"Rosedale Presbyterian Church," watercolour by Michele Nidenoff
Rosedale seeks to be a vital, growing community of faith, with a glad and generous heart, that shares the blessings of the Christian life.
Worshippers at Rosedale have come from many different backgrounds and while initially most were drawn from the immediate Rosedale area, now children and grandchildren of the original families come from North Toronto, Etobicoke, Scarborough; others may have moved from Toronto proper, but still make the Sunday drive from Ajax and Oshawa.
Rosedale has been the church home for former missionaries; some of our former ministers and members have been principals of both Knox College (Toronto) and the Presbyterian College (Montreal). We have also produced several moderators, including the first lay person, of the Presbyterian Church in Canada and one of the first women to be ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Members have worked for/serve on the national church and its committees; others have had pivotal roles in the Canadian Council of Churches, the Ecumenical Justice Commissions, and in social housing such as Portland Place and Evangel Hall to name just a few.
From its beginning early in the 20th century, Rosedale has always had a strong commitment to mission. Our current outreach projects include participation in the Out of the Cold Program at St. Andrew's (meals and knitted items), CornShare, Malawi Mosquito Net Project, Satellite 7 (a Christian radio project in the Middle East) as well as the national program of "Presbyterians Sharing." We also respond to emergency appeals of the Presbyterian World Service and Development agency.
The St. James Town Ecumenical Coalition
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