Bishops to Invite Thousands of GTA Commuters 'Back to Church'

(TORONTO, September 19, 2011) – On the morning of Thursday, September 22nd, Bishops from the Anglican and Evangelical Lutheran Churches, dressed in their ecclesiastical vestments and mitres, will reach out to thousands of commuters across the greater Toronto area to invite them ‘Back to Church’.

The outreach is part of an international Christian initiative, which has designated Sunday, September 25th as ‘Back to Church’ Sunday. On that day, thousands of Anglicans, Evangelical Lutherans and other Christians throughout the world will be accompanying their friends and relatives back to church.

“The Church is an integral part of society, woven into its history and fabric,” says Bishop Philip Poole of the Diocese of Toronto. “Anglican and Evangelical Lutheran bishops look forward to meeting and chatting with commuters even for a few moments to invite people to return to church or to try us out for the first time. You’ll be most welcomed at church or your place of worship this or any weekend.”

The Bishops will be handing out a simple invitation to all who will accept one. They will be visiting GO stations in Ajax, Brampton, Agincourt and Barrie.

WHAT: Bishops from the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada will be inviting thousands of commuters ‘Back to Church’ or to their place of worship.

WHEN: Thursday, September 22nd, between 5:30am and 8:00am.

WHERE:  Ajax, Brampton, Agincourt and Barrie South GO Stations.