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
Handbook of Christian theologians , A Peerman, Dean G. Theology: history
Handbook of heresies , A Cozens, L.M. Heresies
Handbook of theological terms , A Harvey, Van A. Theology
Hard awakening , The Dehquani-Tafti, Hassan Biography: personal narrative
Harper atlas of the Bible , The Pritchard, J.B. Bible: geography
Hawk among sparrows , A Curtis, Philip Religious biography: Austen Farrer
He came down from Heaven Williams, Charles God
He that should come Sayers, Dorothy L. Drama
He who is Mascall, Eric L. God
Healing MacNutt, Francis B. Illness & death
Healing and Christianity Kelsey, Morton T. Sacraments
Healing happens Dobell, Miriam Religious experience
Healing of Persons , The Tournier, Paul Illness
Healing power of Christ , The Neal, Emily G. Religious experience
Healing through prayer Dossey, Larry Spiritual healing
Heart has its seasons , The Savary, Louis Devotional
Heart in pilgrimage , The Bryant, Christopher Ethics
Heart of Christianity Borg, Marcus J. Theology: doctrinal
Heartsongs Treasury: Heartsongs, Journey--, Hope-- Stepanek, Mattie J.T. Poetry
Heaven Kreeft, Peter J. Future life
Heaven's Gate: Canada's immigration fiasco Malarek, Victor Canada: immigration
Helder Camara Cheetham, Neville Religious biography
Here and now: some experiences considered Ward, Leila Christian life
Heritage, a tale of two books O'Driscoll, Herbert Liturgy
Heritage: Tale of Two Books , A O'Driscoll, Herbert Liturgy
Herod O'Brien, Conor C. Political violence
Hidden Jesus - a new life Spoto, Donald Jesus Christ - Biography
Hideous strength , That Lewis, C. S. Fiction
Hiding place , The Ten Boom, Corrie Biography: personal narrative
His life is mine Sophrony, Archimandrite Prayer
His Worthy Praise Palmer, Roland F. Liturgy
Historical geography of the Holy Land Smith, George A. Bible: history, geography
Historical Jesus Through Catholic & Jewish Eyes Le Beau, Bryan F. Jesus Christ: historicity; person
Historical theology Danielou, Jean Theology: history
History of ancient Israel , The Grant, Michael History: Jews
History of Christian philosophy in the middle ages Gilson, Etienne Christianity: philosophy
History of Christian spirituality , A Holmes, Urban T. Spiritual Life
History of God, A Armstrong, Karen Islam
History of God, A Armstrong, Karen Judaism
History of God: 4,000-year Quest , A Armstrong, Karen God
History of Israel , A Bright, John History: Jews
History of the church in England , A Moorman, J.H.R. Church history
History of the Church of England Wakeman, H.O. Church history
History of the Church of St. James, Shere Churches
History of the Church: Christian missions , A Neill, Stephen Missions
History of the early church to 500 A.D. , A Wand, J. C. Church history
History of the English Church & People Bede Church history
History of the use of incense , A Atchley, E.G.Cuthbert Rites and ceremonies
Holy Bible: King James Version Bible
Holy Bible: NRSV; Cross-reference edition Bible
Holy communion Shepherd, Massey Eucharist; Holy communion
Holy Cross McCoy, Adam dunbar Monasticism
Holy Eucharist (3rd Canadian Order) , The Anglican Book Centre Liturgy
Holy longing - the search for Christian spirituality Rolheiser, Ronald Spirituality - Catholic Church
Holy places of Christendom Perowne, Stewart Churches
Holy Spirit Ramsey, Arthur Michael Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit , The Dillistone, F.W. Holy Spirit
Honest religion for secular man Newbigin, Leslie Apologetics
Honest to God Robinson, John A.T. God
Hope and Suffering Tutu, Desmond South Africa: social conditions
Hope for a time of grieving O'Driscoll, Herbert Consolation
Hope for a Time of Grieving O'Driscoll, Herbert Bereavement
Hope Within History Brueggemann, Walter History: Theology
Hosanna to the King Chalmers, Muriel Jesus Christ: Palm Sunday
Hound of heaven , The Thompson, Francis J. Poetry
Hours of Prayer: from Lauds to Compline , The Liturgy
House of God, The Geisinger, Marion Church architecture
House of my pilgrimage , The Catherine Louise, Sister Monasticism
House on the hill , The Skirving, A.H. Monasticism
Household of God: a parish history of St. Thomas's-- Kent, ed., David St. Thomas's Church
Households of God: The Rule of St. Benedict Parry, David Monasticism
How Religious is God? and other irreverent questions Stevens, Oliver Theology
How the Bible came to us Herklots H. G. Bible: history, geography
How to make your confession Butterfield, P.D. Confession
How to study an old church Needham, A. Church architecture
How to think about God Adler, Mortimer J. God
Hug for the apostle , A Dennett, Laurie Walking: France & Spain
Humanity and divinity of Christ , The Knox, John Jesus Christ: divinity
Humility of God , The MacQuarrie, John Meditations
Hymn of the universe De Chardin, Teilhard Mysticism
Hymns ancient and modern revised Hymns
Hymns III: Church Hymnal Series Hymns
I and thou Buber, Martin Judaism
I believe Huddleston, Trevor Apostles' Creed
I believe Harner, Nevin C. Theology: doctrinal
I Believe & Why Williams, R. R. Creeds
I don't know what to say Buckman, Robert Psychology: terminally ill
I Tell You a Mystery Arnold, Johann Christoph Death
I Tell You a Mystery Arnold, Johann Christoph Hutterites
I've met Jesus Christ Quoist, Michael Christian teaching: 20th century
Idea of the Holy Otto, Rudlof Religion
Illustrated Gospel of St. John Bible. N.T. John
Illustrated history of saints & symbols , An Reed, Olwen Saints
Illustrated notes on English church history Lane, C. Arthur Church history
Imitation of Christ , The Kempis, Thomas A Meditations
Importance of being human , The Mascall, Eric L. Humanity
In debt to Christ Webster, Douglas Jesus Christ: Passion
In memory of her Fiorenza, Elisabeth S. Church history
In my Understanding Simins, George Devotional
In praise of Benedict Hume, George B. Benedictines
In Search of Humanity Macquarrie, John Theology
In Search of the Holy Land Morton, H. V. Bible: history, geography
In the beginning there were parents Curran, Dolores Religious education
In the Beginning: the story of the King James Bible McGrath, Alister Bible: history, geography
In the Courts of the Lord: a gay minister's story Ferry, James Homosexuality
In the end God Robinson, John A.T. God
In the Footsteps of Jesus Pax, Wolfgang E. Jesus Christ
In the footsteps of Moses Pearlman, Moshe Old Testament
In the footsteps of St. Paul Pax, Wolfgang St. Paul
In the fullness of time Greig, David Church history: St. Mary Magdalene
In the hands of God Barclay, William Christian life
In the steps of St. Thomas D'Souza, Herman St. Thomas
In Weakness, Strength Vanier, Jean Religious biography
Incarnation of God , The Strong, E.L. Christology
Inner voice of love: a journey through anguish Nouwen, Henri J.M. Distress (Psychology)
Inner Voice of Love: a Journey Through Anguish , The Nouwen, Henri J. M. Spititual life
Instrument of thy peace Paton, Alan Meditations
Intercession: a theological & practical guide Plater, Ormonde Intercessory prayer
Intercessions for the Christian people Ramshaw, Gail, ed. Prayers
Interior castle Theresa of Avila, St. Mysticism
Interpretation & belief Farrer, Austin Theology
Interpreter's one-volume commentary , The Laymon, Charles M. Bible: commentaries
Interpreting the parables Hunter, Alan M. Jesus Christ: parables
Introducing Anglican beliefs Herbert, Roy Anglicanism
Introducing New Testament theology Hunter, Alan M. Bible: NT criticism
Introducing the Christian faith Ramsey, Arthur Michael Theology
Introducing young children to Jesus Madge, Violet Religious education
Introduction to the Bible , An Cook, Stanley Bible
Introduction to the devout life de Sales, St. Francis Christian life
Introduction to the New Testament Brown, Raymond E. Bible: NT criticism
Introits and graduals - Canadian Prayer Book Scty St John Evangelist Liturgy
Invitation to Christian Spirituality: ecumenical ant Tyson, John R. Spirituality
Invitation to Matthew Senior, Donald Bible: NT commentaries
Iranians in Ontario Kasemi, M. S. Iran: immigration
Irrational season , The L'Engle, Madeleine Devotional
Islam Armstrong, Karen Islam
It is there--for those who want it Clough, James C. Clergy: Anglican communion
Jacob's ladder Hefling, Charles C. Apologetics
Jerome Biblical commentary , The Brown, Raymond E. Bible: commentaries
Jerusalem Bible , The Bible
Jerusalem I love , The Comay, Joan Travel & description: Jerusalem
Jerusalem in the time of Jesus Jeremias, Joachim New Testament: sociology
Jerusalem windows , The Chagall, Marc Glass painting and staining
Jerusalem, song of songs Uris, Jill & Leon Travel & description
Jerusalem: one city, three faiths Armstrong, Karen Jerusalem
Jesu, Son of God Weiler, Eugen Jesus Christ: resurrection
Jesuits Aveling, J.C.H. Jesuits
Jesuits , The Aveling, J. C. H. Jesuits
Jesus Grant, Michael Christian teaching: 20th century
Jesus Carpenter, Humphrey Jesus Christ: teachings
Jesus - Uncovering the Life --- of a Religious Revol Borg, Marcus Jesus Christ
Jesus - uncovering the life---of a religious revolut Borg, Marcus Jesus Christ
Jesus according to a woman Wahlberg, Rachel C. Jesus Christ
Jesus and logotherapy Leslie, Robert C. Psychotherapy
Jesus and logotherapy Leslie, Robert C. Jesus Christ
Jesus and the freed woman Wahlberg, Rachel C. Jesus Christ: public life
Jesus and the living past Ramsey, Arthur Michael Jesus Christ
Jesus and the World of Judaism Vermes, Geza Judaism & Christianity
Jesus Christ and the Christian life Moore, Arthur B. Ethics
Jesus Christ: his life and his Church Baxter, Margaret Jesus Christ: biography
Jesus for modern man Edwards, David L. Bible: NT criticism
Jesus in Palestine Collins, Freda Jesus Christ: biography
Jesus in the background of history Polack, A.I. Jesus Christ - Biography
Jesus myth , The Greeley, Andrew Jesus Christ
Jesus of Nazareth Barclay, William Jesus Christ
Jesus prayer , The Gysi, Lydia Devotional
Jesus Rediscovered Muggeridge, Malcolm Christian teaching: 20th century
Jesus through many eyes Neill, Stephen Jesus Christ
Jesus through the centuries Pelikan, Jaroslav Jesus Christ: art
Jesus, a New Vision: Spirit, Culture, Discipleship Borg, Marcus J. Jesus Christ: Person, Significance
Jesus, Lord and saviour Hunter, Alan M. Jesus Christ
Jesus, the Bible and Homosexuality Rogers, Jack Homosexuality
Jesus/now Brandt, Leslie F. Bible: NT commentaries
Jesus: an experiment in Christology Schillebeeckx, Edward Jesus Christ
Jesus: the Unanswered Questions Bowden, John Jesus Christ
John Henry Newman - a biography Ker, Ian John Henry, Newman
John Henry Newman - a biography Ker, Ian Religious Biography:John Henry Newman
John Toronto Boorman, Sylvia Religious biography: John Strachan
Joseph the silent Gasnier, Michel St. Joseph of Nazareth
Journey into Christ Jones, Alan W. Spiritual Life
Journey to God Benedictines
Journeying Through Lent Weyrauch, Greg Lent
Joy in the Lord Williams, Granville M. Christian life
Joy of being , The Main, John Devotional
Joy of God , The Williams, H.A. Sermons
Judaism and Christianity Baeck, Leo Christianity & other religions
Judaism: an introduction for Christians Limburg, James Judaism & Christianity
Juliana Armour, Elizabeth P. Religious biography
Justice not just us Vandezande, Gerald Church: social problems
Key to the Old Testament Edwards, David L. Old Testament
Kilvert's diary Kilvert, Francis Religious biography
Kingdom of love and knowledge , The Alchin, A.M. Christian church: denominations, sects
Ladder of divine ascent , The John Climacus, St. Mysticism
Lambeth conference 1958 , The Prayer meetings; holy hours
Lancelot Andrews Welsby, Paul A. Religious biography
Last things now , The Edwards, David L. Future life
Last words in Westminster Abbey Henson, Hensley Religious biography
Later Middle Ages , The Guillemain, Bernard Church history
Lauds, Vespers, Compline Liturgy
Law of love , The Jeffrey, David L. Spiritual Life