If you’re ready to come to church, it’s relatively simple. Beginning Thanksgiving Weekend, we worship on Sundays at 8 am and 10 am, and on Thursdays at 10 am. No pre-registration is required, but seating is limited so come early. If we run out of seats in the church, there will be room for some to watch remotely from the hall. After that, we’ll have to ask people to come back next week.
Everyone is required to pre-screen for COVID-19 at home. If you’re not sure, see this information from our local health unit or use this online screening tool. If there’s any possibly you’ve been exposed or if you are feeling unwell, you must stay home.
Simple, but a few things to consider
You will be required to wear a mask while in the building. Seating has been organized to carefully preserve safe social distancing. Other directions will be offered throughout the service, but this video will help you prepare for worship at St James’.
Support team members are expected to be fully vaccinated. This includes greeters, communion ministers, choir members and servers at coffee hour. Active clergy of our diocese were asked to provide proof of double vaccination to the Bishop’s office and our team have already done so.
We strongly urge everyone who attends a service of worship to be vaccinated. This not only protects you and those you love, but is a part of our Christian vocation to love “God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself” (Luke 10:25-37). If you have a medical condition or another concern that prevents you from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, please speak with a member of the clergy team so we can help you be sure you have access to the full ministry of the church.
Proof of vaccination, however, is NOT required to attend worship in our church. You will not be asked about your vaccination status as a condition of entry for worship or fellowship. Participation in other activities throughout the week will require proof of vaccination as required by the Province of Ontario.
Still have questions? Contact us and let us know what’s on your mind.