Anniversary Year Ends with Cabaret

The final event of the 125th anniversary year, 2013 actually took place on February 9, 2014. A capacity audience braved a snowy day to fill the historic Heliconian Hall in Yorkville for a rousing presentation of the parish history with … Continue reading

The New Choral Mass

As part of its 125th anniversary celebrations, the Church of St. Mary Magdalene commissioned a new choral mass for parish use.  The world premiere of the new work by Toronto based composer Jared Tomlinson took place on Friday, November 29, … Continue reading

Choristers celebrate!

With those in attendance representing 75 years of active participation in the choirs of SMM, the reunion held on the afternoon of September 15 was a marked success. Over 50 choristers joined in under the direction of Giles Bryant, the … Continue reading

Choirs Reunion on September 15, 2013

  Some of those pictured here sang under music director Healey Willan.  Several alumni from the Willan years are coming from as far away as New York and Victoria BC to help celebrate the parish’s 125th anniversary and make this … Continue reading

An Outstanding Patronal Festival

Our annual Patronal Festival honouring St. Mary Magdalene for whom the parish is named has special significance this 125th anniversary year.  We welcomed Archbishop Fred Hiltz, the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada as our celebrant and homilist.  Archbishop … Continue reading

Easter Morning at 9:30

The Easter Day Folk Mass was a joyous one filled with active participation by children who visited the Easter Garden, rang bells during the Gloria, read lessons and led intercessions, listened avidly to the the Rt. Rev. Philip Poole who … Continue reading

The Blessing of Chalk – from mediaeval to modern

An Epiphany tradition came to SMM last Sunday as a first event for SMM’s 125th anniversary year – when the feast actually fell on a Sunday. In that tradition chalk is used to mark the entrance of homes with the … Continue reading