You are warmly invited to join us! Whether you are a newcomer to the area, a visitor, or a long-time resident, you  are most welcome to join in our fellowship. If you would like more information about our community, please  contact us.


The mission parish of Shanty Bay was founded in 1830 by Lt.-Col. Edward O’Brien and his wife, Mary.                 Lt.-Col. O'Brien, leading member of the Shanty Bay settlement, donated the church site and clergyman's residence, and directed the construction of the church.

Sunday Service

8:00 am - 9:00am

Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer - said)

9:30 am - 9:45 am

Drop-in Guided Meditation (for 15 minutes) at the hall in the library

10:00 am- 11:00 am

Holy Eucharist (Book of Alternative Services - sung)

Wednesday Services  

Labyrinth & Healing Service

Taize Prayer Service

Contemplative Eucharist

Evensong (Evening Prayer)

Guided Meditation (on the 5th Wed.)


Charming Parish Hall & a 180 Years Old Anglican Church

Rentals for: Weddings, Anniversaries, Memorials, Birthdays, Reunions, AGM's, Receptions, Celebration of Life, Lectures/Trainings


Modern Facilities, Country Setting, Wheelchair Accessible, Ample Parking, 3 Washrooms, Elevator Between Floors, Fully Functioning Kitchen, Tables & Chairs, Flat Screen 52" TV/DVD, Large 120-inch diag. Elite Projector Screen for Presentations; Catering Available, Licence Available w/LLBO​


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The Month Ahead - February 2020

Sunday Services 

8:00 am - 9:00am Holy Communion

(Book of Common Prayer - said)

9:30am - 9:45am Guided Meditation

Drop-in and join us in this silent and simple form of ancient, contemplative, Christian way of praying. No previous knowledge or experience necessary.

10:00am - 11:00am Holy Eucharist using the Book of Alternative Services

11:00am - Coffee & Fellowship shortly after the Sunday service, serving Fair Trade & Organic Coffee with local farmer's Milk & Cream!

Special Service

Sun, Feb. 2 @10am - Contemporary Eucharist 

This is our monthly service with contemporary music and songs. Guest preacher and celebrant Bishop Philip Poole.

Wednesday Programs
Everyone is welcome to attend either the midweek service or the Bible Study, or both.

Wednesday– Midweek Service

@7:00pm - 7:30pm

The alternating short services (Labyrinth, Taize, Contemplative Eucharist, or Evening Prayer) offer an opportunity to spend some time in re-connecting with the Spirit of God and with fellow members of this community.  
Wednesday - Bible Study

@7:30pm ~ 8:30pm

Anyone can join this small group any time. No former preparation or any previous biblical knowledge is necessary. Come as you are and whenever you will.

Small Groups

Thursday, Feb. 6 @3:00-4:00pm - Church History. We continue our explorations of the church history by watching a 30 min. video produced by a professional church history professor, Dr. Ryan Reeves and then having an informal conversation about the emerging questions. No preparation or previous knowledge necessary.

Thursday, Feb. 13 @3:00-4:00pm - Book Study. We continue our study of The Universal Christ written by one of the most famous contemporary spiritual authors Richard Rohr (coming up ch. 7-9)

Annual Vestry
Thursday, Feb. 20 @7:30-8:30pm - Financial Meeting in preparation for the Vestry will be open to all vestry members in order to discuss the annual budget prepared by the churchwardens, to raise questions and make recommendations.

Sunday, Feb. 23 - Annual Vestry Meeting following the 10am service and a quick lunch break. In the Anglican tradition, the Vestry is the business meeting and decision-making body of the parish members. A vestry member with voting rights is someone who 1) is at least 16 years old; 2) has attended our worship services at least three times during the last year OR who has been a member of our parish at least for three months prior to the vestry (that is, since November 2019; 3) and who does not intend to vote at another vestry during the ensuing year.

Fundraiser Event
Tuesday, Feb. 25 @5pm-7pm - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper Click here to see the poster

Special Event this Month
Friday, Feb. 28 @7:30pm-8:30pm - Concert in the Village featuring Barrie's own singer songwriter, Brother Neil Live, acoustic solo.

Click here to see the poster



 St. Thomas Anglican Church


 28 Church St, Oro-Medonte, Ontario

Contact us:

Address: 28 Church Street, Oro-Medonte, ON, L0L 2L0

Phone number: 705-722-7111

Email Office:  stthomasshantybay@toronto.anglican.ca

Churchwardens: cw-stthomasshantybay@toronto.anglican.ca

Rev. Sándor Borbély: priest-stthomasshantybay@toronto.anglican.ca

Created in April, 2015