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, November 23
The Reign of Christ

8 AM Holy Eucharist (Said)
9:30 Sung Eucharist
11:15 Sung Eucharist
7 PM Taizé

We are not alone ...
God is with us

Are you able to help us raise $300,000 by December 31, 2014 to meet our ministry initiatives? - more

Advent and Christmas Services

Here is a list of our Advent and Christmas services.  We look forward to welcoming you.

A Dramatic Reading of Charles Dickens'
A Christmas Carol

Sunday, December 7 at 2:30 PM with readers Seán Cullen, Leah Doz, Jonathan Llyr, David Shelley and Judith Thompson - more information and online ticket purchase

World AIDS Day Vigil

The Diocese of Toronto, in partnership with the Ontario AIDS Network, will host a World AIDS Day Vigil on Monday, December 1 with the congregation of St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 188 Carlton Street.  Light refreshments at 5:30 PM before the Vigil Service at 6.  Canadian Indigenous Bishop Mark MacDonald will preach.  The theme is one of solidarity with all who live with or are afflicted by HIV/AIDS:  “Be Part of the Light:  Fight the Stigma.”

Redeemer 101

A three-part series beginning November 17 especially for newcomers examining the basics of this parish, the Church of the Redeemer, as well as Anglicanism and the Bible - more

Art Market

Sunday, November 23 (10:30 AM-2 PM) - a fundraiser for the drop-in meal program - more

Telling the Story
The End of the World as We Know It

Our theme this season is "The Apocalypse".  Abigail Young will lead the second session on Tuesday, November 25 on "The Little Apocalypse" - more

End of Life Panel Discussion

Thursday, November 27 - a panel discussion on end of life issues, including palliative care, assisted suicide and other end of life topics - more

Blue Christmas

A quiet candlelight service for those who find celebrating Christmas difficult - more

Redeemer Readers 2014-15

This year we will look at five books that deal with Christianity and the Arts.  New members are always welcome - more

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