Our Vision

What gives St. John’s York Mills vibrancy and life? Our roots in the North Toronto community — steeped in history — and our deep Christian faith. 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 ask questions about our faith. We hold the 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.

Our Vision: To know Christ and make Him known

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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