St. Peter's Church in Erindale, Mississauga, Ontario

December 3, 2023, 1st Sunday of Advent

You may join any of our online live Zoom services by telephone. Dial one of the telephone numbers here. When prompted, enter the Meeting ID and Passcode shown for that service.

From the Greater Toronto Area call either 647-374-4685 or 647-558-0588
Elsewhere in Canada: +1 204-272-7920; +1 438-809-7799; +1 587-328-1099; +1 778-907-2071

8:00 AM
BCP Service
In-person & Online

Or Join by telephone: (647) 374-4685 or (647) 558-0588

Meeting ID: 839 6957 5036
Password: 512509

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9:15 AM
BAS Choral Eucharist
In-person and Online

Or Join by telephone: (647) 374-4685 or (647) 558-0588

Meeting ID: 895 5973 3998
Password: 594280

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11:00 AM
BCP Choral Communion
In-person and Online

Or Join by telephone: (647) 374-4685 or (647) 558-0588

Meeting ID: 886 8014 4718
Password: 782199

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Church School during 9:15 AM Service

If you would like more information or would like to help in any way with church school, please contact Linda Ghirardo at:

During worship, children are always invited to use the children’s bags located in the Narthex or take books from the library into their pews.

Youth Group during 9:15 AM Service
(In-person and Online)

For information on how to join the S.P.Y. Bible Study, please contact Lydia Cordie at

News and Events

2023 Advent and Christmas at
St. Peter’s Erindale: Key Dates

December 3, 4:00 PMAdvent Crafts & Carols
Every Wednesday Dec. 6-Dec. 20, 12:00 PMAdvent Noon Services (Zoom only)
December 12, 7:00 PMBlue Christmas Service
December 17, 4:00 PMChristmas Lessons & Carols
December 24, 4:00 PMChildren’s Christmas Eve Service & Story
December 24, 7:00 PMContemporary Christmas Eve Service
December 24, 10:00 PMCandlelight Christmas Eve Service
December 25, 10:00 AMChristmas Day Service

Advent Wreath Lighting

Advent starts this Sunday and the great countdown to Christmas begins. Online participants are invited to have their own Advent Wreath candles to light at home, while we light the candles on the Advent Wreath in the church building each week.

Devotional for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany 2023

An electronic version of the devotional booklet that was recently delivered to many of our seniors can be found on our website.

An advent wreath with five candles is seen in St. Peter's.
Green and red text on a cream background edged with leaves reads: "St. Peter's Anglican Church Erindale. 36th Annual Christmas Care Program"

Christmas Care

The St. Peter’s Christmas Care program is back again. This year we are sponsoring 30 families referred by Embrave, Credit Valley Hospital, Trillium Health Services and St. Peter’s. As in previous years we will provide gift cards to all the families. Please click here for information on the families we are helping and how to make your donations. Thank you for your generosity!

Nativity Trail

This self-guided trail is available during daylight hours throughout the Advent and Christmas season. Start at the sign located at the Peace Garden and make your way around to the seven activity stations, each based on a different aspect of the Nativity story. You can make this a digitally interactive adventure by scanning the QR code located on the introductory sign.

The first sign in the St. Peter's Nativity Trail is seen in the cemetery on a sunny fall day.
A glowing candle is surrounded by a pair of hands.

Prayer Corner Available Starting this Sunday

Beginning December 3rd, in-person congregants who wish additional, private prayer can meet with a prayer minister following the Sunday services. The Prayer Corner is located in the Bell Tower. Anointing with oil for healing will also be available at this time.

St. Peter’s Newcomer(ish) Gathering

If you joined the parish any time after 2020, you are welcome to join in a time of getting connected with other parishioners (some new and some old timers too!) on Saturday, December 2nd at 10:00am. This gathering is a great way to connect with one another and get to know some familiar faces while also learning about St. Peter’s! Please RSVP to Rev. Roshni ( how many people from your household will be joining us. If you prefer a Zoom gathering, please also let Rev. Roshni know and a date can be planned.

An orange welcome sign on a blue background read "Hello, and Welcome"

Celebrating Advent

Join us on Sunday, December 3rd at 4 PM for carols, advent crafts, cookies, and hot chocolate. All are welcome! RSVP for your household to or on the church bulletin board.

Men’s Dinner

Please join us for the Men’s Dinner in the parish hall on Monday December 4 at 6 PM when Matthew Wilkinson of Mississauga Heritage will tell us about the legend and history of Santa Claus. It promises to be an evening of fellowship, history and good humour, as only Matthew can bring. Tony LeMay and his chefs are planning a Christmas feast. Please let Ian Cowan know if you are coming (416-624-9393) or sign up on the list in the church so we can plan the food.

Three vintage images of Santa Claus are seen on a blue background, with the surrounding text: "Myth and history combined. The story of Santa Claus"

Worship Update

In consultation with the Diocese of Toronto and the appropriate ministries at St. Peter’s, our church community continues to move ahead in the safest ways we can. Recent changes include the procession and recession of the choir and chancel party during hymns, the small altar in front of the steps at 9:15 am services, receiving communion at the altar rail at 8:00 am and 11:00 am services and the offering of the Common Cup.

We recognize that COVID-19 continues to impact our lives and particularly some of the most vulnerable groups among us. You are encouraged to remember that how you participate in worship is your own choice, and your choices may look different from others in our community. However, we continue on this journey together, loving God and our neighbour in this holy time. If you have questions, please contact Rev. Roshni Jayawardena or Rev. Maria Nightingale.

Pandemic Precautions

Wearing masks indoors still is strongly recommended. If you feel ill, please attend an online service rather than in person. Thank you for serving God with your time and talent, and showing love for your neighbour by doing all you can to keep them healthy.

Our Advent 2023 SPAN

Download SPAN here

Serving Christ and Your Neighbour

Volunteers needed

We are grateful for all those who offer their time and talent throughout the church year. We need more people to volunteer in-person and online for our Sunday services and programs throughout the week. Consider your gifts and talents, and please get in touch with one of the clergy or the church office to discuss possibilities for service. Thank you!
Additional training and screening may be necessary depending on the work being done.

Church School

We continue to look for teachers and helpers to build up this ministry.   Please speak to Rev. Roshni ( or Linda Ghirardo ( if interested. Training, support and curriculum are provided. As this ministry involves children, there is also a mandatory screening process involved.

Cartoon children are seen smiling in front of a schoolhouse

The Deacon’s Cupboard Food Pantry

The Deacon’s Cupboard is open on Wednesdays from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could add some of the items listed below to your shopping list:

Cereal, tinned milk, tinned tomatoes, pasta sauce, dry pasta, tuna, tinned fruit, soup, tinned vegetables, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, rice, tea, sugar, soda crackers, pancake mix, syrup, oil (no bigger than 946mls), bottles of juice (no bigger than 1L), peanut butter (small jar)

Monetary donations are always welcome. Please make your cheque out to “St. Peter’s Erindale” and include “Deacon’s Cupboard” on the memo line. Or send an E-transfer to and put Deacon’s Cupboard in the comments section.

Feed the Hungry

If you have any news or suggestions for future communications that you would like shared with the St. Peter’s Erindale parish, please contact the Communications Committee or the Clergy for review.

St. Peter’s Anglican Erindale

3041 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON L5L 0B7
Tel: 905 828-2095 • Fax: 905-828-1588

Find us at the northeast corner of Dundas and Mississauga Road. Driveway off of Mississauga Road, just north of Dundas.

“Serving God together,
Acting with compassion,
Proclaiming hope”