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 29
Advent 1

8 AM Holy Eucharist (Said)
9:30 AM Sung Eucharist
11:15 AM Sung Eucharist
7 PM Advent Carol Service

New Lift Operational

Our new lift has passed inspection and is now available for use!

The Days of Advent

This year we are not only marking the days of Advent with prayer but also participating in AdventWord, a global Advent calendar - more

Sharing our Spaces of Rejuvenation
Cottage Mini-Auction

Our first ever Cottage Mini-Auction in support of the Drop-In Meal Program at Redeemer is underway!  Bids must be in by December 6 - more

A Dramatic Reading of Charles Dickens'
A Christmas Carol

Sunday, December 6 at 2:30 PM with readers Kate Macdonald Butler, Seán Cullen, Mary Lou Finlay, Marshall Pynkoski and Cedric Smith, and featuring the music of Mike Daley - more information and ticket purchase

Home and Presence

Are you able to help us raise $300,000 by December 31, 2015 to meet our ministry initiatives?  Can you help sponsor a refugee family in 2016 and 2017?  - more

Blue Christmas Service

Wednesday, December 16 at 6 PM - a quiet candlelight service for those who find Christmas difficult - more

Christmas Eve Party

Following the 10:30 PM Christmas Eve service, we host a splendid post-festival party.  If you can help by providing food or volunteering for various tasks, a sign-up sheet is here.

The Rev'd Canon Andrew Asbil

It is our joy (and our sorrow, too) to announce that our incumbent, The Rev'd Canon Andrew Asbil, has been appointed Rector of the Cathedral Church of St James and the Dean of Toronto.  We have been so blessed by Andrew's ministry with us and are grateful that he has prepared us so well for our future and the ways in which we can serve the community around us.  Please join us in congratulating him and his family - more

Save the Date - Details to Follow

January 9 from 5 to 8 PM - Farewell to Andrew Asbil and his family.

February 8 at 6 PM - Annual Vestry Meeting

The New Testament - It's All Greek to Me!

Four Thursdays from November 26 to December 17 to read passages from the Gospel of Luke.  Designed for those with no knowledge of Greek - more

Construction Project Update

The scaffolding is now down and the bell has been rung - more

Redeemer Readers 2015-16

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

Special Music Events

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

Check our calendar for more dates

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