A Time for Waiting

Advent wreath with candles

Advent is traditionally a time for waiting—for Christmas celebrations for the children, for the celebration of the miracle of birth and of Jesus’s birth in particular, and for many Christians, a reminder of the waiting for Jesus’s coming again—for the fulfillment of the hope and promise he brought.

This is also a season of waiting for the Bathurst community; waiting for a new minister to join us, and waiting to see the outcome of our deliberations about our call and future mission. Our services in Advent reflect our different forms of waiting, and the joy and celebration we will share with the arrival of Christmas.

Unless otherwise noted below, services are held Sunday mornings at 10:30, in the chapel at Trinity St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St. W.


Advent and Christmas services this year include:

  • Sunday, December 16
    Advent 3: Christmas Choral Service

  • Tuesday, December 18, 7:00 p.m.
    Carols in a minor key
    Bloor St. United Church, 300 Bloor St. W.

  • Sunday, December 23
    Christmas Breakfast:Christmas stories and carols
    10:00 am

  • Monday, December 24
    Christmas Eve with Bloor St. U.C., 300 Bloor St. W.
    • 7:00 p.m. - All ages candlelight service
    • 10:00 p.m. - Candlelight communion

  • Sunday, December 30
    Bathurst will be joining worship with College St. U.C. [no service in the TSP chapel]
    College St. U.C., 454 College St.
    10:30 am

  • Sunday, January 6, 2019
    Epiphany and Communion

Previous services in this series included:

  • Sunday, December 9
    Advent 2: Waiting in Darkness, liturgy from the Iona Community
    Congregational Meeting

  • Sunday, December 2
    Advent 1: Messy Church on the Angel Gabriel visiting Mary