When churches were forced by Covid-19 to close their doors to in-person worship in March it felt like entering a new, scary, unchartered territory. Clergy and staff at the Cathedral were forced to suspend some in-person ministries, and move others on-line. That move to virtual gatherings sparked the creativity of the pastoral team. As a result, over the past months, some new ministries and worship services have been established.
Here is a full list of the worship services and ministries currently active at the Cathedral:
Monday to Friday 9:30am - Morning Prayer. This is a short, simple service of Morning Prayer including palms and readings.
Sundays 8am - Morning Prayer This is a short, said service that includes a sermon. A congregation of up to 40 people are present in the nave for this service. Pre-registration is required.
Sundays 10:30am -Livestream Sunday Eucharist This is a full Eucharist Service, complete with live music under the direction of Rupert Lang. At this time, because the service includes Eucharist and live music, a congregation is not present. Watch the service on-line on the Cathedral website or youtube channel.
Sundays 5:30 pm -St. Brigid’s Evening Prayer This Evening Prayer service takes place via Zoom and includes live music by Ben Dobyns. The St. Brigid’s congregation welcomes everyone to take part in this ancient, traditional prayer that is prayed in a contemporary way.
Sundays 8pm - Night Prayer The day comes to a close with this short, said service of Night Prayer led by Cathedral clergy. A congregation of up to 40 people are present in the nave for this service. Pre-registration is required.
Ministries and Groups:
Bible, Tea & Toast - Sundays at 9:30am. A time to delive deeper into a reading from the Lectionary and spend some time reflecting and sharing on what it might be telling us. Email email@example.com for details.
Virtual Coffee Hour - Sundays at 11:45am. One thing everyone misses about in person worship is the time to gather socially after the Sunday service. The Rev. Helen Dunn hosts this post-service, virtual gathering. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to participate
Godly Play for Children - Sunday at 9:30am. Godly Play is the Cathedral's Montessori-based Sunday School program, aimed at ages 4-12. Email email@example.com for more details
Happy Hour with Marnie - The St. Brigid's congregation hosts this weekly opportunity to gather socially, check in, and say "Hi".
Centreing Prayer - Tuesdays at 6:30pm. Centering Prayer is a silent prayer practice aimed at settling one’s attention upon the presence of Christ within. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Wondering Wednesdays - Wednesdays at noon. Join the Rev. Alisdair Smith for a 45 min session during which various topics are explored and questions are encouraged. Email email@example.com for more details.
Men’s Breakfast - Every Second Saturday at 9:00am. Everyone who identifies as a man is invited to take part. Big picture themes are explored, questions are asked, and connections are made. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
White Fragility Book Club - Starting July 26. This new book club will be reading White Fragility by Robin Diangelo and meeting over three sessions to explore the book and what it reveals about racism. Email email@example.com for details.
Contemplative Prayer and Song - Last Thursday of every months at 7:15pm. Once a month the St. Brigid's congregation hosts this evening of contemplative style prayer. Lectio Divina and Taize style song are used to settle the mind and create a space to be attentive to God's presence. email firstname.lastname@example.org to take part.