The Cathedral is open for in-person worship
It is not possible to make in-person worship a completely safe activity; however, the protocols we have put in place are designed to make it as safe as possible for participants: physical distancing, sanitization of hands and common touch places and masks required.
Use of masks: Note that the province has made it a requirement that everyone attending in-person worship must wear a procedural mask – a cloth mask may be worn in addition to the procedural mask, but at minimum a procedural mask is required. Please be aware that all persons over the age of two must wear masks covering nose and mouth while visiting the Cathedral. This protects any children or immuno-compromised persons present.
We will be maintaining online worship opportunities for those members of our community who choose not to worship in person, or to do so only occasionally.
The decision to worship in-person or on-line is a complex one. We trust that each of you will make the decision which is right for you, and are committed to supporting the spiritual health of each person in our community as fully as we are capable of doing.
There are three in-person Eucharist services on Sundays, which are live-streamed on the Cathedral's YouTube channel. Choral Evensong at 4pm is also live-streamed.
There are two in-person mid-day (12:15) Eucharists, on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Christ commanded us to love our neighbour as our selves. At this time of COVID, loving our neighbour involves practising basic health protocols, similar to the ones we are expected to practice every day. It may seem sad or jarring to see these in our Cathedral, but they are an expression of our love for Christ and for one another.
How to attend an in-person service
Attendance at in-person services is limited according to government regulations.
Registration by 'bubble' (across 46 safely-distanced pews)
Click on a button to make a reservation for your bubble.
(If the button is not showing the proper date, please refresh your browser.)
During the registration process, the person registering will be answering for all the persons in their bubble. The questions are:
- Is anyone in your bubble experiencing any symptoms of COVID?
(Examples include a new cough, headache, weakness, fever, difficulty breathing, etc.)
- Has anyone in your bubble been told by the authorities to self-isolate?
- If you are not fully vaccinated:
In the past two weeks, has anyone from your bubble been in contact with someone with COVID-19 (probable or confirmed) /If you are a healthcare provider, have you been in contact with anyone who had COVID-19 except while wearing proper PPE?
Register for a Sunday in-person service
Maximum of 46 bubbles per service
What to expect once you get to the Cathedral
Each person over the age of two will need to wear a procedural mask which covers his or her nose and mouth completely at all times. Procedural masks will be available at the Cathedral entrance for anyone who forgets to bring one.
Once you are at the Cathedral, you will need to sanitize your hands and then pick up a bulletin from the stack by the door.
From there, please move directly to one of the marked pews, sharing it only with those already in your “bubble.” Please fill the pews at the front first, saving rear pews for later arrivals and for those with restricted mobility. If you are worshipping with a child, please hold their hand during entrances and exits; children will need to remain in your pew, and not to move about the building.
You are welcome to chat once you are in your pew; however, it is important that you not stand and chat in the aisles, as we need to keep those clear for those entering behind you. Worshippers will need to maintain physical distancing of 1 metre at all times, and to refrain from touching anyone not in their bubble.
Washrooms will be available for emergencies.
We regret that it will not be possible for us to offer coffee hour for the foreseeable future. When the service concludes, please leave the building starting with the rear pews, maintaining 1 metre-distancing. Please either take your bulletin with you as you leave or dispose of it in the bin provided.
It will not be possible to remain after the service. If you would like to light a candle or to have time for private prayer, we encourage you to come early, or to make use of our midweek hours; we are open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.