Past Events

 New Parish Nurse Joins the
Tri-Congregational Parish Nursing Ministry

March 2016

Margaret Black (right), who began the Tri-Congregational
Parish Nursing Ministry in 2001, welcomes our new associate,
Maureen McNeish (left), RN, BScN. Maureen is very well
qualified for this position as she has completed all three levels
of the InterChurch Health Ministries Parish Nursing Program.
In addition she has a post-graduate certificate in Mental Health Nursing
from the Canadian Nurses’ Association. Maureen has 3 years
experience as a parish nurse at both an Anglican and a
Presbyterian church in Toronto, so clearly God has prepared
her well for the Tri-Congregational Churches! Marg and
Maureen, who have complementary areas of expertise,
will be sharing the Parish Nursing pastoral ministry to
provide the best care for all clients.

As well as volunteering with the Tri-Congregational Parish
Nursing Ministry, Maureen works full time as a home care
nurse contracted through the Community Care Access Centre.
She is also married with two teenage children. She and her
family have recently moved into our neighbourhood from
downtown Toronto.

We are blessed indeed to have her on our team.
Please welcome her in true Tri-Congregational Churches fashion.


Christmas Eve Service - December 24, 2015






 Our harvest table on Thanksgiving Sunday,
October 11, 2015
 Ordination and induction of Rev Robert Reid,
as new minister of the Iona Presbyterian congregation,
on Sunday, August 30, 2015
 Rev. Dr. Pamela McCarroll, Rev. Neil Ellis, Rev. Robert Reid and Rev. Anita Van Nest
 Saying "thank you" to Rev. Dr. Emily Bisset,
on August 30, 2015, for having faithfully guided the Iona congregation,
as interim moderator, through a successful search process
of finding a new minister.

 Farewell to Rev. Marie Goodyear
Sunday, July 26, 2015


We said farewell to Marie Goodyear, who served as pulpit supply 21 times over the past year in our search for a new minister. We shared this time of fellowship where we presented her with an engraved picture from the Iona congregation.

 2015 Iona Strawberry Social
Saturday, June 13, 2015


2015 Seniors' Luncheon
Wednesday, June 10, 2015



2015 Iona Irish Night
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Sing-along Video Clips

"When Irish eyes are smiling"

"My wild Irish rose"


2015 Iona Crepe & Waffle night
Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015



2014 Christmas Hamper Team

The group of people who helped with the 2014 Christmas Hampers which
they packed and delivered on December 22, 2014. They packed 28 food
hampers and gave gifts to 48 children.

Christmas Choral Concert
Sunday, December 7, 2014

The 44 voice choir made up from the four churches: Iona Presbyterian,
Trinity Mandarin Presbyterian, St. Cyprian's Anglican, And St. Christophers
Anglican church.

Some members from the skit "Sherlock Holmes and the true meaning
of Christmas "

The attending congregation.

The Trinity Mandarin and St. Christophers Anglican youth group.


Rev. Jim Biggs Recently Retired

This picture was taken on June 17, 2014 at the final session meeting and dinner with Rev. Jim Biggs. Included with the session members were Linda Biggs, as well as Bev McCutcheon, J.P.Smit, from the Presbyterian national office, who worked with the session prior to the appointment of Rev. Emily Bisset, our newly appointed interim moderator (bottom right).



2014 Tri-church Seniors Group Luncheon
Thursday, June 25, 2014



Village Voices at Iona
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

pictures submitted by Bob Williams



Iona's Irish Night
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
with Robert Graham at the piano

pictures submitted by Robert Williams


Tri-Church Cantata
Sunday, December 8, 2013

pictures by Rev Philip Der

Baptism of Ian James Cuthbertson,
son of Scott and Carolyn
on Sunday October 13, 2013

Photo: Bob Williams

Tri-Church Garage Sale

The annual Tri-Church Garage Sale was on
Saturday, September 21, 2013

See more pictures here... (thanks to Bob Williams)

Iona's Strawberry Social - June 22, 2013



Tri-Church Seniors Luncheon - June 19, 2013



  • Maundy Thursday, March 28, 2013

  • Iona's Irish Night March 19, 2013




  • Seniors' Exercise Classes



After a year of searching for leadership for a Seniors' Exercise Class, the Parish Nursing Ministry is thrilled to announce that the class started on Wed. Jan. 11, 2012! The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College has willingly undertaken leadership of the group and developed an excellent program suitable for participants with varied levels of mobility and other restrictions. Participants can do exercises either seated or standing to the level of their tolerance. The weekly class is open to members of the four congregations (Iona Presbyterian, St. Christopher's Anglican, St. Cyprian's Anglican, and Trinity Mandarin) who worship in the building and also to the community. We currently have close to 30 members in the class. Not only has this provided a valuable health promotion activity for the churches and community, but it also provides Clinic Interns (pre-graduate students) at CMCC with valuable experience working with the participants. Classes are planned and run by the interns and supervised by registered Chiropractors who are teaching faculty at the College. The program is definitely a win-win situation for all involved. Margaret Black, Parish Nurse, would like to express the participants' gratitude to Dr. Jarrod Goldin, DC, and his students, and to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College for helping to make this dream a reality.




  • Mabel Chow's 85th birthday celebration





  • Friday, March 2, 2011
    2012 World Day of Prayer






  • Saturday, December 17, 2011
    The Happy Hamper Helpers putting together all the
    2011 Christmas hampers


Picture: Phil Sharp




  • Friday, December 2, 2011
    Iona's Annual Christmas Dinner





  • On Saturday, November 19 , 2011 our annual chicken pot pie fundraiser got the handy team together for the assembly of the pies in the Iona worship area.





  • October 30, 2011
    Our Parish Nurse, Marg Black, introduces Physiotherapist, Terri Baker, before her very informative presentation about the prevention of back pain.





  • October 9, 2011
    Thanksgiving Harvest table









June 29, 2011
Tri-Churches Seniors Luncheon at Swiss Chalet





Sunday, June 19, 2011
Tri-Church Outdoor Service
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June 15, 2011
Iona`s Strawberry Social






May 4, 2011
Villiage Voices at Iona


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April 17, 2011
Iona said "thank you" to Hansel Chen upon completing his field placement.


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March 13, 2011
Nettie turned 104








Sunday, January 30, 2011
Joint New Year Service with the Trinity Mandarin Presbyterian Congregation










Sunday, December 5, 2010
Tri-Churches Joint Cantata


Photo Credit: Hensal Chen




Saturday, November 27, 2010
Chicken Potpies





Sunday, October 31, 2010
Sermon by Hansel Chen: Accept or Deny

Iona is blessed this year to have Hansel Chen, a second year Knox College Student, as part of our church family. He is doing his field work 10 hours per week at Iona from September to April. Jim is his direct supervisor, working in conjunction with the staff at our seminary to ensure that Hansel has a wide experience of what ministry is all about. There is also a congregational advisory committee that works with Hansel. As well as his learning about ministry, we are finding it a real blessing to have him among us.
Hansel is of Taiwanese background, but left there as a child and lived in Australia for sever years. His family eventually settled in Toronto where he went to high school. He attended the University of Waterloo, and now Knox College. He hopes to graduate from seminary in the spring of 2012.

If anyone wants to have Hansel visit them, please call Jim Biggs, and we will make arrangements for this to happen as soon as possible.

Please keep Hansel in your prayers as he continues his studies.





Sunday, October 10, 2010
Iona's Thanksgiving



Sunday, September 26, 2010
Iona's Corn Roast





June 20, 2010
40th Tri-Church Anniversary Celebrations



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Recent Baptism



The baptism of Eric Kenneth Cuthbertson, son of Scot and Carolyn
Cuthbertson and grandmothers Gloria Cuthbertson and Aileen Nelson.




June 20, 2010
40th Tri-Church Anniversary Celebrations



The Tri-churches 40th anniversary banner made by
the crafter's group of St. Cyprian's Anglican Church.




Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Mad Hatters Tea Party

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Saturday, December 19, 2009
Tri-Churches Christmas Hamper Packing and Shipping

Picture: Philip Sharp


Saturday, November 21, 2009
Iona Chicken Pot Pie Fundraiser


Sunday, June 7, 2009
Tri-Churches Joint Worship Service

Pictures: Vince Tsoi

 Saturday, December 13, 2008
Tri-Churches Christmas Hamper Day

Photo: Philip Sharp

On December 13, 2008, volunteers from Iona, St. Christopher's, St. Cyprian's, and Trinity Mandarin packed and delivered 26 Christmas hampers with food and childrens' gifts to needy families in our community. We appreciate the donations of time, money, and gifts that made this possible, as well as the organizing efforts of the congregational Christmas Hamper coordinators. As you can see from the picture, the volunteers enjoyed the activity as much as the recipients. Christmas blessings to all!


Iona Presbyterian Church

1080 Finch Ave. East
North York, Toronto
Ontario, Canada
M2J 2X2

Tel: (416) 494 2442


Office Hours
Tuesday to Friday
9:30am to 12:30pm

Worship Hour
11:00am - noon

First Sunday
of the month
11:00am - noon

Exercise Class

11:00am - Noon

Seniors Group
12:30 - 3:30pm

Choir Practice
1:00 - 2:30pm

Seasonal Events
as announced

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