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News from or about the community of Holy Trinity.

Mary Oliver dies at 83

Mary Oliver has been an ongoing inspiration to many of us here at HT. Her readings are often part of our weekly gatherings. Her work has uplifted and challenged us all for so many years.

Mary, you will be missed. May light perpetual shine upon you and all your works forever. 😢

Mary Oliver with her beloved dog Percy.
Mary Oliver with her beloved dog Percy. Image By © 2005 Rachel Giese Brown

SAVE THE DATE – Sunday November 18th

Sunday, Nov. 18, we will have a congregational meeting or Special Vestry to take our next steps in the Strategic Planning/Transition process.

Members of the Transition Team (Jo Connelly, Keith Nunn, Jennifer Henry, Rena Post and Vivian Harrower) have been working on draft job descriptions for  Team Leader (one of the staff positions identified in our parish consultation process) and Animators, as well as looking at budgeting for the transition phase.

Bishop Kevin Robertson will also be paying us a visit on November 18th, and the San Esteban and Holy Trinity Communities will worship together at 1 pm. 

The White Ribbon Man

On Sunday, August 12th at 12:30 pm, former parishioner Mary Lou Dickinson will read from her new novel, The White Ribbon Man.  There will be a Q and A with the author after the reading.  This is a free event open to all. Please join us!

“The White Ribbon Man is a murder mystery set in Toronto. A woman’s body is found in the basement toilet of a downtown Toronto church. It is an Anglican church that welcomes homeless people for coffee and soup and has a congregation composed largely of social activists. The discovery challenges a community that sees itself as a compassionate one and causes people who once were comfortable with each other to become suspicious instead. During the investigation we get to know something about the minister whose sleepwalking makes him suspect, a librarian who answered the classified ad in the Globe and Mail placed by another suspect; one of the wardens who is an activist against violence against women, a member of the congregation who was the neighbour and friend of the murdered woman, and the detective in charge of the investigation. The gentle handling of all of these characters and their issues allows the reader to see humanity and vulnerability of each one and the way in which as a community they support one another.
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“After a woman is found dead in a downtown church basement, nearly everyone becomes a suspect. Dickinson deftly takes us into the world of a social-justice community and their struggles to cope in the aftermath of violence. When a writer and cop unintentionally team up, imagination and evidence blur. This is a page-turner with an unexpected plot-twist that will leave the reader guessing until the very end.”

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Into the Light

In the photo above, the Rev. Sara Boyles conducts Ken West’s Celebration of Life, Friday, June 29th. 2018 .

Ken was a long-time member of our community, serving in many roles,  most recently on the Finance Committee. He and long time partner Bob were married here. We will keep Bob and their family in our prayers.

Bob read some of Oscar Wilde’s fine lines about love and the universe at Ken’s funeral. The lines are part of Wilde’s long, early poem called “Panthea” that celebrates all of the ancient Greek gods and their role in the celebration of life and love immersed in the world of nature.

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