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Lunar New Year Lunch: Sunday, February 10, 12:00 p.m.

posted 4 Feb 2019, 13:54 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 11 Feb 2019, 08:58 ]

Please join us following our Sunday worship service for a light lunch hosted by our St. Anne's international student group English Coffee.

It's a great opportunity to mingle and get to know neighbours and make friends. 

Join us for the church service first, which will include special prayers acknowledging the occasion. Refreshments will be served in the church afterwards!

Come & Sing: "About Love" - Sunday, February 10, 4:00 p.m.

posted 4 Feb 2019, 12:58 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 11 Feb 2019, 08:59 ]

An opportunity to gather with others in an informal setting around the piano in the inspiring acoustic of St. Anne's sanctuary. This time, we are singing about LOVE!

Share in the joy of singing a wide range of songs drawn from many sources. 

Audience requests will make the experience even more meaningful - and fun. Please email requests to so that your song requests may be found in print. Song sheets, including your requests received in advance, will be provided. 
Date and Themes

Sept 30/18 - Wonder and wonder?
Dec 16/18 - 'Tis the Season
Feb 10/19 - About Love
April 28/19 - The Earth and Our World 

Each event begins at 4:00 p.m. 

Find you voice - Use your voice - Strengthen your voice - In community

Come and Sing! Everyone is welcome. You don't have to be a member of a church to enjoy singing.

St. Anne's Church
270 Gladstone Ave
Parking available

Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance" presented at St. Anne's! - Jan 25 - Feb 3

posted 3 Jan 2019, 13:24 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 4 Feb 2019, 07:08 ]

NEW: Tickets are now AVAILABLE ONLINE!! 

"The Pirates of Penzance" is such a timeless comic opera that a revival of it featuring rock stars and staged in Central Park, New York City in the 1980s won many awards, and a movie featuring Kevin Klein and Angela Lansbury took cinema fans by storm.  

Gilbert's plot revolves around an English lad who was apprenticed by mistake to a band of pirates; his nursery maid who later falls in love with him; pirates who, being orphans, capture ships that seem always to be manned by orphans and so are set free; and a police force that specializes in trembling. Topping off this topsy-turvy romp is a Major General with outdated military knowledge but an exemplary command of "matters vegetable, animal and mineral".  

Sullivan's music combines hilarious patter songs with glorious melodies. "Pirates" is a great evening's entertainment in the hands of the highly talented cast of St. Anne's MADS - their 56th annual G&S production.

MADS performances are professionally costumed, skillfully staged with a large chorus, and musically enhanced by an 18-piece orchestra. 

Tickets are AVAILABLE ONLINE and by phone at 416.922.4415. For further information, please email royschatz@bell.netYou may also view or download an order form, which gives information about prices and timing, by visiting our downloads page (scroll down to the Music at St. Anne's section).

CANTATE - St. Anne's Community Christmas Concert - Sunday, December 9, 3:30 p.m.

posted 5 Nov 2018, 06:35 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 11 Dec 2018, 16:08 ]

St. Anne's Christmas Concert - Sunday, December 9, 3:30 p.m.

Please join us for great Christmas music! 

A benefit concert for our local community organizations: Parkdale Queen West Community Health Care Centre's Four Winds Indigenous Health and Wellness Program and the Oasis Dufferin Food Bank. 

Under the direction of Mervin W. Fick, the concert will feature a number of Christmas choral works sung by The Choir of St. Anne's and an audience sing-a-long with a selection of the season's favourite carols.

Come and make this a part of your Christmas tradition and share the joy in supporting your community organizations.

Tickets Here!

Ring of Peace at City Shul: Saturday, November 3, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

posted 31 Oct 2018, 05:22 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 11 Nov 2018, 11:22 ]

What can we do to express our love and support following the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh? Come and stand with us as we form a Ring of Peace. 

Less than two years ago, St. Anne's and City Shul came together to form a Ring of Peace at the Islamic Information and Dawah Centre following the shooting in a mosque in Quebec City. Earlier examples in Europe inspired us and the wider community joined us. St. Anne's and the Islamic Information & Dawah Centre, joined by the United Church of Canada, Toronto Conference, now ask you to join us to support our friends at City Shul. 

Our Ring of Peace will be a protective embrace as the people of City Shul enter their sanctuary for shabbat, especially for this Solidarity Shabbat being observed in synagogues worldwide. 

We invite you - fellow Christians and Muslims, people of all faiths, and all people of compassion - to stand with us in friendship. Be neighbours with us.
We will line both side of Bloor Street from Madison Avenue to Huron Street to protect the entrance to the Bloor Street United house of worship which is home to City Shul - 300 Bloor Street West.

Please bring signs, especially handmade signs that express your support. Please note: This is not a rally or protest. No political signs. This is a religious gathering to stand in hope and peace with friends. The Ring of Peace includes 5 minutes of standing in silent prayer coinciding with prayer inside the synagogue.

*Please note that the Ring of Peace will conclude at 10:30. All are asked to depart at this time. The Solidarity Shabbat is for the members of City Shul - please do not enter the house of worship following the Ring of Peace.

Note that our Ring of Peace will have protection provided by the Toronto Police Service. Media and journalists will be present. Please be dressed to stand in outdoor weather for an hour. 

9:30 TO 10:30 A.M.

*QUESTIONS: Please do not contact City Shul. 

Contact St. Anne's Church:

Also see the Facebook Event Page:

Photos from the Ring of Peace - February 2017 at Islamic Information & Dawah Centre

Church is Open for Hallowe'en - Wednesday, October 31, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

posted 18 Oct 2018, 11:38 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 11 Nov 2018, 11:23 ]

Every year, our friends at the Cadbury Chocolate Factory (across from St. Anne's) have a Hallowe'en Open House. People line up the whole block waiting to get in.

If you're in the neighbourhood on Hallowe'en and need to get warm or use the washroom, you're welcome to come into the church. 

We'll be open from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and we'll have live musical accompaniment on the organ from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. 

If you'd like, our hosts will bring you up to the organ console for a closer look while the music is being played. 
We are glad to be here for our neighbours!

St. Anne's
270 Gladstone Avenue
Toronto M6J 2L6

Come & Sing - "Tis the Season" - Sunday, December 16, 4:00 p.m.

posted 4 Oct 2018, 16:43 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 17 Dec 2018, 14:29 ]

We are singing around the piano! Come join us for an hour to sing your favourite songs of the season.

Even better, let us know your favourite songs in advance and we will have the music printed and ready to go. Email your suggestions to

Mervin Fick, Director of Music at St. Anne's, is our conductor and host!

All are welcome. Free admission. Donations welcome.

Parking available. We are meeting in the church. 

St. Anne's Church
270 Gladstone Avenue
This is not us - ours is way more fun!

Fall Birdwatching Hike - Saturday, October 13, 9:00 a.m.

posted 29 Sep 2018, 14:30 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 18 Oct 2018, 11:28 ]

Join us as we take an autumnal stroll down the Leslie Street Spit, to see the leaves as they turn colour and the birds as they turn south. 

We will share rides (leaving from the church) to Tommy Thompson Park and walk the length of the spit, taking in the immense variety of bird and plant life (as well as eroded cement and rebar!) that flourishes there. 

Bring a picnic lunch, a camera, water, and (if you have them) binoculars. Our visit will conclude with refreshment at a nearby pub before we drive back to the church. We expect to return to the church by mid-afternoon. Note that we will walk rain or shine!

We'll be leaving from the church parking lot at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Meet us at 8:30 so we can organize cars and passengers, and sign waiver forms.

Durbazi + Turkwaz in Concert at Ouroboros - Saturday, September 29, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

posted 26 Sep 2018, 06:18 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 1 Oct 2018, 15:46 ]

St. Anne's is open for Nuit Blanche! 

Come and hear two great musical groups:

Turkwaz (7:30 p.m.

Darbazi (8:30 p.m.)

It's a great opportunity to see the art installations for Ouroboros.

Admission is PWYC.

St. Anne's Church
270 Gladstone Ave.

"Come & Sing" - Sunday@4 - Sunday, September 30, 4:00 p.m.

posted 12 Sep 2018, 09:54 by Gary van der Meer   [ updated 1 Oct 2018, 15:46 ]

A new opportunity to gather with others in an informal setting around the piano in the inspiring acoustic of St Anne's sanctuary. Sing what? The first theme will be songs about wonder ...or ... wonder? 

Share in the joy of singing a wide range of songs drawn from many sources. The afternoon will include popular songs such as What a Wonderful WorldLeonard Cohen's Hallelujah; through to Broadway's inspiration: Oh, What a Beautiful Morning and Climb Ev'ry Mountain; to songs of inspiration and faith like How Great Thou Art

Audience requests will make the experience even more meaningful and fun.  We will provide song sheets for songs we know about in advance. Please email requests in advance so that your song requests may be found in print:

Find your voice - Use your voice - Strengthen your voice - in Community 

Come and Sing! 

St. Anne's Church,
270 Gladstone Avenue

Parking available.

Sunday, September 30, 4:00 to 5:15 p.m.

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