St. Cuthbert's Church


SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11th  11:15 am to 2 pm

We would like to extend a big Thank You! to all who helped organize this year’s Christmas Fair, all the volunteers who gave their time, and all of you who attended and made this year’s Fair a successful event. Thank you!

We are so happy to welcome you back to our St. Cuthbert’s, Leaside Christmas Fair! All your favourite shopping areas are returning, and we look forward to seeing you as well. Catch up with your friends and neighbours and enjoy a boxed lunch while perusing the treasures on display.

Our Remembrance Day ceremony will be held at 11:00 prior to the opening of the fair, conducted by The Reverend Canon Janet Read-Hockin.


Art Gallery ◊ Baking and Preserves ◊ Electrical ◊ Jewellery ◊ Kitchenware ◊ Knitting ◊ Odds & Ends ◊ Toys and Games ◊ Books ◊ Boxed Lunches ◊ Christmas Boutique ◊ Hand-Made Quilt Raffle ◊ Christmas Gift Baskets ◊ Portraits by Adele ◊ Royalty Memorabilia ◊ Arts & Crafts ◊ Coffee cart while-you-wait. 

See you at the Fair!

Profits from the fair support St. Cuthbert’s Church and our outreach programs.


Sunday, September 10th at 3 pm

Join us for the Celebration of Rev. Janet’s Ministry at St. Cuthbert’s! The Induction Ceremony will be officiated by our Archdeacon, the Venerable Theadore Hunt and the Preacher will be Canon Mary Conliffe.
A Parish Group Shot will be taken by Michael Hudson, on the Bayview Steps, immediately following the service. A Reception will follow in Lamb Hall.

And So It Goes… A Cabaret

with Canadian Baritone Brett Polegato and Pianist Robert Kortgaard
Tickets are on sale via Eventbrite and from the Church Office

St. Cuthbert’s, Leaside invites you to enjoy “And So It Goes… A Cabaret” a retrospective of Broadway songs presented by Canadian Baritone Brett Polegato and Pianist Robert Kortgaard featuring songs by Cole Porter, Rogers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim and Billy Joel, among others.

Concert will take place on Sunday, October 1st, 2023 at 2 pm, with light reception to follow.

Tickets are on sale, $30 plus applicable fees, via Eventbrite or through the Church Office 416-485-0329

All proceeds to support St. Cuthbert’s Ministry.


Every Wednesday from July 5th to Aug 30th
10 am to 12 noon

Zest up your mornings with us! Drop by on Wednesdays from July 5th to August 30th between 10am and 12noon. All welcome in the community. Bring a friend, see what the gardeners are up to, socialize with neighbours. We promise it won’t be a fruitless trip. See you then!
Organized by St. Cuthbert’s Missions Committee.

St. Cuthbert’s Gard’n Angels

The Gard’n Angels gather every Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon to work on the Vegetable Garden in the Green. All of the produce from the vegetable garden is donated to the Flemingdon Food Bank. Additional Angels are always welcome to stop by to help or learn more about the garden. If you would like to learn more about how you can support this initiative, please stop by on any Wednesday or contact the Church Office at

History and evolution
The garden’s history and evolution expands over the past decade. If you have not travelled past the church in a while, you will be amazed by it’s beautiful transformation from the Bayview Garden Project. However, more spectacular are the hands behind the scenes, nurturing the gardens and the souls of all those who participate.
Candid Interview with our Garden Chairs: Nancy and Kathi

Has St. Cuthbert’s always had a garden? How did it develop?

Nancy: Well, there’s always been a garden!
Kathi: Nancy manages care of the grounds and pollinators and I do the vegetables.
Nancy: What I instituted as chair was The Doris White Children’s Garden.  Doris’ financial legacy to St. Cuthbert’s ensures that two needy children are sent to Moorelands camp.
Kathi: It was really the Youth Worker in 2013 who began the vegetable garden and it grew from there. In 2014, we added two big raised gardens. In 2019, there was a fundraiser for the cisterns and a grant was given to help with rainwater harvesting. Also, we were granted funding from the TD Friends of the Enviroment Foundation, which allowed for an extended southwest corridor and pollinator garden.
Nancy: This was in response to an increasing awareness of the struggling bees and butterflies, and we certainly had the space.

What do you grow? Where does all this produce end up?

Kathi: We grow for the Flemingdon Food Bank. All the produce we have is taken over on Wednesdays. In total, we grow about $3 – 4,000 worth of produce during the season. It includes beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and lots of kale. Kale is a big one!  We grow from seeds to save funds.

Why do you garden?

Kathi: It was very integral during COVID-19. It allowed for people to come together, distanced, to work.
Nancy: Well, quite simply, it’s a labour of love, it’s calming, even if at times exhausting, and I get to know and socialize with a great bunch of people.

The Bayview project really expanded our gardens. What can people do to help?

Kathi: The bucket brigade could always use volunteers to help water! Donations are always appreciated.

If you would like to learn more about how you can support this initiative, please stop by on any Wednesday 10am to 12noon, or contact the Church Office at

Hot Dog! It’s a Party!

Thursday, June 15th from 5-7:30pm

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come is a global ecumenical prayer movement started in 2016 by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, which has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. In 2023 it is held from Ascension Day (May 18) to Pentecost (May 28).

St. Cuthbert’s is offering two prayer activities for our community:

Walk the Outdoor Labyrinth on the Green

Since ancient times the labyrinth has created a sacred time and place to journey in contemplation and prayer.  Walking the labyrinth is a mini pilgrimage for Christians, but it is open to all as a way to quiet your mind, reflect, seek insight and pray.


Say One For Me! 

In the Bayview Garden, an invitation to write a prayer request – and hang a ribbon on the railing to flutter in the breeze.  The requests will be included in the Prayer Circle on May 29.


These activities will be continuous from May 18 to 28 – so drop by anytime!

For more prayer resources such as prayer journals, and Cheeky Pandas for kids, check out


Many thanks to all those who participated in Clean Toronto 2023 on Saturday April 22nd.  We endured through showers and sometimes pouring rain to pick up garbage bags full of litter, left along Laird from Millwood to Overlea Blvd.  Special Thanks to Rev Janet and our wonderful group of volunteers, Martin, Ted, Diane, Claire, Jane, Alain and Lorraine; our assigned area now looks green and pristine. Check it out when you drive by!

Photos courtesy of A. B.

Dramatic Reading of A Christmas Carol with Take Note Vocal Ensemble – Dec. 4th

An incredible and heartfelt thank you to all those who helped with, and attended, last Sunday’s Dramatic Reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol with musical guests Take Note Vocal Ensemble.

The parish Prayer Circle will be gathering on Monday May 29, 2023 at 6 p.m.  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    

The Blessing of the Animals Outdoor Service

Wednesday, October 4th at 6 pm on The Green

All creatures great and small (pets and people!) are invited to celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi and give thanks for the gift of all God’s creatures. Our pets are always a blessing especially for the comfort and company they provide. The service will be short and simple with prayers, a scripture reading and a special blessing for our animal friends! Please bring your pets and feel free to invite your neighbour and their pet to come along with you!