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At Christ Church Deer Park we don't just pray! We enjoy each other's company, develop deep friendships, cultivate common interests, and have fun together. Everyone is welcome and there is always room for one more. We hope that you will join us for activities that interest or intrigue you, even if it is just for an exploratory visit. For more information about any of our activities, please do not hesitate to be in touch. Contact us.


Anglican Church Workers (ACW)

Our ACW is a busy group that

  • Provides financial support to the parish and many outreach projects
  • Assists with receptions and special parish events
  • Assists with sorting and pricing for our two annual parish rummage sales
  • Coordinates and organizes the annual christmas fair
  • Coordinates and organizes an annual bridge luncheon
  • Hosts annual spring and christmas luncheons for shut-ins

The ACW meets Tuesdays at 10:30 am and continues to meet each Tuesday morning in the Arthur Smith Room during the summer. Bring your own sandwich; coffee and tea are provided. then stay and play a game of bridge.


PosterArt and Spirituality

At Christ Church Deer Park art is a dynamic part of spirituality, and we recognize its value in the small gallery we have established in the Arthur Smith Room. There we can appreciate and experience the work of the artists among us as well as those from the wider community.

Our Art and spirituality committee

  • Provides an opportunity for the community at large to share the enriching experience of art
  • Engages with artists within and beyond our parish
  • Maintains a gallery space where artists can exhibit their work; and
  • Promotes a self-sustaining program through sponsorships, patronages, donations, and commissions on art sales

Please visit our gallery to view the current exhibit, or attend one of the opening events for a featured artist.


Book Club

This is a welcoming group of people who enjoy books. The club meets regularly to discuss what members have been reading and to choose books for future meetings. Please join the group for lively conversation, refreshments and wine, or your own choice of beverage.


Bridge Club

This active group meets to play bridge every Tuesday afternoon. Whether beginner or expert, you will find this group to be friendly, helpful, and fun.


Challenging Christianity

This is an adult forum for sharing genuine questions, doubts, perplexities, and contrasting perspectives. It explores the challenge that contemporary culture poses to Christianity, and how Christians respond. Those present choose the discussion topics. Drop in with any issues you like and find a receptive audience that is not satisfied with easy, pat answers.


Christmas Fair

A long-standing tradition at Christ Church Deer Park, this Christmas market is typically held on the last Saturday of November and is open to parishioner and visitors from the wider community. A good place to find seasonal decorations, handcrafted gifts, special treasures, and homemade jellies and preserves. Shortbreads and fruitcakes baked by a dedicated team of supervised volunteers always sell out quickly.


Contemplative Knitting Circle

Knitters and other needleworkers gather in the chapel on the fourth Wednesday of the month from
6–7 pm to work in a quiet, contemplative atmosphere. On each occasion an intimate, ad hoc community forms that honours stillness, beauty, skill, and human labour. Circles usually begin with a contemplative or inspirational reading. Then people work in silence for thirty minutes. After that, thoughts and experiences are shared. There is no overt religious content or evangelical purpose to the circle; it is an exercise in spaciousness, graciousness and hospitality. All interested people are welcome to bring their needlework and join the circle on any occasion.


Reading Theology Group

CCDP's Reading Theology Group meets once a month, for an hour, to discuss a theological text read by the group prior to the meeting. This year, the group has discussed such works as Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon's Resident Aliens; John Milton's Paradise Lost; T. S. Eliot's poem Ash Wednesday; and Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Life Together. The meeting begins with a prayer, and continues with a very brief discussion of the context of the writing of the work, and then on to discussion of the work itself. Our next Reading Theology meeting is scheduled for September 2016.


Rummage Sales

Come and shop with us at these great parish recycling events! Each spring and fall we hold rummage sales where you can find gently used items such as,

• Men's clothing • Women's clothing • Children's clothing
• Shoes • Treasures & collectibles • Jewellery
• Kitchenware • Linens • Pictures
• CDs/DVDs • Toys • Games

Please note - we are no longer taking or selling books.


St. Andrew's Group

This active group meets every Tuesday at 10 am to enjoy quilting, knitting and fellowship over a brown bag lunch, with a monthly guest speaker. Each year a quilt is designed, pieced and hand stitched for the Christmas Fair. Knitted articles and Christmas decorations are also prepared for sale at the fair. Handcrafts are making a comeback and this group provides an excellent opportunity to refine your skills or learn new tricks from experienced hands. Just drop in and introduce yourself.

 

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Christ Church Deer Park
1570 Yonge Street, Toronto
2 blocks north of St. Clair - NW corner of Yonge & Heath

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