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
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
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
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
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
All current and former choristers are invited to join in singing Evensong on September 15, 2013. It is a wonderful chance for many to relive the experience of singing in the Gallery Choir, the Ritual Choir and the SMM singers … Continue reading
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
Singing the Gloria . . . .
SMM parishioners gathered to remember the parish over the decades and spent an enjoyable evening reviewing parish life in the decades when they arrived. You can find out more about this excellent kick-off event by visiting the anniversary website here.
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