Church of the Redeemer

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the Church of the Redeemer.  We are delighted that you are visiting our website.  It gives you an opportunity to peek behind the scenes and discover more about the Christian community that gathers at the corner of Bloor Street and Avenue Road. 

Our home sits on the traditional lands of the Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and Mississauga peoples of the New Credit, and in the heart of the city of 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.  Whatever the project or endeavour, we steep our ministry in scripture, prayer, sacrament and song.

We invite you to explore our website.  You will find a little taste of our worship, prayer life, programs and community.  Here you can sign up for programs, learn how to keep up-to-date through our communications, become a member or friend and share in the ministry at the corner.

Thank you for visiting.

News/Upcoming Events

Sunday, December 4
The Second Sunday of Advent

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, followed by Drum Blessing

Bishop Patrick Yu

On Sunday, December 4 at the 9:30 and 11:15 AM services, our guest preacher and presider will be our retiring area bishop, Patrick Yu.  We will thank him and give him our blessing as he embarks on the next chapter of his life in Hong Kong.

Advent and Christmas Services

A listing of Advent and Christmas services is here.  Please join us!

A Dramatic Reading of Charles Dickens'
A Christmas Carol

Sunday, December 4 at 2:30 PM with readers The Hon. Carolyn Bennett, Billy Newton-Davis, John Northcott, Marshall Pynkoski and Marcia Young - tickets

Blue Christmas Service

Wednesday, December 7 at 6 PM - A candlelight service for those who find Christmas difficult - more

The Days of Advent

Once again this year, we are participating in AdventWord, a global Advent calendar, and marking the days of Advent with prayer - more

Year-End Financial Appeal

2016 has been a remarkable year of accomplishments, and we need to complete our financial journey by raising $300,000 by December 31 - more

Drum Blessing @ Redeemer

Sunday, December 4 after the 7 PM Evensong service - a drum blessing using Cree liturgy and language - more

Refugee Settlement Ministry
Update and Requests

They've arrived!  A family of six from Myanmar is here.  Can you help with remaining necessary items? - more

Telling the Story 2016-2017

Telling the Story is a series of informal evenings devoted to increasing our biblical literacy.  This season's next session is on Tuesday, January 10 - more

Redeemer Readers 2016-2017

Meeting dates and book titles for the upcoming season are now available - more

Buidling Project Update

Construction hoarding is in place for the duration of the demolition and construction of our new stairs and corner plaza.  Access to the church will be from the Avenue Road ramp up to the side door.  The stairs to the lower level will be fully accessible.  Project updates are here.

2016 Parish Profile

The Parish Selection Committee is pleased to publish the 2016 Parish Profile - more

Special Music Events

Dates for Bach Vespers and Rock Eucharists through June, 2017 have been posted here.

Check our calendar for more dates

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