God invites each of us into relationship, but what that relationship looks like and feels like will be different for each person. Some will feel closest to God in nature, others by reading scripture, still others while making music, or in prayer or in a variety of other ways. But what is consistent, is that we engage with God by deeply and authentically engaging with our lives. And when we do this, we find the capacity to more deeply and authentically engage with the life of the world.

Throughout the season of Lent, where the tradition has often been to “give something up”, this year we invite you to "take something on.” In the weeks between Ash Wednesday on February 14th and Easter Day on March 31st Metropolitan will be offering a variety of spiritual experiences for you to try out with the hope that each one of us will make an ongoing commitment - a covenant - to build our own spiritual practices for the betterment of God’s world.  


Thursday's Noon at Met 

In partnership with the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School and the University of Toronto Faculty of Music, a wide range of singers and instrumentalists present free 45-minute noon hour concerts every Thursday.  

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Good Friday Concert | Bach Markus Passion

The second Canadian performance of Bach’s Markus Passion, BWV 247, as reconstructed by Robert Koolstra (2017). The Met Choir and Baroque Orchestra are joined by Evangelist Philippe Gagné, and Clarence Frazer as Jesus. Jonathan Oldengarm, direction and continuo. Pre-concert talk by Jonathan Oldengarm at 6:30 pm. Pre-concert organ recital at 7:00 pm. Tickets ($40 in-person; $17 online).

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Spiritual Practices

Monday to Friday, 8- 8:15 am (on Zoom)
Daily practice of scripture, prayer, and action using the writings of the renowned Henri Nouwen.

Feb 22nd, 7-8 pm (in-person and Zoom)
Explore the spirituality and meditative aspects of knitting, led by Brian Watkins.

Feb 27th, 7-8 pm (in-person and Zoom)
Rev. Dan Benson invites us to consider the craft of making and repairing timeless things.

Feb 29th, 12pm  
With Dr Jonathan Oldengarm - in-person and livestream as part of the Noon at Met concert.

Mar 3rd, 12:30-1:30 pm (in-person, for parents & kids)
Explore the joys and challenges of “parenting while Christian” with Rev. Jason.

Mar 6th, 7-8 pm (in-person and Zoom)
Rev. Jason explores walking with intention & the spirituality of putting one foot in front of the other.

Mar 21st, 5:30-6:30 pm (in-person and Zoom)
Feel the Spirit by getting your hands dirty.  With Rev. Jim and Dorcas Beaton. 

Ongoing Programs:

Every Monday at 8:00 pm (on Zoom)
Based on the work of Abbot Thomas Keating, Thomas Merton and others, Centring Prayer is a method of Christian meditation that places a strong emphasis on interior silence and the centring of oneself on the presence of God. Our gatherings will be very simple: a time of grounding and then an extended period of silence to open our hearts and minds to God. The Zoom sessions are led by Leah Darke and former Jesuit priest, Tchawbaw Cabafi.

Every Tuesday at 12:30 pm (in person in the Founders Chapel and on Zoom)
All are welcome for this simple service of Word and Table following the Celtic Christian tradition. Join us during your lunch break for some spiritual nourishment!


Every Thursday at 1:00 pm (in person and on Zoom)
Our hybrid knitting group meets on Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. We meet in person in the Sunday School room on the lower level (come to the north-east entrance door) or by Zoom. All knitters, stichers, and crocheters of all skill levels are most welcome to join.

Holy Week at Metropolitan

Maundy Thursday - March 28th, 7:00

We being our Holy Week Services a service of word, table and foot washing. Maundy Thursday takes its name from the latin ‘mandatum’, meaning ‘commandment’, in reference to the new commandment Jesus gives his disciples at the Last Supper (John 13:34). This service is in-person only.

Good Friday Morning Service - March 29th, 11am

Out of anguish we see light. We gather for this solemn and powerful service to walk with Jesus to Golgotha and encounter his crucifixion and death on the cross. In-person and livestream.

Easter Vigil - March 30th, 9pm

The Vigil is about sitting with the disciples in their grief before moving into the holy mystery of Easter morning. This service marks the transition from Holy Week to Easter, from Passion to Resurrection, from death to life.  In-person and livestream.

Easter Sunday - March 31st, 11am

Hallelujah! We mark Easter with Holy Communion, The Metropolitan Choir & Silver Band. In-person and livestream.

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Planning your visit to Met

When does the worship service start?
Our morning worship begins at 11:00 a.m. with an organ prelude that starts at 10:45. You can also hear Met's carillon (bells) being played as you make your way from the park into the church!

How do I find you?
We're located at 56 Queen Street East, just east of Queen and Yonge. That's a five minute walk from Queen subway station and only two stops from Union Station if you're travelling by bus or train from out of town. TTC streetcar stops are just a few steps away. On the west side of the church Bond St. offers areas to lock up your bike if you're cycling, and our parking lot there is free to use on Sundays.

What should I wear?
Whatever you are comfortable wearing! There is no dress code at Met, but we do recommend dressing for the season at hand as our building temperature can fluctuate slightly.

Do you have programming for kids?
Yes! Met has a Sunday School each week, led by our Children & Youth Ministries Animator, that follows our shared Children's Time. There are also several kids' music groups that perform regularly and rehearse most weeks before worship.

What are the services like?
Worship together is rooted in our strong sense of liturgy and community. We seek to raise up the voices around us, showcasing the breadth of activity and talent that is Met. Each week you can expect a thought-provoking sermon as well as an array of music to enjoy and participate in (we feature a thirty voice choir, famous pipe organ and numerous ensembles week to week).

Are your services online?
Yes, we livestream most of our services on our website at metunited.ca/live and on YouTube.