We normally offer three different Sunday Morning Services every week: 8 am, 9:15 am and 10:30 am, each with a distinct style, but with the same theme.
– a quiet and contemplative Communion service, with Bible readings and prayers from the traditional Book of Common Prayer and a brief sermon.
This service runs about 40 minutes.
– a relaxed and informal seeker-oriented service with contemporary songs and favourite hymns, communion, and a sermon that connects to your lived experience.
This service lasts 45-50 minutes, with Children’s Ministry Programming available for ages 10-16.
– a classic Anglican service of worship, with relevant biblical preaching, organ music, sung prayers, and choir music.
This service runs just over an hour, includes Holy Communion, and follows the liturgy found in our Book of Alternative Services.
We also have busy bags at the back of the sanctuary for children, and we have a dedicated play mat with soft toys in our adjacent chapel.
Here are some of our other popular services:
Jazz Vespers at Christ Church is a popular, informal service held once a month on a Sunday afternoon from September to June, and featuring some of the city’s finest jazz musicians. This service has been included in the Toronto Jazz Festival line-up.
Our Jazz Vespers include a reflective reading and prayers for the needs of the world.
A voluntary collection is taken.
On Wednesday mornings we offer a half-hour service of Holy Communion in the chapel, with a short reflection or homily. Afterwards we gather for an informal lunch of soup and bread.
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.