Rector --- Rev. David Burrows (416-762-0258) firstname.lastname@example.org
Organist and Choir Director
--- Timothy Showalter (416-769-9953)
Administrator --- Judy Beal (416-769-5686)
Sexton ---David Webb
Much work in St. Olave's is done by our Wardens, Committee Chairs and other Volunteers.
8:30 AM --- HOLY COMMUNION in the Chapel --- Every Sunday
PRAYERS IN THE CHAPEL --- 1st and 3rd Sundays of the Month at 10:00 AM
10:30 AM --- HOLY COMMUNION --- 1st and 3rd Sundays of the Month
MORNING PRAYER --- 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays of the Month
JUNIOR CHURCH AND NURSERY --- Every Sunday
St. Olave's is proud to Baptize people of all ages into the
Christian faith throughout the year on a mutually convenient date.
Our Baptisms are usually performed at the beginning of a 10:30 Sunday
morning service following the Book of Common Prayer liturgy. Baptism
families are welcome to use our kitchen and Ethel Brown Room for a
reception afterward. For more information, please contact our Rector,
the Reverend David Burrows, at 416-762-0258.
BIBLE STUDY --- Sundays at 9:30 AM and on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM
followed by Eucharist at 11:15 AM.
BACK-DOOR YOUTH DROP-IN --- Fridays between 5:00 and
Sunday June 2 at 4:PM We celebrate the 60th Anniversary of
The Queen's Coronation with Royal Festive Evensong
followed by Strawberry Jubilee Tea and a 5PM presentation of
music by John Dowland by lutenist and guitarist
John Edwards and Soprano Haillie Fishel
Sunday June 9 at 10:30AM Confirmation Sunday with Bishop Philip Poole
Luncheon following service.
Tuesday June 11 at 7:00PM Bishop Philip Poole joins our
Worship and Growth committees for an evening meeting and an open
dialogue about ways we can help St. Olaves grow and flourish.
Join us to understand what is happening.
Saturday June 15 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM Join us for the
SASA Art Show and Sale and enjoy the art,
rendered in watercolour acrylic and muli-media,
created by the talented members of the Swansea Area
Seniors Association. Refreshments will be available and
ten percent of all sales will be donated to St. Olaves.
Monday July 29 at 6:PM Our annal Patronal Festival Event
including a barbecue on the lawn.
Our 2012-13 Evensong Season Brochures
Celebrate St. Olave's 125th Anniversary in Style
with these great merchandise purchase options! To purchase, contact Moria Collins at 416-766-8091
A MESSAGE FROM OUR WARDENS
WHAT IS THE ANGLICAN CHURCH
The best short answer is probably the
Mission Statement of the Anglican Church of Canada
As a partner in the worldwide Anglican Communion and in the Universal
Church, we proclaim and celebrate the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Worship and action
We value our heritabge of biblical faith, reason, liturgy, tradition, bishops
and synods, and the rich variety of our life in the community
We acknowledge that God is calling us to greater diversity of membership,
wider participation in ministry and leadership, better stewardship in God's
creation and a stronger resolve in challenging attitudes and structures that
Guided by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to respond to this all in love
and service and so more fully live the life of Christ
For a wonderful perspective on being Anglican, read
Bishop Philip Poole's editorial in the Anglican Journal.
WHAT IS THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER?
The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) is a small book that lists all the services
throughout the year, including many passages from the King James Bible. It is
much smaller than a Bible! When you come to St. Olave's or any Anglican
Church, you will notice that common prayer (or praying together) is an
important part of how Anglicans worship together. The rich tradition of set
prayers from the BCP forms the backbone of our services. It was written in 1662,
and later revised in 1962. While many Anglican Churches adopted the Book of
Alternative Services (BAS) in 1985, St. Olave's is among the 17 Anglican Churches
in Toronto to retain the BCP, which has been called the "priceless possession of the
Anglican Church." Saying the same liturgical words that have been said over
the centuries is, for many, part of the comforting ritual and tradition of our services.
A HISTORY OF ST. OLAVE'S CHURCH
We are pleased to be able to attach to our website
a detailed discussion of the history of our church
which includes details of the life of Olaf Haraldson,
who became Saint Olave, as well as of the beginning
of our parish going back to 1886, and our ties with
St. Olave's Hart Street in the London England business
district. The origins and dedications of of all the
windows, fonts, and components of the chapel are also
explained in an interesting way. The document, titled
Wood, Stone and Stained Glass
Saint Olave's Anglican Church
1886 -- 1991
was produced by one of our former rectors
the Reverend Dr. V. D. Wigmore
THE SUDANESE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF TORONTO
Every Sunday Afternoon at 3:00 PM our Sudanese Friends hold
a multi-denominational and multi-ethnic community service
here at St. Olaves, with prayers conducted in both English and
Juba Arabic. Singing and praising in other tribal languages is
also encouraged. We look forward to working with them.
Anglican Church Women (ACW)
We feed the homeless every Saturday night through our
providing soup, juice and rolls, along with clothing and sleeping bags.
Have a look at Reverend David Burrows preparing the food
and at David and Tina feeding the hungry.
We support Kathy Langston in her efforts to provide a home and care
for abandoned children in Romania,
and numerous other charities
by means of our SECOND CENTURY MISSION FUND.
Our facilities are used every week-day by
Addus, a charitable organization for youth with developmental disabilities,
and in the evenings by the Girl Guides, Brownies, Pathfinders/Rangers,
Scouts, Cubs, Venturers and Beavers
The Olave Branch
--- Edited by Janice Douglas
Sandra Franke, artist and
Craig Douglas, comedian and juggler
David Hutcheon, real estate sales representative
For comments and further information, contact the
John Floyd (416-769-8245)