These pews or benches were built in 1847 and have been in continuous use at Church of the Holy Trinity at Yonge and Dundas since that time. They were built by local craftspeople using pine cut in the forests around the 1847 edges of Toronto, now just uptown.
Many bottoms have rested on these pews over the years: rich and poor, young and old, politicians and citizens. They have been rattled with music from choirs, organs, and bands of many kinds — the Cowboy Junkies recorded here and rested on them in the 80s. This place has been at the centre of many community moments in 172 years. They have been slept on and around by draft dodgers, endured fire and flood. Now it’s time for some to go to new homes to allow new life for them and for those that remain.
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UPDATE: This process is now closed
Holy Trinity has a long history of community engagement in Toronto.
We are looking to the future with intention to be an active and positive force in downtown Toronto, celebrating what has got us here and letting go of what holds us back.
We are looking for a partner with a fire in their belly, proven leadership experience and a desire to explore how a community like this can further open the doors, energizing and supporting the broader community we are a part of.
Purpose of the Position:
Reporting to the Vestry Executive, the Community Director will contribute to the growth and management of Holy Trinity by providing strong operational and professional leadership for a team of Animators which oversee the program and administration of the
community. The Community Director will also provide creative, flexible, and effective leadership in one of the Animation areas.
The Community Director will be the daily face and connector that will carry forward the community priorities expressed in our mission statement and strategic plan. This position will help build Holy Trinity’s community ministry and organizational development (including fundraising). This includes overseeing the development and implementation of operational plans and budgets, supervising staff performance, and holding vision and ministry. This position plays a crucial role in advising the Vestry Executive on organizational development and contributes to the overall management of Holy Trinity
More details at our posting on Indeed and Charity Village.
We’ll be joining many others in gathering at Nathan Phillips Square at 6:30pm tonight (March 15), with speakers beginning at 7:00, to remember, to mourn, and to build a community of hope and resistance.
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Our annual vestry meeting (what we call our annual general meeting) will take place after the Sunday worship service on March 3. That will be about 11:45am.
The reports to vestry will be posted shortly for the perusal of members.
With her forehead resting in her right hand, Rachel Robinson quietly wept as her friend was included among the names of the dead read out at Toronto’s Church of the Holy Trinity on Tuesday.
Robinson had come to the church to take part in a monthly memorial for people who have died from issues tied to homelessness, including exposure, poverty, violence, illness, addiction and neglect.