St. Martin's In Person Worship Suspended
The new orders began November 19, 2020, and are in effect through Thursday December 7, 2020, with the possibility of modifying or extending them beyond that date.
Overall, the intent of the new orders is to stop or slow the exponential spread of the virus in our Province during what is a second wave of the coronavirus across the Province. As a part of this, Dr. Henry has suspended in-person gatherings of all kinds with some exceptions related to essential services and related to crucial life events (weddings, funerals, baptisms, etc.).
Based on what Dr. Henry and other officials are trying to accomplish, the following are the updated practices we will follow for this next period. You will note that these do not represent our churches returning to the protocols of a specific Phase in our Re-opening plan. Rather what we are doing for the next period is tailored both to the intent and to the specifics of the Provincial Health Orders delivered November 19.
1. In-person, indoor and outdoor worship services: All in-person worship services of any size or in any location are to be suspended. Livestreaming and other forms of recorded virtual worship are permitted (both Services of the Word and Holy Eucharist) as long as safety protocols from Phase I related to livestreaming and recorded worship are stringently followed.
St. Martin's is now fortunate to have an online presence for our Sunday Services.
To view the Pre-recorded services, please go to St. Martin's YouTube Channel.
To view any Sunday Leaflets please go to our Events Page and look for Sunday Service.
Blessings and peace during this time of great upheaval.
We strive to be an inclusive church that is vibrant and values the Anglican tradition of dynamic worship, music and thoughtful preaching. Regardless of where you are on your Spiritual Journey you are always welcome!
St. Martin's is a community that is deeply rooted and formed by the theology, liturgy and tradition of the Book of Common Prayer while at the same time embracing the breadth and depth of the Anglican Tradition. Our liturgical life therefore uses both the Book of Common prayer (BCP) and the Book of Alternative Services (BAS).
Because we believe church on Sunday morning is the most important experience in the week and is the one time when EVERYONE gathers together, we would be delighted to have your children and youth participate at both liturgies. It is their church too!
Our regular Sunday morning Services are as follows:
Because we are a community that loves to celebrate feast days and embraces the services offered in both the Book of Alternative Services (BAS) and the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) please contact the Parish Office if you wish to know which rite is offered on a particular Sunday and/or for any other information.
No matter who you are, where you are from or what your past experiences may or may not have been spiritually, we hope that you will find a Spiritual home with us. There will be music, bread and wine; you should come!
We offer a part time Sunday School program from September to June. For more information please contact the parish Office directly.
For your convenience there is a designated children’s area located at the back of the church at all times.