As a result of the rapid rise of the Omicron variant, churches in our Diocese are in the process of moving to Red protocols which include suspending in-person worship services. Effective immediately and until further notice, in-person services of worship at St James’ Carleton Place are cancelled. This includes Thursday services, Sunday mornings and all Christmas services.
A Christmas Eve service will be live-streamed beginning at 4 pm, and will be available for viewing afterwards.
As usual, you can find the latest live-stream on our home page and YouTube channel.
It’s with heavy hearts that we make the decision to not hold services, and we know it comes at a cost. Please understand that those responsible for making these decision, in our Diocese and at St James, are striking a balance between the risk of harm to individuals or the public, and essential services in our community.
Church Office hours and closure
Cathy Pretty will be in the office until Thursday, December 23rd for essential tasks only. The office is closed to visitors. Those delivering poinsettias can drop them off in the lobby, and other essential deliveries may be made the same way. For those who wish to drop off Christmas offerings, the safest way to do that is to use the mailbox on the wall beside the church office. You should use email or phone calls for inquiries.
Clergy and staff will be working from home as much as possible . We will all be taking a break between Christmas and New Years. In the New Year, all visits must be arranged with Cathy Pretty by email or by calling 613-257-3178.
On-call clergy throughout the Christmas break: call 613-257-3178 x 4