The Church of the Resurrection is an Anglican church located in Toronto’s East End, and founded over 100 years ago by neighbours who had a big vision for this neighbourhood. For many decades, the church experienced phenomenal growth, with hundreds of kids showing up every week for Sunday School.
Declining attendance in the 80s and 90s led to a core, dedicated congregation who in 2000 faced a tough decision: continued decline or … what exactly. And so they embarked on a remarkable journey when the Rev. Duke Vipperman, along with a tithe of families and members from Toronto’s Little Trinity Church, and another set of the adventurous from all across the city came to reboot the Rez, starting an extraordinary experiment we are still on today
Fourteen years later, the Rez continues to experiment and grow, with a deep commitment to being a parish in the neighbourhood, for the neighbourhood, with the neighbourhood and of the neighbourhood. We believe God is deeply at work here, and we have a deep calling to join Him on the journey in Toronto’s East. Our worship is informal and rooted in Anglican traditions. We value preaching, biblical teaching for all ages, liturgical worship (with broad musical expressions) and prayer.