Welcome to St. Andrew’s Church
Join us every Sunday at 10:30am for Morning Worship


Downtown Toronto is a busy and bustling place. Every day, thousands of people stream past the doors of St. Andrew’s on their way to work, to the theatre, to their homes, to sports games, and to the many tourist sites located in the church’s neighbourhood.

Behind the large doors which open onto King St. is a quiet and peaceful place of prayer and of worship.   The doors to the sanctuary will be open Monday to Friday from  9 AM to 4 PM for people to find a moment to come in to pray, to contemplate, to collect their thoughts and to seek peace.

God calls on St. Andrew’s to be an inclusive community and to welcome all with open arms and hearts of love.

St. Andrew’s Church is a place of prayer for all people.






Worship Online with the St. Andrew’s Church Community 

To access the online services from previous weeks, please click here.

March 19, 2023 – Fourth Sunday in Lent


THURSDAY NOON-TIME COMMUNION SERVICE  – Doors will open at noon and the service will begin at 12:15 PM.  All are welcome.






Talking With the Moderator

Rev. Faris has been away many Sundays this year, visiting other churches across Canada in his role as Moderator of the General Assembly.  He has also been involved in a number of denominational and ecumenical meetings and events and will be participating in a trip to visit the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan in April.  You are invited to be in conversation with him about his journey as Moderator in two different sessions on Wednesday, March 29 at 7 PM. and on Wednesday, April 5 at 12 noon.  Each session will be about 90 minutes long and you are welcome to attend one or both.  We will meet in the Board Room and you will also be able to join by Zoom.  Please be in touch with Rev. Faris at b.faris@standrewstoronto.org if you are planning to attend.



Sunday Adult Bible Study
Please join us Sunday mornings at 9:00am in the boardroom for our weekly Bible Study.  We will continue with our hybrid format so if you would like to join us via Zoom please email Rev. Faris at b.faris@standrewstoronto.org so that he can send out the weekly link.

For more detailed information please click HERE


Church School & Nursery Update for Winter 2023 
A new Church School year has now begun here at St. Andrew’s!  we welcome  children and youth, up to 17 years of age, each Sunday morning.

The Nursery is located on the 2nd floor, in Room 205 in the Kid’s and Co Daycare.  It is available for infants under 3.  It is open at 10:15 for parents and guardians to drop off their children before worship service begins at 10:30am.

For more information please click HERE


Camp Cairn

Applications for Summer Camp bursaries at Camp Cairn, programs for children and youth (ages 5-17), are now open. For more information about the programs for 2023, visit http://www.ilovecamp.org/2023-summer-camp.cfm Please contact Rev. Bob Faris at b.faris@standrewstoronto.org if you have any questions or wish to apply. Deadline April 23rd.




For more information about our Lent Mission Project for 2023 – please click HERE



Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday – April 2

Worship Service at 10:30 am

Maundy Thursday – April 6

Maundy Thursday Supper (Great Hall) at 6:00 pm

Maundy Thursday Worship Service (Great Hall) at 7:00 pm

Good Friday – April 7

Worship Service at 10:30 am

Easter Sunday – April 9

Early Service at 8:30 am

(Light breakfast will follow)

Traditional Communion Service at 10:30 am









Music at St. Andrew’s

The Friday Noon-time Recital on March 24, 2023 will feature  Naomi Wong,  piano.   Concerts run from 12:10 to 1:00pm –  Plan to join us then!

Recitals are free with an opportunity for donations.





SingTO is a community choir that rehearses each Thursday evening in the Great Hall.  More than just a choir, we aim to build community and to support others with compassion.

 If you are interested in joining this ensemble, please speak with Dan Bickle or email us at SingTo@standrewstoronto.org





Saturday, March 25, 2023 | 7:30 PM
St. Andrew’s Church
73 Simcoe St., Toronto

“…two of Canada’s most skilled and forward-thinking classical guitarists”
(Classical Guitar)

For more information & tickets please click HERE






Volunteer with Out of the Cold at St. Andrew’s

Our  Monday Night, Out of the Cold supper is available for take out between 4 and 7 pm and guests may wait in the Sanctuary and visit the boutique at the same time.  Please note – the last supper of the Spring will be served on April 3rd.

Our Community Breakfast continues every Tuesday morning at 7:00 am throughout the year.  The Boutique is open during both breakfast and supper.

If you wish to volunteer with us in any part of the program you must register HERE:

This applies whether you are a new or a returning volunteer.

We look forward to working with another wonderful group of volunteers this year who want to make a difference in the heart of Toronto.

To learn more about our Out of the Cold Program, please click HERE



Out of the Cold Boutique = NEW

The Out of the Cold Boutique is open on Mondays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in conjunction with the Out of the Cold Supper until March 27th. The Boutique continues to serve our guests from 7:00 to 8:30 am on Tuesday mornings during the Community breakfast year-round.  We anticipate it will be a busy Spring, Summer and Fall for the Boutique!

With Spring approaching, our guests’ needs are changing.

The Boutique’s Top 5 Urgent Needs                                                                           

  • Men’s Jeans, Sweat Pants and Belts – all sizes (we don’t have any!)
  • Men’s and Women’s’ Underwear (must be new) M, L, XL, 2XL
  • Men’s and Women’s running shoes and hiking boots all sizes
  • Men’s spring coats size M, L, XL
  • Sheets(flat), Blankets and Sleeping bags (all must be washed/drycleaned)

We are also in need of:

  • Men’s and Women’s Light Sweaters, Hoodies and Long-Sleeved Tees (especially L and XL sizes) – our inventory is very low
  • Small, medium and large plastic cloth bags along with knapsacks & gym bags
  • Small toiletry items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap and shampoo
  • Umbrellas and Dollar Store ponchos are always appreciated

As always, we ask that all used clothing be laundered or dry cleaned (and without stains) before donation.

In addition, the Boutique also accepts monetary donations.  These should be clearly identified as being donations for the Boutique.

Donations may be dropped off at St. Andrew’s from 9am to 5pm, Tuesday through Friday.

The Boutique team and our guests are very thankful for your continued support!


To learn more about our OOTC efforts please click HERE.





Here at St. Andrew’s we have a number of Meeting Rooms and Event Spaces available for rent at very competitive prices.

Our historic sanctuary is also available for concerts, performances and lectures/readings.    For more detailed information and photos, please click HERE

Upcoming Events



Better English Cafe

The Better English Café is now back in session Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Great Hall, 73 Simcoe St – opposite Roy Thomson Hall.

Click below for more information.

Volunteers & Donations are always needed, for both our breakfast & supper programs and our boutique.  Click below for details

St. Andrew’s Church Faith Formation programs are now back in-person

The Nursery, Church School and Youth Group activities will all be available.

For more detailed information, please click below.


SAGA returns on Friday, March 24, 2023. when we will have a Potluck Supper.  Please click below for further information.

Life @ St. Andrew’s



To access our archive of present and past sermons, please visit the St. Andrew’s Church Toronto Youtube channel.

This Week at St. Andrew’s


Each Friday we publish a weekly newsletter for the week ahead. Keep up to date with what is happening at St. Andrew’s and for opportunities to join with us in worship and in fellowship.

Session & Ministries


The elders of the congregation serve together on the Session. The Session is responsible for the oversight of all of the ministries of the congregation.
Each of these six ministry areas is coordinated by a convener and an associate convener, who work with committees, task forces, activity groups and individuals within the respective areas of concern.

Faces of Faith


In “Faces of Faith” we will be featuring members of our community – old and new – and putting faces to names.  Check in during the upcoming weeks to learn a bit more about those who are the lifeblood of this church and about the varied ways that they contribute.