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So often those who walk past the stately old walls of the church realize its historic presence in the downtown core; but what is more important, though less visible, is the fact that the old building at the corner of King and Simcoe is the spiritual home of a living, inclusive and dynamic community of people. As has often been said, the church is not a building — but is the community of people who gather together in love and in service.

 

On a weekly basis the work of this church finds expression in many different ways — in times of prayer and worship; in Bible Study groups and lecture series;in celebration of significant life experiences such as baptisms, weddings and funerals; in interactions with the children and youth of our community through Sunday School and youth gatherings; in musical events and concerts; in opportunities for service offered to those in need through through the Out of the Cold programme and the Boarding Homes Ministry; and in many, many other ways.

 

Even as we honour the history of this congregation which has been present in downtown Toronto for over 180 years, we celebrate that St. Andrew’s is a living church with a vibrant and relevant presence in the heart of Toronto.

 

 

You Are Welcome To Become Part Of This Living Church

Upcoming Events

    Advent Meditations 2018

    2018-12-19
    12:00pm
    78 Simcoe

    We are pleased that our former Associate Minister,...

    Advent Meditations 2018

    Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 - Monday, Dec 19, 2050

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    We are pleased that our former Associate Minister, The Rev. Dr. George Vais, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Advent Meditations. The meditations will focus on the theme of Advent Responses: Mary, John and Paul. This year’s series begins on Wednesday, December 5th and will run for three weeks. Our Director of Music, Dan Bickle, will present a musical prelude each week beginning at noon. The meditations will begin at 12:15. A light lunch will be served in the boardroom following each meditation. Everyone is welcome to attend!
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    St. Andrew\'s Church
    78 Simcoe
    Toronto, ON M5J 1W9

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    Christmas Eve - 7 pm - Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols

    Monday, Dec 24, 2018 -

    Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Christmas Eve - December 24, 2018 7 pm - Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols
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    St. Andrew\'s Church
    78 Simcoe
    Toronto, ON M5J 1W9

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    Christmas Eve - 11 p.m. - Candlelight Service of Holy Communion

    Monday, Dec 24, 2018 -

    Time: 11:00pm - 12:00am

    December 24, 201811:00 p.m. - Candlelight Service of Holy Communion
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    St. Andrew's Church
    78 Simcoe
    Toronto, ON M5J 1W9

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    Christmas Eve - 7 pm - Candlelight Service

    2018-12-24
    7:00pm
    78 Simcoe

    Christmas Eve - December 24, 2018 7 p...

    Advent Meditations 2018

    Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 - Monday, Dec 19, 2050

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    We are pleased that our former Associate Minister, The Rev. Dr. George Vais, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Advent Meditations. The meditations will focus on the theme of Advent Responses: Mary, John and Paul. This year’s series begins on Wednesday, December 5th and will run for three weeks. Our Director of Music, Dan Bickle, will present a musical prelude each week beginning at noon. The meditations will begin at 12:15. A light lunch will be served in the boardroom following each meditation. Everyone is welcome to attend!
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    St. Andrew\'s Church
    78 Simcoe
    Toronto, ON M5J 1W9

    Event Fees:


    Christmas Eve - 7 pm - Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols

    Monday, Dec 24, 2018 -

    Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Christmas Eve - December 24, 2018 7 pm - Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols
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    St. Andrew\'s Church
    78 Simcoe
    Toronto, ON M5J 1W9

    Event Fees:


    Christmas Eve - 11 p.m. - Candlelight Service of Holy Communion

    Monday, Dec 24, 2018 -

    Time: 11:00pm - 12:00am

    December 24, 201811:00 p.m. - Candlelight Service of Holy Communion
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    St. Andrew's Church
    78 Simcoe
    Toronto, ON M5J 1W9

    Event Fees:


    Christmas Eve - 11 p.m. - Candlelight Service

    2018-12-24
    11:00pm
    78 Simcoe

    December 24, 2018 11:00 p.m. - Candlelight Serv...

    Advent Meditations 2018

    Wednesday, Dec 19, 2018 - Monday, Dec 19, 2050

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    We are pleased that our former Associate Minister, The Rev. Dr. George Vais, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Advent Meditations. The meditations will focus on the theme of Advent Responses: Mary, John and Paul. This year’s series begins on Wednesday, December 5th and will run for three weeks. Our Director of Music, Dan Bickle, will present a musical prelude each week beginning at noon. The meditations will begin at 12:15. A light lunch will be served in the boardroom following each meditation. Everyone is welcome to attend!
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    Location


    St. Andrew\'s Church
    78 Simcoe
    Toronto, ON M5J 1W9

    Event Fees:


    Christmas Eve - 7 pm - Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols

    Monday, Dec 24, 2018 -

    Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

    Christmas Eve - December 24, 2018   7 pm - Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols
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    Location


    St. Andrew\'s Church
    78 Simcoe
    Toronto, ON M5J 1W9

    Event Fees:


    Christmas Eve - 11 p.m. - Candlelight Service of Holy Communion

    Monday, Dec 24, 2018 -

    Time: 11:00pm - 12:00am

    December 24, 2018 11:00 p.m. - Candlelight Service of Holy Communion
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    Location


    St. Andrew's Church
    78 Simcoe
    Toronto, ON M5J 1W9

    Event Fees: