Bringing the Community together for Good


EVERY SUNDAY - 10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist
Welcome! Sunday worship gathers our whole community, in all its diversity of backgrounds, interests and concerns, to give thanks to God and to ask God to equip us to serve our community and our world. The worship service includes music, prayers, a sermon that connects sacred texts to concerns in our world today, the bread and wine of the eucharist, and time to be together and support each other in the journey of life. 75 minutes. 

EVERY WEDNESDAY - 10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist
This weekday service offers a reflective pause in your day to remember and be grateful for God's presence in your life, and for personal and community prayers. 45 minutes. First Wednesday of the month - in the church. All other Wednesdays at St. Anne's Place, 661 Dufferin Street. All are welcome.


We are grateful for your financial support through online giving. Canada Helps gives the option of a general gift - supporting the ministries of our church - or the restoration fund.


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    St. Anne's is a lively progressive Anglican congregation in the west end of downtown Toronto. Our church is a national historic site, a Byzantine revival church inspired by the architecture of the Hagia Sophia, and home of the only known religious paintings by Canada's iconic Group of Seven.

    We are an inclusive and fully accessible neighbourhood-minded community. We invite you to worship God with us. 

    We believe God wants a church that cares unselfishly for the good of all. That's the church we strive to be -
     in Sunday morning worship and through a full calendar of opportunities to learn, experience the arts, engage the world of nature - and receive support through friendships and a caring community. We are committed to serving and caring for those in need. 
    This great building is where we meet to engage our neighbourhood and bring our community together. Our ministry team is here for you and always ready to encourage you. 

    Be part of what we are doing at St. Anne's: 

    Bringing the Community together for Good. 

  • The Rev. Canon Gary van der Meer, Pastor & Incumbent I'm really interested in our church's part in the health of the whole community. I want to support the interlocking contributions of so many neighbourhood organizations, in a partnership of face-to-face friendship. One of the most exciting aspects of St. Anne's is our deep local connections. All the threads of community come through St. Anne's. A bit about me: I like to read and I always have books on the go. I'd love to hear about what you're reading. I enjoy reading theology, and I keep up with some young adult fiction (that's the section of the bookstore where you will find me browsing). I enjoy athletics: running, rock climbing, yoga ...
    Posted 13 Dec 2019, 15:02 by Gary van der Meer
  • The Rev. Judith Alltree, Honorary Assistant The Rev. Judith Alltree is fond of using the phrase “the ministry of small gestures” to describe her work. “That really sums up, in one sentence, what we do,” says Alltree over the course of an interview at the Mission’s Hamilton headquarters. “We listen. I go onboard now with little bags of chocolates for the crew. It’s a little gesture, a small gesture, but it just says to the crew, ‘We’re happy to see you, we’re glad you’re safe. What do you need, how can we help you?’ ”These small gestures—a bag of chocolates, a kind word, the lending of an ear—can go a long way in accumulating the trust of a ship ...
    Posted 13 Dec 2019, 16:04 by Gary van der Meer
  • Mervin Fick, Director of Music Mervin is the founding director of the Toronto Beach Chorale, the Artistic Director of the MCS Chorus of Mississauga, and conductor of the PCS Singers of Brampton and the National Award-winning Esprit Chamber Choir. Mervin is a strong proponent of arts education, Mervin presents an innovative and successful interactive arts education program for elementary school students in the Peel School Board. Integrating Canadian visual art, poetry, and music, the program showcases a song cycle inspired by Group of Seven paintings and poetry written by young people. A graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Music (MUS BAC), he has diplomas in vocal performance and vocal pedagogy from the Royal Conservatory of Music, as well as a Colleague diploma ...
    Posted 13 Dec 2019, 16:04 by Gary van der Meer
  • Mary Lou Harrison, Parish Administrator As the Parish Administrator, I lead the administration and communications for St. Anne’s. I enjoy the amazing energy and creativity of the people in our St. Anne’s community. I appreciate the deep respect here for the continuity of past, present and future. You will hear my voice if you call the church, and I look forward to greeting you when you visit. Mary Lou is a communications specialist, with extensive experience with local newspapers and volunteer organizations as an editor and writer.  Her academic background is in Canadian history, and German Language and Literature. She is passionate about social justice issues. She is a member of the Diocesan HIV/AIDS Network, and has a special interest in environmental ...
    Posted 14 Dec 2019, 16:40 by Gary van der Meer
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  • Gilbert & Sullivan's "Patience" presented by St. Anne's Music & Drama Society - Jan-Feb 2020 Patience is a musically delicious satire on the aesthetic movement characterized by Oscar Wilde and the painter Whistler, along with the overblown conceit and bravado of the British military in ...
    Posted 16 Jan 2020, 10:54 by Gary van der Meer
  • Christianity 101: 6 Sessions from Nov 2019 to Feb 2020   Christianity 101 at St. Anne’s: Practice that brings us closer to God  Christianity as we practice it at St. Anne’s, for those seeking baptism, confirmation or marriage. And ...
    Posted 13 Dec 2019, 15:04 by Gary van der Meer
  • Church Tour - Sunday, February 2, 11:45 a.m. St. Anne's offers a monthly tour at the conclusion of the worship service on the First Sunday of the month. The tour focuses on the Byzantine Revival architecture, Group ...
    Posted 16 Jan 2020, 10:58 by Gary van der Meer
  • Wednesday Eucharist - Wednesday, January 15, 10:30 a.m. Join us for our midweek worship service. It's in the church every first Wednesday of the month. All other weeks, the service takes place on the top floor of ...
    Posted 29 Dec 2019, 05:48 by Gary van der Meer
  • Messy Church - Children's After School Celebration - Tuesday February 11, 5:00 p.m. Our February Messy Church is timed to coincide with Valentine's Day. We will be making valentines and heart-shaped cookies. And we will be talking about LOVE - totally appropriate ...
    Posted 16 Jan 2020, 09:49 by Gary van der Meer
  • Book Evening: Wednesday, February 11, 7:00 p.m. Our next book conversation: Where the Crawdads Sing? by Delia Owens.Where the Crawdads Sing is immersed in the natural world. The story is set in the 1950s and revolves ...
    Posted 16 Jan 2020, 09:46 by Gary van der Meer
  • Next Community Dinner Date: Sunday, January 19 - 5:15 p.m.   Please join us for our monthly Community Dinner.  Come to eat, or come and help us prepare and serve the meal. We serve over 100 people the kind of Sunday ...
    Posted 18 Dec 2019, 09:30 by Mary Lou Harrison
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