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Re-Opening Plan: As of July 5th. 

Effective July 1, British Columbia lifted many of the Covid-19 safety protocols that have been in place since the pandemic began. This includes orders affecting in-person worship.

The Pastoral Letter from Bishop John Stephens came out on Monday July 5th and gave a clear plan for parishes in the Diocese to reopen fully but with some safety precautions still in place and encouraged. To read the full Pastoral letter you can find it below or on the Diocesan Website.

What will this Sunday look like? 

In line with the Pastoral Letter from Bishop John Stephens, beginning Sunday July 11 you can chose to attend one of these services in-person, on-site. You no longer need to register! You are welcome to join us for cake after the 10:30am  service, to celebrate Vincent Carey. The celebration will be enjoyed outdoors on the Plaza. On Sunday 18th you are welcome to join us for cake again, after the service on the plaza, to celebrate Rev. Helen Dunn. After two Sundays of celebratory cakes, cookies will return after the service taking place upstairs, with the lower level remaining closed for the moment.

8am | Holy Communion

10:30am | Sung Eucharist 

1pm | Sung Eucharist (Final Week)

Restrictions will be as follows, in line with the Pastoral letter:

  • Masks are strongly encouraged but not required.
  • Greeters should wear masks while greeting.
  • Anyone speaking or leading singing can remove their mask during this role.
  • Keep distance (unless in the same household).
  • Sanitize hands often (especially before receiving communion).
  • Choir leading music is permitted.
  • Congregational singing is permitted.
  • Registration no longer needed.
  • Washrooms are open, but lower level remains closed.
  • Social times before & after service permitted.
  • During the Peace, please nod or bow (no hugs or hand shakes).
  • Communion in one kind (bread/body of Christ).
  • Offertory plates placed by the doors & not passed.

For some people, being able to come to the Cathedral for in-person Sunday worship is a moment of joy and anticipation. For some, the idea of being in a large group again - even after being vaccinated -may not be such an exciting idea. No one is obligated to return to in-person worship if they do not yet feel ready to do so.

Live streaming

Live streaming is now an established part of the Cathedral's worship experience. The following services will continue to be available via live stream at 

10:30am | Sung/ Choral Eucharist 

5:30pm | Evening Prayer service will continue to take place on Zoom for one more Sunday (11th) before commencing back in person on July 18th). Email Marnie for the Zoom link. 

8pm | Compline 

Planning ahead: Next Sunday - July 18th

10:30am | Sung/ Choral Eucharist - Join us for cake after the service to celebrate Rev. Helen Dunn.

5:30pm | St. Brigid's Community Eucharist - Back in person for July 18th and moving forward.