About the Parish

St. Thomas's Church, Toronto, is one of the oldest Anglo-Catholic congregations in Canada. Established in 1874, the parish has been, from its earliest days, at the forefront of the liturgical and musical life of the Anglican Church of Canada. Located in the historic Huron-Sussex neighbourhood, adjacent to the University of Toronto campus, the church was designed in the Arts and Crafts style by the renowned architect and parishioner Eden Smith (1858-1949).

The Rector is Fr Mark Andrews, who was appointed in 2004, succeeding Fr Roy Hoult upon his retirement. Fr Christopher D'Angelo was named Associate Priest in 2017. His predecessor, Fr Rob Mitchell, served St. Thomas's for eight years, until being made the rector of St. Olave's Church, Toronto. Fr Andrews and Fr D'Angelo are assisted by honorary clergy. Christine Cover has been the Parish Administrator since July 2015, succeeding Barbara Obrai.

The parish is very active, and many members volunteer on committees and guilds, organize education events, lead stewardship and fundraising activities, help prepare communications, and run a Friday Food Ministry that serves about 100 people weekly.

Excellent choral and organ music are vital components of all Sunday services, Feast Days, and the special liturgies of Advent and Holy Week. There are three choral services each Sunday: Sung Eucharist (Contemporary Rite) at 9:30 a.m.; Solemn Eucharist (Traditional Rite) at 11 a.m.; and Solemn Evensong and Devotions at 7 p.m. The music is extraordinarily diverse - from plainsong and Renaissance masterpieces to gems of the British cathedral tradition and contemporary Canadian compositions.

Matthew Larkin was appointed Organist and Director of Music in August 2017. His predecessors include Elizabeth Anderson (who served as Interim Organist and Choirmaster from July 2016 to July 2017), John Tuttle (from 1989 to 2016), Gerald Webster (from 1977 to 1989), and Walter MacNutt (from 1954 to 1977).

The Choirs of St. Thomas's Church have been prize winners in the CBC Radio Competition for Amateur Choirs and have sung in residence at York Minster and Gloucester Cathedral (2005); Salisbury Cathedral and St. Paul's, London (2010); and Canterbury Cathedral, St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, and Westminster Abbey (2013).

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As an active and welcoming Anglo‐Catholic parish rooted in Scripture, Reason and Tradition, we worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness and witness to Christ through pastoral care, music, education, discipleship, and service.