Join us for our weekly worship services:
Sundays Morning Prayer, 9:30 am
Sundays Sung Mass with Sermon, 10:30 am
First Sunday of the month Evensong, 7:00 pm
Mon, Tues, Wed Evening Prayer, 5:30pm
Tuesdays Meditation and Bible Study, 7:30pm on hiatus Jul 31--Aug 28
Wednesdays Said Mass, 12 noon
Thursdays Worship and spirituality discussion group, 7:00pm on hiatus Aug 9--Aug 30
Saturdays Bread and Honey, 7:00pm on hiatus Aug 4--Sep 1
We are committed to being a community of solidarity with those who have been pushed to the margins of our society, and to the task of building a better world.
We support and engage with the arts — music, literature, theatre, the visual arts — and welcome collaboration with working artists.
We encourage questioning, dialogue, exploration and doubt. We know that the mystery of God is too great for any of us to understand fully, but together, through worship, work and community, we can continue to grow, to learn, and to move deeper into our shared life in God’s love.
Please join us for one of our worship services or community activities! We look forward to meeting you.
— Mtr. Maggie Helwig
St Stephen-in-the-Fields is a small Anglican parish in downtown Toronto with a major social justice and arts ministry. Our work takes place in one of the most significant historic buildings in the city, built in 1858, and containing, among other features, strikingly beautiful stained glass windows dating from the late 19th century, and made by the leading stained glass studios in Canada.
These windows are now in critically poor condition, and have been assessed by experts as being at imminent risk of glass failure. The Mary Magdalene window is particularly beautiful and at risk. We are working with the noted stained glass conservation Eve Guinan Design-Restoration, and have developed a plan which will preserve the windows into the future, but the total cost will be over $150,000.
Heritage Toronto has promised up to $75,000, if we can raise matching funds. The resources of the parish itself are spent to support our street ministry and other community involvements. We have applied to a number of foundations, but we also need help from you!
Charitable tax receipts are available for all donations about $10, as long as you send us your name and address.
Please help save Mary Magdalene and the other windows for future generations!
Same-sex/same-gender marriage: After a process of discernment, we have been approved by the Archbishop as a parish where same-sex/same-gender marriages may now take place, using the trial liturgy developed by the Episcopal Church of the United States. This permission will remain in place until General Synod 2019, at which time the diocesan policy will be reviewed, dependent upon the outcome of the Synod vote on this issue. We also continue to be authorized to offer the blessing of same-sex/same-gender relationships, for instance in those cases where couples are already civilly married.