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Check out our music, lessons and Teach Us To Pray video series

Our program

To see more photos from our 2019 Nativity Play click here.

Siobhan Carmichael is our Junior Church Coordinator. Our program will resume September 11, 2022. following current COVID-19 protocols set out by the Diocese of Toronto.

Sunday mornings during the 10:30 a.m. service, (excluding summer and Christmas break.)

Children are a welcome and very important part of St. Olave’s. Near the beginning of the service, children are invited forward to hear a special children’s message, usually from the clergy. Then they head downstairs for time with the Child & Youth Minister. The activities include a Bible story, games and crafts.

Our program is aimed at children ages 4 to 12, though older children are always welcome to help. Some children are ready at age 3 to participate in Junior Church but we ask that parents accompany them to help them become comfortable in the activities.

We are happy to welcome new or visiting students at any time of the year, and students are always welcome to bring a friend. Parents may also join the group for part or all of the session. Parents are asked to come downstairs at the end of the service to retrieve their children. Once a month (usually the first Sunday), children come upstairs to receive blessing during Communion.

Throughout the year we organize “Family Services” where the students often present a reading or sing.

Things We Do

  • Bell ringing on your birthday
  • Nativity Play
  • Singing at special events
  • Movie Nights
  • Bake sales
  • Lending library
  • Field trips (Black Creek Pioneer Village, Ste. Marie among the Hurons, the ROM, the zoo, live theatre, Ripley’s Aquarium, movies)

A large focus of our ministry is on giving. In the past we have donated our Advent and Lenten offerings to organizations such as

  • Christmas cards for St. Olave’s seniors
  • Toronto Fire Services Toy Drive
  • Sleeping Children Around the World
  • Right to Play
  • York Community Services
  • Toronto Star Santa Claus Fund
  • Canadian Christian Children’s Fund
  • The Stop Food Centre
  • Syme/Woolner Centre
  • IN Network Orphanage in Bangladesh
  • Kathy Langston’s Romanian orphanage
  • Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund

Our children have been featured in the Toronto Star for raising money towards the Fresh Air Fund. View the article here.

At-home activities

Download this Lord’s Prayer colouring book
Download this Bible colouring page
  • From March 2020 to June 2021, Martha Riddell, M. Div., produced downloadable lessons following the lectionary of the Book of Common Prayer. These are available here.
  • Click on the image above for a special lesson about the Bible.