A Very Special Gift


John 15:16 “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.”

In the closing days of this season of Easter, we have more joyful news to share! With heartfelt thanks to David and Joan Moore, their entire family and to the many parishioners who responded to their generous challenge, we are pleased to report that around $245,000 has been raised to ensure that Christ Church Deer Park will continue to bear fruit – fruit that will last. While this is a fantastic result, we would love to surpass the quarter million mark! In fact, there is no reason to stop at this level … there is still time to donate. 

This achievement includes the Moore’s “matching” gift of up to $100,000, which was maximized through the contributions of 50 parishioners who rose to the challenge to raise funds for the following three purposes:

  1. Eliminate the 2021 operating deficit ensuring that our wonderful ministries will continue during COVID and beyond;
  2. Ensure that much needed physical improvements and maintenance are fully funded; and
  3. Ensure that our Investment Fund is not depleted and can contribute to CCDP operations over the long term.

Some donors designated their contributions to only one of these objectives and we are pleased to report that, due to the success of the campaign, these wishes will be easily accommodated. As mentioned previously, there is still time to contribute to the Moore Family Challenge. Anyone interested in making a cash donation can mail or drop off a personal cheque, provide a pledge letter to the church (if you would like to spread your special gift over the year) or use our new e-transfer facility to make your gift to CCDP. Gifts of stock, which can be more tax efficient for the donor, are also accepted (please contact the church office for transfer instructions). In all cases, please make a note that the gift relates to the “Moore Family Challenge” to distinguish it as a special one-time gift apart from your regular giving.

Your Management Team would like to take this opportunity to thank all who contributed to this wonderful campaign, including our Stewardship Committee for their outreach, and with a special thanks to the Moore family for their generous and impactful call to action.

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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.