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Please note that we have a new link for our 9:30 Zoom service this Sunday:
Meeting ID: 845 0559 0891

NOTICES AT A GLANCE - more details below

  1.    Fall newsletter
  2.    Vaccinations
  3.    Sunday service Zoom link
  4.    Service videos
  5.    Guest speaker this Sunday
  6.    Sunday evening services now at 5 pm
  7.    Season of Creation
  8.    Parish hike Sept 25
  9.    Retreat day on Toronto Island Oct 16
 10.   Outdoor services and children's ministry
 11.   Wedding of Julia Conner-Done and Ross MacLeod: Sat Sept 25 on Zoom
 12.   An Evening of Teaching with Sandra Campbell: Wed Sept 29
 13.   Biblical study course
 14.   Help the Bdiwi family visit their relatives
 15.   Bishop’s Company Cabaret: Fri Oct 15
 16.   Social Justice and Outreach conference: Sat Oct 30
 17.   Offerings

1. Fall Newsletter
Our newsletter with updates on our programs and events will be coming by email to bring you up to date on what's happening in the weeks and months ahead.  If you would prefer to have a paper copy please e-mail the church office: office@staidan’  The newsletter will also be available on the church website:

2. Vaccinations
The Diocese of Toronto is currently working on a strategy for churches and ministries concerning COVID-19 vaccinations. All clergy, staff and volunteers at St Aidan's will be required to show proof of full vaccination. We strongly encourage and recommend vaccinations for 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.

3. 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
No passcode required.
Or call in on your phone: 647-374-4685

4. 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.

5. Guest Speaker this Sunday
This Sunday our guest speaker as part of the Season of Creation is 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.

6. Sunday Evening Services Now at 5 pm
Our outdoor eucharist on Sunday evenings is moving to 5 pm, as the evenings get darker. We will continue to hold them under the canopy behind the school hall.

7. Season of Creation
From September 19 to October 16 St Aidan's is celebrating the Season of Creation, beginning with our guest speaker this Sunday. Each subsequent Sunday will feature special themes and prayers, and there will be a hike and a retreat during the Season. See below for details.

8. 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 This is part of our observance of the Season of Creation.
9. 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.

10. Outdoor Services and Children's Ministry
After the success of last Sunday's outdoor service we will be holding another one at 11:30 am on Sunday October 3 to celebrate St Francis Day, with the blessing of animals. On Monday November 1st, All Saints Day, we will hold an evening memorial vigil at 5 pm for our loved ones who have died.

Gemma Snider will be holding Sunday gatherings outside for children's ministry at 11:30 am every week until further notice.

11. Wedding of Julia Conner-Done and Ross MacLeod: Sat Sept 25 on Zoom
Former St Aidan's choir member Julia Conner-Done is getting married in Bruce Mines next Saturday at 3 pm. Lucy will be flying to Sault Ste Marie to officiate. You can join the wedding by Zoom here:
Meeting ID: 835 5438 0496
Passcode: 171386

12.   An Evening of Teaching with Sandra Campbell: Wed Sept 29
Toronto Urban Native Ministry presents  Shining Light on the Indian Residential School Legacy, an evening with Sandra Campbell, from 7 to 8:30 pm. To register please go to:

13. 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
14. 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!
15. 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
16.  Social Justice and Advocacy Conference: Oct 30
This year's Diocesan Social Justice and Advocacy Conference will take place on Saturday, October 30th. The theme this year is "Re-membering and Re-making Community," and the keynote speaker will be the Reverend Gerlyn Henry. Workshops will be offered on many important topics. Visit for more information.

17. 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