History




Christ Church Woodbridge traces its beginnings from 1842 when the Church of England and Ireland established itself in Pine Grove and Burwick. Services of worship were first held in a small log building located on a farm behind the present Pine Grove Nursing Home on Islington Avenue. Services were conducted there until 1850.

As the population in the area grew, it was decided that the church needed to serve both Pine Grove and Burwick communities so land was purchased for a church and burying ground, which is now the present day site of Christ Church Woodbridge.

On Sunday morning, February 20, 1921, a fire broke out and within an hour and a half; all that remained of the white frame building was a brick chimney and a few charred beams. The congregation, decided with unanimity and enthusiasm to rebuild. The new brick church, which stands today, was reopened for services on December 4, 1921, with over 1,000 people in attendance.

The 100th anniversary of the church was given special recognition with its Christmas Day service broadcast nationwide by CBC Radio.

We have recently celebrated our 165th anniversary. The spirit shown in the congregation over these many years remains the same today. You are invited to come and be a part of our history.

Visit our website regularly as we develop and
adapt it to meet the needs of the parish and surrounding community. Watch for announcements of Upcoming Events – “Annual Church Picnic”, “Strawberry Social”, “Salad Supper”.

Please feel free to contact the church via email at christchurchanglican1@bellnet.ca or during office hours for further information on weddings, baptisms, special u
pcoming services, events, etc.

We look forward to welcoming you.












Christ Church Woodbridge
8045 Islington Avenue, Woodbridge, ON L4L 1W4
Phone/Fax: 905-851-0718
Email: christchurchanglican1@bellnet.ca