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
• Joyful Heights rehearsal

• Parents of Preschoolers
• 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
• Special events
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Singers! Musicians! Stage and Tech Hands! 
Woodbine Heights Drama Club has created and performed 7 original productions.
Our 8th is on the way.  
Merry Little Christmas IV will hit the stage on December 8, 9, and 10.
YOU are invited to make it happen.  
We stage our stories of Life and Faith with actors and musicians ranging from 6 to 69 years.  
Families of all configurations have found a place to learn and grow and perform.  
You are invited to belong and contribute to the Arts in the Woodbine Heights Community.  
Call pastor bob paterson-watt (416-467-1462) for details or with your queries.  

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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 Tuesday 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 11 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

From Summer Drama Day Camp shadow play "Fiery Furnace"
Shadow Play 'Fiery Furnace' from Summer Drama Day Camp 2017.

Coming Up ...

Drama Club Fall 2017  We've had our first look at the the story that will be told during our 4th annual 'Merry Little Christmas' performances (Dec 8,9,10).  IT IS NOT TOO LATE to participate as singers, musicians and technical support people. Send an email to woodbineheights.ca to connect.


Save the Date!  Our Annual Auction takes place on Saturday October 21. Doors open at 5:30, feast at 6:00 pm, then stay and enjoy and eveing of cut and thrust bidding.  Dalton Jantzi will be back, gavel in hand, inviting us to raise the bids on good and services available on offer.  Silent Auction as well.  Tickets $15 in advance (by October 15th, $20 after/at the door), $5 for kids. 

Book Discussion Group - Tuesdays from October 3 through November 21, either 1:15-2:45 pm. I Will Not be Shaken: a songwriter's journey through the Psalms will be our guide for contemplation, inspiration and conversation.   We'll listen to the Psalm-inspired music, and go with each other on a journey through the Psalms. Books are $19 (available at stevebell.com).



Pre-Schoolers' Drop-in Each Tuesday 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.  See you here.