As of June 5, the Diocese of Toronto is easing up all remaining COVID-19 restrictions that we’ve been following. For us, the biggest changes are:
- Masks are no longer required for those attending in-person worship
- We can resume using the common cup in the Eucharist
- Coffee Hour and receptions can start up again
- Self-screening and self-monitoring are still highly recommended.
Masks/distancingAnyone attending in-person worship, events, meetings and office visits are no longer required to wear masks. Of course, we’re all at different comfort levels at this time, so feel free to continue wearing your mask.
We will still maintain a few marked rows of physically distanced seating for the next few months so that members of our community can ease back into the building more comfortably. All the other pews in the church are now open and free for anyone to sit in.
Feeling unwell?We’re still asking you to use your best judgement and to stay home if you're sick. The live stream of the 10:30 service is always available for us to pray together, even at a distance.
Communion/Common CupWe’re now free to resume sharing in the gifts of Communion in both kinds — the bread and the wine. The use of the common cup will continue.
Of course, nobody is required to share in the cup, and many of us won’t feel comfortable with the cup right away. Rest assured that Anglican theology has always held that communion in one kind (just the bread) constitutes full participation in the Eucharist.
Intinction (dipping the bread in the wine) isn't permitted — it's far less safe than the common cup.
If you're not feeling well or you don't feel safe coming to church in-person, you can still worship with us on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on our YouTube channel!