A community of faith, justice and the arts
in the heart of the Annex

Trinity-St.Paul's United Church & Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts

Trinity-St.Paul’s (affectionately known locally as TSP) is a community hub in downtown Toronto which is home to an active United Church congregation, many different arts and social justice organizations and whose facilities are used by community groups from the neighborhood and across the city. With a world-renowned concert hall and rental spaces of all sizes, TSP has something for everyone.  Join us and see what is happening! 

Check in soon for more information on this extraordinary upcoming event…

 

We welcome Rev. Jaylynn Byassee as Interim Minister during Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo’s three-month sabbatical (January-March, 2023)

Rev. Jaylynn Byassee (she/her)

Jaylynn hails from West Texas, land of scorpions, cacti, and high school football. She studied education at Texas Tech University. After spending years teaching children with special needs and elementary education, she then taught English as a Second Language in Budapest, Hungary. She has always seen herself as one who loves people and discovering and learning about new cultures. She followed a call to seminary at Duke Divinity School. With over 20 years of experience, Jaylynn has led churches of all size across North Carolina, in the western suburbs of Chicago, as well as the Lower Mainland of BC–serving in urban, rural, and suburban settings. Jaylynn is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, and now in the United Church of Canada. She is currently working on a doctoral of ministry degree in contextual theology. 

Jaylynn and her husband, Jason have three sons: Jack, Sam, and Will. The older two away in University, the youngest here with them! They’ve lived in Vancouver for 7 years, and recently moved to Toronto where her husband also serves as a United Church minister. Jaylynn has helped multiple churches walk alongside refugees by encouraging welcome and friendship, and has been an advocate for supporting mental health education in the church. 

Feel free to reach out to her at jaylynn@trinitystpauls.ca as she’s keen to get to know folks and loves an excuse for a good coffee!

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Worship Service

Worship Services are held at 1030 AM on Sundays both in-person and online.

In-person: Doors open at 10 AM.

Online: Join us by using the zoom link below

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86335286671

Each Sunday Service a Zoom recording is available on our Youtube channel.

Our February 5th Communion Service is available here:

Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo, C.M. – Minister (on sabbatical until April)
Email: cdinovo@trinitystpauls.ca
Phone: (416) 272-1176

Brad Ratzlaff – Music Director
Email: bratzlaff@trinitystpauls.ca

Cian Horrobin – Administrator and Communications Director, Trinity St. Paul’s United Church
Email: cianhtsp@gmail.com 

Douglas Hurst – Children’s Church Coordinator
Email: douglash@trinitystpauls.ca

Aaron Dawson –  General Manager
Email: adawson@trinitystpauls.ca
Phone: (416) 922-8435 ext 25

Facility Bookings Coordinator
Email: tsp@trinitystpauls.ca
Phone: (416) 922-8435 ext 21

TSP's Children's Church

*Online Engagement for Fall Homecoming

Life and Work of TSP congregants during COVID-19

Check out what our congregants have been up to during COVID-19!

1971

Only woman to sign We Demand, first gay rights demo in Canada. Marched in Toronto’s first Pride.

2001

Performed the first legalized same-sex marriage in Canada

2006

Elected MPP – passed most private bills in Ontario’s history and most LGBTQ bills in Canadian history

2019

Appointed to the Order of Canada

2020

Minister at Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church and Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts

The Latest

What's new in the life of the church

Pride Sunday Service ‘The 10th Anniversary of Toby’s Law – Trans Rights as Human Rights in Ontario’

Reflection: “The First Christian Convert was Black and Non-Binary” by Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo CM

June 12th 2022,Trinity Sunday service with Rev. Dr. Cheri DiNovo CM

Visit Us

How to Get Here – Trinity-St.Paul’s is accessible by public transit. The nearest TTC station is Spadina Station, located just north of the intersection of Spadina and Bloor. For a full accessibility exit from the subway station, use the Spadina Street exit. Head south to Bloor street, then turn right and head west to the next intersection at Robert Street. TSP is located at the southwest corner of Bloor Street and Robert Street. For accessible entry use the main entrance on Bloor Street on the north side of the building.

Accessibility – TSP is fully accessible on the main floor, including access to the main door, Sanctuary (Jeanne Lamon Hall), gymnasium, Circle Room, Memorial Room, Chapel, Studio asnd washrooms. Trinity-St. Paul’s also owns a wheelchair for use within the building. Staff are available to assist you when needed; please just inform us and we are happy to help.

Service Animals and Support Persons – Service animals are welcome in all parts of our premises that are open to the public. Special seating is also available in the Sanctuary (Jeanne Lamon Hall) for people with disabilities arriving with a service animal or a personal support worker.

Parking – Paid parking, including accessible parking, is available across the street on Robert Street at the Green P lot on the south side of the Metro grocery store.

Training for Staff – TSP provides training to all staff as well as volunteers, including an overview of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the requirements of the customer service standard’s plan.

TSP is a registered charity: #119270726 RR0001

Contact Us:

Trinity St. Paul’s United Church is an inclusive and affirming Christian community celebrating God’s presence, seeking justice and peace, strengthening faith, and nourishing the creative spirit.

Address: 

Trinity St. Paul’s United Church
427 Bloor Street West
Toronto M5S 1X7

Front Office, Venue & Building-Related Inquiries:

Monday – Saturday: 9 AM- 11PM
Sunday: 9 AM-10PM

416-922-8435 x 21

tsp@trinitystpauls.ca

Church  Administrator Office & Church-Related Inquiries:

Tuesday-Friday: 9AM-5PM
Sunday: 9AM-3PM

416-922-8435×23

admin@trinitystpauls.ca

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