Christmas Week Services at Beach United Church

Christmas Week

We welcome everyone to join us in our Christmas services – from our Choir Cantata on December 17th, all the way through our New Year’s Eve morning service, where we will enjoy in some food and refreshments afterwards. Our building is fully accessible, and you may find more information on parking and public transit here.

Please see below for our Christmas Week schedule:

Sunday Dec. 17, 2023 at 10:30am
Third Sunday of Advent
Choir Cantata – Christmas Presence

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023 at 7pm
Blue Christmas 
longest night service honouring grief & loss

Sunday, Dec. 24, 2023 at 10:30am
Fourth Sunday of Advent
celebrating the love of the season

Sunday, Dec. 24, 2023 at 7pm
Christmas Eve 
‘Lessons & Carols’ Service

Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023 at 10:30am
Anticipating the New Year 
with food and conversation

Christmas Organ Concert with Manuel Piazza

Christmas Organ Concert with Manuel Piazza

Join us on Saturday, December 16th at 4:30pm for a special Advent and Christmas-themed organ concert, featuring a diverse selection of organ favourites to get you in the holiday mood. Entry is freewill donation, and proceeds go towards Beach United’s food programs

RSVP here for our Christmas Organ Concert with Manuel Piazza.

About Manuel Piazza

Manuel Piazza is the Assistant Director of Music at St. Thomas’s Anglican Church, where he accompanies the High Mass and Evensong choirs and leads the parish’s new children’s choral program, The St. Thomas’s Choristers. Manuel completed his undergraduate studies in Organ Performance at the University of Toronto, studying repertoire with John Tuttle and conducting with Ivars Taurins. 

As an undergraduate in Toronto, he served as choir director and organist at Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church, organ scholar at Trinity College (University of Toronto), organ scholar at St. James’ Anglican Cathedral, and one of the five organists of St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica. 

He was also an organist for the Yale Schola Cantorum, conducted by David Hill. After graduation, he was Interim Assistant Director of Music at Trinity Church in the City of Boston, working with Colin Lynch. Manuel’s playing has been praised for its “seamless registration changes … imaginative stop selections, smoothly shifting tone colours … abundant energy, (and) rhythmic control” in Organ Canada. Other awards include the Godfrey Hewitt Memorial Scholarship (RCCO), the Mary Baker Scholarship in Organ Accompanying (Yale Institute of Sacred Music), the Julia R. Sherman Memorial Prize for excellence in organ playing (Yale School of Music), the Aidan Kavanagh Prize for Academic Achievement (Yale Institute of Sacred Music), and the Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation Prize.

2023 Christmas Market at Beach United - Save the Date!

Christmas Market 2023

Our Christmas Market will be taking place on Saturday, November 25 from 10am to 2pm!

As we have in past years, we will have a variety of local artisans on site, featuring handmade jewellery, baked goods, jellies and jams, knitted toys, and many more festive items perfect for gift-giving.

New this year will be a silent auction for our Gingerbread Houses, created by local neighbourhood partners! If you are a local real estate agent interested in participating and creating a Gingerbread house, please contact Mary Anne at

RVSP here:

Please follow us on Instagram and Facebook to learn more about our vendors leading up to the market.

Proceeds from the Christmas Market support Beach United’s community programs. Below is a gallery of photos from our Christmas Market last year!

Big Band Music Night at Beach United Church

Big Band Music Night – Thank you!

We want to thank everyone for attending our fantastic Big Band Music Night event with vocalists John Amato & Shannon McDougall, and the Toronto All-Star Big Band! We could not have done it without all of the help from our Beach United and The Beach Cares volunteers, and all of the generous donors and sponsors from the community.

We wanted to share a few highlights from the evening. For additional video clips, please visit our Instagram feed!