St. Cuthbert's Church

From the Church of England, a prayer for Queen Elizabeth.

BAYVIEW GARDEN OPENING CELEBRATION – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th @ 2pm 

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! 

to all those who made the Bayview Garden Opening such a wonderful event!

It was a true blessing to see members of St. Cuthbert’s, and the wider community, come together to celebrate our new prayerful, peaceful garden. We are particularly grateful to the committee who organized the celebration, as well as all of the behind-the-scenes helpers. While there were a few raindrops it did not damper the joy and as one friend noted “it was as if God were baptizing the whole thing!”

     

    

  

Photo credit Michael Hudson / Anglican Diocese of Toronto

“He only came when the sun was fading from the sky and the streets were quiet. What once had been a grand and glorious garden was overgrown, forgotten.  It was there, in the shadows of the gnarled trees that it happened… “

Bring your favourite stuffie and a blanket. Come in your PJ’s if you like! 
Join us for Stories in the Garden – Wednesday, August 17th at 7:30 pm

For more information, contact the Parish Administration at 416-485-0329 or email stcuthbertleaside@toronto.anglican.ca

Build houses and dwell in them.  Plant gardens and eat the fruit of them.  Jeremiah 29:5

Join us at the end of day for prayers in the beauty of the garden. 
The second and fourth Tuesdays of August (9th & 23rd) at 7:30 pm.

For more information, contact the Parish Administration at 416-485-0329 or email stcuthbertleaside@toronto.anglican.ca

 

SHROVE TUESDAY virtual PANCAKES WITH TIM! – MARCH 1st  5:30 – 6:30 PM

Everybody is welcome at St. Cuthbert’s Shrove Tuesday “Pancakes with Tim!” This year we’ll be meeting virtually at the Seller’s home. Our Picnic Host will be none other than Deputy People’s Warden Tim Sellers. Planning to give up Zoom Meetings for Lent? Hold that thought until Ash Wednesday because you won’t want to pass up a Pancake Picnic with Tim.

Bring a plate of your favourite hot cakes, Zoom in and have a great Shrove Tuesday adventure!

To join the Zoom meeting please click on the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82491241629?pwd=MWZLenhpTDUzancrZ09TWURiSjBVdz09

You can also join by phone by calling 647 374 4685 and using meeting ID: 824 9124 1629,  Participant: #  and Passcode: 004306

Please join us via Zoom for our Virtual Social Gathering on Sunday, March 6th at 11:45 a.m.

Hope to see you there!

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BAYVIEW GARDEN PROJECT – SAVE THE DATE!

The Bayview Garden Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 18th, 2022 at 2pm. Please plan to join us in celebrating our new prayerful, peaceful garden as we unveil it to the community.


Bayview Garden Project

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BAYVIEW GARDEN PROJECT – UPDATE & ANNOUNCEMENT

A core team of Reverend Janet, Chris Vyse, Guy Stevenson, Michael Wissell, Tim Sellers, Mary Lynne Stewart and Ian Beverley with recent additions of Spencer Wissell, Linda Prue and Jane Milligan have been working over the last six months to make the Bayview Garden Project a reality this fall.  Here is the current status:
  • We have all permits in place or in progress to undertake the project.
  • The new illuminated sign has been ordered and is ready for installation when the rest of the project proceeds.
  • With Amy Turner, our landscape architect, we have selected a landscape architect who will be available to begin construction with the other contractors this October
  • The funds required to complete the project are $280,000.  Work will proceed as funds become available.
  • How are we going to fund this? 
    • Over the past years we have received approximately $90,000 to fund the costs to date of approximately $70,000. 
    • Over the past 6 months the Project Team has been submitting funding applications to various charities and foundations.

Matching Gift Program

      • The Wardens have allocated $100,000 from the Norma Bird Bequest to be made available for the Bayview Garden Project in a dollar for dollar matching gift program to start in June.
      • Under this program, each dollar donated to the Bayview Garden Project will be matched by one dollar from this allocation up to a maximum of $100,000 and to a total amount of $200,000.  This is a great opportunity to get this project moving.
      • Additional funding applications continue in progress. 
      • Materials on the Matching Gift Program will be provided to parishioners in early June.  PLEASE WATCH FOR THEM AND RESPOND AS YOU ARE ABLE.
      • While details are being finalized, an In Memoriam recognition program is being prepared for contributions to the Bayview Garden Project.

This is an exciting time and an exciting opportunity to relaunch, revitalize and re-present St. Cuthbert’s as we begin to envision our return to our physical church in the fall.

PLEASE WATCH FOR DETAILS OF THE MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM AND FOR REGULAR ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE WHAT’S ON BULLETIN.

 

 

The parish Prayer Circle will be gathering on Monday, December 27 at 6 pm.  to pray for the needs of our community, country and world, and for those who have asked for our prayers. We’ll be meeting virtually via Webex, and you’re invited to join us by phone or internet. Please contact the church office for the sign-in information, or to request a prayer, at stcuthbertleaside@toronto.anglican.ca.    

Join us on Tues. Feb. 25, 5:30 – 7:15p.m. for our annual Pancake Supper.