Special Services & Events


Meeting Jesus through the Gospel of John: A Lenten Series 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. Join us and bring a friend as we move through Lent together, Wednesday evenings February 21, 28 & March 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018

  • 6:30 – Light supper (freewill offering welcome)
  • 7:00 – Discussion
  • 8:30 – Compline

To help us plan food and Meeting Jesus prayer journals, please register here

Feel free to download or share this 8.5×11 poster.

March 25, 2018 | 10:30 a.m.

Palm Sunday with blessing of the palm crosses and special guest speaker, the Reverend Pearce Carefoote. Rev’d Carefoote is the interim head of rare books and special collections at Robarts Libary, home to papyrus from the time of Christ and Medieval manuscripts that come from the fourth century, among other treasures. 


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

Ante-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 and washing of feet



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

Good Friday Cross of Christ service – Readings and music to carry you through Christ’s last day



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 BookHe focuses on Adam Nicolson’s book God’s Secretaries, plus works by Paul Kugler and Sarah Thomson. 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.

Sunday, May 6, 2018 | 8:30 & 10:30 a.m.

Holy Communion for Rogation Sunday with guest speaker the Rev’d Chris Harper.

Chris Harper has been the Diocese of Toronto’s Native Indigenous Priest for the past year. Originally from Saskatchewan, Rev’d Harper will preach at both services then stay for a Mapping Exercise workshop, developed by the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund. 

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 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.