Our Diocese is currently in the "Yellow" stage of our Diocesen COVID-19 Plan. (You can read the Diocesan Plan, "In This Together," here.)
This means that for indoor in-person worship across the parish, the wearing of face coverings remains mandatory for all in attendance, physical distancing is also required between members of different households, and all attendees at worship will be asked to provide their names and contact informaiton for the purposes of contact tracing. Attendance is capped at 30% of the building capacity, and those numbers for each church building are listed at the bottom of this page.
We are able to sing together as a congregation, provided masks are still worn by all while singing. We have also been permitted to return to the common cup for communion, meaning that bread and wine are now available to any who wish to receive. Please remember that communion "in one kind" (bread only) is considered full communion in the Anglican Church and no one is obligated to receive from the common cup. Logistics of how communion is administered will differ by church, so please listen carefully to the clergy officiating each service for instructions.
While the re-opening of our church buildings is definitely a reason for us to celebrate, we also know that some members of our parish may not feel comfortable returning to worship in-person just yet. This is very understandable given the many risks that continue to be created by the pandemic, and for this reason services recorded in-person at Holy Trinity Pembroke will continue to be broadcast on YouTube and on YourTV Ottawa Valley with a one week delay for the foreseeable future. We hope these service recordings will offer those worshipping from home an opportunity to stay connected with our parish in prayer as we begin to re-open our buildings.
Should you have any questions about our parish’s plans for worship under "Yellow," please feel free to contact any member of your clergy team, our main office at Holy Trinity Pembroke, or your local churchwardens. We are all looking forward to seeing you again for worship very soon!
Parish of the Valley Re-opening Dates, Summer Service Times
and Maximum Building Capacities (30%)
Beginning Sunday July 18th
Holy Trinity Pembroke — 9am Service — 75 people maximum
(moves to two services at 8am & 10am on September 12th)
St. Stephen’s Micksburg — 9am Service — 22 people maximum
St. John’s Tramore — 9am Service — 19 people maximum
St. George’s South Alice — 9:30am Service — 24 people maximum
St. John’s Eganville — 11am Service — 33 people maximum
Epiphany Barry’s Bay — 11am Service — 19 people maximum
All Saints Petawawa — 11:15am Service — 30 people maximum
St. Augustine’s Beachburg — 7pm Service — 27 people maximum
Beginning Sunday July 25th
St. Paul’s Cobden — 11am Service — 25 people maximum
Beginning Sunday September 5th
St. Anthony’s Whitney — 9am Service — 27 people maximum
Beginning Sunday September 12th
Holy Trinity Pembroke — 8am Service — 75 people maximum
Holy Trinity Pembroke — 10am Service — 75 people maximum