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Welcome to St. James Cathedral

The Reverend Canon Andrew Asbil

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that you catch a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes every day at St. James. The Cathedral is the gathering place for all Anglicans in the Diocese of Toronto and our Bishop calls us to live out our baptismal faith with integrity and love.

Our doors are open seven days a week to provide a place of prayer for the passerby, Christian formation for the pilgrim, food and support for the homeless, a voice of advocacy for the marginalized and respite for the weary.

The choir and musicians inspire us to sing, the Drop-in program calls us to serve, the Bible studies and Christian formation programs summon us to deepen our faith and our daily cycle of worship bids us to pray. Our ministry initiatives with Refugees, Outreach, Re-Generation, Regent Park, Pastoral Care and more provide ways for us to offer hospitality, build community and hasten service.

We hope that you will discover a home among us.

Yours in Christ,

Andrew Asbil,
Dean and Rector,
The Cathedral Church of St. James


Service music: view latest music list







Advent & Christmas 2016
View a list of liturgies

Annual Christmas Food Drive
Monetary donations may be made here

Advent Lectures with Archbishop Colin Johnson
November 30 - December 14 | Details here

Crèches from Across the World: An Exhibit
in the Archives & Museum
beginning December 11 |
Details here

Messiaen's "La Nativite du Seigneur"
Artist-in-Residence David Briggs
Saturday, December 17 at 4:00pm | Details here

Advent Taizé Service
(Bilingual Mandarin/English)
Tuesday, December 20 at 7:00pm in the Cathedral

"This World's Joy" Opus 8 in Concert
at St. Bart's, Regent Park

Friday, December 23 at 7:30pm | Details here

ReGeneration Bible Study
& Spirituality Discussion Group
continues every other Sunday | Details here

Organ Recitals
Sundays at 4:00pm and Tuesdays at 1:00pm
Learn more here



Biagio Ristorante in St. Lawrence Hall at King and Jarvis will once again host a Christmas dinner Sunday, December 18 from 11:00am – 3:00pm. Many of our Drop-in guests enjoy Signor Biagio’s hospitality on this occasion. We are grateful for his generosity to so many from our neighbourhood and beyond.



Liturgies at the Cathedral

Sunday, December 11
, 2016

  • 8:00am Said Eucharist
  • 9:00am Sung Eucharist
  • 11:00am Choral Eucharist
  • 1:00pm Mandarin Fellowship (Cathedral Centre)
  • 2:30pm Mandarin Youth Fellowship (Cathedral Centre)
  • 4:30pm Choral Evensong

Sunday & Weekday
Worship details
Music details
Download service leaflets

Services at St. Bart's - details here


Front Steps: You will have noticed that work has commenced on replacing the stone steps up to the Church Street doors of the Cathedral Centre. This work will take place during the next three weeks or so limiting access to the Centre to the Ramp Door facing the Parking Lot by Snell Hall. Our apologies for any inconvenience.



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Downloadable Vestry documents:
Organization Reports (includes 2016 budget)
Financial Statements for 2015


Stewardship 2016

Download Commitment Card (PDF)

Download Narrative Budget Document (PDF - 3 mb)