lay pastoral visitors to a learning event on Oct. 13-14 at St. John’s Convent. This event will explore opportunities for creating a diocesan-wide supportive network of lay pastoral visitors and identify future learning events and needs. Participants will gather for fellowship on the evening of Oct. 13 and explore lay pastoral visitors’ networking and its potential on Oct. 14. Limited overnight accommodation is available at the convent guesthouse for those travelling from outside of Toronto. Space is limited. Register at or 416-363-6021 (1-800-668-8932) ext. 236.

Youth invited to showcase talents
The York-Scarborough Anglican Youth Alliance is hosting Scarborough’s Got Talent on June 24 at 2 p.m. at St. Dunstan of Canterbury, 56 Lawson Rd., Toronto. Admission is by food bank donation. Sign up by June 17 for the opportunity to showcase a talent (drama, band, comedy, dance, juggling, magic, singing, etc.). Contact or 416-261-9503 with inquiries, for registration and to submit an electronic audition.

Parish offers active non-violence training
St. Stephen in-the-Fields, 365 College St., Toronto, will offer active non-violence training on July 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., covering topics such as our understanding of the term “nonviolence,” how we process anger and fear, and how to engage constructively in highly charged situations. The event is free, but advance registration would be appreciated and donations towards lunch are welcome. Contact the Rev. Maggie Helwig at or call 416-526-5438 to register or to explore the possibility of hosting a training for your group or parish.

Indigenous Native Priest to speak at lunch and learn
The Rev. Chris Harper, diocesan Indigenous Native Priest, will speak at a lunch and learn at Christ Memorial Church, Oshawa, 81 Hillcroft St., on June 11. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., and the program will run from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Admission is by donation, with proceeds supporting the Pikangikum Water Project. Register by June 9 by contacting Irené Warren at 905-432-1230 or

External Events

Churches invited to join commuter challenge
Greening Sacred Spaces presents the 2017 Faith Commuter Challenge from June 2-11. Timed to coincide with the national commuter challenge week, this event encourages faith communities to find alternate ways of getting to worship, such as walking, cycling or ride-sharing. Learn more and register as an individual or parish on the Greening Sacred Spaces website.


Servers’ robes available free
Holy Family, Heart Lake in Brampton has the following servers’ robes available free to any parish that needs them: 7 large; 8 medium; 6 small; 1 extra small. The robes are clean but not ironed. Contact the church office at 905-846-2347 or

Song honours refugees
In honour of World Refugee Day, Holy Trinity, Guildwood is sharing “It Could Be You,” an award-winning song written by its director of music. All proceeds go to the International Red Cross for work with refugees worldwide. Downloadable sheet music is available. Contact the church office at 416-261-9503 or for more information.

Job Postings

Parish seeks child and youth minister
St. Olave, Swansea is looking for a child and youth minister who is passionate about teaching young people about the love of God and the teachings of Jesus. The position will be 8-10 hours per week on average, for 40 weeks a year. The successful candidate will have experience teaching young people in a church or Christ-centred setting; enjoy engaging children in the stories of the Bible; have appropriate theological training (students will be considered); and have excellent communication skills. Knowledge and experience in Anglican ministry is an asset. The position requires a police check and Screening in Faith training. For more information, see the detailed job description. Send a cover letter and resume to the Rev. Rob Mitchell at

Music director wanted
St. Simon, Oakville is seeking a music director to help achieve its vision of a vibrant, diverse program of musical excellence that leads, enhances and deepens the life of the community in worship, outreach and evangelism. The successful applicant will be an accomplished pianist, capable vocal coach and choral director; someone who can encourage and nurture musical church members to give of their musical gifts; someone who believes that strong congregational singing and involvement of children are priorities; and someone who can build relationships with community and musical organizations. The church’s musical assets include a grand piano, a two manual digital organ, talented musicians and a number of singers, including a small-to-medium-sized choir. The position will be up to 20 hours per week. Send a resume to by June 9.

Parish seeks part-time music director
St. Martin, Bay Ridges in Pickering seeks a flexible, creative and proficient musician for choral and organ leadership. Knowledge of Anglican liturgy is preferred, and the ability to plan for major festivals throughout the church year will be an asset. The position will demand approximately 10 hours per week. The church has funds to purchase a new electronic organ, for which the new music director’s input will be essential. The applicant should have a music degree, strong playing and conducting skills, leadership and interpersonal skills, and a passion for worship ministry. Remuneration is commensurate with RCCO salary guidelines, and vacation pay is commensurate with the Ontario Employment Standards Act. Direct inquiries and applications to the Rev. Dr. Alison Falby at by June 26. Learn more about the congregation at

Music lead wanted
St. Paul, Bloor Street is looking for a professional, dependable and enthusiastic individual with a passion for people and music to become the music lead for its 9:30 a.m. service, Bridge. The successful applicant will report to the rector and be responsible for planning, coordinating and leading the weekly 9:30 a.m. worship service music. The music lead prays, sings and interacts with a band, the ministry team and church members to ensure the service flows as smoothly as possible from beginning to end. Knowledge and experience in Anglican liturgy is an asset. Strong playing and conducting skills, leadership and interpersonal skills, and a passion for worship ministry are a must. The position will be up to 20 hours per week. Send a cover letter, including salary expectations, and resume to the Rev. Canon Dr. Barry Parker at

Parish seeks summer assistant outreach coordinator
Church of the Messiah, Toronto is seeking an assistant outreach coordinator for a paid seven-week internship. The successful candidate will have an excellent work ethic and dependability; a desire to learn aspects of food service management and event promotion; and a desire to engage with the community in a small non-profit environment. Required skills include basic knowledge of word processing, light filing, light cleaning, food service and community outreach. A food safety certificate, barista training, event planning, marketing, policy experience and interest in food security would be an asset. This position is open only to students between the ages of 18-30 who were enrolled full time during 2016-17 and who will return to full-time studies in 2017-18. The position is 30 hours per week at $11.40 per hour. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to no later than 5 p.m. on June 18. For more details, see the full job posting.