Our Vision

To know Christ and make Him known

We have a vision of a teaching church, one that is welcoming to all visitors and supporting of all members willing to live a faith-filled life in the 21st century. We want to learn and grow in what it means to follow Jesus — to be his disciple — right now. So, we ask questions. We try things out. We listen to one another.

St. John’s York Mills Church has deep roots, in Christian faith and in North Toronto, an area steeped in history. Jesus has been worshipped here since 1816. You’ll find an historical building and an ancient churchyard, whose setting high on a hill provides some needed quietness and space in the midst of the busy city. There’s an old bell tower and an antique barrel organ — and an energetic and welcoming community ready to explore the relevancy of Christ for today.

We live out our vision primarily through our worship and our small groups. On Sunday morning you’ll find challenging teaching with a prayerful atmosphere as well as engaging music at The Open Door (10:30). Experienced Christians gather at The Sacred Table (9:00) for Holy Communion. Those who are uncomfortable with “church” but have lots of curiosity and questions might like to stop by for The Forum at 11:30. To find out more, visit our worship page.

We encourage everyone at St. John’s to be involved in a small group. There are a growing number of them that meet on different days and at various times during the week. Visit our Compass  Groups page and see if there is a group that catches your interest.

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