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Choral Evensong for Advent Sunday followed by Christmas Tea
and shortly after 5 p.m., Christmas Lights

St. Olave’s Arts Guild and guests present light music and entertainment, including Christmas songs, stories, poems, drama and instrumental solos. Emceed by comic juggler Craig Douglas.

Children’s Annual Nativity Play

St. Olave’s Junior Church presents the 34th annual presentation of the story of Jesus’ birth. Join us during the 10:30 service!

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols by Candlelight

St. Olave’s Choir and friends lead this traditional service of Bible readings and Christmas anthems and carols that combine for a beautiful evening together. Reception to follow.

Sunday, December 24, 2017 

4 p.m. – Family Christmas Eve service

7:30 p.m. – Holy Communion by Candlelight for Christmas Eve

Monday, December 25, 2017 | 10:30 a.m.

Holy Communion for Christmas Day

Sunday, January 7, 2018 | 4 p.m.

Choral Evensong for Epiphany Sunday, followed by Epiphany Tea
and shortly after 5 p.m., special guest Giles Bryant: Cathedral and Parish Music,
an illustrated talk at the piano

Dr. Giles Bryant is the former music director at All Saints, Peterborough and led the choir of men and boys at St. James Cathedral for 20 years. Dr. Bryant will trace Anglican church music from a pre-Reformation monastic tradition, through the establishment of a Prayer Book repertoire, to the main forms in use today in cathedrals and parish churches.

Friday, February 2, 2018 | 6 p.m.

Holy Communion for Candlemas followed by light supper and shortly after 7 p.m., Dream Trip to Egypt, an illustrated talk with Debbie Cowling

Debbie will take us on a guided tour of Egypt through colourful slides of Cairo, the Egyptian museum, camel riding by the pyramids, a cruise on the Nile, the Abu Simbel temples, a Red Sea resort, plus key mosques and Christian churches.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | 7 p.m.

Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes for Ash Wednesday

Sunday, February 18, 2018 | 4 p.m.

Choral Evensong for the First Sunday in Lent with Schola Eclesiam,
plus refreshments and shortly after 5 p.m., Gounod 200

Choir Director Clement Carelse examines the life, works and influences of French composer Charles Gounod (1818-93), noted for his Ave Maria and opera Faust.

Wednesdays February, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2018 | 7 p.m.

Meeting Jesus through the Gospel of John:
A Lenten Bible Study with Bishop Jenny Andison

Toronto’s York-Credit Valley Area Bishop Jenny Andison leads this six-part discussion series based on materials from the Society of St. John the Evangelist. A service of Compline will follow.

March 26 & 27, 2018 | 7 p.m.

Holy Communion and the Way of the Cross during Holy Week

Thursday, March 29, 2018 | 7 p.m.

Holy Communion for Maundy Thursday, with stripping of the Altar

Friday, March 30, 2018 | 10:30 a.m.

Good Friday service

Wednesdays April 11, 18, 25 and May 2 | 6 p.m.

Language of the King James Bible ­– An Eastertide Series with Schuyler Brown

St. Olave’s Honorary Assistant the Rev. Dr. Schuyler Brown discusses writing which explores the emotional power of the KJV’s poetry and its heightened language, as also reflected in the Prayer Book. Following 6 p.m. service of Evening Prayer and light supper.

Sunday, April 22, 2018 | 4 p.m.

Choral Evensong for St. George’s Day followed by the Best of Canadiana

St. Olave’s Arts Guild and friends present prose, poetry, music and songs as we continue our year-long celebration of Canada 150.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 6 p.m.

Holy Communion for Ascension Day followed by guest speaker David Brinton

David Brinton is the former Sub-Dean of St. James Cathedral. After a light supper, his thoughtful, entertaining discussion will reflect a love of the Prayer Book and extend to include modern fiction.

Sunday, June 3, 2018 | 4 p.m.

Choral Evensong followed by Crowns and Coronets

After Strawberry Tea, join us for lute and guitar music for Royal occasions over the past four centuries the day after the 65th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

Sunday, July 29, 2018 | 4 p.m.

Choral Evensong for the Feast of St. Olaf

Bring your friends and neighbours as we celebrate St. Olave’s Day and our Patronal Festival. BBQ to follow.

In case you missed it … We have assembled our Way of the Cross community art project from Holy Week 2017 into a Powerpoint presentation! Simply click on the document below to open. The slides are timed automatically or use the arrow keys to click through at your own pace. 

Download the way of the cross here.