Over the last six months, I’ve tested more than 1,000 people for Covid in hospitals, shelters and homeless encampments
“The encampment at Trinity was nestled in the shadow of the Eaton Centre. The church supplied tents and drop-in meals throughout the week. I arrived on testing day, an hour… Read More »Over the last six months, I’ve tested more than 1,000 people for Covid in hospitals, shelters and homeless encampments
As I write this I sit with my tea and chocolate at an outdoor cafe.It’s early morning. The air is pleasingly cool. The city soundsaround me are subdued.Pigeons fly overhead.… Read More »Priest-on-Staff Reflections September 2020
you can’t win. Nobody does—though that of course is no comfort. As to managing the exasperations, frustrations, and angers that can attend old age, it’s okay to take moments to vent, like turning the air around you blue when you hit your shin against a drawer that you forgot was still open; or being ambushed by a loud fart at an inappropriate moment; or being caught short and dampening your underwear.Read More »for those who are… Angry at old age
I write this at the beginning of August, 2020. I’m more than six weeks into my appointment as interim priest on staff at Holy Trinity.
I arrived in the midst of the Covid 19 shutdown to find the worship community meeting on Zoom every Sunday. Sadness at not being able to meet in person was being balanced with delight at being joined by HT diaspora in far flung places.Read More »Reflections From The Priest on Staff, August 2020
We were weeks into the Covid-19 pandemic as I headed north from my home on Gloucester Street and approached the Sanctuary. I passed neatly aligned tents, a few with people relaxing on lawn chairs at the front. A dog was resting its head, open-mouthed and panting, on a human knee. A couple of younger guys were playing with a Frisbee.
The place had a bit of a campground vibe but this was not a weekend getaway. These were not city condo dwellers choosing to live rough for a night or two. These people were here because they had nowhere else to go.Read More »“Stay Home”