In the Parish of St James and Christ Church, we seek to explore how the Biblical Story provides a vision for reconciliation and newness in all areas of our lives. Throughout the year we provide an Ash Wednesday programme for children to explore the meaning of Lent and Easter, a Lenten Film Series, where films around a common theme are screened and discussed together, and Bible Studies on various topics that explore how the Bible speaks into our lives. In addition, the St James Sunday School provides vibrant and engaging programming for toddlers and children during the 11:00am service on Sunday mornings.
Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat is an Oxford-educated biblical scholar with a gift for making the bible relevant for contemporary contexts. She leads Bible Studies, Sunday School and learning events at St. James. Beyond the parish, Sylvia is a highly-sought lecturer and published writer who teaches in the Toronto School of Theology, and lives on a solar-powered organic farm in Cameron, Ontario. Her current project is a book on Paul’s letter to the Romans, co-written with her husband, Brian Walsh.