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
Woodbine Heights Drama Club Audition

Wednesday February 20th - 6:45pm

As we look forward to our Fifth Annual ARTSFEST on the first weekend in May,
the Drama Club begins preparations for its production.
Come try us out at our audition night to find your place in the fun.
Actors, musicians, singers, Stage and Tech crew welcome.
Multi-generational, community participation is our hallmark,
along with original, thoughtful, humourous scripts.
Email bob, 
woodbineheights@gmail.com to inquire.

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 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


Coming Up ...

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. 


East York Death Cafe  What is the great equalizer, in terms of human exixtence?  The one thing that we all share, whatever our identity or status?  Death is the answer, and the topic of our first 'Death Cafe' taking place on Thursday March 21 from 7 - 830pm.  Gather with friends, neighbours and strangers to talk together about this unavoidable and important topic.  There will be tea and cake.  Visit Death Cafe for further reading on this topic and movement.

International Dinner Saturdayday February 23 at 6pm.  Pot luck dinner followed by an entertaining assortment of local performers. Bring your favourite cuisine, with plenty to share.  All are welcome.  

Book Discussion Group - Monday evenings at 7:00 or Tuesday afternoons at 1:15, From February 4/5 through March 4/5 we gather to discuss our shared reading of Elaine Pagels' book Beyond Belief.  Copies are likely available at local used book stores. Email pastor bob for locations and timing details. <woodbineheights@gmail.com>



Drama Club 2019   Drama Club auditions take place from 6:45 - 8pm on Wednesday February 20, 2019. ArtsFest dates are set for May 3, 4, and 5, and will feature a visual arts exhibition, a variety of artistic offerings, and performaces by the Woodbine Heights Drama Club.  Email woodbineheights@gmail.com for details.