Our mission is to know Christ and to make Him known. This means deepening our own lives of faith and practice, and reaching out to others to share the gospel as a community of faith.
From a pioneer spirit of early beginnings, we have been part of the Beach since the 1880’s. Our building was finished in 1908.
St. Aidan’s sits at the corner of Queen Street East and Silver Birch Avenue, near the Neville Park streetcar loop. We are steps from the Boardwalk and Lake Ontario, and surrounded by an array of majestic Oaks and Maples. In our lively “small town” neighbourhood of bistros, pubs and shops, we are in another world from downtown Toronto, yet close to the hub of Ontario and Canada.
Our Church Building
We are blessed with historic architecture, an excellent pipe organ, beautiful stained glass, works of liturgical art by renowned artist and parishioner Doris McCarthy, and a charming garden and grounds.
How We Help
Our outreach programmes are extensive – from Out Of The Cold to our Christmas lunch, Faithworks to our work on behalf of Moorelands Camp, and the Anglican Church Women’s programmes. St. Aidan’s is blessed with active and caring leaders that engage and make a real difference in the community. Our volunteer teams and opportunities are amazing.
What Matters to Us
We are a welcoming community that pays attention to the world around us and is looking for opportunities to help and make a difference. Helping people find their place in a community of worship and spiritual growth is of the utmost importance for us. We work together, growing spiritually, being mentored, and developing love, friendship and community.
Want to see more of what we do, and how we use our resources to bless our community? Check out our Narrative Budget here.
Incumbent: Rev Lucy Reid
Associate Priest: Rev Matt Adams
Honourary Assistant: Marguerite Rea
Deacon: Michael Van Dusen
Churchwardens: Jonathan Hendricks, Amy Ferguson
Parish Administrator: Margaret Allen
Organist and Choir Director: Yvette Gudas
St Aidan’s Advisory Board
People’s Warden: Jonathan Hendricks
Deputy Warden: Louise Hamilton
Lay Delegates to Synod: Ginnie Wilson and Mark Garbutt
Alternates Delegates: Lois Donaldson and Ken Grieve
Members at Large: Michael Jones and Rosemary Laffan
Parish Tribunal: Marilyn Thompson and Beth Fisher
East End Refugee Committee: Sue Stuart and Michael Van Dusen
St Aidan’s Fund: Rob Cook, James Telfser, Bob Hutchison
Rector’s Warden: Amy Ferguson
Deputy Warden: Geoff Dashwood
Treasurer: Brian Snider
Envelope Secretary: Eleanor Guest
Members at Large: Sue Bennett and Colleen James
Screening in Faith: Ginnie Wilson and Amy Ferguson
Greeters: Marilyn Thompson
Servers: Grace Rockett
Altar Guild: Ginnie Wilson
Choir: Dayle Snider
Lay Assistants & Chalice Bearers: Bill Guest
Children’s Ministry: Beth Fisher
Outreach: Michael Van Dusen
Stewardship and Finance: Brian Snider
Mission and Facilities:
Out of the Cold: Matthew Kellway
Youth and Web/Social Media: Beth Fisher and Chris Schryer