A Safe Place Woodbine Heights Baptist Church

A Safe Place
1171 Woodbine Avenue (map)
Toronto ON M4C 4E1
Pastor: 416-467-1462
General inquiries: 647-547-0936

Our Mission:

To celebrate, proclaim and reflect Christ's Love

To live in our community and welcome its diversity

To worship as a people set free by God's Grace
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Sunday service and children's church at 11:00 a.m. - Sundays July and August 10:00 a.m.

Weekly and Monthly
• Mid-week book groups, 2 times a year

• Playgroup Drop-in on Friday mornings
• Groups for children
• Educational forums

Throughout the Year
International Dinner
and Variety Show
• Christmas Concert
• Gardening Day
• Picnic for Children's Church
• Welcome Back Barbecue
• Fundraising Dinners and Annual Auction
• Drama Camp in August, Drama Club twice yearly
Be part of the Story

Drama Club in Woodbine Heights

Try us out:  Wednesday September 18 at 6:45 pm

All ages are welcome (parents/guardians participate with children under 12),
as our neighbourhood theatre tells stories of life with humour and music.
Actors, singers, stage and tech hands welcome.
woodbineheights@gmail.com with queries.

Welcome to
Woodbine Heights Baptist Church!

We are pleased that you have found Woodbine Heights Baptist Church (WHBC) on the world wide web.  We'd be even more pleased to greet you in person as we gather for worship, study, service and camaraderie at the corner of Woodbine and Sammon in East York. Our congregation takes seriously the call of God through Jesus to be present with and for our community. Our facility is constantly filled with activity, whether it be WHBC events or community group activities. Some of the activities include a Friday morning PlayGroup, Sparks, Brownies and Beaver Scouts, and an ongoing partnership with L'Arche Toronto.  Our Arts emphasis is sparking creative expression in the neighbourhood as well.

We are a congregation more interested in struggling honestly with the questions of life than dictating easy answers. We take the scriptures seriously without reading them literally, and value God's creation and our human lives and relationships as ways of experiencing God's presence in the world.  Among our small gathering are people from a variety of religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. We seek to be a people of inclusion and embrace, welcoming all persons who wish to be part of a community seeking and practicing faith in life.

Please join us on Sunday mornings at 10 o'clock for a time of reflective worship. Or if you prefer to connect individually with the pastor, give us a call at 416-467-1462. You can also email further inquiries to

We hope to engage with you soon.

bob paterson-watt, pastor


Coming Up ...

East York Death Cafe  Another 'Death Cafe' takes place on Thursday September 19 from 7 - 8:30pm.  We partner with L'Arche Toronto on this and meet at their accessible Gathering Place, 186 Floyd Avenue (north of Mortimer, east of Pape). Gather with friends, neighbours and strangers to talk together about death.  There will be tea and cake.  Visit Death Cafe for further reading on this topic and movement. <woodbineheights@gmail.com> for queries. 

Save the Date!   Our Annual Auction takes place on Saturday October 19. 6pm dinner, followed by live and silent auction. Tickets available SOON! Send a note to woodbineheights@gmail.com with queries. 

Pre-Schoolers' Drop-in The Play Group drops in on Fridays now, still in the morning from 9 - 11. Caregivers and their pre-schoolers are welcome to come for a time of free play and interaction.  Riding toys abound, snacks and beverages find their way here most weeks, and there is always good company. woodbineheights@gmail.com for details.


Drama Club 2019   Drama Club auditions take place from 6:45 - 8:15pm on Wednesday September 18, 2019. Merry Little Christmas VI dates are set for December 6. 7 and 8. Email woodbineheights@gmail.com for details.