On the Hill Events – Summer 2019

We are excited to present our “On the Hill” series for summer 2019! We’ll be holding a variety of events on our outside hill throughout the summer, culminating with our Community BBQ in September. We’ll have Music Nights on the Hill, a children’s entertainment performance, and a Movie Night. Check out all of these below!

In the case of rain, all Music Nights on the Hill events will move into the nave (upstairs part of the church); the Bugs, Bugs, Bugs! and the Movie Night events will move into the parish hall (basement). 

Music Nights on the Hill

All performances are on Thursday evenings from 7-8pm.

All of them are free, kids are welcome, and it’s bring your own picnic blanket, dinner, and/or snacks.

Really, what better way is there to spend a summer evening than outside under trees and sky, but still in the heart of the city? #musiconthehill


Thursday, June 20 @ 7pm

Estyr merges indie-folk and jazz influences to take listeners on a soulful, toe-tapping sound journey with heartfelt lyrics and acoustic guitar. With a quiver full of original songs, join Estyr as she explores the soft and emotive landscape between folk ballads and jazz improvisation.

Ben Reines

Thursday, July 4 @ 7pm

Benjamin Reines is a Canadian singer-songwriter currently based out of Bowmanville, Ontario. Drawing heavily from influences like Tom Waits, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, Reines’ music is often described as dark and moody. Ben got his start playing the various open mic night’s across the Durham Region’s music scene in the late 2000’s, eventually releasing his debut album, “Brother, Take my Gold, Sister, Take my Bones” in 2014. Currently, Ben Reines and frequent collaborator, Patrick Dorie, are playing shows together throughout Southern Ontario backed up by “The Blood Machine Band”. Listen to Benjamin Reines & The Blood Machine Band’s debut album at, https://benjaminreinesandthebloodmachineband.bandcamp.com/releases

The Not For Prophets

Thursday, July 18 @ 7pm

The Not For Prophets is a jazz quartet featuring Stacie McGregor on piano, Tim Shia on drums, Archdeacon Jim Sandilands on bass, and Alison Young on saxophone.

Jared Martens

Thursday, August 8 @ 7pm

An accomplished guitarist, Jared sings a range of folk, rock, and indie tunes.

Danielle Knibbe

Thursday, August 29 @ 7pm

Blending folk, roots, and country sensibilities, Danielle Knibbe’s songs win, and then all too often, break your heart. There’s an intimacy and familiarity to her music; her stories may not be about you, but you’ll think they are.

Want to know more about Danielle? Check out her website: danielleknibbe.ca

Fun on the Hill

Children’s entertainer Rob Joy (one half of the popular duo Soli & Rob) will be with us on Sunday, July 21 @ 1pm for a guitar-strummin’, toe-tappin’ musical extravaganza all about the insect world. This show is an interactive and engaging sing-along with guitar and is sure to include an “out-of-the-suitcase” appearance from puppet sidekick “Sluggo”. Fun for children of all ages and their families. All are welcome!

Movie Night on the Hill

Watch The Princess Bride outside under the stars on Friday, August 23 @ 8pm!

Community Fall BBQ

Join us on Sunday, September 15th from 12-2pm for our annual Community Fall BBQ!

We’ll have hotdogs and hamburgers (veggie options, too); bouncy castles for the kids; live music by our very own Water’s Edge band; face painting; and of course the ever-popular games (three-legged races, sack races, water balloon toss). All are welcome!