We are a community church where a wonderful diversity of people serve, pray and grow to follow Jesus.
We are delighted to welcome you to St Margaret New Toronto! Come as you are and as you feel comfortable. We are a wheelchair accessible, diverse, affirming and welcoming community that is called to serve, pray and grow to love God, our neighbours and ourselves. We love to laugh, eat, serve and worship together.
St Margaret’s is a community of justice and hospitality, where the hungry are fed, the homeless find shelter; the lonely find community and where the love of God is extended to all. Every week, the people of St Margaret’s worship God, who comes to us in Jesus.
We would love to get to know you. Please drop by or connect with the Priest.
Jesus created the church over 2000 years ago. The Parish of St. Margaret has existed for over one hundred years to carry on the mission of Jesus. The church is God’s idea for reaching and reclaiming God’s people. The church is not the building; it is the gathered people of God who confess the power of the risen Christ over their lives. We are the church as we serve, pray and grow to love God, our neighbour and self. We are the church as we welcome the stranger, visit the sick, learn and worship together.
Support our Church
Help us continue to support our community. By making a contribution, you will help continue our 115-year long legacy and our transform into a community hub for all.
Clergy & Leadership Team
Meet the Team
Reverend Jacqueline Daley, Incumbent: The Reverend Jacqueline Daley was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Toronto in 2015. She is an undergraduate of Wilfred Laurier University; Carleton University, MSW and obtained her Mdiv from Wycliffe College in 2004. Jacqueline is an African, Caribbean Canadian, mother of Nya and daughter of Cherry. She has a passion for hospitality and for sharing the liberating and inclusive gospel of Jesus to all. Her favourite passage: “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last…” John 15:16
Pedro Quintana, Music Director: Pedro comes with over 30 years’ experience as a music teacher, choir director and musician. Most important of all, he is a follower of Jesus, dedicated to God and committed to be an instrument of God’s work. Pedro uses a wide variety of music, contemporary, traditional and gospel, to energize the congregation, coupled with his expertise in multi-media presentations. Pedro was born in Cuba in the heart of a very musical family and cultural society. He is fluent in English and Spanish and lives in Etobicoke with his family.
Trish Buchanan, Rector’s Warden: Trish has lived in the community for the last 30 years and been a member of St Margaret New Toronto for 23 years. She has been self-employed since the age of 22 and ran a successful business in The Kingsway for 27 years. Trish decided to switch careers 11 years ago, and became a realtor, now a broker. She became the rector’s warden in 2020, with responsibility for the property, her real estate experience has been vital for the growth of St. Margaret.
Doris Twikirize, Deputy Rector’s Warden: Doris has been worshipping at St. Margaret for over 2 years and has lived in the community for several years with her family. She currently serves at Sunday morning children’s church and supports the monthly Family Friday gathering (that has been largely virtual since COVID-19). She has also been a lay reader. Most recently, Doris helped to provide outreach and distribute 250 Christmas gift boxes to families and children in the community. Doris has a diploma in Computer Network Technician from Humber College. She loves volunteering, traveling and hiking. She is a proud mom of 2. New to serving in the church, Doris is honoured to serve God and the community.
Jennifer Anazodo, People’s Warden: Jennifer Anazodo is African born. She has been at SMNT since June 2019. Jennifer was baptized, confirmed and married in the Anglican Communion in Nigeria. She also attained the leadership position as a mother in the Anglican communion, Nigeria. She holds a bachelors and masters degrees in industrial and labour relations. She has spent over two decades in various positions in banking. At SMNT, Jennifer has served as a member of the choir and as a counter and leads the Lay Readers ministry. She is also an intercessor, committed participant of zoom church, bible study and is always willing to support whenever called upon. She is wife and mother of 4 children.
Linda Elkerton, Deputy People’s Warden: The Parish of St. Margaret New Toronto has been Linda’s family church for most of her life. Being a greeter is one of the ways she enjoys this congregation. To date, four generations of my family have had a small part of the 115 years that we will be celebrating this year.
Annual Vestry Report
Please feel free to download and read our annual vestry reports.
We have space for you to host events, meetups, and more.
We have several long-term neighbours that use the SMNT facilities, including:
Mimico S.N.A.P (Special Needs Adult Program) (website: https://mimicosnap.com/)
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)