Enjoy tea and home-baking while learning about political, cultural and social issues.

The next Tea Talk is on September 10th at 3pm, on Abundance of Life: A Theology of Disability. The speaker is Fiona, a student of Philosophy at Salzburg University. She has worked at Camp Hill in Scotland during the Pandemic and since then in various other care homes for people with special needs both in Canada and Europe.

Tea Talks offer the opportunity to broaden one’s understanding, over tea and home-baked scones, about political, cultural and social issues impacting us today and tomorrow. Previous topics have included Faith & Politics, the refugee crisis, Right to Die legislation, the simple life, the question of evil, the music of the old testament, Exploring the Beatitudes and more! Admission is by donation. Everyone is welcome! 

Recent talks include a talk on children's formation and spirituality from our Community Life Minister Jasmin O'Brian on April 30th, and a talk on Dealing With Trauma in Late-Medieval Florence--Judgement, Compassion and Redemption, in which Dr. Brian Pollick took us through a unique manuscript by Domenico Lenzi, called Lo specchio umano (the Mirror of Humanity). The manuscripts were created in response to periods of severe famine and devastating floods in recent Florentine history.

Here are posters of some recent Tea Talks:

(coming up September 10th, 2023; click the image to invite your friends on Facebook!)

Please contact admin@stbarnabaschurch.ca for more info about upcoming Tea Talks and other parish events.