Individual members of the parish participate in a number of Anglican devotional societies. For information about these societies and their role in parish life, please speak to Father Hannam.
Guild of All Souls
This organization places pre-eminence in personal piety and devotion. The principal objective of the Guild is to promote the Church’s teaching of intercessory prayer for the dying and for the repose of the souls of the departed. For the date and place of the Guild’s annual meeting and Mass and for other information, please check the weekly announcements or speak to Father Hannam.
The S. Bartholomew’s Branch of the Guild (under the patronage of Our Lady of Solitude and S. Dismas) holds devotions on a periodic basis. These devotions include the Rosary For the Dead, the Litany For the Faithful Departed, and the Office For the Dead. The Parish Guild always meets for these devotions during Lent and Advent and on All Souls Day as well as other times of the year. The annual Guild Requiem is celebrated in the month of November.
Society of Mary
Founded as an Anglican society to love and honour Mary, the society is dedicated to the glory of God in ‘honour of the Holy Incarnation under the invocation of Our Lady, Help of Christians’. Originally founded in England, the society’s membership is world wide. Parishioners of S. Bartholomew’s are members of the Toronto Ward. S. Bartholomew’s hosts a Solemn Mass and May Procession and Crowning each year as part of the Toronto May Festival of Mary.