Past Education Events

St. Thomas’s regularly organizes education events. Review some of the ones held recently.



Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at 11 a.m.

As a continuation of events to mark our 125th anniversary, the Rev’d Dr Gary Thorne will be joining us to deliver a lecture entitled “The Sacrament of Memory.” All are welcome as we reflect together upon the significance of memory in Christian thought and Church practice. 

The Rev’d Dr Gary Thorne is currently Chaplain at Huron University College in London, Ontario. Previously, he served as chaplain to both King’s College and Dalhousie University for thirteen years. Gary has a BA (Philosophy) from Acadia University and Aberdeen University, an M.A. (Philosophy) from Dalhousie University, an M.A. (Classics) from Dalhousie University, an M.Div. from the Atlantic School of Theology, and a Ph.D. (Theology) from Durham University. He is retired with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel from the Canadian Armed Forces, having received several decorations as a result of his service, including a tour with the United Nations Observer Force in the Golan Heights. Revd Dr. Thorne is the recipient of three honorary doctorates, as well as the Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Medal and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal. 


Monday, March 11 & Monday, March 18

As a continuation of events to mark our 125th anniversary, National Indigenous Bishop Mark MacDonald will be joining us to lead a two-part Lenten series on Christian discipleship on the evenings of Monday, March 11 and March 18. A light supper will be served at 6:30 p.m. (by donation), with the presentation beginning at 7:00 p.m. Please register with the office at 416-979-2323 x 4 or

The Right Rev. Mark MacDonald became the Anglican Church of Canada’s first National Indigenous Anglican Bishop in 2007, after serving as bishop of the U.S. Episcopal Diocese of Alaska for 10 years. Bishop MacDonald holds a BA in Religious Studies and Psychology from the College of St Scholastica in Duluth, Minn., an Master of Divinity degree from Wycliffe College, Toronto; he did post-graduate work at Luther-Northwestern Theological Seminary in Minneapolis.


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