Come to church!

There are new people every week at St. Paul’s, and we look forward to meeting you on Sunday. Everything you need to plan your first visit should be on this page, but let us know if you’ve got a question that isn’t answered here.

When does the church gather?

We have three morning services every Sunday, each of which attracts worshippers of all ages and offers coffee and refreshments afterward.

  • 8:15am: a 45-minute spoken Eucharist from the Book of Common Prayer (meets in St. Paul’s Chapel)
  • 9:30am: a 60-minute contemporary service with worship band and communion
  • 11:00am: a 75-minute classic service with robed choir and organ and communion (first Sunday of each month is sung Morning Prayer)

In addition to our Sunday services, we offer a 35-minute lunch-hour Eucharist at 12:10pm on Tuesdays, and an online Compline (night prayer) service.

What should I wear?

Here at St. Paul’s Bloor Street, we welcome you as you are. From shorts and a t-shirt, to suit and tie – come in whatever you feel the most comfortable in. You are also welcome to bring your morning beverage.

Masking is optional indoors. Anyone who wishes to remain masked is welcome to do so, as we continue to care for one another.

How do I get to St. Paul’s?

We are located at 227 Bloor St. E. in downtown Toronto.

  • TTC: we’re a quick 5-minute walk from either the Bloor-Yonge or Sherbourne stop on the Green Line
  • Driving: free parking on Sunday mornings at the Manulife Financial Headquarters, 200 Bloor St. E. (thanks, Manulife!). At all other times there is ample Green P street parking.

What should I wear?

Our people wear hoodies, jeans, dresses, and blazers—and everything in between—on a Sunday morning. Dress for comfort at any of our services, and feel free to bring your coffee!

What happens when I arrive?

Walk through the glass front doors and you’ll see our Welcome Desk with our wonderful volunteers. They can answer any questions you have and help you get settled.

The sanctuary will be to your left. You can sit wherever you like, and ushers are available to help. If you’re looking to connect, you’ll find people who are happy to talk. If you just want some alone time, that’s fine too—we’ll respect your space.

Can I come if I’m not Christian/Anglican?

Absolutely. You’re welcome here whoever you are, and wherever you are on your spiritual journey. Our community has people from all different backgrounds, from brand-new spiritual seekers to lifelong Christians.

Our services combine singing and prayer with a relevant message from one of the pastors. You’re welcome to join in—or not—however you like. At various points in the service we stand, sit, or kneel. You can always do whatever feels comfortable to you.

Baptized Christians of all ages, from any denomination, are welcome to receive communion. (If you’re not baptized and would like to be, we’d love to prepare you for that step at one of our twice-annual baptism services. Fill out a Connection Card and a pastor will contact you.)

Are there people like me at St. Paul’s?

Almost certainly! St. Paul’s is a multi-ethnic, multigenerational congregation that’s as diverse as a rush-hour TTC stop. Our large 20s-30s group offers community for young adults living and working in Toronto. Whoever you are and wherever you’re from, you’ll find people like you—and different from you—united by the desire to follow Jesus together.

What about my kids?

Children are vital to the life of St. Paul’s—our caring, professional ministry team can’t wait to meet your kids! We offer age-appropriate religious instruction for children of all ages during our 9:30 and 11:00 am Sunday services.

  • A professionally staffed nursery is available for babies 0-4.
  • Children’s Ministry serves children aged 5-12.
  • Youth Ministry serves adolescents aged 13-17.

If it’s your first visit, plan to arrive a bit early to get situated. Just stop at the Welcome Desk and one of our friendly staff or volunteers will be happy to help you check your kids in.

You’re also welcome to keep your children with you in worship. Nobody will raise an eyebrow if they make noise. We have several kids’ stations throughout the sanctuary with play mats, toys, and drawing materials that are available for your use.

Are your services/facilities accessible?

Our main entrance is wheelchair-accessible via a ramp. An elevator provides interior accessibility to all levels. We have accessible washrooms.

We have wheelchair-designated areas for seating in the sanctuary. If you are unable to come forward to receive communion, just let an usher know and it will be brought to you.

Our main sanctuary is equipped with a Hearing Loop. A volunteer at the Welcome Desk will be happy to help you connect to the system.

Are pets allowed?

We love animal lovers, but for safety and sanitation reasons, pets are not allowed in the church building (except designated service animals, of course).