A New Pastoral Associate

It is with joy and excitement that the Wardens and Rector announce the appointment of Alexandra (Ali) McIntosh as Pastoral Associate, beginning May 1st 2021.

Ali holds a B.A. in English Literature, and Diaspora & Transnational Studies from the University of Toronto, and is currently completing her Master of Divinity at Trinity College. She has been involved in ministry for almost a decade and is a postulant for ordination in the Diocese of Toronto. Ali has a strong background ministering alongside the younger generation, and most recently served as a Youth Ministry Coordinator for the diocese.

She has been lucky enough to work in all sorts of ministry contexts ranging from a bustling downtown Toronto church, a small community in the northern Yukon, and outreach to those experiencing homelessness and addiction. She is passionate about justice, mission, and innovative ways of doing church. She believes the church has something uniquely life-changing to offer people in the landscape of late-stage capitalism and particularly loves to have conversations about Christianity in the 21st century with both those inside and outside the church. On a day off you might find her practicing yoga, exploring hidden corners of the city, or trying desperately to keep her houseplants alive. Ali is excited to join the CCDP team and to learn and grow alongside our remarkable congregation.

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The Story behind our

Tracking Organ

Our magnificent three manual, tracker-action organ was installed in the chancel of the church in the spring of 1982 and dedicated to the Glory of God and in memory of those who died in the First World War and the Second World War.

The organ, built by the Karl Wilhelm Company of Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, has a classical continental design. The case is made of white oak and the pipe shades are of carved butternut. Voiced in the classic French style, its 36 stops and 50 ranks are capable of interpreting a wide variety of organ literature.

Installation required considerable changes to the chancel including moving the altar forward and arranging choir seating to either side. These renovations prompted the design and production of our award-winning Benedicite Kneelers, done in needlepoint by a dedicated group of church members.