All Saints Church
Whitby ON

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Who we are

All Saints' Anglican Church was built in 1865-66 at the north-west corner of Dundas and Centre Streets in Whitby, Ontario. It was originally designed by Gundry and Langley of Toronto in the Gothic Revival style. The spire was added four years later in 1870. This was Whitby's second Anglican Church; the first is St. John's, in Port Whitby.

The All Saints' emblem was created by Mike Bromley of Signs from Above in 2004. The idea came about as a way to celebrate the life of Harry Inkpen, a former parishioner. The planning committee consisted of Graham Lennard, Linda Finigan, Doris Clodd, Steve Jones and former incumbent Rev'd. Kenneth Davis. This committee took on the responsibility of helping to create an effective and attractive new communication tool of the All Saints congregation in Whitby as well as developing a versatile image that could be used for letterheads, banners, business cards, etc. Unlike many other historic parishes, All Saints' Whitby had never had its own shield, logo or insignia. The committee photographed other congregations' signs, and contacted Anglican parishes around the world via the internet. With the help of a survey of Sunday worshippers, graphic artist Cheryl Hinzel, sign artist Mike Bromley and committee members began to compile a list of priorities and images that would visually represent All Saints. At one point, full colour posters were shown to parishioners to get feedback about different images.



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All Saints Church
300 Dundas St. W.
Whitby, ON L1N 2M5
Canada
Phone: (905) 668-5101
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Church Pastor

The Rev. Geoff Lloyd
The Rev. Geoff Lloyd
Interim Priest-in-Charge
300 Dundas St. W.
Whitby, ON L1N 2M5
Canada
Phone: (905) 668-5101
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Isaiah 55:8

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

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The Rev. Geoff Lloyd is normally Associate Priest at All Saints, but is presently serving an Interim Priest-in-Charge as the parish seeks a new, permanent Incumbent. Geoff was born and raised in Truro, Cornwall. He studied Modern Languages at Manchester University, and in 1970, became a police officer in London, serving 4 years in uniform before becoming a detective at New Scotland Yard, serving in Special Branch and the Anti Terrorist Squad until his retirement in 1995. During his police career he was sent to the Army School of Languages to learn Arabic and spent most of his time thwarting and investigating terrorist attacks emanating from the Middle East. He felt God’s call to him in the late 1970s and was baptized and confirmed in 1978.

He became a Lay Reader in the Diocese of Rochester, UK in 1986 before training for ordination part time from 1992 to 1995. He served his curacy in Bromley, Kent, and then went to the Diocese of Exeter where he served as Incumbent in two rural parishes, the last being in Horrabridge near Plymouth, Devonshire. For the last 5 years of his ministry he served as the Rural Dean of Tavistock overseeing 27 rural parishes mostly in the National Park of Dartmoor. Geoff retired in 2011 and emigrated to Canada with his Canadian wife Dianne. He has served as Honorary Assistant at St George Memorial and St Matthew, both in Oshawa. Having moved to Whitby just over 2 years ago, he and Dianne feel God is calling them to put down roots in All Saints and they look forward to serving the parish in the years to come.   Edit
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The Rev'd Dr. Grant Schwartz

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Adriaan Bakker

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Eleanor Stevenson

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The church has a small parking lot off Centre Street at the north end of the church and plenty of street parking on Dundas and Centre streets. Your best option may be the parking lot on the east side of Centre Street; it is usually free of charge on Sundays, with entrances on both Centre and Byron streets. If the Byron Street gate entrance arm is up, it’s open for free parking. Otherwise, it costs $3, payable by coin upon exiting at the Bryon Street gate. Remember, Centre Street is for one-way (southbound) traffic only.   Edit


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At 8:00 am: a quiet and contemplative Communion service, with Bible readings and prayers from the traditional Book of Common Prayer and a brief sermon. This service runs about 40 minutes.

At 9:30 am: a seeker-oriented, all-ages service with contemporary songs and favourite hymns, a sermon that connects to your lived experience, and fresh expressions of Anglican liturgy. This service includes Communion and lasts 45-50 minutes. Sunday School is available at this service.

At 11:00 am: a classic Anglican service of worship, with relevant biblical preaching, organ music, sung prayers, and choir music. This service runs about an hour and a quarter, includes Holy Communion, and follows the liturgy found in our Book of Alternative Services.

In response to the current COVID-19 outbreak, worship services have been suspended until further notice. The church building is closed, but we continue to find ways to worship and glorify God. See the latest messages from Fr. Geoff and our leadership team, as well as the Sunday liturgy and other resources on our Together Apart page.

https://allsaintswhitby.org/together-apart/

Service Times last updated on the 1st of April, 2020
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Bottom line, wear what you are comfortable wearing. We gather as God’s loved people; some casual, others more dressed up. It’s not a surprise to see shorts, t-shirts, sandals, jeans and bright vibrant colours in equal numbers with dark suits, ties, and dresses. It’s your call. After all, we are thrilled that you’re joining us and want you to be more focused on the experience than on what you’re wearing.   Edit


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History of All Saints Church Whitby

Our Building’s History

The All Saints’ property at the northwest corner of Dundas and Centre streets in Whitby was a sheep grazing pasture at the time of its purchase. It was secured early in 1862 for a hefty sum of $700, to be paid in cash by September of that year. A subscription was immediately put into circulation to raise a building fund.

By 1865, the name All Saints’ was decided upon, a building committee was formed, and on June 29, 1865, the cornerstone was laid. The doors of the church were opened to worshippers on November 4, 1866, the first Sunday after the feast of All Saints. The total cost of the building was about $10,000, and at the time of opening, about $700 had yet to be raised. That first Sunday’s offering was $465.43, more than half of the balance, and the remainder of the debt was made up during the first week.

A local history notes that “All Saints’ Victorian gothic steeple has been a prominent landmark on the Whitby skyline — a landmark that has even served as a surveyor’s reference point for past historic town surveys.” Even present-day parishioners recall knowing as children that they were close to home after family trips when the All Saints’ steeple came into view.

The Victorian tower was part of the original construction. In 1870, the spire was added. It is covered with slate of various colours. The ribs were covered with galvanized iron. The spire is topped with a wrought iron finial. The cost was nearly $1,000.

The contract was extended to include the construction of a schoolhouse-type building at the rear of the church, which would serve as a church school and meeting room. An extension for office space, meeting rooms, and individual classrooms was added in 1958. In July 1987, a campaign of repairs and improvements on the tower and spire was completed, and the original 1870 pattern and colours were restored.

The tower originally held five bells that were installed in 1874−5. They were cast by the Meeneley Bell Foundry in West Troy, New York. Each of the five bells is engraved with a year date and an inscription in praise of God; one bell is dedicated to the memory of a boy who died in March 1871 at the age of five. The bells are in the keys of A, B, C#, D, and E, and weigh a total of 2,350 lbs. The bells are numbered according to size. It was the custom in the past to mark the change of the year with bells. Slowly at midnight on December 31, the bells were rung in a solemn chant — 123 221 13432 — followed by a merry peal on the first minute of the New Year. In 2013, a sixth and seventh bell were added to the carillon.   Edit


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