Quick facts for newcomers

Who comes to St. Olave’s?

You will find St. Olave’s to be a very friendly and welcoming community. People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to join us in worship, wherever they are on their faith journey. Here’s a bit more from our Rector.


Where do I park?  

There is a parking lot off Ostend. St. Olave’s is also a short walk from either Jane or Runnymede subway stations.


What should I wear? 

Fancy “Sunday best” clothes are not required, wear whatever you like!


I’m not sure what to do. 

Our services are all laid out in the bulletin for you to follow. They are made up of prayers, Bible readings and a sermon. Our 10:30 service also includes hymns and other music led by our choir. The service is usually about an hour. You are also welcome to take Holy Communion if you have been baptized, but it is not required.


I’m not big on singing.

Singing is not mandatory so sit back and enjoy our choir. We do offer a said service of Holy Communion every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. 


What about my kids? 

Children are welcome in the service or can join our children’s program which runs during the 10:30 service throughout the school year.


What’s involved with Baptism? 

Baptisms are performed throughout the year during the 10:30 service or privately. Typically babies are baptized with parents and godparents, but adult baptism is also welcome. Ask the Rector (priest) for more information.


 I can’t do Sundays. 

We say Morning Prayer and Evenings Prayer on Facebook Live and our website here, Tuesdays to Fridays, and our Sunday services are on our YouTube channel.


How do I pray for someone? 

You can add a name to the prayer list in the black binder at the back of the church to be read out during the service, or email the office and ask for it to be added.


How can I meet people? 

Everyone is welcome to stay for refreshments after the service, usually in the lower level (or on the lawn in the summer). Say hello to the Rector after the service if you like and let us get to know you!