FAQs

Here are some questions you may have prior to coming.

Clergy and greeters will be delighted to answer any questions you may have when
you arrive.

Q. Which service should I come to?
A. Our main choral Eucharist is at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays with an informal coffee hour
afterwards. We have quiet, more intimate services, spoken rather than sung, at 8:30 a.m.
on Sundays and on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am.

Q. How long is the service?
A. Our main choral Eucharist lasts 1 to 1 ¼ hrs. The spoken services are 30 to 45
minutes in length.

Q. Where can I sit?
A. Some parishioners habitually sit in the same place, but seats are not reserved and you
are welcome to sit where you wish. A greeter will be happy to show you to a seat if you
are unsure. Occasionally seats are reserved for families during Baptism or Confirmation
services.

Q. Do I keep my children with me?
A. Your children can stay with you if you wish. We do have a parent-supervised nursery
for infants and toddlers. Sunday School-aged children typically start the service in the
sanctuary with their parents. Early in the service, they gather at the chancel steps for an
introduction to the main theme of the lesson. They then leave the sanctuary to a hymn
and go downstairs for their lesson. At the beginning of Communion, they rejoin the
service upstairs.

Q. How do I follow the service?
A. When you arrive, a greeter will give you a blue hymnbook and a bulletin in which are
printed the hymn numbers and the order of service. Page numbers in the bulletin refer to
the Book of Alternative Services, which you will find in the pew rack. During prayers,
you can stand, sit or kneel, as you are most comfortable.

Q. Can I take Communion?
A. If you are baptized in any Christian denomination, we hope that you will take Holy
Communion with us. A sidesperson will invite you to the altar rail where you can kneel
or stand for Communion. You can also go to the altar rail for a blessing should you not
wish to take Communion.

Q. Can I get a tax receipt for my offering?
A. Yes. Just put your offering in one of the white envelopes found in the pew and write
your name and address on it. The offertory plate is passed during the hymn after the
exchange of the Peace. As the parish is supported by donations, we appreciate anything
you can offer, but the decision to donate and the amount you give are up to you.

Q. What should I wear?
A. You will see parishioners in everything from jeans to business clothes. We have no
dress code, and we welcome all comers.

Q. Is there parking?
A. We have a large parking lot, accessible from the west side of Woodbine Avenue, just
north of Kingston Road.

Q. Is there wheelchair access?
A. Yes. There is a ramp from the parking lot. Inside the church is an elevator to the
Sanctuary and the meeting rooms on the lower level. A greeter will help you use the
elevator.

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