Worship

Please note! All public gatherings have been cancelled until further notice.

In response to the ongoing efforts to contain Covid-19 all public worship gatherings at Christ Church Deer Park have been cancelled, including Sunday services and other weekly worship services. Instead we meet online when possible.

Sunday Morning Services

We normaly 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.

8 AM

Said Eucharist

– 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.

9:15 AM

Relaxed and Informal Communion Service

– 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 and Nursery care offered.

10:30 AM

Sung Choral Eucharist

– 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. Children’s Ministry and Nursery care are offered during this service.

Other Services

Here are some of our other popular services:

Sunday Afternoons

Sunday Jazz Vespers

Jazz Vespers at Christ Church is a popular, informal service held every other 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.

Upcoming Jazz Vespers
We have no more Jazz Vespers listed in the calendar right now.

Wednesdays 7:30 am

Holy Eucharist and Breakfast

On Wednesday mornings we offer a half-hour service of Holy Communion in the chapel, with a short reflection or homily.

The service is followed by a delicious continental breakfast in the Arthur Smith Room — a great way to start your day and meet new people.

Friday Evenings

Church on Tap

The fourth Friday of every month we open up Church on Tap here at Christ Church Deer Park. We’re serving up a light, smooth, and informal service of Holy Eucharistic in our worship space, followed by ice-cold beer in the hall.

Using only the finest liturgy, coupled with a pint of locally brewed beer, we have unlocked the perfect combination for a great start to your Friday night in the city.

(Non-Alcoholic beverages & snacks will also be served)

Good Liturgy. Good Beer. Amen.

Next Church on Tap
No more Church on Tap listed in our calendar. Church on Tap returns in the fall

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.