Ancient Future

St. Brigid’s is a vibrant, growing eucharistic community where questions are honoured, faith is nurtured, and discipleship pursued.

The service is a dressed-down, contemplative, contemporary liturgy. Our worship service usually lasts an hour and a quarter, with activities intentionally set out for children.

St. Brigid’s is the Cathedral’s newest congregation, having been planted in May 2014. People who attend are often new to the Anglican tradition, but have found a home here.

What to Expect
The St. Brigid's liturgy has a familiar shape to the Cathedral's morning liturgies with some noticeable differences.

Founded as a ministry of the Cathedral in its 125th year, the St. Brigids congregation emerges from the liturgical and spiritual traditions of the Anglican church.

Together, we're experimenting with ways of more actively involving all members of our community in the creation of and participation in the liturgy.

The Shape of the Service

Each service begins with a wide welcome, an overview of the service and music practice before we gather with the help of an opening song and prayers.

Throughout the liturgy, we make use of times of silence and stillness. We read scripture, sing and pray together. We begin the service sitting in the nave (a fancy word for the main worship space). 

The homily (or sermon) is shared, and offers a time when members of the community respond to and complete the initial reflections offered by the preacher.

At the time of the Eucharist, we gather together in the chancel (up on the platform) around the altar where we offer bread and wine to one another in the name of Jesus.

Finally, we are sent out into the world, as we seek to live lives reflective of Christ's gospel throughout the remainder of the week.