Church of the Redeemer

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Church of the Redeemer. We are delighted that you stopped in for a visit.  This website gives you an opportunity to peek behind the scenes and discover more about the Christian community that gathers at the corner of Avenue Road and Bloor Street in downtown Toronto.

We are a community on the move.  We offer hospitality to all people.  We seek to serve the needs of the seasoned pilgrim, the sojourner and seeker.  We strive to feed the poor and to stand with those in our society who have little to no voice.  We nurture our children, support our teens and glean wisdom from our elderly.  We are a diverse community that makes room for all people.  Whatever the project or endeavour, we steep our ministry in scripture, prayer, sacrament and song.

We invite you to explore this website.  We offer you a little taste of our worship, prayer life, programs and community.  You may surf the pages at your leisure, sign up for programs, keep in touch by eNews, become a member or friend of the ministry at the corner.

Thank you for dropping in.  Enjoy!

Andrew Asbil

News/Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 6

8 AM Holy Eucharist (Said) + Laying on of Hands
9:30 AM Sung Eucharist + Laying on of Hands
11:15 AM Sung Eucharist + Laying on of Hands
7 PM Evensong

Open Streets TO

On Sunday, September 6, Bloor Street will be closed from Christie Street to Parliament Street and Yonge Street will be closed from Bloor Street to Queen Street from 9 AM to 1 PM for Open Streets TO.  Further details are here.

Ramp and Lift Available September 6

The Avenue Road ramp and the lift will be available on Sunday, September 6.  Both will be unavailable after that for about a month due to construction, and alternate means of accessibility to the church will be posted here.

Legacy of Residential Schools and Reconciliation

A live-streaming webcast on Thursday, September 10 from 5 to 6:30 PM with discussion to follow - more

Autumn Learning Opportunities

Registration is now open for two upcoming learning opportunities.  A seven-week series Shalom: A Study of the Biblical Concept of Peace begins on Thursday, September 10.  This season's Telling the Story launches on Tuesday, September 29 with reflection on the Gospel of Matthew - more

Redeemer Readers 2015-16

The books we will read this year focus on themes of violence and non-violence - more

Curve Lake First Nation Pow Wow

Saturday, September 19 near Peterborough, to honour residential school survivors.  Details for the day and ticket information are here.

In for the Long Haul (Part Two)

The Aboriginal Issues Working Group (AIWG) of Church of the Redeemer and the Aboriginal Justice Coalition invite you to a Circle on Monday, September 21 at 6 PM with the object of looking at possibilities for action arising from consideration of the TRC Report and its Calls to Action - more

Construction Project Update

The hoarding inside the church is now down!  Check out the latest update and pictures here.

Special Music Events

Dates for Bach Vespers and Rock Eucharists during the upcoming season have been posted here.

Truth and Reconciliation Report

Links to the final report and calls to action are here.

Drop-In Meal Program

The Drop-In Meal Program will re-open after its summer break on Monday, September 14.

Check our calendar for more dates

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