Category Archives: Events

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


April 26: Refugee Committee Fundraising Dinner

On Saturday April 26th, the refugee committee of the Church of the Holy Trinity will host a dinner to raise funds for our important work sponsoring refugees.

“Rising for Refugees” will be a great evening with music by Common Thread Community Chorus of Toronto, the Fallen Angles, and Guy Smagghe of Welcome Soleil.  Delicious food will be home-cooked by families we have sponsored (and others) from Iran, Iraq, El Salvador, Sri Lanka, and other places.
The keynote speakers are Loly Rico and Francisco Rico-Martinez, long-time refugee rights defenders and co-directors of the FCJ Refugee Centre in Toronto.

The event begins at 5:30. For tickets, please email or call: (416) 421-7248.

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April 2014 Poster

The empty tomb with garden

Holy Week and Easter at Holy Trinity

The empty tomb with garden

The empty tomb with garden

Sunday, April 13  PALM SUNDAY  10:30 AM  (English only); Domingo de Ramos 2:00 PM (en español)
Thursday, April 17 MAUNDY THURSDAY 6:00 PM Supper and Maundy Thursday liturgy (with San Esteban Community)
Friday, April 18  GOOD FRIDAY LITURGY 10:30 AM; 2:00 PM Ecumenical Good Friday Walk for Justice.
Saturday, April 19, GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER  8:00 PM (English only)
Sunday, April 20, EASTER DAY SERVICE 10:30 AM (with San Esteban Community)

The flowered cross

The flowered cross

Looking at the North tower through a tiny slit in the south tower.

Fear and Hope with the Fallen Angles

Our band, The Fallen Angles, are playing at the 10:30 service tomorrow morning. The theme is “Fear and Hope”. Lots of music and a mix of ancient and modern texts with no sermon. Hope you’ll come join us.

Holy Trinity is at 19 Trinity Square. Trinity Square is centred between Bay, Dundas, Yonge and Queen. Hidden in the canyon of the Eaton Centre and Marriott Hotel.

The Church of the Holy Trinity is a community of people who seek to express their faith through lives of integrity, justice and compassion. We foster lay leadership, include the doubter and the marginalized, and challenge oppression wherever it may be found.

Friday, January 31 6 PM What kind of city do you want to live in?

The Church and surroundings in 2009

The Church and surroundings in 2009


OASIS – services of music and reflection for the justice-seeking soul. Join us in the church at 6 PM

During this week of budget decisions and in the beginning of an election year let’s gather and think about what we value in the city we call home. How does what we value affect our choices and actions as citizens? Music provided by John Terauds, music director at Church of the Holy Trinity. We will share a bread and soup following the service.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 6:30 PM “Keepers of the Water: A Vigil of Lament and Celebration”

Water“First Nations communities across Turtle Island stand at the forefrontof protecting the sacred watersheds, lands, and wildlife.

This January 2014, we will come together as First Nations People and Allies to take time apart in a sacred vigil to celebrate and honor the waters: the womb of creation and all she provides us. We stand apart together also to lament the destruction of the watersheds from unfettered unconventional fossil fueldevelopment and resource extraction.Together we will take time to deepen in faith our commitment to be Keepers of the waters.

Please join us on January 15, 2014 at 6:30 at the Church of theHoly Trinity as we celebrate together in traditional First Nations and Eastern Christian practices:“Keepers of the Water: A Vigil of Lament and Celebration.”

Organized by:

· Creation Matters – Anglican Diocese of Toronto

· Toronto Urban Native Ministries (TUNM)

· East /Central Toronto KAIROS

· KAIROS Canada

· Church of the Redeemer AIWG and Creation Matters@Redeemer

· Bathurst United Church Social Justice Committee

The Church of the Holy Trinity is located on Trinity Square Toronto, ON M5G 1B1 (it can be accessed from Bay Street south of Dundas or from Dundas Street, west of Yonge and east of Bay Street, or through the Eaton Centre.


Preview the gorgeous music of The Christmas Story


The cast is rehearsing, the beautiful costumes and props are being inspected and repaired, the Babies Jesus are being scheduled … the Holiday Season is just around the corner and that means soon it will be time for THE CHRISTMAS STORY at the Church of the Holy Trinity (right beside the Eaton Centre). For the 76th year running this not-to-be-missed Nativity experience reminds Toronto of the most important message of Christmas.  Plays December 6-22, 2013 (Fri-Sat-Sun).

The music of THE CHRISTMAS STORY is renowned for its beauty. Accompanied by a professional organist, professional choral musicians raise their voices to lift your heart and spirit at this joyous time of year. We though you might like the chance to preview these gorgeous voices as their warmth echoes though the majestic Holy Trinity church, so we’ve uploaded the chorus singing O Little Town of Bethlehem:

Joining the chorus is a cast of more than 100 volunteer performers – including a small roster of infants who play the Baby Jesus! – who look forward to welcoming you this holiday season as they tell this ages-old story through mime, narration, and song.

Gabriel Visits MaryTHE CHRISTMAS STORY is one of Toronto’s most beloved and most enduring Holiday traditions. First staged at the Church in the last years of the Great Depression, generations of Torontonians from all walks of life have been part of this remarkable community event. Now in its 76th consecutive year, for many, this dramatic retelling of the Nativity story captures the true spirit of the season, and can offer an inspiring respite from the frantic shopping taking place right next door.

We look forward to seeing you this year at THE CHRISTMAS STORY - Please join us!


VENUE: The Church of The Holy Trinity
- 19 Trinity Square, Toronto
(beside the Eaton Centre)

DATES: December 6-8, 13-15 and 20-22
- Fri Dec 6 at 7:30pm
- Sat Dec 7 at 4:30pm ** Matinee only
- Sun Dec 9 at 4:30pm ** Matinee only
- Fri Dec 13 at 7:30pm
- Sat Dec 14 at 4:30pm * & 7:30pm
- Sun Dec 15 at 4:30pm
- Fri Dec 20 at 7:30pm *
- Sat Dec 21 at 4:30pm & 7:30pm
- Sun Dec 22 at 4:30pm & 7:30pm
(* ASL sign language interpretation available Saturday, December 14th at 4:30 pm,
and Friday, December 20th at 7:30 pm)

- Suggested Donation is $20 adults / $5 children 17 & under (a collection will be taken).
- Reserve via or – follow the CHRISTMAS STORY links for dates and times, or call 416-598-8979 to book.
- Doors open half an hour before performances.
- The Church is fully wheelchair accessible.

Media Contact: Jennifer Radford, STAF Publicist at


The Nave, looking down from the western balcony.

Worship Service and Forum Schedule for next six weeks

The following worship services take place on Sunday at 10:30 am in the church.

November 24 Reign of Christ Sunday
December 1 Advent I – Forum to create wreaths
December 8 Advent II – Forum Biblical interpretation challenges


  •           December 15 Advent III – Forum – responses to challenges
  •           December 22 Advent IV children in worship – Forum

Christmas Eve and Day services:
Tuesday, December 24 7:30 pm Caroling and Tree Trimming with 8:30 pm Worship service with communion – children participate in worship
Wednesday, December 25 10:30 am Worship service with communion

Forums follow the service and include a light lunch. They are a 45 minute discussion on a given topic or in some cases like Advent wreath making an active response to a particular subject.

Regular Sunday worship with communion at 10:30 am on Sunday, December 29 – no children’s program

San Esteban Congregation worships in Spanish every Sunday at 2pm

November 12 at noon – Homeless Memorial on south side of Holy Trinity Church

Sherman Hesselgrave and Bonnie Briggs

We continue this monthly remembrance of those who have died recently and those who died years ago. We remember those whose names were known and those whose names were unknown.

We  remember their lives and all they offered and we look for ways to house more people and offer dignity to those without homes.

Join us to listen, to share, to remember… Followed by a light lunch

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