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What to Expect on Sunday Morning

Sunday Services for Sydenham Street United Church are currently online, and as of Feb. 6, also in person, with our minister, The Reverend Catherine Elsdon!

Sunday services begin at 11:00 hr. 

We have returned to the Sanctuary, at maximum  50% of capacity, with masking & physical distancing.    Please enter by the William Street entrance! Services will also be live-streamed and uploaded to the Sydenham Street United Church YouTube channel Youtube

If you are new to SSUC we invite you to make yourself known to us by sending a note to: web@sydenhamstreet.ca. Please contact us at this same e-address, if you wish to receive the weekly News from Sydenham Street United Church.


William Street entrance

Where can I park and where can I enter the church?

Laneway Parking
Laneway Parking

Parking is available along both sides of William and Clergy streets on Sunday. Three spaces are available along the church laneway, off Sydenham Street for anyone with an accessible parking permit with accessible entry to the sanctuary from the laneway entrance.

You may also enter the sanctuary from the main entrance on William Street. The latter has a ramp with barrier-free access to the sanctuary. 

Worship in the Sanctuary

About Worship

Everyone is welcome.

Worship is central to our being an inclusive community of faith. Like many Christian communities we gather to worship on Sunday morning. Everyone is welcome.

Our service begins at 11:00 am in the sanctuary and ends approximately one hour later.  When it is safe to be together, worship is followed by a time for informal conversation, with light refreshments, in the lower hall. Read More

Our Music

SSUC has a long history of excellence in church music. The Sydenham Street United Street Choir is a vital part of our worship service. Read More 

Lower Hall

What do I wear?

Come as you are! On Sunday mornings you will see worshippers dressed comfortably, mostly in casual attire.


Children’s Program

Growing Spirits – The Children’s Program

Children are welcome at Sydenham Street United Church. They are invited to attend the first part of the service and then join an adult lay volunteer for age-appropriate stories drawn from The Bible and other sources, conversation, crafts and other activities in the lower hall. 

In the children’s program named Growing Spirits, the focus is to explore the mystery of God, share the teachings of Jesus, and encourage creative expression.

Children may remain in the service with their parents or caregivers.

Coffee in the Lower Hall

Connecting After Worship

Coffee and Refreshments

Everyone is invited for light refreshments and informal conversation in the lower hall, when we can meet safely in-person again. A small number of tables, with chairs, are set up in the lower hall. 

This is where newcomers and congregational members gather for casual conversation and fellowship. After-worship “coffee hour” is a great time to meet others and learn more about congregational life, upcoming events and strengthen personal relationships. (Paused)



Personal donations are invited near the end of the service to support the operations and outreach offered by Sydenham Street United Church. They are not required . Sharing with others represents a theological and social commitment. Read More

We are Accessible

Washroom facilities on each floor are barrier-free. Most are gender neutral. Read More

Questions?? Contact us

All are Welcome!

Congregational meeting

Updated 2022 05 12