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Blessing of the Animals (Pets!)

October 2 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On this day we celebrate St. Francis of Assisi and God’s Creation by blessing the other creatures we share the Earth with. In particular, we bless the animal companions we share our homes with (be they furry, scaly, or otherwise!). So, please bring your pet along (leashed or in a carrier so we have no escapees!) to be blessed and celebrated.


October 2
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Christ Church Deer Park
1570 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4T 1Z8 Canada
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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.