Stefani Bedin joined our team as Director of Music in January 2024. Stefani is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance at the University of Toronto, majoring in organ performance. 
She already holds a Bachelor’s degree in Piano and Organ and a Master of Music in organ
performance, both from U of T, as well as holding an Associate Diploma in Piano Performance
from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and a Certificate in Service Playing from the Royal
Canadian College of Organists. Since 2015 she has been awarded many scholarships and

Over the last twelve years, Stefani has had experience as an organist, pianist, and choral
conductor in several churches, including at St Basil’s Roman Catholic Church at the
University of St Michael’s College, where she accompanied and conducted various choral groups
as well as playing for all service music at two masses every weekend. Her freelance work has
taken her to various other churches in the GTA. And, she is the Vice-President of the Toronto
Centre Executive Committee of the Royal Canadian College of Organists. In addition to all that,
she has given many organ recitals at local churches, including Yorkminster Park Baptist Church,
Metropolitan United and the Anglican Cathedral Church of St James.

She has experience with a wide range of repertoire and musical styles from the Middle
Ages to the twenty-first century, including what she calls “treasures from the Anglican tradition.”
And perhaps most important of all: in her own words, she is well aware of “the important role
that music plays in the liturgy, how it can help glorify God, inspire the congregation’s active
participation in worship, and serve as a powerful tool of evangelization and outreach.”

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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.