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NOTICES AT A GLANCE - more details below

  1.    St. Aidan's Day celebration services Sept 12
  2.    Service videos
  3.    Vaccinations
  4.    Bunny Stewart's funeral Sept 14
  5.    Federal candidates' meeting Sept 14
  6.    Reconciliation documentary discussion Sept 16
  7.    Season of Creation Sept 19 to Oct 16
  8.    Guest speaker Sept 19
  9.    Parish hike Sept 25
 10.   Retreat day on Toronto Island Oct 16
 11.   Biblical study course
 12.   Help the Bdiwi family visit their relatives
 13.   Bishop’s Company Cabaret Oct 15
 14.   Learning resources
 15.   Offerings

1. St. Aidan's Day Celebrations this Sunday
There will be three services on September 12 as we celebrate our patron St. Aidan:
(i) Zoom service as usual at 9:30 am
Phone: 647-374-4685
Meeting ID is 894 5854 0617
Passcode: 098692
(ii) Outdoor family service in front of the school at 11:30 am
We will gather on the school grounds on Silver Birch, and sit in family bubbles for a fun short service with musicians and singers. Chairs will be provided, but please bring a blanket if you prefer to sit on the ground. All are welcome, whether families, couples or singles.
Please note: the current guidelines do not permit us to hold a picnic following the service, but you are invited to go down to the beach or the park to eat together if you choose.
(iii) Outdoor eucharist behind the school hall at 7 pm
Our usual evening eucharist will be celebrated under a canopy behind the school. Parking is available in the lane-way off Silver Birch.

2. 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 YouTube by searching St Aidan's in the Beach Sunday Service.

3. Vaccinations
The Diocese of Toronto is currently working on a strategy for churches and ministries concerning vaccinations. In the meantime we strongly encourage and recommend vaccinations for COVID-19 to all who are eligible. Apart from personal protection during this 4th wave, being vaccinated also protects the children under 12 who don’t yet have vaccinations available to them. We will be requesting that all volunteers at St Aidan's be fully vaccinated if in contact with vulnerable populations.
4. Bunny Stewart's Funeral Sept 14
Parishioner Bunny Stewart died on January 12 of this year. Her funeral will be live- streamed on Tuesday, September 14 at 11am from Kane's funeral home. You may view the ceremony live, or on replay, at  No password is required. A memory or reflection may be left at this link: See Add a Memory at the bottom of the page.
5. Federal Candidates' Meeting Sept 14
Join the Beach Interfaith Community on Tuesday September 14 from 7 to 9 pm for a Zoom meeting with candidates for the federal election in the riding of Beaches-East York. Nine congregations have joined forces to host candidates from the Liberal, Conservative, NDP, Green and Peoples' Party of Canada to address questions on Social Equity and the Climate Crisis. The zoom link is:     
6. Reconciliation Documentary Discussion Sept 16
The deacons of the Parkdale-West Toronto Deanery and York-Credit Valley present the second season of “A Reconciliation Walk,” a series of conversations that aims to be open to the voices of Indigenous people through stories, movies and discussions and guide participants in genuine reconciliation. This year’s theme is “Every Child Matters.” The first event will take place on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. with a discussion of the film We Were Children, co-presented by the National Film Board of Canada. Registrants will be sent a link to watch the film in advance of the discussion. Registration is available here:
7. Season of Creation Sept 19 to Oct 16
St Aidan's will once again be observing four Sundays as a Season of Creation, joining many other churches and faith communities in this time of prayer, learning and action for our home, the earth. See below for more details about our special liturgies and homilies, a hike, a guest speaker, and a retreat on Toronto Island on the final day.
8. Guest Speaker Sept 19
Next Sunday our guest speaker as part of the Season of Creation will be Professor Jonathan Hamilton-Diabo, Professor in Social Justice and Special Advisor on Indigenous Issues, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto. A Mohawk from Kahnawake First Nation, Jonathan will be speaking about the Indian Act and its repercussions on Indigenous Peoples and their relationship to the land.
9. Parish Hike Sept 25
Join us on Saturday September 25, from 10 to noon for a visit to Tommy Thompson Park (aka the Leslie Street Spit).  You can choose between walking or riding bicycles through this 500 hectare "accidental urban wilderness" that is home to over 300 species of birds, animals and reptiles. For more information on maps, transportation, services in the park, and more detailed background, please contact Michael Van Dusen at mjpvandusen@gmail.comThis is part of our observance of the Season of Creation.
10. Retreat day on Toronto Island Oct 16
To mark the final day of the Season of Creation we will be offering a day of quiet reflection in nature on Toronto Island, with St Andrew-by-the-Lake church as our home base. We will take the ferry there and back, and bring bag lunches. Details to come. Contact Lucy to register.
11. Biblical Study Course
Dr Sylvia Keesmat of the University of Toronto and the Church of the Redeemer, Toronto, is offering a course this fall called A Life-Giving Story: How to Read the Bible.It runs by Zoom on six Sunday evenings starting on Sept 26. See her poster here:
To register or for more details contact
12. Help the Bdiwi family visit their relatives
In July 2016 The Beach Cares (the Church of St. Aidan, Beach United Church and members of the community) sponsored a Syrian family to come to Canada fleeing war in their home country. Now, 5 years later with their extended family scattered as refugees all over the world, their Father/Grandfather is in palliative care in the U.K. They are desperate to see him in October to say goodbye and to let him meet and hold the 2 youngest children.
Dianne Lemm, who shared her home with the family when they first arrived, has stayed very close with them and is like their aunt. She is trying to raise $6000 to cover the travel costs for the entire family. They have received visas to travel on compassionate grounds. If you would like to help them out please PM Dianne Lemm through Facebook and she'll send you her details for an e-transfer or address for a cheque or PM Mary Anne Alton through Facebook Mary Anne Alton Every cent will go to help them out and is very much appreciated. Thank you!
13. Bishop’s Company Cabaret Oct 15
Join us on Friday, October 15, 8:00-9:30pm This is an online fundraiser for clergy mental health benefits. Registration is free! The event will feature musical performances and a conversation with Bishop Kevin Robertson and Bishop Riscylla Shaw. For more information, visit
14. Learning Resources
Did you know that we have an extensive list of books and other learning resources on our church website? Take a look here:
15. 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