Special Services & Events

March 3 | 10:30 a.m.

Thinking Day service with Scouts and Guides.
Following the service we gather for annual Pancake Lunch in advance of Shrove Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 6 | 7 p.m.

Ash Wednesday Communion and Imposition of Ashes 
This service will also feature the first of a Lenten sermon series focussing on the Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross. 

Lenten Sermon Series 

The Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross
The four Gospels record seven statements made by Jesus as he hung from the cross. These statements have been mined throughout the centuries for the spiritual riches they contain. St. Olave’s Rector, the Rev’d Rob Mitchell, will be preaching on each of these “words” throughout Lent:

  • Wednesday, March 6 (Ash Wednesday – 7 p.m.): “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)
  • Sunday, March 10 (Lent 1): “Truly, I say to thee, today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23:43)
  • Sunday, March 17 (Lent 2):“Woman, behold thy son. Son, behold thy mother.” (John 19:26–27)
  • Sunday, March 24 (Lent 3):“My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46 & Mark 15:34)
  • Sunday, March 31 (Lent 4):“I thirst.” (John 19:28)
  • Sunday, April 7 (Passion Sunday):“It is finished.” (John 19:30)
  • Sunday, April 14 (Palm Sunday): “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.” (Luke 23:46)

Sunday, March 10 | 4 p.m.

Choral Evensong for the First Sunday in Lent and “Medieval Songs from Northern Italy.” 
Following light refreshments, at 5 singer and medieval fiddler Katherine Hill presents devotional Laude (praise songs) from 13th and 14th century Florence and Cremona. Contributions appreciated.

Wednesdays, March 13, 20, 27, April 3 & 10 | 6 p.m. Evening Prayer and Talk.


Following a light supper, the Rev’d Rob Mitchell (St. Olave’s Rector) discusses how to use the Book of Common Prayer as a daily companion, for personal devotion and structuring your life. Contributions appreciated.

April 14 – 21


Sunday, April 14, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. – Palm Sunday and blessing of the Palms
Monday, April 15, 7 p.m. – Communion for Monday in Holy Week
Tuesday, April 16, 7 p.m. – Communion for Tuesday in Holy Week
Wednesday, April 17, 7 p.m. – Communion for Wednesday in Holy Week
Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m. – Communion for Maundy Thursday with foot washing and stripping of the altar
Friday, April 19, 10:30 a.m. – Cross of Christ service for Good Friday
Sunday, April 21, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. – Easter Day with Communion

Wednesdays, May 1, 8,15 & 22 | 6 p.m. Evening Prayer and Talk.


Following a light supper, at 7 The Rev’d Dr. Schuyler Brown discusses Andrew Newberg’s major book Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief. Contributions appreciated.

Sunday, May 12 | 4 p.m.

Choral Evensong for St. George and “Best Acts of Courage.”
Following St. George’s Tea, at 5 St. Olave’s Arts Guild presents drama, poetry, music and songs, including Millay’s Courage that my Mother had, Richard Johnson’s St. George and the Dragon and some Shakespeare. Contributions appreciated.

Thursday, May 30 | 6 p.m.

Ascension Communion and “A Personal Focus on Israel.” 
Following a light supper, at 7 the Rev’d Margaret Rodrigues gives an illustrated talk on meeting Jesus in His homeland, including her visit to Israel and the Sinai desert. Contributions appreciated.

Sunday, June 6 | 4 p.m.

Choral Evensong for Trinity Sunday and “Improvisation and the Italian Baroque.” 
Followed by Strawberry Tea, at 5 Emily Klassen (soprano) and Ben Stein (lute, tenor) of Musicians on the Edge explore the repertoire of 17th century Italy. Contributions appreciated.

Sunday, July 28 | 4 p.m.

Festal Evensong for St. Olave’s Eve and Community Barbecue
Join us for our annual celebration and homecoming. This year we are delighted to welcome Bishop Jenny Andison. Bring your friends and neighbours! Contributions appreciated.