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August 20, 2020

Protocols for the Reopening of Church Buildings to Public Worship

Congregations wishing to reopen for in-person worship may do so beginning on Sunday, September 6, 2020, assuming the parish corporation has approved the reopening and all of the provisions of the diocesan protocols can be respected.

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June 12, 2020

A pastoral letter on the reopening of our church buildings

When COVID-19 prompted the closure of our church buildings on March 13, we did not know how long this pandemic and its consequences would last.

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April 23, 2020

COVID-19 and weddings

As usual, a number of weddings have been planned for the approaching summer. What is unusual, of course, are the complications created for weddings and other typically large gatherings by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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April 2, 2020

COVID-19 and congregational finances

Across Quebec we are preparing to enter our fourth week of self-isolation, and churches all across our diocese will be closed for a fourth consecutive Sunday.

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March 27, 2020

Updated guidelines with respect to funerals and COVID-19

Last Friday guidelines were issued for the conduct of funerals in the Diocese of Quebec, aimed at respecting the health authorities’ directives concerning COVID-19. In light of the rapidly changing situation on the ground, I am offering some updated directives.

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Related: A simple reflection - at home on the day of a funeral you can't attend (Church of England)

March 20, 2020

Church Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic

It has been exactly one week since all public liturgies and other church-related gatherings across the Diocese of Quebec were suspended, until further notice, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. I would like to thank all of you for how quickly and compliantly each of your communities responded to this directive, which is part of a wider collective effort for the common good and especially those most vulnerable to this disease.

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March 14, 2020

At-home worship resources now online

Public liturgies in the Anglican Diocese of Quebec have been suspended until further notice. Look at our At-home Worship Resources page for liturgical resources suitable for home use during this unusual time.

Visit the resources page here

March 13, 2020

Suspension of liturgical celebrations in the Diocese of Quebec

Effective immediately and until further notice, all public liturgical celebrations in the Diocese of Quebec are suspended. This includes regular Sunday services and any midweek liturgies. Look in the days ahead for some resources to aid in your prayers during this unusual time, and for further updates.

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March 12, 2020

Updated Directives in Response to COVID-19

On March 11 the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. On that same day the first case of coronavirus was diagnosed within the boundaries of the Diocese of Quebec.

Out of an abundance of caution and a particular desire to protect those most vulnerable to the spread of this virus, the following liturgical measures are to be implemented in all congregations of the Diocese of Quebec and the Diocese of Montreal, effective immediately and until further notice...

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February 27, 2020

Statement on COVID-19 in Quebec

Dear friends in Christ,
This evening we heard the news that the COVID-19 virus has now spread into Quebec. Although only one case has been reported, many of us remember the SARS crisis and the precautions that were needed during that health crisis.

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