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Welcome to St. James Cathedral

The Reverend Canon Andrew Asbil

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that you catch a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes every day at St. James. The Cathedral is the gathering place for all Anglicans in the Diocese of Toronto and our Bishop calls us to live out our baptismal faith with integrity and love.

Our doors are open seven days a week to provide a place of prayer for the passerby, Christian formation for the pilgrim, food and support for the homeless, a voice of advocacy for the marginalized and respite for the weary.

The choir and musicians inspire us to sing, the Drop-in program calls us to serve, the Bible studies and Christian formation programs summon us to deepen our faith and our daily cycle of worship bids us to pray. Our ministry initiatives with Refugees, Outreach, Re-Generation, Regent Park, Pastoral Care and more provide ways for us to offer hospitality, build community and hasten service.

We hope that you will discover a home among us.

Yours in Christ,


Andrew Asbil,
Dean and Rector,
The Cathedral Church of St. James


 

Service music: view latest music list

 

Stewardship 2016

Download Commitment Card (PDF)

Download Narrative Budget Document (PDF - 3 mb)


 

 


 

 

The Choir of Downing College Cambridge in recital
Tuesday, July 19 at 1:00pm | Details here

The Southend Boys' and Girls' Choir in recital
Tuesday, July 26 at 1:00pm | Details here

The Choir of Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon in recital
Thursday, July 28 at 1:00pm

The Patronal Festival: St. James the Apostle
Sunday, July 31
Liturgies at 8:00, 9:00, 11:00am and 4:30pm

"Affordable Art Affair" - now accepting donations
Raising funds for the Refugee Committee
for details see the latest Connections

Organ Recitals
Sundays at 4:00pm and Tuesdays at 1:00pm
Learn more here


 

General Synod 2016: "You are my Witnesses" Note from the Dean

Word came late in the afternoon on Tuesday that the resolution to change the marriage canon to include the wedding of gay and lesbian couples had in fact passed with a 65% majority in all three houses of Synod (Bishops, Clergy and Laity). This was a surprising turn from the initial result which indicated that the resolution had been defeated by one vote in the house of clergy. A glitch in the voting procedure revealed that there had been an error in the count. When the error was corrected the results changed. So, what does this mean? In order to change a canon, the resolution must be passed by the same margin at two General Synod meetings. This means the resolution will come back for a second reading in 2019.

In the meantime, the Archbishop has indicated that work will now begin to discern how best to move forward with marriage of gay and lesbian couples. I know that this news is warmly received by many within our community as a sign of grace, acceptance and inclusion. I also know that this change is hard for many who embrace another reading of scripture and tradition. No matter which side we find ourselves on this issue, we must remember that we are all part of the Body of Christ. This is a time for conversation, reflection and prayerful support.

Peace,
Andrew


Archbishop Colin Johnson's statement on the Marriage Canon may be viewed here (updated July 18).


 

 


 

Liturgies at the Cathedral

THE TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
Sunday, July 24
, 2016

  • 8:00am Said Eucharist
  • 9:00am Sung Eucharist
  • 11:00am Choral Eucharist
  • 1:00pm Mandarin Fellowship (Cathedral Centre)
  • 2:30pm Mandarin Youth Fellowship (Cathedral Centre)
  • 4:30pm Choral Evensong


Sunday & Weekday
Worship details
here;
Music details
here;
Download service leaflets
here

Services at St. Bart's - details here


 

Funeral of Austin Clarke

The funeral for Austin Clarke took place at the Cathedral on Friday, July 8 at 11:00am.

The printable funeral leaflet may be downloaded here (pdf).

The sermon, preached by Dean Douglas Stoute, may be heard here (mp3).


 

 


 

 


 

Weekly e-updates are now available. To have a weekly PDF emailed to you keeping you informed about what's happening at St. James, email us here.

 


 

 

Downloadable Vestry documents:
Organization Reports (includes 2016 budget)
Financial Statements for 2015