Community Events

Evensong for the First Sunday of Advent followed by The Mystic Voice of a Violin

Sunday, November 28, 2021, 4 p.m.

Join us in person or online for our annual Advent Evensong at 4 p.m., followed by The Mystic Voice of a Violin, a concert featuring Paulina Derbez. She’s performed in Austria, Switzerland, Mexico, New York, Ottawa and here in Greater Toronto, including on two of St. Olave’s past Arts Guild videos.

This special concert features Bach’s Fugue in G Minor and part of his Chaconne in D Minor, as well as Corelli’s La Folia, all in contrast with various baroque and modern pieces from MexicoDerbez will also include three of her own compositions: Il ventoSignor Pietà and Reflections of the Heart.

The service and concert will also be streamed on our YouTube channel to watch live or later.

Screening, sign-in, face masks and physical distancing are required. Those attending the concert only must provide proof of vaccination.

World Day of Prayer 2020

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 10 a.m.

World Day of Prayer is an international, inter-church event that began 98 years ago bridging social, geographic and political barriers in over 170 countries. The weekend of prayer begins in Samoa and prayer in native languages travels through Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Australia and the Americas. Together we pursue justice, peace and reconciliation by standing together in prayer and action.

This year St. Olave’s is proud to host a World Day of Prayer, representing West Toronto churches. Women, men and children of all ages are invited as we celebrate the theme: Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk. The service has been prepared by women in Zimbabwe. We are encouraged to reflect on the challenges this republic has faced during its steps to independence over the last 60 years. The writing team has shared the injustice obstacles that the women of Zimbabwe have met, and the hopes they have for the future. These experiences unite us all in prayer and solidarity.

An international committee is based in New York and there are national committees and organizations in each participating country. In Canada, the World Day of Prayer (WDP) is coordinated by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada (WICC), one of the original founders of this prayer movement.

Offerings received through the World Day of Prayer transform our prayers into action in the form of project grants empowering women and children in Canada and throughout the world. All regions share in the grants, with consideration given to greatest need. Through WDP offerings, WICC has distributed more than $2.5 million in the past 35 years. The vision is to restore hope to women and children touched by injustice.

Christmas Community Meal

Saturday, December 7, 2019, noon

Be a table host as we welcome our brothers and sisters who may not otherwise get a Christmas meal. Volunteers are asked to arrive at noon, the meal is served at 1 p.m.

Read more here. See images from our event courtesy of Snapd Bloor West here.

The Healey Willan Singers – Follow the Star

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 8 p.m.

Come and let the Healey Willan Singers bring you to the festive season with an evening of seasonal music that lights up our lives. And bring your cheerful voice and join the choir in singing some of your favourite Christmas Carols.

Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students/seniors. To reserve please email

Ton Beau String Quartet – Letter From The Afterlife

Saturday November 23, 2019, 8 p.m.

Wijeratne: Two Antique Poems on Pop Songs
Mendelssohn: String Quartet No, 6 Op. 80 in F minor
Nordic Folk Tunes, Arranged by the Danish String Quartet

Tickets are $30 general, $20 youth/students/arts workers, available at the door or online. For more information visit Ton Beau String Quartet online.

Christmas Craft Show & Coffee House

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More than 20 unique artisans will be joining us this year. Knitters, carvers, bakers, jewelry makers, soap makers, needleworkers, builders, painters – makers of all kinds – will fill our Parish Hall will charming and creative gift items for everyone on your list. Our Anglican Church Women will host a used book sale and sell other baking and crafts. A bistro lunch will also be served from 11:30 to 2 p.m. With thanks to Second Cup on Bloor for donating delicious coffee. $2 door admissions will go to LOFT Community Houses.

For information for vendors here

Download the poster to print and share!

Chair Yoga

For people of all ages with various levels of physical limitations. Chair Yoga is an excellent form of exercise to keep the spine limber, strengthen core muscles and is a fun way to release stress.

Where: Lower level of the church, Ethel Brown Room (bottom of stairs nearest parking lot entry). Chair lift available.

When: Mondays, 10-11 a.m., starting January 21, 2019. (Please arrive early if you require the chair lift.)

Cost: $10 Per Class, $30 one month trial, $90 12-week package

Call to reserve a chair: 416-357-3934  (Walk-ins welcome)

Learn more about instructor Darlene Hewitt