Living our Faith in Jesus Christ Through Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Arms

The church is open for prayer, meditation, and pastoral care on Tue, Wed, & Thur from 10am - 2 pm. Please use the Ridley (Rainbow Fence) Door, unlocked during these hours.
Tuesday 2-3pm is the drop-in hour for informal conversations with the clergy over tea.

Parish Activity, 2023-24

Weekly activities, unless indicated OTHERWISE









8:30 – 9:30 am: Adult Education


7:30 – 10:30 am Men’s Breakfast (monthly)


December 2nd from 5:00 – 8:00pm Advent Potluck Supper

9 – 9:45 am: 

Choir practice


TBA: children’s music practice

9:30 – 10 am: 

Morning Prayer service on Zoom


10 – 11:15 am: 

Communion service (live-streamed)

  10-11 am: Fitness Class

10 – 11 am:

Meditation Through Art (non-religious)

10 – 11 am: 

Chair Yoga


10-11 am: Fitness Class




11:15 – noon: 

Coffee Hour

12-3 pm: Old Orchard Blossoms group (AIDS in Africa outreach) (monthly)

10 – 11:

ESL Book Club (bi-weekly)


11 – noon:

ESL Conversation Practice 


11:30 – noon: Communion Service (weekly)

11:05-12:15 pm: 

Therapeutic Yoga


12:45 – 2:30 pm: Bookclub (monthly)

12 -1 pm: 

“St Andrew’s” women’s fellowship and knitting group 


2 – 3 pm:

“Tuesday Tea” – a social drop-in open office hour with the Rev.


7:30 pm:

Choir Practice




5-6 pm:

children’s band practice (starting in 2024)


6-8 pm:

“Relaxed” communion service (45 min) with dinner and kids’ activity


Next relaxed service is on Dec 2 AT 5 PM FOLLOWED BY A POTLUCK 

Special Services, Fall/Winter 2023

Saturday, Dec 2 – Relaxed Service with St Nicholas’ Day Theme, 5 pm followed by the Advent Potluck and Wreath-making Workshop

Sunday, Dec 3rd – Advent 1, 10am

Sunday, Dec 10th – Advent 2, 10am

Thursday, Dec 14th – Carols by Candlelight at 7:30pm

Sunday, Dec 17th – Advent 3 with Children’s Pageant, 10am

Wednesday, Dec 20: “Blue Christmas” Service, 11:30am, as an opportunity for quiet reflection on the poignancy of the season

Sunday, Dec 24th – Advent 4, 10am

Sunday, Dec 24th – Christmas Eve Family Service, with Semi-Improvised Pageant, 4 pm

Sunday, Dec 24th – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 7:30 pm

Monday, Dec 25th – Christmas Day, 10 am

Sunday, Jan 7th – Epiphany & Baptism of the Lord, 10am: Requests for baptisms welcome



In-service children’s message 10-10:15 & children’s professionally-led activity 10:15 – 11:15

November 5 – December 10

Acting with “Sparx” to prepare the Christmas Pageant

Note also the Christmas Kitchen with the children’s craft and Santa photos on Nov 25 (10 am), monthly Relaxed Services with dinner and activities (6 pm), and upcoming Informal Band practices (currently in the planning stage, details TBD)

December 17

Christmas Pageant performance

December 24

(Christmas Eve)

10 am: free play, crafts, and general supervision

4 pm: informal pageant performance

7:30 pm: no supervision

December 25 (Christmas Day)

No supervision

December 31 – January 1 

Free play, crafts, and general supervision

January 8 – February 11

Songwriting and singing with “Shine”

Worship Services

Sundays: Weekly at 10:00 am (in-person Holy Eucharist followed by Coffee Hour, and live-streamed on Facebook)

Monday to Friday: Daily at 9:30 am (online Morning Prayer only on Zoom)

Wednesdays: Weekly at 11:30am (in-person only Holy Eucharist)

Saturdays: Monthly at 6:00 pm (relaxed format, family-friendly followed by dinner) 

Note that Dec 2nd Relaxed Service will begin at 5pm due to the Advent Potluck Supper to follow at 6pm