Trinity Anglican Church, Bradford

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Calling all parishioners, their families and friends!!  The Macgregor (North Country) Meat fundraiser is back!!

*As we continue to eat more at home the opportunity to purchase the portion packages of MacGregor Meat & Seafood is happening.

*The catalogue and order forms will be out by Sunday, April 18. If you wish to pick up hard copies of these you may call Margaret, 905 775 7289, to arrange to pick them up.

*Orders are due in no later than Sunday, May 9 and pick-up will be on Thursday, May 13 at 5 pm in our parking lot. You will have your meat in time for the May long weekend!!

*COVID limits the types of fundraising we can do. This was one of our major fundraisers last fall and we hope to be successful again this spring. Please let all your friends and family know about this sale. The more orders we put in, the more money Trinity has to support our important ministries!

*We would also like to let anyone who does not wish to purchase meat but who would consider supporting this fundraising initiative know that you may make a donation to the church on behalf of this fundraiser and receive a receipt for your full donation.

*If you have questions please contact Gretchen Dewhirst (416) 818-9213 or

Fundraiser Pre-announcement: Cooking with Rev. Dana – As some people know I love to cook and often share photos on my Facebook page under the title, “Cooking from the Rectory.” As we know we are looking for new ideas for fundraisers in the pandemic era. I was approached about whether I would host a cooking class on Zoom. I and a few others I know of have attended web-based cooking classes and thought it could be a fun experience. We are still working out the details but it would likely be a Saturday or Sunday, from 4:30 to about 6 pm, so that you could make dinner and eat it. We could even offer the opportunity to have a Zoom dinner afterwards. When you register you would be given a Zoom link specific to the event, a list of ingredients and any special kitchen equipment you might want to have handy. If you don’t have the equipment, not to worry we will show you some alternatives, as well as some alternatives for the ingredients, such as vegetarian. The cost would be per connection, so a whole household could attend. There will be instruction, demonstration and the opportunity to visit with others during the class, and it would be open to friends and family as well. 

We are looking at late May or early June. The tentative menu would be Chicken Souvlaki (with the options of finishing in the oven or the BBQ, both shown), Tzatziki and Greek Salad. The cost would likely be $25, and capped at around 15 households to be manageable for conversation and questions. If this goes well, future ones, including Christmas baking would be considered. So, keep your eyes and ears open for details about how to sign up for this entertaining and hopefully helpful fundraiser. More info on page 6.

~ Rev. (Chef) Dana

Fund Raising Committee

Happy Spring everyone!  At our advisory meeting last month we talked about the challenges of raising funds for the continued work in the church.  We need to look at new and inventive ways to reach out to people.  Do you have ideas on how we can use the internet and social media to facilitate a fund raising event?  Please join us on Thursday, April 22 to brainstorm new ways to reach out to people.  Please send an email to  to register for the meeting.  Thank you.   Cynthia, Patti, Gary and Marcia

Assisting those affected by the Holland Street apartment building fire. 

“Wow Living” is coordinating the response. There is a link to constantly update the list of needs. As people are able to get into their units and assess what they lost and what they need, the list will grow. If you would you like to help provide for any of the needs these people, now and in the coming weeks and months, please click here to see that list of specific needs. 

How to Adopt a Need

Step 1 – take a look at the needs list and decide what you can help with

Step 2 – email: with the Family #, Person # and Item(s)# you would like to provide

Step 3 – WAIT to hear back to be sure no one else has already adopted them (list will be updated as often as possible).

Step 4 – Shop for or drop-off your items at the appropriate drop-off location

Step 5 – Label your items. Please clearly label your item(s) with the Family #, Person # and Item(s) #

Step 6 – Keep checking the list! Those in need will be calling and letting us know updated needs as they get more information about their living situations and contents of their apartments. 

Do items need to be new? No. Items do not need to be new unless indicated on the list, but please be mindful of the condition of the items you are donating. Items should not be stained, ripped or damaged in anyway.

Drop-off Location(s): 31 Frederick St. Bradford – 10:00-2:00pm any day of the week. 

Once the item(s) are droppedoff the family will be notified that they may come to pick them up or make arrangements for them to be delivered. 

Soul Survivors meets at 7:30 pm, the first Wednesday of the month, for anyone affected by cancer or chronic illness (yourself or your family). It is a very warm, welcoming and supportive little group. In normal times we meet in person at the church, but for now our meetings are on Zoom. Contact: Gretchen Dewhirst, (416) 818-9213 or    Our next meeting will be Wednesday, May 5 on Zoom.

On March 11 Trinity’s bell tolled to mark the one-year anniversary of the declaration of the pandemic. It rang at 11:35 am to begin 3 minutes of silence, and again at 11:38 am to mark the end of the silence. The loss, pain, grief, resilience, compassion, and extraordinary sacrifices that have been hallmarks of the past year were called to mind. It has been a year like no other.

April Finance Feature

Trinity is getting its very own cookbook!  But we need your help!  We are looking for recipe submissions.  Not just any recipe– we want to make this special.  We want to see those recipes that are special to you!  Maybe a recipe that your mother or grandmother passed down, or something that you have at every special family meal.  A culinary dish that means something to you. 

To submit a recipe just follow this link

Once you have completed the recipe, send it to Elizabeth Annand at

The cookbook will not be printed until the fall.  But we are looking to get the recipes submitted by May 30th.

We are excited to try this new kind of fundraiser for the church! And looking forward to all the delicious recipes we receive!

Ways of Connecting

  • Worship: Sunday service is available on Facebook for anyone who wishes to watch it at 10 am, or later. We are also posting the link on our website.  The service outline is on our website under Virtual Worship to follow along.
  • Phone or email: The best way to reach Rev. Dana is email ( or you may text, call or leave a message on her cell phone 289-383-1036, (she sometimes forgets to check the office voicemail since she does not work in the office most days.)
  • You may contact the secretary, Margaret, at 905 775 7289 or

ZOOM is a virtual meeting space with video and audio, and also a dial-in audio-only option.

Rev. Dana has set up her own dedicated meeting room that she can use for all our meetings. For those connecting via telephone, please note these are not toll-free numbers but are Canadian numbers so any Canadian long distance plan will cover them (she tested the first number and it worked for joining the meeting.) Instructions for accessing zoom if you have not used it before are listed below.

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