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Wondering what's going on at St. Thomas' during this time of Covid 19?
Important Message from the wardens of St. Thomas' Anglican Church
As you know, we are now operating in the Red Stage according to Diocesan Guidelines. The plan is for the Diocese to move into the "Amber Stage” as of September 7. The Amber Guidelines will permit us to have services at St. Thomas’ although there are numerous conditions that we must meet and steps that we must take before we can re-open the church. These Guidelines are developed at The Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario, fleshed out more at the Diocesan level and then turned over to Parishes to develop an implementation plan which must be approved by the Diocese before services can be held.
At this time (and COVID-19 has taught us that things evolve rapidly) we do know that when services resume: masks will be worn, social distancing must be maintained, the Eucharist may be celebrated with the distribution of bread only, a soloist or cantor may sing but there will be no congregational singing, no movement from the pews for passing the Peace, no coffee hour or pot-luck meals and we must have a list of attendees for contact tracing. It will be different. We will also continue our online services. Full details including links to all “drop-in” meetings and messages from the Bishop can be accessed through the Diocesan website: www.ontario.anglican.ca
We are now working on our implementation plan following the Guidelines and with everyone's safety in mind.
Given the current restrictions, and our priority of ensuring the health and safety of parishioners and the community, we decided that we should not hold the Fall Rummage Sale and the Christmas Market. If you normally come to either event with $20 or $50 to spend, perhaps you would consider donating that amount to St. Thomas’. (Tax receipts provided for donations of $20 or more.) All donations to St. Thomas’ are appreciated.
Fr. Brad and the wardens
Attendance Guidance: Funerals and Visitations
Message 2020 from Fr. Brad
"Regardless of how thick or intense the darkness might seem, the Light shines in the darkness and the darkness can never overcome it."
St. Thomas' Food Ministry
Led by Sheila Stanley, St. Thomas’ Food ministry is one of the ways that St Thomas’ Anglican Church helps to address food insecurity in our community.
New Director of Music
We are delighted to announce that Robert Martin is our new Director of Music. He is a pianist, organist and singer with over eighteen years' experience playing in churches, almost twenty years as a voice teacher and over twenty five years singing professionally. We are confident that under his leadership, our Music Ministry will continue to enhance our worship.
A Caring Community
St. Thomas' Church delivers support for Wounded Warriors Canada. read more
Meatless Monday at St. Thomas'
Meatless Monday is a global movement that everyone can join – and enjoy! It’s easy, inexpensive and a chance to make a really make difference. Read more and find recipes.
Kitchen user education
Please stay current with proper kitchen safety and practices.
The Kitchen Manual can be found as a download in the Resource section of this website. This should be read periodically by all users to keep updated. Any questions should be directed to the church kitchen management team. This is important for insurance purposes.
Education sessions for those requiring supervisor training or those wishing an update will be held as needed. Please give your name to the office and the Kitchen Team will get back to you with the time of the next session. The education only takes about half an hour, but it’s a vital part of our compliance with local health and safety regulations, now that we have been approved to cook and serve food to the general public.
Register for training through the office by phoning 613 962-3636 or emailing email@example.com.
ST THOMAS' AND ST PAUL'S MINISTRY FUND-
Following considerable discussion, the purpose, funding sources, project proposals and application process have been redefined. click here to get all the details
HOYER MEMORIAL FUND for more information
MUSIC AT ST THOMAS'
Baptism - For information on being baptised, please go here
Weddings - If you are interested in celebrating your wedding at St. Thomas', please go here