Category Archives: Events

Announcements about events taking place at Holy Trinity or organized by members of Holy Trinity.

An Evening with the Marion Singers January 28

Come join us for a night of music and drinks in support of a great cause!







We will open the doors of Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square, Toronto at 7 pm

Price: Adult:$20

Drinks available for purchase throughout the evening

Purchase tickets online  Print our Marion-singers-poster

For more information on the Church and its Refugee Committee, check us out online.

Have any questions? Feel free to email us at:


By then end of 2015, The United Nations Refugee Agency reported 65.3 million people were displaced from their homes. This means every 60 seconds, 24 people were forced to flee due to conflict or persecution.

The Refugee Committee at the Church of the Holy Trinity has actively been sponsoring refugees since 1991. Our congregation has sponsored over 100 refugees fleeing persecution and violence in countries such as Afghanistan, Burundi, Cambodia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Iran and Iraq. We provide refugee newcomers with financial and moral support; today, they are making positive contributions to our society, both economically and socially. We know we are called to welcome the stranger. Our sponsorship efforts are one of the ways we seek to answer that call.

The Marion Singers have been donating their talents for the benefit of humanitarian causes and non-profit organizations in monthly concerts throughout the GTA for 20 years.
The Choir is a 16-voice ensemble whose concerts include a mixed repertoire of music styles including classic sacred pieces from composers such as Mendelssohn, Viadanna, and Tallis, as well as modern composers including Tavener, Lauridsen and Busto. They perform a wide range of fun secular music as well from a repertoire that includes old Canadiana, folk music from the British Isles and songs by Billy Joel and the Beatles. The intimate atmosphere they create in concert with close harmonies, always sung a capella (without instruments), is a treat for every music-lover.

Worship hosted by Refugee Committee 10:30 AM December 11

10:30 AM Worship service including Erefugee-trioucharist/Communion prepared by The Holy Trinity Refugee Committee
and the Sidra Project

Including an immersive experience viewing the short film
Clouds over Sidra
using virtual reality technology.

After the service you will be invited to engage in a dialogue
About the Sidra experience, the global refugee crisis and hear about
the work of our refugee committee.

Christmas Story 79th opening night this Friday, Dec 9

This dramatisation of the nativity story has been performed every December since 1938. It was first performed at St. Martin’s-in-the-fields in London and brought to Toronto complete with script and costumes by Patricia Frank who was the daughter of St. Martin’s vicar and then married his student John Frank who became priest at Holy Trinity. 2016 performances:

Evening shows 7:30 PM: Fridays, December 9, 16, & 23 , Saturdays, December 10 &17 and Thursday, December 22

Afternoon shows 4:30 PM: Saturdays, December 10, 17, & 24 and
Sundays, December 11 & 18

Special for this year! Christmas Eve at 1:30 PM

Book Tickets

ECHO Women’s Choir Winter Concert Sunday December 11, 7:30 PM

Echo Women’s Choir, Winter Concert – Ain’t Life Sweet


Co-Directors: Becca Whitla and Alan Gasser with Special Guest Artist Annabelle Chvostek

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 7:30 pm at the Church of the Holy Trinity

Tickets: $15. Advanced, $20. at Door, $10. Seniors, Children & Under waged  Reserve tickets email:

Visit our website

Echo acknowledges the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council.

December 3, A Dresden Christmas with the Cantemus Singers


December 3 & 4: In Dulci Jubilo A Dresden Christmas, featuring 17th century motets and carols by Hassler, Praetorius, Schütz and Bach

Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 pm at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Eaton Centre



Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3:00 pm at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Silver Birch at Queen St. E. in the Beaches

Tickets: $20 General Admission; Kids under 12 free

Available at the door (cash only), or reserve for pick-up by calling 416 578-6602. For more information or their website.


National Housing Day of Action Fri, Nov 18

right to housingNational Housing Day of Action

Food, water and shelter are some of the most fundamental human rights, yet Canada is facing an affordable housing and homelessness crisis. Everything begins with housing – without it, no one can truly live life with dignity.

On Friday November 18th, take the people’s pledge and join our National Housing Day of Action – take to the streets and march for the right to housing!

Gather at Queen’s Park at Noon and end the march at the Homeless Memorial outside Church of the Holy Trinity.  Details of the march here.

We encourage you to bring noise makers – pots, pants, cans, shakers, drums, etc. and join the drummers as we march!

To endorse the march as a group or organization, please contact:
(Endorsers will be listed at

The Canadian government has promised to fix the affordable housing crisis with Canada’s first ever National Housing Strategy. On November 22nd, they will announce what they have heard people across Canada say is needed in a National Housing Strategy. We are calling for the government to ensure our National Housing Strategy will guarantee everyone the right to safe, adequate, and affordable housing.

We are here, loud and clear. Our message to the government is simple:

“This is Canada’s moment to make history. The federal and provincial governments have made the commitment to provide adequate housing to all. We, the people, are here to make a pledge that we will hold the government accountable to their promise.

  • No one shall ever feel a loss of their dignity because they don’t have a home.
  • No one shall ever have to choose between adequate food and housing.
  • No one shall ever have to live on our streets and sidewalks, or worry they may end up there.
  • No one shall ever have to pass on life’s opportunities because they don’t have a place to call home.

This is our pledge to everyone in Canada. Join our movement. Make your voice heard. Together let’s make a commitment that we will hold the government accountable.”

“Gently to Nagasaki— The Toronto Book Launch” Thursday, Nov 10 7:30 PM

Thursday, November 10 7:30 PM “Gently to Nagasaki— The Toronto Book Launch” at The Church of Holy Trinity (19 Trinity Sq, Toronto, ON, M5G 1B1). Free admission and open to the public. Books available for sale by Ben McNally Books. No RSVP required.
Joy Kogawa will be joined on stage by Mary Jo Leddy, CM. Both authors will speak to their deep knowledge of forgiveness, assuredness, and trust in the context of today’s desires of repairing personal and cultural relationships. Both events are truly accessible masterclasses on self-healing and sincerity. More info available

Another related event is taking place on Friday, October 28 at 4 PM “A Dream of Reconciliation,” a conversation between Joy Kogawa, Bishop Patrick Yu, and Olivia Chow. Hosted by Caitlin Press and The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library at the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library (8th floor, Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5).
Admission is free. Light refreshments provided. All are welcome. Books will be available for sale by Nikkei Books. The author will be available for signing. Reserve your seat

Celebrate Sanctuary North’s 15th Anniversary on November 5th

Saturday, November 5 from 5 to 9 PM Celebrate Sanctuary North’s fifteenth anniversary! There will be supper, a bar, music, entertainment and a slide show of Sanctuary North’s fifteen year history here in the church, 19 Trinity Square. This event is hosted by the Sanctuary North Board and related organizations.
Sanctuary North would not exist if it hadn’t been for a sixty thousand dollar grant that the congregation approved from a “windfall” we received just before the turn of the century. A lot of people from Holy Trinity and San Esteban communities have been involved from the outset though Sanctuary North has welcomed refugees from many different communities.
Please speak with Lee or Michael Creal or Ian Sowton to say you are coming so we can plan for realistic numbers. Email It will be a great occasion. A Holy Trinity achievement worth celebrating!

Photo: Looking out from the porch of Sanctuary North over the York River. Sanctuary North is located north west of Bancroft, ON.