Rosedale Presbyterian Church (416) 921-1931

Rosedale Presbyterian Church 129 Mount Pleasant Road
(at South Drive) Toronto

  Rosedale Presbyterian Church  

The doors are open!
Join us for an in-person service 

Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 10:30 am
Please arrive early to allow for pre-screening before entering the sanctuary


We are happy to receive people into our sanctuary. We ask that you please follow these guidelines to keep everyone safe. 

All in-person attendees, 5 years of age or older, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination.

A mask that snugly covers your nose, mouth, and chin must be worn at all times in the church. Social distancing is required at all times, except among those in the same household group. Congregational singing is not yet permitted, but all public health measures will continue to follow city and provincial guidelines as they change.

Sunday School and Nursery ministries will resume Sunday, February 27th.

RPC services will continue to be live-streamed for those who wish to attend online The service can be found on the church's YouTube channel RPC Toronto Media, or by searching "Rosedale Presbyterian Church”.

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Office hours:
Monday: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.


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Return to in-building worship at Rosedale Presbyterian Church

As Rosedale Presbyterian Church church is planning on opening up to in-person services on February 20, 2022, please note the following provincial COVID-19 guidelines with regard to capacity limits, physical distancing and vaccinations.

To attend worship, we require you to:

  • wear a mask (everyone over the age of 2)

  • follow physically distancing guidelines

  • show proof of vaccination (age 5 and over)

If you would prefer, you can photograph or scan your proof of vaccination and email it to You will only have to show this document one time. In our intent to follow all relevant government regulations and to allow for the safest return possible, the following protocols will be in place:

  • Always maintain physical distancing between yourself and others of at least six feet.

  • While inside the building the wearing of a mask will be required (with the exception of those who have a medical exemption, or children whose age exempts them from needing to wear a mask), except at those times when an appropriately distanced person speaks from the lectern or the pulpit, or while a chorister(s) are singing and at least 4 meters away from the congregation. Masks for adults and children will be available for those who do not bring one.

  • Please enter and exit through the doors at the north end of the sanctuary.

  • In order to reduce contact, Offering Plates will not be passed through the pews. You may place your Offering in the plates located at the door into the sanctuary.

  • Please sanitize your hands upon entry to the building with the provided hand sanitizer.

  • Engage in a passive Covid-19 screening protocol, requiring you to check yourself against a list of common Covid-19 symptoms. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you will not be able to attend worship.

  • Sit by yourself, or in a household or family group, distanced at least six feet away from other individuals or households.

  • You will receive a full printed single use copy of the Order of Service with all needed materials if you would prefer not use hymn books or Bibles in the pews.

  • Congregational singing is not permitted, but you may participate in unison and responsive readings.

  • All high touch areas will be sanitized regularly, and the washrooms will be cleaned and sanitized before and after the service.

  • Coffee Hour will be held only on those Sundays where the weather permits it to be held outside.

  • All staff, volunteers and choristers will, on the day of the service, need to pass the Ontario Online COVID-19 worker and employee screening, and email the results to

  • If staff, volunteers or worshipers show symptoms of COVID-19 while at Rosedale Presbyterian Church, they will be instructed to return home and self-isolate immediately, although children may temporarily isolate in the Lounge, and adults may temporarily isolate in the Board Room.

  • If someone who attends worship, later tests positive for COVID-19, they are to contact the RPC office immediately, and current Toronto Board of Health guidelines will be followed.

Online Worship to Continue

Services will be livestreamed on YouTube (RPC Toronto Media) and the video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook after the service in order to allow online worship for those who are unable or uncomfortable with attending in-building worship.

Special Information for Sunday School, Nursery and Children with Families

The Christian Education Committee is committed to offering in-person Sunday school and nursery as soon as it is safe to do so and as families are comfortable attending. In response to the survey of our families, and as a result of the time required to meet the City of Toronto regulations, Sunday school will continue in its virtual format.

Families with unvaccinated children who arrive for church before in-person Sunday school and nursery resumes will be greeted by the Christian Education Chair and seated in a safely distanced manner. In-person Sunday school or other Christian education will not be offered on Sunday morning at this time; all worship participants are encouraged to remain in the sanctuary for the entire length of the service.

The Christian Education Committee continues to meet and respond to the evolving COVID situation, feedback from families, and the direction of Session. We look forward to welcoming the youngest members of our congregation back in the coming weeks!

Prior to Sunday School or Nursery Participation

1. In order to ensure social distancing is possible, participants will be required to RSVP for Sunday school by Wednesday of each week using a short online form. An email confirmation will be sent confirming the RSVP.

2.Participants and volunteers will be actively screened outside the office prior to entering Sunday school or nursery space. Only actively screened individuals will be allowed in the Great Hall. Rosedale Presbyterian Church will follow the COVID-19 Decision Tool for Child Care Attendees, as required by the City of Toronto. Documents will be retained and secured within the Church Office.

3. Participants of Sunday school (Ages 4+) will be required to wear a mask covering nose, mouth and chin, unless they:

  • are under two years of age

  • have a medical condition that inhibits their ability to wear a face covering

  • are unable to put on or remove a face covering without help from someone else

  • are receiving accommodations according to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 or the Human Rights Code

4. Volunteers will wear masks and face shields or eye protection, and keep a distance of two meters from those outside their household. Activities will be adapted to accommodate these requirements.

5. Participants are asked to leave all items with families during Sunday school (e.g. coats, toys).

6. The Session of Rosedale Presbyterian Church requires those who are eligible for vaccination be fully vaccinated prior to attending worship.

7. Volunteers will be trained in COVID-19 policies and requirements, as outlined by the City of Toronto and the Session of Rosedale Presbyterian Church.

8. Nursery and Sunday school space will be disinfected before and after each use.

During Sunday School and Nursery

1. Participants are asked to remain in the Great Hall for the entirety of Sunday school (i.e. refrain from returning to the sanctuary).

2. Attendance will be taken and stored with COVID-19 screening documents.

3. No food or drink will be offered during Sunday school or nursery.

4. When seasonally appropriate, windows will be opened in the Great Hall.

5. Hand sanitizer, masks (child and adult) will be available.

6. Sunday school participants will be seated at tables according to households, separated by a minimum of six feet.

7. Adequate supplies will be provided so each household has a set of handouts, Bibles, supplies, etc.

8. After screening, nursery participants will proceed to the nursery room with nursery attendants. The nursery will be located in the room directly above the sanctuary.


1.Children will remain with their families for children’s time.

For Participants who are Symptomatic and/or have Tested Positive

1.Symptomatic individuals are not permitted to attend Sunday school or nursery until they receive a negative COVID-19 test result, receive an alternative diagnosis by a health care professional, or it has been a minimum of 10 days since their symptom onset and they report being recovered as per current Toronto Public Health guidance.

2. Should participants or volunteers test positive or symptomatic, the COVID-19 Interim Decision Guide for Child Care Operators will act as a guide.