Open Doors Spiritual Matters: St. Aidan’s associate priest weighs in on Anglican Church of Canada’s vote against changing marriage definition

By REV. JEFF NOWERS As I’m writing this article, the Anglican Church of Canada’s General Synod—the church’s highest governing and legislative body comprised of a large number of delegates from across the country—is in the midst of a seven-day meeting in Vancouver. This has been a highly anticipated gathering because noteworthy on the agenda is […]

The spirituality of gardening

“The best place to find God is in a garden,”  wrote George Bernard Shaw. The Green Thumbs gardening group at Beach United Church would definitely agree with this statement.   Gardens take many forms and a walk up and down the streets of the Beach attest to this. At Beach United Church the garden wraps […]

Open Doors: What’s new in end-of-life ceremonies?

In an intimate gathering at the Church of St. Aidan in the Beach earlier this month, I asked the audience this question: Have you ever been to a heartwarming end-of-life ceremony, one that you fondly remember, for the right reasons? As a Life-Cycle Celebrant, I help people create end-of-life ceremonies and officiate the event. I […]

Your chance to explore a piece of history

The Beach’s rich history will be on display during the City of Toronto’s Doors Open event, May 27 and 28th. The historic church of St. John the Baptist Norway and the adjacent cemetery will throw open their doors so visitors can discover the fascinating history of one of the East End’s oldest places of worship. […]