Christmas Services

Rescheduled due to the Ice Storm

It is with the greatest reluctance that the clergy and wardens have decided that, for health and safety reasons, we cannot hold services at St. John’s York Mills this December 24 and 25. There is no heat, light or water in the building.

We are planning on formally celebrating Christmas at Epiphany – Sunday, January 5th with as much splendour as our traditional Christmas Candlelight Service. Watch this space for details.

Our verger and sexton are working to minimize damage to the building’s systems so that, when power returns, we will be able to hold worship services again. We are hoping to hold regular services on December 29 – Christmas 1 and we’ll let you know as soon as we can whether or not the church is open.

Without power, there is no voice mail. In the case of a pastoral emergency, you may contact one of the clergy via cell phone:

  • The Rev. Canon Dr. Drew MacDonald:  647-237-5591
  • The Rev. Anne Crosthwait: 416-834-3400

We do encourage you to celebrate wherever you can. We have confirmed with two nearby Anglican Churches that they have power and are holding services:

St. Timothy’s North Toronto
100 Old Orchard Grove (on the northwest corner with Ridley Blvd.)
Telephone: 416-488-0079

Christmas Eve
4:00 pm Carol Singing
4:30 pm Family Eucharist with Christmas Pageant
10:30 pm Carol Singing
11:00 pm Candlelight Eucharist

Christmas Day
10:00 am Holy Eucharist

Christ Church Deer Park
1570 Yonge Street (NW corner of Yonge & Heath)
Phone: 416-920-5211

Christmas Eve
7:00 pm Christmas Pageant and Family Eucharist
10:30 pm Carol Singing
11:00 pm Traditional Midnight Mass

Christmas Day
8:00 am Holy Eucharist
10:00 am Sung Holy Eucharist

Please stay as safe and warm as you can and check in on your neighbours if possible.

Blessings of the season to you and your family!
The Clergy, Wardens and Staff of St. John’s York Mills


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