" The hidden little church around the corner."
SUNDAY SERVICES & BIBLE STUDY
11:00 am - 12:15 am
We are back to one Service
on Sunday and our Coffee Hour has finally returned
LOCATED INSIDE OF
St. Matthew’s Bracondale House
707 St. Clair Ave. West
(Yes our church is located
inside a senior’s residence.)
FRIDAY BIBLE STUDY
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Rev. Kevin Lee B.Sc. M.Div
I was born in Seoul, South Korea, and immigrated to Canada many years ago. I became a Christian when I was in Grade 9 through the encouragement and ministry of my hockey coach. My spiritual formation came through many traditions, including; Missionary Alliance, Pentecostal, Methodist, Independent-Congregational, and, of course, Presbyterian - where I found my theological home in the “Reformed Tradition”.
I am married to Hannah, who runs her own accounting practice. She is a busy Mom to our three girls; Christina, Abigail and the youngest Rebecca.
My undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario is in Ecology and Evolution. After graduation, I owned and operated a Service Station for ten years before entering Knox College. Upon graduation from Knox, a large Korean Congregation ordained me. After three years, I felt called away from a “mono-cultural context” and received an invitation to be the fourth minister of Bridlewood PC in 2006. While at Bridlewood, I received the nickname, “Pastor MacLee”, as the
previous three ministers were either “Mac’s” or “Mc’s”.
Three years ago, I was called to serve as the Minister of Vision and Direction at St. Andrew’s – Calgary, but due to family needs, I resigned in May of 2016 to return to Toronto. Upon my return to the city where I grew up, I was called to Wychwood Davenport Presbyterian Church, located in the heart of the city.
I am an award-winning gardener! I find gardening to be a spiritual exercise that deepens my experience of God. I love to cook and love to eat even more with family and friends. I try to read as much as possible, mostly theology related books. I have been told that to preach well, I need to read fiction and poetry, but I have not really developed a keen interest in these genres. (Some would say this is why I am still an “average preacher”!) Finally, I love to take pictures. Only problem is the cost of the equipment! I have to keep reminding myself that, it’s the skill that matters, not the equipment. (I think it was Hannah, my accountant, who blessed me with this wisdom...)
We are Wychwood Davenport Presbyterian Church, the hidden little church around the corner on St. Clair Ave. West. Oh we use to have a big stone church just down the street from our present location but the cost of up keep was a big strain and we would rather concentrate on our people then some building. So we moved down the street, found a nice cosy location and even increased our congregation.
Change isn’t so bad, we love our new location inside St. Mathew’s Bracondale House at 707 St. Clair Ave. West. Every Sunday at 11:00 am we have our service and afterwards enjoy an hour of coffee, tea, snacks (most times more then just snacks) and conversation. On Fridays we have a very popular Bible Study.
Our people love each other and together we sing, pray and give thanks to God. We can't forsee our future but we trust that we will be shown where and why we are needed.
If you are looking for a church, thinking about changing churches or just happen to be walking by, come on in and join us in worship, prayer and song. You just might enjoy us, the service and the people and want to come back again. We all did.
The congregation, events, visitors, church life, excursions,
news, birthdays, etc...photos happen.
The Congregation is clearly enraptured by Rev. Kevin's
3 hr sermon
Our Session Clerk Margaret helping out at the summer "Strawberry Festival".
Every year for our anniversary we trot out some of the old relics we have from our original church.
Small in number, big in voice.
A sample of the delights from our "Tea & Tarts" that we sponsored for the seniors at Bracondale.
Lucila Mazi was a guest vocalist for one of our "Bring A Friend
To Church Day".
Yvonne at the pulpit reading the weekly scriptures.
"Passing of the Peace"
One of our new rituals and very popular with our people.