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NOTICES AT A GLANCE - more details below

 1.  Changes to our music ministry
 2.  Sunday service Zoom link
 3.  Service videos
 4.  In-person services at 11:30 am
 5.  Christian meditation: Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
 6.  Lobby for abuse education law: Tues Oct 26 at noon
 7.  Symposium on climate justice: Sat Oct 30
 8.  Outreach & Advocacy conference: Sat Oct 30
 9.  All Saints and All Souls outdoor memorial vigil: Monday Nov 1st at 5pm
10. Thank you to donors for Bdiwi family reunion
11. St. Aidan’s Capital Campaign - Feasibility Study Results
12. Offerings
13. After School Care Needed
14. Theological books available
15.  Volunteer with pick-up truck needed


1. Changes to our music ministry
Our Organist and Choir Director, Yvette Gudas, will be leaving St. Aidan’s as of December 31, 2021 to pursue other opportunities. Yvette will continue to organize the music for our Zoom and in-person services during this period. Thank you to Caroline Ham who will be filling in on the piano at our in-person services in the Hall.  We will soon begin our search for a new Organist and Choir Director.
2. Sunday Service Zoom Link
To join our Sunday service on Zoom at 9:30 am please click on this link and follow the prompts:
Meeting ID: 845 0559 0891
Phone: 647-374-4685

3. Service Videos on Website and YouTube
We are recording our Sunday morning service each week, for those unable to attend it live. Look for it on the church website here: or on our YouTube channel here:

4. In-Person Services at 11:30 am
We are now holding a eucharist on Sundays at 11:30 am in the Claremont School hall. Pre-registration is not required, but all those attending will be screened, and Covid prevention protocols will be followed. All clergy, staff and volunteers attending are fully vaccinated.
5. Christian Meditation
Our meditation sessions on Zoom take place on Wednesdays, from 7:30 to 8 pm.All are welcome to attend. The link is here:
Meeting ID: 865 3584 5519
Or join by phone: 647-374-4685

6. Lobby for Abuse Education Law: Tues Oct 26 at noon
St Aidan's parishioner Charmaine Loverin is the founder of Bill 298, Loverin's Law, that will be debated in the Ontario legislature this fall. If passed schools will be required to have an Annual Awareness Week for Abuse Prevention, so that kids can identify abuse, name it and get help. There will be a lobby outside Queen's Park on Oct 26 from noon to 1 pm, with speakers from various abuse prevention and recovery organizations. Charmaine speaks about it here, through her computer (ALS has robbed her of speech):

7. Symposium on Climate Justice: Saturday Oct 30
Kairos Canada presents an online symposium from 11am to 5 pm, to bring together people to learn more about climate change and climate change advocacy from a faith perspective. Click here for more details:

8. Outreach and Advocacy Conference: Saturday Oct 30
The Diocesan Outreach  & Advocacy Conference, on Saturday October 30th will be virtual, again this year. Depending on you availability you can sign up for the opening talk, one or two workshops and/or the concluding plenary session. Take a look at the attached web link about the conference, the speakers and the workshops then sign up.  or speak to Michael Van Dusen.

9. All Saints and All Souls Outdoor Memorial Vigil: Monday Nov 1st at 5 pm
To remember those we love who have died, we will be holding a special memorial vigil outside on the Claremont School grounds facing Silver Birch Ave, with music, candle lighting and names being read. Please email Lucy ( if you would like to request names to be read out.

10. Thank You to Donors for Bdiwi Family Reunion
We are so happy to report that last weekend the Bdiwi family were able to fly to Manchester, England, to be reunited with some of their family members for the first time since they were dispersed as refugees. Thank you to those who donated money towards their flights.

11. St. Aidan’s Capital Campaign - Feasibility Study Results
Earlier this year, we initiated a feasibility study regarding a capital campaign to fund initiatives not in scope for the renovation.  Sharing a drafted ‘Case for Support’ with parishioners, the study (led by M&M International) explored both general favour and recommended funding levels for the initiatives based on both in person and broad submission surveys.  The Executive Summary of the Study is available here  but the bottom line is that there is enough support for us to take this to the next stage.
The next stage includes striking a capital campaign fundraising committee (which has already begun), finalizing the case for support, locking in the target funding goal, and building and executing a multi-year fundraising plan. Although the official fundraising kick-off may not be until early 2022 year, the committee will be finalized in the coming weeks and we continue to accept donations from those eager to support this emerging cause. Updates will continue as we walk down this path together.
12. Offerings
Your regular offerings support the mission and ministry of St Aidan's, and we thank you.  Here's how to make a donation:

  • E-transfer from your bank account to Please set the security password to "jesuslovesme"
  • Donate online using your credit card at Canada Helps: St. Aidan's Church
  • Mail cheques to the church: 2423 Queen St. E., Toronto, ON M4E 1H6, or drop off your donation in our secure mailbox on the construction fence facing Queen St.
  • To begin donating by pre-authorized debit, please go to Giving on our website for more information and authorization form:

If you already give by PAG, and wish to change the amount of your monthly donation, please send an email with the details to
13. After school care needed
A 9 year old boy who attends Claremont School needs a home not far from the school to go to after school 3 days a week (sometimes 4) until one of his parents comes (from the west end) to pick him up. School ends at 3:30 and he would be picked up between 5:30 and 6 pm. If you are interested please contact Nicolette Stacey, the current caregiver, at 416-710-4128.
14. Theological Books Available
The following books are being given away. Please contact Lucy if there is one or more you would like.
Strange Virtues: Ethics in a Multicultural World, by Bernard T. Adeney
Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics, by Ross Touthat
How to Survive and Thrive as a Church Leader, by Nick Cuthbert
The Spiritual Man, by Watchman Nee
Love Song: Augustine's Confessions for Modern Man, by Sherwood Eliot Wirt
How to Stop the Pain, by Dr. James B. Richards
Evangelical Theology, by Karl Barth
Abide in Christ, by Andrew Murray
The Birth of the New Testament :3rd Edition Completely Revised, by C.F.D. Moule
Consider the Flowers: Meditations in Ikebana, by Kyo Bun Kwan
The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith, by Timothy Keller
Life in the Spirit in Marriage Home & Work: An exposition of Ephesians 5:18-6:9, by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Planted: A Story of Creation, Calling, and Community, by Leah Kostamo with a foreword by Eugene H. Peterson
Defenseless Flower: A New Reading of the Bible, by Carlos Mesters
The New Testament Environments, by Eduard Lohse (Translated by John E. Steely)
The New Testament as Canon: An Introduction, by Brevard S. Childs
A History of Armenian Christianity, by Leon Arpee
Prayer and Modern Man, by Jacques Ellul
15. Volunteer with Pick-Up Truck needed
If anyone has a pickup truck and could spare 20 minutes to pick up a plant from Fallingbrook Rd and move it to Claremont School, (the old Memorial Hall) please contact Michael Van Dusen at 416-570-0203