The Church of the Holy Trinity is a community of people who express Christian faith through lives of integrity, justice, and compassion. We foster lay leadership, include the doubter and marginalized, and challenge oppression wherever it may be found.
Mission Statement, 2010
Founded in 1847, this a unique Anglican community characterized by informality. It is a church of inclusivity, both in the language of worship and comprehensive lay leadership throughout our community.
We have a very active refugee ministry. Since 1991, our congregation has sponsored over 100 refugees fleeing persecution and violence in Afghanistan, Burundi, Cambodia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Kosovo, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, and Sudan.
We have been involved in local housing issues for many years, participating in the construction of housing using our lands. We currently sponsor and host The Toronto Homeless Memorial, remembering those who have died as a result of homelessness in Toronto.
We are attempting to engage better in the work of reconciliation with First Nations, Inuit and Metis people on this shared land. Our Treaty People circle is leading us in this work.
The Christmas Story, our traditional Nativity pageant, has been held annually at Holy Trinity since 1937, telling the magnificent story of Christ's birth with a volunteer cast and professional choir and organ.
Although our work on LGBTQ2S issues is somewhat quieter at present, in part because of the many successes we have achieved and changes to Canadian society, we have a long-standing engagement in this space--it is personal for so many of us. We were the home of the first gay dances in Toronto outside of a bar and have supported and led in many other aspects of this struggle including marriage equality.