Advent and Christmas at Yorkminster Park

We have a variety of special services and events over the Advent and Christmas season. Services and events are both IN-PERSON and ONLINE unless indicated otherwise. 

Sunday, November 20, 7:00 p.m.
Choral Evensong – 
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An Expression of Faith for Advent and Christmas
The Yorkminster Park Choir with William Maddox present:
Setting of the Evening Canticles by George Dyson
Responses by Benard Rose
Anthem: A Hymn for St Cecilia by Herbert Howells

Advent I Sunday, November 27, 11:00 a.m.
Preaching: Rev. Paula Willis
Infant Dedications

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2:00p.m.
In-Person for 2022!

A FREE CONCERT in support of Churches on-the-Hill Food Bank. Loreena McKennitt, the Toronto Mass Choir, and host Dina Pugliese are a "virtual who's who" teaming up for this year's concert. Featuring Hogtown Brass, the Bach Children's Chorus, the Hedgerow Singers, and the Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Choir. Door open at 12:30 p.m. To learn more about Churches on-the-Hill Food Bank or to donate visit: 

Advent II Sunday, December 4, 11:00 a.m.
Preaching: Rev. Dr. J. Peter Holmes
Sacrament of Communion

Advent II Sunday, December 4, 7:00 p.m.
Iona Service

With music by Iona Passage and narration by R.H. Thomson

Friday, December 9, 7:30 p.m.
Handel's Messiah

Presented by the Elmer Iseler Singers, and the Viva Chamber Singers, under baton of Lydia Adams.
To purchase, email or call 416-922-1167. Tickets can also be purchased in the narthex before and after worship service. Proceeds from tickets purchased directly from the church go towards the work of our Board of Mission.

Advent III Sunday, December 11, 11:00 a.m.
White Gift Sunday and Family Christmas Mission

We are asking families bring donation items for collection during the service. Contact Heather Mackey for more information.
Preaching: Rev. Dr. J. Peter Holmes

Advent III Sunday, December 11, 4:30 p.m.
Carols by Candlelight

Yorkminster Park Choir
A traditional candlelight choral presentation.

Thursday, Dec. 15, 7:00 p.m.
John McDermott Family Christmas

With Special Guest Amanda Walther
This is a free concert open to the general public, donations if you choose to make one can be made at the door upon entry. The proceeds will be split between Yorkminster Park's Out of the Cold and the Board of Mission and Sunnybrook Hospital's McDermott House.


Saturday, December 17, 11:00 a.m.
Service of Comfort and Hope

For many, this season is not a time of joy but a time when we deal with sadness, loss, loneliness, isolation, or health challenges. This service is reminder that God is with us, especially when we face difficult times. Come to light a candle for a loved one, to pray, and to receive the Comfort and Hope that our Lord so longs to give.


Advent IV Sunday, December 18, 11:00 a.m.
Family Christmas Sunday Service

Interactive Christmas Story, Scripture reading and the DOXA Band
Preaching: Rev. Dr. J. Peter Holmes

Advent IV Sunday, December 18, 4:30 p.m.
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Yorkminster Park Choir
Following the tradition of King's College, Cambridge

Christmas Eve Saturday December 24, 3:00 p.m.
Bethlehem on Yonge

The Christmas Story re-enacted, Carol Singing, Cookies and Hot Chocolate in Cameron Hall. (Dress warmly)

Christmas Eve Saturday December 24, 11:00 p.m.
Candlelight Service

Yorkminster Park Choir with narration by R.H. Thomson
Homily: Rev. Dr. J. Peter Holmes

Christmas Day Sunday, December 25, 11 a.m.
Preaching: Rev. Dr. J. Peter Holmes
Sacrament of Communion

New Year's Eve Saturday, December 31, 11:15 p.m.
Watchnight Service
Preaching: Rev. Paula Willis

New Year's Day Sunday, January 1, 11 a.m.
Preaching: Rev. Paula Willis

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