If you wish to attend our regular on-site worship beginning Sunday, September 13, at 8 am or 10 am, or even on the following Thursday at 11:30 am, please phone the office to reserve your spot. 519-253-8001
See below for more details from our Rector:
August 31, 2020
My dear friends in Christ,
I do pray that this finds you well. I know from many of you that the isolation and pandemic restrictions have been a strain – spiritually, physically, financially, and in many other ways.
As you may have heard in email messages from Church House and in a recent edition of the Huron Church News, we have been cleared to begin safely re-gathering in our beloved building beginning on September 13th, 2020 – a full six months since gatherings were suspended on March 13th. We will resume safe celebrations of Holy Communion Sundays at 8am and 10am, and Thursdays 11:30am.
I am grateful that Prof. David Palmer has agreed to continue his music ministry for a short time after our return to the building and well past his announced retirement date. We will have an opportunity to say Godspeed and wish him and Lonnie well.
The Bishop’s office and public health officials have provided much guidance and instituted many precautions to allow us to gather as safely as possible. Joan Carter, Office Manager and Re-opening Coordinator, has been working hard to align our space and customs with the requirements.
First, there is a limit of 50 people per service and that includes the musicians and clergy. So, we’ll need to hear from you for each service you plan to attend. Please call the office (519-253-8001) and speak with Joan or one of the volunteers to reserve your spot.
Second, please bring a mask to wear until you have arrived at your seat. We have a limited supply of disposable masks for visitors and those who forget.
Communion will consist of the bread only, distributed safely in individual portions. We will not share the common cup of wine at this time. Spiritual Communion prayers will be made available for those who feel uncomfortable partaking of the bread.
Weather permitting, the Sept 20th 10am service will be outside on the Square as has become our custom in September, despite the cancellation of Open Streets. The gathering will be open to 100 people. Call now to secure a spot. Please plan to bring your own chair and spread out on the square.
The clergy team that you have become accustomed to seeing on Sundays since March will be continuing to offer an online worship opportunity each week for those wishing to stay at home. Additionally, we are presently working through the technical and logistical requirements to offer livestreams of the Sunday 10am service from All Saints’.
I have enclosed a brochure produced by the Bishop’s Office that tries to answer the most frequently asked questions. Please contact the parish office with any additional questions.
As with everything in the midst of the current crisis, all plans are subject to change based on the latest advice from public health officials and instructions from the Bishop’s office.
Last, I wish to offer my sincere thanks to Joan Carter, Office Manager/Re-opening Coordinator for her stalwart service in preparing for our return to onsite worship.
The Rev’d Robert Clifford