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

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! 

Upcoming 2024 Dates:

April 21: Jessica Ziakin-Cook | To Be Announced

September 8: Nelson Aiken | Youth and Religion

October 13: Clark Scheibe | Countering Christian Stereotypes

November 17: Dr. Paul Teel | On Science and Religion

Recent talks include a talk on children's formation and spirituality from our Community Life Minister Jasmin O'Brian, 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:

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