Following extensive consultation with the All Saints' congregation, and meetings with Bishop Ann Tottenham and Bishop Poole, the Parish Selection Committee submitted a completed Parish Profile to Bishop Poole. The following file contains much of that Profile, but excludes the 2003 and 2004 Vestry Reports and annual financial statements which also formed part of the whole submission...
Founded in 1944, All Saints’ Kingsway is located in central Etobicoke at the corner of Bloor Street West and Prince Edward Drive. Liturgically, our approach in recent years has been to offer choice, with excellence. Our services are currently middle-of-the-road Anglican. Typically, there are three Sunday services, using both the Book of Alternative Services and the Book of Common Prayer with monthly Evensongs. Additional services include Thursday morning Eucharists and Evensongs. Average weekly attendance has been relatively stable at roughly 220 per Sunday. Financially, the parish is also stable.
We look for our new incumbent to build on the existing ministries at All Saints’. As well, the new incumbent will need to provide leadership in the following areas: Ensure that the pastoral needs of the congregation, which includes a significant number of elderly people, are well taken care of. Help All Saints’ reconcile having the size and aspirations of a “program” sized parish, while having been heretofore organised as a “pastoral” sized one. Develop adult Christian education programming that satisfies an identified thirst within our congregation. Provide spiritual guidance for living as Christians in the 21st century.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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The Parish Buildings and Properties
The Local Community
Church Community Demographics
Parish Worship, Education and Mission Statistics
Issues in Parish and Congregational Life and Ministry An Overview and Assessment
Mission, Leadership, Growth and the Future
Teaching and Nurture—faith Deepening Activities
Worship and Liturgy
Changes, Discoveries and Learnings
Appendix A - Map
Appendix B – Narrative Budget
(A full, printable version of this Parish Profile 419.09 Kb is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file.)
Picture on title page of All Saints’ Parish Profile:
This banner is entitled "The River of Life" by Willem Hart and Klaas Hendrick Hart of Toronto. It was decided that a suitable painting or banner be commissioned to hang over the newly created Columbarium in the North Transcept. This was the banner that won the competition. Patrons are Jim and Edna Claydon
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