Advent 2021

It’s been a long year. Life is hard, relationships are tough, and climate change is real. Retail therapy and holiday drinks just aren’t going to cut it, and we need something else to bring hope as 2021 winds down. The days are getting darker, but the season of Advent promises us a coming Light.

Join us for the four Sundays of Advent, starting on November 28, as our preaching series Light at the End, gives us a reason to rejoice and celebrate this Christmas.

Looking for an Advent Devotional? Click here to view and download this special edition devotional, contributed by Anglicans across Canada, including Bishop Jenny Andison!

Events

We are looking forward to the coming Advent and Christmas season here at St. Paul’s. We encourage you to participate in our outreach opportunities, and join us in our seasonal services!

Events List
Reverse Advent Calendar: November 21 – December 19
Tribute Flowers: November 21 – December 21
To sign-up, please donate online under the Tribute Flowers fund and leave a note with your name and the name of the person being tributed. To donate in person, please do so by donation envelopes.
Advent 1: November 28, 9:30am and 11am (Registration to come)
Advent Ask Kick-Off: November 28
Advent Quiet Day: November 28, 1:30-4pm CANCELED
Advent Lessons and Carols: November 28, 4-5pm (Register here)
Advent 2:
December 5, 8:15am, 9:30am and 11am 
Advent 3: December 12, 8:15am, 9:30am and 11am
Children’s Musical Program: December 12, 11am (Register here)/ Questions? Contact Janet Earle
Advent 4: December 19, 8:15am, 9:30am and 11am (Registration to come)
Service of Light: December 21, 7pm (Register here)
Advent Compline: Every Wednesday evening at 7pm, live on YouTube (Tune in here)
For the Order of Service please click here.

Download the Advent Events Calendar here!

Advent Ask

Each year during Advent the St. Paul’s community joins together to have an impact around the world.

This year we are raising funds for a nursery school in northwestern Tanzania. The Nyakanazi Nursery School cares for over a hundred children and needs to expand. Many of these children are orphans or come from very poor homes. Our goal is to help build a new wing for the nursery school so they can accept more students and to provide porridge for breakfast for all the students for a year. We are hoping to raise $30,000 to enable us to build the new classroom and give these children at least one meal a day.

The Nyakanazi Nursery School is operated by the Anglican Diocese of Biharamulo. This is a new Diocese that was founded four years ago, with Bishop Vithalis Yusuph as its pioneering bishop. On the border with Rwanda and Uganda, the Diocese is rapidly expanding, planting new churches every year, despite the extreme poverty and lack of material resources. Our Rector, Bishop Andison, and her family visited the Diocese two years ago and visited the Nursery School and saw first hand how the school is meeting a tangible need in the lives of impoverished children.

If you would like to make a financial contribution for our Advent Ask, then you can donate here, and select “Advent Ask” under the Fund section.

Reverse Advent Calendar

During the season of Advent we take the opportunity to turn our attention towards others while moving away from consumerism. The Reverse Advent Calendar is a wonderful opportunity to practice this individually or with others. This year we are partnering with Yonge Street Mission, who work with the marginalized in our community.

How it works
Pick up a red bag and calendar from us on Sunday November 21. Each day on the calendar is filled with an item to put in the bag, and by the end of the month you’ll have collected multiple items that will be donated to Yonge Street Mission. Bring back your bag on December 19, so we can pray a blessing over the items and those who will receive them.

Download the Reverse Advent Calendar here!

Connect with us!

Phone Number
416-961-8116
Location

St. Paul's Bloor Street
227 Bloor Street East
Toronto, ON M4W 1C8

Office Hours

Tuesday - Thursday from 9am - 3:30pm

Weekday Online Connections

Wed at 12 noon: Break With The Bishop on Facebook

Sunday Worship

9:30 am - Contemporary, Children's and Youth Ministry

11 am - Classical, Children's and Youth Ministry

online Sunday Service