In light of public health orders re-introducing the requirement to wear a mask in indoor, public settings, Bishop John Stephens has asked that the parishioners of the Diocese of New Westminster wear masks at all times while in church buildings. 

If you are attending an in-person worship service this Sunday at Christ Church Cathedral, you will need to wear a mask while you are in the building. You are also encouraged to maintain physical distance from those outside your household bubble. 

Communion will be distributed in one kind only - bread. You should sanitize your hands prior to receiving communion. You may remove your mask in order to receive communion. 

The sign of peace should be exchanged in a contact-free way - without handshakes or hugs. The collection plate will be placed in the Narthex, at the greeter’s desk and will not be passed around.  

Some things remain unchanged: It is permitted to have a choir and congregational singing is permitted. Pre-registration is NOT required. 

The full text of Bishop Stephens’ statement is available here.