Calendar of Events


April 2017


Mon Apr 3, 7:15 p.m. – Youth Forum with Rev. Drew – Every second Monday, take part in a free-form get-together with the rector. Ask Drew anything … about family, school, society, relationships, life … whatever is on your mind. Bonus: Come early at 5 p.m. for a soup supper that you help make.

Tue Apr 4, 7:30 p.m. – Women’s Book Club – In the Marsh Room. The final session with Sarah Bessey’s book Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith. We’ll recap the book and talk about what it’s meant for us. All women are welcome! Bring a friend.

– HOLY WEEK –

Sun Apr 9 – Palm Sunday – A commemoration of Jesus’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem, complete with palm fronds. Regular services: The Sacred Table at 9:00, The Open Door at 10:30, The Forum at 11:30 a.m.

Tue Apr 11, 6:30 p.m. – Men’s Supper Club goes to the Movies – This month, the men are going to the movies and they’re inviting the women to join them! All are invited to The Case for Christ, the movie based on the story of journalist Lee Strobel. At the Cineplex Cinema Vaughan, near Hwys 7 and 400. The movie starts at 6:55 p.m. More info here.

Wed Apr 12, 3:00 p.m. – Seniors’ Eucharist at St. Leonard’s Church – A service of Eucharist especially for seniors. At this afternoon service, share in the Eucharist in a friendly and sociable service.

Thu Apr 13, 7:30 p.m. – Maundy Thursday – An informal observation of the Last Supper, followed by the stripping of the church to prepare for Good Friday.

Thu Apr 13, 8:30 p.m. – Lychgate Meeting – Following the Maundy Thursday service, the Lychgate Group meets in the Garnsworthy room. Take time for an evening for socializing and for conversation around a theme topic.

Fri Apr 14, 10:00 a.m. – Good Friday – The Passion Story – the story of the final hours before Jesus’s crucifixion – told with music and drama. A Children’s program is offered.

– EASTER –

Sun Apr 16, 9:00 a.m. – The Sacred Table – A traditional service of celebration with Holy Communion to welcome the risen Christ.

Sun Apr 16, 10:30 a.m. – The Open Door – a joyful family service filled with music and praise celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. A special program is offered for the children.

– HE IS RISEN INDEED –

Mon Apr 17, 7:15 p.m. – Youth Forum with Rev. DrewCancelled for this evening. The next forum is on Monday, May 1.

Thu Mar 23, 6:15 p.m. – Spirit Cinema – Hosted by Contemplative Fire. Presenting Quakers: That of God in Everyone. The story of the Society of Friends (Quakers) and the outsized role it has had in transformative events that have forged our wider society. Refreshments start at 6:15 p.m., the film starts at 7:00, and a discussion follows the film. Suggested donation for the evening: $10.

Mon Apr 24 to Fri Apr 28 – Splendor of Silence 2017 Retreatat Manresa Spiritual Renewal Centre, 2325 Liverpool Rd, Pickering, ON. Contemplative Fire’s 2017 silent retreat. Five days and four nights; includes 12 meals, snacks and a private room. Cost $450; registration deadline April 3. Details here. For more info or to register, contact info@contemplativefire.ca or 416-459-4043.

Wed Apr 26, 8:30 a.m. – Barnabas Breakfast – Until 11 a.m. A warm breakfast, spiritual comfort, and fellowship. Volunteers are always welcome – please contact the church office at 416-225-6611.

Sun Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. – Contemplative Fire Monthly Gathering – At St. Leonard’s Church, 25 Wanless Av. Experience a creative, contemplative communion service. With stillness and spaciousness we explore themes to help us know God more deeply. All are welcome. Visit www.contemplativefire.ca for info.


May 2017


Mon May 1, 7:15 p.m. – Youth Forum with Rev. Drew – Every second Monday, take part in a free-form get-together with the rector. Ask Drew anything … about family, school, society, relationships, life … whatever is on your mind. Bonus: Come early at 5 p.m. for a soup supper that you help make.

Sun May 7, 3:00 p.m. – MusicFest 2017: Around the World in 80 Minutes – Join us for a magical musical trip around the world, with songs performed by our handbell and handchime ringers, the choir and organ, and the band. There even are opportunities for you, the audience, to join in. Tickets are $15 per adult and $5 per child, available on Sunday mornings in the foyer, or from the church office at 416-225-6611.

Tue May 9, 6:30 p.m. – Men’s Supper Club – Gentlemen, you’re invited to an evening of food for the body and food for the soul. Gather at 6:30, dinner at 7:00, discussion at 7:30. This month we are looking at the book The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel (on which the movie is based).

Thu May 11, 8:30 p.m. – Lychgate Meeting – The women of the Lychgate Group meet in the Garnsworthy room. Take time for an evening for socializing and for conversation around a theme topic.

Mon May 15, 7:15 p.m. – Youth Forum with Rev. Drew – Every second Monday, take part in a free-form get-together with the rector. Ask Drew anything … about family, school, relationships, life, love … whatever is on your mind. Come early at 5 p.m. for a soup supper that you help make.

Sun May 28, 4:00 p.m. – Contemplative Fire Monthly Gathering – At St. Leonard’s Church, 25 Wanless Av. Experience a creative, contemplative communion service. With stillness and spaciousness we explore themes to help us know God more deeply. All are welcome. Visit www.contemplativefire.ca for info.

Mon May 29, 7:15 p.m. – Youth Forum with Rev. Drew – Every second Monday, take part in a free-form get-together with the rector. Ask Drew anything … about family, school, relationships, life, love … whatever is on your mind. Come early at 5 p.m. for a soup supper that you help make.

Wed May 31, 8:30 a.m. – Barnabas Breakfast – Until 11 a.m. A warm breakfast, spiritual comfort, and fellowship. Volunteers are always welcome – please contact the church office at 416-225-6611.


Every Sunday


9:00 a.m. – The Sacred Table – A reverential service with traditional music, texts, prayers and a brief reflection, all centred on the Holy Eucharist.

10:00 a.m. – Intermission – A social time to meet with friends old and new, to have some refreshments, and to share news and views.

10:30 a.m. – The Open Door – A modern service focused on spirited engagement with the Word. There’s preaching that goes deep on topics that matter. Prayer is pastoral and inclusive; the music is contemporary and invites participation. There is a program for children ages 3 to 12, and a nursery room for parents with very young children.

11:30 a.m. – The Forum – Bring coffee. Bring questions. This is a free-form time with the pastor to discuss whatever is on your mind.


Past events are in our calendar archive.

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