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, February 26

8 AM Holy Eucharist
9:30 AM Sung Eucharist + Burning of Palms + Commissioning of Catechumens
11:15 AM Sung Eucharist + Burning of Palms + Commissioning of Catechumens
7 PM Taizé

Appointment of a New Incumbent

The Reverend David I. Giffen has been appointed Incumbent of Church of the Redeemer effective March 1, 2017 - more

Telling the Story

Tuesday, February 21 at 7 PM - "Deuteronomy: On the Brink of the Promised Land" - an exciting conclusion to this year's series - more

Mardi Gras

Put Tuesday, February 28 on your calendar!  Time is 5:30 - 8 PM.  $5 per person, maximum $10 per family.  Pancakes, build-your-own-sundae, refreshments, music and entertainment.  This is also an opportunity to say goodbye to David Howells and to welcome David Giffen and his family.  All are welcome.

Ash Wednesday Release Day (March 1)

This year, our children and youth will participate in the Ash Wednesday Cathedral Discovery Day.  Registration is now open with a deadline of Monday, February 27 - more

Ash Wednesday Retreat for Adults
Wednesday, March 1 (9 AM-3 PM)

At this day-long retreat we ready ourselves for Lent - more

Dinner with David

You’re invited!  Come for this Lenten series with our new Lead Pastor and Incumbent, David Giffen at 6 PM on Wednesdays, March 8, March 22 and April 5 - more


All who seek a deeper understanding of Christian faith and community are invited to take part in Catechesis, a Lenten process of learning and renewal - more

Refugee Settlement Ministry

Updates and a revised list of needs are online - more

Redeemer Readers 2016-2017

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