Parish Library

St. Thomas's Parish Library is located in the parish hall. It is open on Sundays after the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services. All parishioners have borrowing privileges. Borrowing is on an honour system. 

About the Library

In April 2017, after a number of years of being unavailable, the St. Thomas's library opened once again.

David Jones of the library committee has completely recatalogued and computerized the collection. After a visit to an admirable church library at St. James Humber Bay, the committee decided to purchase ResourceMate, a popular library-management system that will serve us well into the future. Not only did it aid David in his recataloguing, giving him access to the records of the Library of Congress and other sources, but it will also allow us to manage our own records and handle circulation through a bar-code system as we grow the collection. David has input each volume in the system, assigning the bar codes and applying them to the books. He has also applied very handsome plastic protective covers to most of the volumes. Over the year of his labours, David has rediscovered a love of cataloguing, dormant since his library-school days. We owe him a huge debt of gratitude.

The library committee – parishioners David Jones, Pat Kennedy, Jeff Creighton, Felicity Pickup (pictured at right, checking out a book for Bonnie McKenzie), and Catherine Spence, library-science graduates all – are staffing the library every Sunday after the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services (with possible reduced hours in the summer). Please drop by and browse the collection. We welcome questions and suggestions.

While we welcome donations, given our space and efforts to represent various areas, we must reserve the right to be selective. Our main aim is to present a collection that provides parishioners with titles that will support them in living as Christians and understanding both their Christian faith and its Anglican expression. We will also do what we can to respond to the needs of church-related courses and discussions.

Check it out (literally)!

– Pat Kennedy

Notes on the Collection

The collection is an interesting one. It contains Biblical, historical theology and spirituality-prayer material. Notably, there is a great selection of biography of leaders of the church throughout history, ranging from Merton to Melancthon. We do have an excellent representation of Anglican leaders and thinkers. We are strong in the topics of historical theology and biography, and prayer and spirituality.


If you would like to donate to the library, please contact the church office at and we will arrange to meet you.


The Parish Library Catalogue

Title Author Subject
Christ our Passover: meditations on the mystery of Reynolds, Stephen Easter
Christ: the experience of Jesus as Lord Schillebeeckx, Edward Theology
Christian apologetics Richardson, Alan Apologetics
Christian behaviour Lewis, C. S. Ethics
Christian belief Vidler, Alec R. Theology
Christian belief today Diocese of London, Eng. Doctrine: Anglican communion
Christian believing Holmes, Urban T. Apologetics
Christian calendar, The Cowie, L.W. Church Year
Christian character , The Neill, Stephen Christian life
Christian church in Canada , The Walsh, H.H. Christian church: denominations, sects
Christian concept of sacrifice , The Ramsey, Arthur Michael Sacrifice
Christian devotion Baillie, John Devotional
Christian duty of happiness , The Alington, C.A. Christian life
Christian education as engagement Hunter, David R. Religious education
Christian England (3 vols) Edwards, David Church history
Christian experience of forgiveness , The Macintosh, Hugh Ross Atonement
Christian faith and other faiths Neill, Stephen Christianity & other religions
Christian God Swinburne, Richard Trinity
Christian letters to a post-Christian world Sayers, Dorothy L. Apologetics
Christian Meditation: contemplative prayer for a new Harris, Paul Meditation
Christian moral vision , The Brill, Earl H. Ethics
Christian mysteries , The Ross, Kenneth N. Jesus Christ
Christian mysticism today Johnston, William Mysticism
Christian philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, The Gilson, Etienne Saint, Thomas Aquinas
Christian Poetry in Canada Kent, David Christian poetry
Christian Reflections Lewis, C. S. Theology
Christian sacraments , The Quick, Oliver C. Doctrine: Anglican communion
Christian society , The Neill, Stephen Church history
Christian universe , The Mascall, Eric L. Theology
Christian Way , The Gifford, Frank D. Christian life
Christian worship Garrett, T.S. Worship
Christian year , The Dobson, H.W. Liturgy
Christian's prayer book , A Coughlan, Peter Prayer meetings; holy hours
Christianity Moor, Peter Christian art & symbolism
Christianity and history Butterfield, Herbert Church history
Christianity in Late Antiquity Ehrman, Bart D. Church history
Christianity in the west 1400-1700 Bossy, John Church history
Christianity: two thousand years Harries, Richard Church history
Christians in the crisis Vandezande, Gerald Christian life
Christmas books (Vol 1) , The Dickens, Charles Fiction
Christmas in Canada Barber, Mary Christmas: social observances
Christology Bonhoeffer, Dietrich Jesus Christ
Church & the age of reason: 1648-1789 , The Cragg, Gerald Church history
Church and realm Heath, Peter Church history
Church History for Canadians Carrington, Philip Church history
Church in Africa: 1450-1950 Hastings, Adrian Christianity - Africa
Church in history , The Booty, John E. Church history
Church in the dark ages , The (vol. 2) Daniel-Rops, Henri Church history
Church looks forward , The Temple, William Theology: social
Church maintained in truth , The Kung, Hans Christian unity
Church of England & the ecumenical movement , The Good, James Church history
Church of England , The Ferris, Paul Church of England
Church of England , The Baker, Jan Church of England
Church of England today , The Garbett, Cyril Church of England
Church of England: where is it going? , The Holloway, David Church of England
Church to come home to , A Greeley, Andrew M. Clergy: Anglican communion
Church today , The Wand, J. C. Theology: social
Church today and tomorrow , The Casserley, J.V.L. Christian unity
Church's answers , The McCausland, John G. Theology
Church's ministry of healing Fox, A.H.P. Pastoral
Church's understanding of itself , The Thompson, R.H.T. Ministry & worship
City of God , The Augustine, St. Apologetics
City of gold Dickinson, Peter Bible stories
City of York , The Laishley A.L. Churches
Claims of the Church of England , The Garbett, Cyril Church of England
Cloister Walk , The Norris, Kathleen Monastic & religious life
Cloud of unkowing and other works , The Wolters, Clifton Mysticism
Cloud of Witnesses: an introductory history ---Chris Bell, David N. Theology: doctrinal
Coincidences: touched by a miracle Bosco, Antoinette Coincidence - Religious aspects
Collected works of St. John of the Cross , The John of the Cross Mysticism
Collection of private devotions , A Cosin, John Devotional
Collector's items Burke, Northcote R. Book of Common Prayer: commentaries
Collects: an introduction , The Stephens-Hodge, L.E.H. Collects
Collins gem dictionary of the Bible Dow, James L. Bible: dictionaries
Columbanus Fiaich, Tomas O. Religious biography
Come & see Winstanley, Michael T. Bible: NT commentaries
Come, Holy Spirit Morris, Robert J. Holy Spirit
Coming , The Penelope, Sister Prayers
Coming Christ in Advent, A Brown, Raymond E. Jesus Christ - Nativity
Coming of God Boulding, Maria God
Commemoration of Saints , The New Testament
Commentary on the American Prayer Book Hatchett, Marion J. Liturgy
Commentary on the New Testament Blaiklock, E.M. Bible: NT commentaries
Common Life Karon, Jan Fiction
Common praise Anglican Church of, Canada English - Canada, Hymns
Community & Growth Vanier, Jean Christian church: denominations, sects
Companion to the Gospels Harvey, A.E. Bible: NT commentaries
Companion to the spiritual exercises , A Robert, Jonathan St. Ignatius: commentary
Compassion and Solidarity: the church for others Baum, Gregory Social Justice
Complete English poems of John Milton , The Milton, John Poetry
Complete poetry of Henry Vaughan , The Vaughan, Henry Poetry
Complete sayings of Jesus , The Hinds, Arthur Jesus Christ: teachings
Concerning the inner life & House of the soul Underhill, Evelyn Soul
Concise Oxford dictionary of the Christian church Livingstone, E.A. Christianity: dictionaries
Confession and Absolution Winslow, Jack C. Confession
Confessions of St. Augustine , The Augustine, St. Theology: doctrinal
Constantine's sword Carroll, James Christianity and Anti-Semitism
Consuming Passion: why the killing of Jesus really - Barlow, ed., Simon Jesus Christ: Passion
Contemplation in a World of Action Merton, Thomas Spiritual Life
Contemplative Prayer Merton, Thomas Spiritual Life
Contemplative prayer Hughson, Shirley C. Spiritual Life
Convictions Coggan, Donald Sermons
Coping as Caregivers: when a loved one is ill Dexter, Pat Egan Pastoral
Corpus Christi Mascall, Eric L. Eucharist; Holy communion
Corrie Ten Boom Carlson, Carole C. Religious biography
Cosmo Gordon Lang Lockhart, J.G. Religious biography
Cost of Discipleship , The Bonhoeffer, Dietrich Christian life
Council and reunion , The Kung, Hans Christian unity
Counting myself happy McCausland, John G. Anglican Church of Canada
Courage to be Tillich, Paul Courage
Courage to pray Bloom, Anthony Spiritual Life
Creation and fall Bonhoeffer, Dietrich Christian teaching: 20th century
Creative Ministry Nouwen, Henri J.M. Pastoral
Creative prayer Bloom, Anthony Prayer
Credo: the faith that will not shrink Cullen, William L. Anglicanism
Creed in slow motion , The Knox, Ronald A. Apostles' Creed
Creed--summary of the faith , The Trese, Leo J. Apostles' Creed
Cross , The Kelsey, Morton T. Jesus Christ: Passion
Cross and this world , The Ramsey, Arthur Michael Jesus Christ: Passion
Crossing the Threshold of Hope John Paul II, Pope Theology
Crossroads O'Driscoll, Herbert Meditations
Crucified and crowned Barclay, William Jesus Christ
Cult of the saints , The Brown, Peter Saints
Current of spirituality , The Van Zeller, Hubert Sermons
Cyclopedic Bible concordance , A Bible: concordances
Da Vinci Code Brown, Dan Fiction
Daily Meditations Holroyd, Dom W. Meditations
Daily office , The Jasper, Ronald C. Prayer
Daily prayer Milner-White, Eric Prayers
Daily thought , A Challoner, Richard Devotional
Dangerous Memories: a mosaic of Mary in scripture Johnson, Elizabeth A. Blessed Virgin, Mary, Saint
Dark Fire Sansom, C.J. Fiction
Dark night of the soul John of the Cross, Saint Mysticism
Darkness in the marketplace Green, Thomas H. Prayer
Day belongs to God , This Schutz, Roger Christian teaching: 20th century
Death and beyond Greeley, Andrew Future life
Decline and Fall of the Roman Church , The Martin, Malachi Church history
Decorative Arts of the Christian Church Frere-Cook, Gervis Art
Depth psychology and religious belief Bryant, Christopher Belief & doubt
Derwyn Trevor Owen Riley, Charles Edward Religious biography
Descent into hell Williams, Charles Fiction
Descent of the dove Williams, Charles Holy Spirit
Descent of the dove , The Williams, Charles Church history
Desert fathers , The Waddell, Helen Church history
Desire of the everlasting hills Cahill, Thomas Jesus Christ: biography
Devotions of Bishop Andrewes , The Andrewes, Lancelot Devotional
Dictionary & concordance: New American Bible Bible: concordances
Dictionary of symbols , A Cirlot, Juan E. Symbolism
Dictionary of the Bible McKenzie, John L. Bible: dictionaries
Dietrich Bonhoeffer Bethge, Eberhard Religious biography
Difference in being a Christian today , The Robinson, John A. T. Christian life
Difficult sayings of Jesus , The Neil, William Jesus Christ: teachings
Difficulties in Christian belief MacIntyre, Alasdair C. Belief & doubt
Discovering church furniture Howkins, Christopher Church furniture
Discovering shrines & holy places Pepin, David Shrines
Discovering the Biblical world Frank, Harry Thomas Bible: history, geography
Dissolution Sansom, C.J. Fiction
Dissolution of the monasteries , The Woodward, G.W.O. Churches
Divine landscapes Blythe, Ronald Authors: English
Divine passion , The Hamerton-Kelly, R.G. Old Testament: prophets
Divine pity , The Vann, Gerald Spiritual Life
Doctor's casebook , A Tournier, Paul Illness & death
Doctrine of the infallible book , The Gore, Charles Bible: authority, evidences
Doctrines of the creed Quick, Oliver C. Creeds
Documents of the Christian Church Bettenson, Henry Christian church
Does God punish? McCarthy, Richard God
Doors of eternity Harton, Sibyl Meditations
Double cure , The James, Eric Sacraments
Doubts and Loves: what is left of Chritianity Holloway, Richard Christianity
Dr. Martin Luther's large catechism Luther, Martin Lutheranism
Dreams, a way to listen to God Kelsey, Morton T. Dreams
Durham phenomenon , The Harrison, Ted Theology
Dynamics of faith Tillich, Paul Christianity: philosophy
Dynamics of Religion , The Reed, Bruce Christianity: philosophy
Early Christian art Van der Meer, F. Christian art & symbolism
Early Christian Church , The Carrington, Philip Church history
Early Christian writings Stairforth, Maxwell Religious literature
Early Church , The Chadwick, Owen Church history
Earthly Paradise: Arts & Crafts by Wm. Morris , The Art
Easter enigma , The Perry, Michael C. Resurrection
Eastern Orthodox church , The Benz, Ernst Eastern Orthodox church
Easy to love Castle, Roger Mysticism
Ecclesiastes Steese, Peter B. Bible: O.T. Ecclesiastes
Echoes from a frozen land Marsh, Donald B. Missions
Eden Smith: Toronto's arts and crafts architect Brown, W. Douglas Eden, Smith
Edmund Campion Waugh, Evelyn Religious biography: Edmund Campion
Eerdman's Handbook to the Bible Alexander, David Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary Myers, Allen C. Bible: dictionaries
Eerdmans' handbook: history of Christianity Eerdman Church history
Elders and ministry Baxter, Ralph Aged
Elements of the spiritual life , The Hartos, xxx Christianity & other religions
Emmanuel, ;encountering Jesus as Lord O'Driscoll, Herbert Jesus Christ
Emperor Constantine , The Sayers, Dorothy L. Drama
Enchiridion on faith, hope and love , The Augustine, St. Theology: doctrinal
Encounter with God Kelsey, Morton T. Religious experience
Encountering the depths Mary Clare, Mother Prayer
End of Christendom , The Muggeridge, Malcolm Apologetics
Enduring word , The Edinborough, Arnold Christian teaching: 20th century
Engaging the word Johnston, Michael Bible
England's heritage Bell, Adrian Church architecture