Faculty of Divinity Members Respond to COVID-19: Maggie Helwig

Posted: April 30, 2020

Members of Trinity’s Faculty of Divinity community are working on the frontlines of COVID-19. Read a few their stories in response to the pandemic.

Maggie Helwig in the church kitchen preparing food

Maggie Helwig

The Rev. Maggie Helwig is an author and human rights activist. She received a Master of Divinity (Hons) from the Faculty of Divinity at Trinity College in 2011, and was ordained a deacon in the Anglican Church of Canada in the same year, and priested in 2012.

“I’m the priest of a small Anglican church in downtown Toronto, and although our worship services are suspended, we are continuing our already-active street outreach programming. We run a drop-in on Friday nights, and breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday, and we also have a group which cooks for the Moss Park Overdose Prevention Site. It’s been a challenge adapting our programmes to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we know that, even running them as safely as we can, it’s not without risk. But people living on the street, whose lives are in ongoing crisis anyway, have now lost almost all the supports on which they depended, and we felt it was crucial to keep things going here.”

Submitted by Maggie Helwig


Fr. Hernan Astudillo DMin student Fr. Hernan Astudillo broadcasts liturgies and continues to supports Latino communities during COVID-19.




Andrea Budgey in the Trinity QuadMDiv alum and Trinity’s Humphrys Chaplain The Rev. Andrea Budgey volunteers in the community to help those hardest hit by the pandemic.




Jenni King Feheley at her church food bank

MDiv alum Jenni King Feheley brings awareness of the local food bank plight; her Fabulous Fridays and The Green Door series supports families & children during the pandemic.




Chris Brittain DivBunker video

Dean Christopher Brittain’s video messages from the DivBunker to the Faculty of Divinity community.





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