Monday, September 20, 2010

Anglican Bishops to Invite Thousands of GTA Commuters 'BACK TO CHURCH'

TORONTO, September 20, 2010 /CanadaNewsWire/ - On the morning of Thursday, September 23rd, Bishops from the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, dressed in their ecclesiastical vestments and mitres, will reach out to thousands of commuters across the greater Toronto area to invite them 'Back to Church'.

The outreach is part of an international Christian initiative, which has designated Sunday, September 26th as 'Back to Church' Sunday. On that day, thousands of Anglicans and other Christians throughout the world will be accompanying their friends and relatives back to church.

"Some habits are good!" says the Archbishop of Toronto, Colin Johnson. "Many of us have fallen out of the habit of going to Church. Many have never done so. Here's an invitation to try it again, or even for the first time. My colleagues and I are looking forward to greeting commuters and letting them know they will be warmly welcomed at the Anglican Church in their community, on this Back to Church Sunday or any other. We want to encourage everyone to visit their place of worship ? Anglican or not ? this weekend."

The Bishops will be handing out a simple invitation to all who will accept one. They will be visiting Go stations in Oshawa, Clarkson, Richmond Hill and Barrie South as well as Union Station.

WHAT: Bishops from the Anglican Diocese of Toronto will be inviting thousands of commuters 'Back to Church' or to their place of worship.

WHEN: Thursday, September 23rd, between 5:00am and 8:30 am.

WHERE: Oshawa, Clarkson, Richmond Hill and Barrie South Go Stations as well as Union Station.