July 3, 2021:
As a result of Ontario entering phase 2 of reopening (June 30), the maximum occupancy limit of the church has increased to 25%. As mentioned in our June 17 announcement (below), if more than 25 parishioners will come to the church, some of them will be able to listen to the religious service either in the basement or in the outdoor yard.
June 17, 2021:
Starting with June 11, according to Phase 1 of Reopening Ontario, the in-church attendance is limited to 15% of the room capacity (100 persons for the main room of our church). To facilitate the in person attendance of religious services for as many parishioners as possible, Holy Liturgy will be broadcasted on speakers both in the basement room and the outdoor yard of the church. As such, if more than 15 persons will arrive at the church to attend the religious service, then only 15 of them will be able to attend it in the main room of the church, whereas the rest of will be able to listen it either in the basement room or in the outdoor yard. Regardless of the location from which parishioners will be attend the religious service, the current physical distancing rules remain in effect. Starting with June 20, there will be no longer needed to register in advance in order to attend the Holy Liturgy. For those who cannot attend the religious service in person, we will continue to broadcast online the Holy Liturgy both on Sundays and on Saints and Feasts days.
April 20, 2021:
Owed to the new restrictions that are currently in place, we will offer the parishioners the possibility to pick up the holy bread both on Saturday (May 1) between 3 and 6 am and after midnight on Easter night. On Saturday, the holy bread can be picked up from within the church whereas on the Easter night the holy bread will be left on a table outside the church, just to make it easily accessible.
April 19, 2021:
In agreement with the local and provincial guidelines, we would like to announce you that the maximum number of persons allowed in the church has been lowered to 10. Because of this, we would like to reiterate our request to notify us in advance about your intention to attend religious services in person. This can be done by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and indicating the date of the religious service to be attended as well as the number of persons to participate. We would like to continue to ask those whose plans are changing to notify us that they will no longer be able to attend the booked religious service, such that we can release their seats to the next persons on the waiting list. We would like to thank you for your understanding and cooperation under these difficult times.
April 3, 2021:
After the entire province entered lockdown on April 3, the maximum degree of occupancy for the church was lowered to 15% and this means a maximum of 30 persons, including those in the social room. Owed to the low number of parishioners that can attend the religious services in person, we would like to reiterate our request to notify us in advance about your intention to attend Sunday's services, Saturday morning's general commemoration services or the one taking place on the day of St. George's Feast (April 23). This can be done by emailing email@example.com and indicating the date of the religious service to be attended as well as the number of persons to participate. We would like to continue to ask those whose plans are changing to notify us that they will no longer be able to attend the booked religious service, such that we can release their seats to the next persons on the waiting list. We would like to thank you for your understanding and cooperation under these difficult times.
February 2, 2021:
The General Meeting of the members will take place on February 14, starting with 2 pm, whereas the meeting of the Ladies Committee will take place on February 7, starting with 4 pm. Because of the current restrictions, both meetings will take place virtually, by means of Zoom. For meeting details, please check the corresponding announcement distributed via email (Subject line: "Liturgical schedule - month of February") or contact the Parish Council at firstname.lastname@example.org
December 24, 2020:
As you know, the area in which we are living has been placed under lockdown restrictions as of December 26. As such, the indoor capacity of the church has been reduced to a maximum of 10 persons. Because of this, we have created an email address email@example.com at which we would like to ask you to announce your intention to participate to a certain religious service. Those who cannot be allowed to attend in person due to capacity limitations will be be notified and will be placed on a waiting list. Along these lines, we would like to ask those whose plans are changing to notify us that they will no longer be able to attend the booked religious service, such that we can release their seats to the next persons on the waiting list. We would like to thank you for your understanding and cooperation under these difficult times.
December 15, 2020:
As the area in which we are living has entered the red zone of health restrictions, the capacity of the church will be limited to 30% (maximum 30 persons). In addition to this, we would like to ask all parishioners to follow strictly all health recommendations as indicated by authorities, including but without being limited to: monitoring of the personal health, physical distancing, mandatory wear of mask in all indoor spaces, etc.
October 11, 2020:
A General Meeting of all parishoners has been called on October 25, 2020. The meeting will take place after the Holy Liturgy. The main purpose of the meeting is to communicate details pertaining the sale of the property located on Dingman St.
June 11, 2020:
We are glad to inform you that through the grace of God, the church will reopen on June 12, 2020. The official recommendations regarding physical distancing and cleaning will be strictly observed in order to ensure the safety of all those attending religious services.
Apr. 1, 2020:
The church remains temporarily closed until normality returns and official directives will allow its reopening.
March 21, 2020:
Following the ROEA directive and according to the strict recommendations made by Canadian federal and provincial health officials, the religious activity is suspended until March 31, 2020.
Excerpt from AN EPISCOPAL DIRECTIVE CONCERNING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: "Owed to the uncertaintities associated with the identification of those who are infected with the virus, we are cancelling all gatherings in the parishes (liturgical, administrative and social), at least until March 31 when we will review again the status of the pandemic, as determined by medical and government sources."