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 ARTSFEST 2019
Visual Art Exhibtion
Saturday May 4 from 10am to 5pm
Sunday May 5 from 10am to 1pm

Submit your piece(s) to woodbineheights@gmail.com for consideration,
including picture, description, 
and mode of presentation (wall, table, floor)

Proposals due by Tuesday April 23.


TICKETS for Jeanine Noyes and Friends during ArtsFest 2019 on Saturday May 4th at 7:30pm available now: jeanine-noyes-friends

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 ...

WOODBINE HEIGHTS DRAMA CLUB PRESENTS... Breathe is the Woodbine Heights Drama Club offering during our Fifth Annual ArtsFest.  The roller-coaster story of Pete and Josh (aka Peter and Jesus) set in East Toronto today. Saturday May 4th at 2pm; Sunday May 5th, at 11am.  woodbineheights@gmail.com for details.


ArtsFest Concert On Saturday May 4th, starting at 7:30pm, as part of our ArtsFest Celebration of creative expression, we are thrilled to present Jeanine Noyes and Friends in Concert. $12 in advance, $15 at the door.  woodbineheights@gmail.com for info. Tickets avaliable here:  jeanine-noyes-friends



PLANT AND YARD SALE  MARK YOUR CALENDAR:  Saturday June 8th from 9:00am - Noon.  Beautify your home and garden with perfect purchases from this sale of local renown.  100s of perennials for your garden.


Good Friday Worship-- We join with L'Arche Toronto on April 19th for Good Friday Worship at The Gathering Place, 186 Floyd Avenue.  Refreshments and quiet conversation at 9:30 a.m., with the service taking place at 10am.  Be part of this significant experience in our lives of faith.  


ARTSFEST 2019 -- On Saturday May 4, from 10 am through 5 pm, visual arts in a variety of forms will be on exhibition in the sanctuary and narthex of the church.  There will also be a Varuety performance at 3:15 pm with variety of music, poetry, and dance.  At 2 pm, the Woodbine Heights Drama Club presents 'Breathe Me,' and again on Sunday morning, May 5th, our 11am worship.  See you here, then.  


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.