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Taizé Service

November 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm

SOLD OUT. This service is already filled to capacity.

Do you feel stressed out by these pandemic times? Looking for some contemplative peace in your life?

You are invited to our first Taizé service on Thursday November 5th at 7pm.

Taizé is a monastic community in France and it is known for its beautiful sacred music. Our own Christina Labriola will be leading the music, and we will gather together for a time of reading, silent reflection and prayer. There are very limited seats for this evening—so get your spot early on our website. We know that this evening of Taizé will be a blessing!

More about Taizé :

Since its founding in the 1940s, the monastic community of Taizé in France has become a place of pilgrimage for people the world over, seeking spiritual refreshment. Pilgrims are drawn by the spirit of joy, simplicity, and fellowship which permeates the community, as lived out through its unique style of worship: meditative communal prayer rich in complementary silence and song. The music of Taizé, with its distinctive, repetitive chants setting a simple prayer phrase or word of scripture, encourages a contemplative disposition that allows one to go deeper, beyond the mere surface level, into a profound encounter with God in the inner room of the heart.


November 5, 2020
7:00 pm


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


Rev. Molly Finlay
(416) 920-5211 ext 31

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.