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September 13th we resume in-person services at St John's at 10:30 am, with Covid-19 safety protocols. If you would like to join us, please register with the Parish Office by the previous Friday.

Join us in a virtual meeting for worship, Sundays at 9am. You should be able to meet with the others who are part of the worship, up to 100 people.  We will worship at 9am so you can try to get on a few moments before the meeting starts.  To do that you enter this week's URL, found in the weekly email or by request through march.priest@rogers.com, into your computer and it should take you to the Zoom site.  Follow the online instructions to download and install the software, or get the Zoom app on your tablet.  This gives us a 30 minute free meeting time in order to do our morning prayer. Follow along with the Order of Service CLICK HERE.

We also have a podcast site for Homilies  http://stjohnskanatanorth.podbean.com/ 

For the duration of the pandemic the community hospitals have closed their doors to community volunteer clergy for safety reasons due to the crisis of the pandemic. If a visit is required or requested,  please ask for the in Hospital Spiritual Care visitor to pay a visit.  Holy Communion is not possible for anyone at this time as the Bishops have suspended the sharing of communion for community safety.  However, if a someone is hospitalized, please do contact John Wilker-Blakley at 613-291-4543.  John would both like to know someone is in hospital and can visit by phone, Skype, or Zoom where possible. 

Please note that pastoral liturgies such as baptisms and funerals are suspended until the pandemic has subsided.  Graveside burials are permitted where necessary, but with immediate family only and physical distancing. Please contact the Rev. Canon John Wilker-Blakley with questions. Memorial services, full funerals, and baptisms will be arranged and resumed once the pandemic has subsided.

All parish groups, bible studies, prayer groups etc. which bring people together, are also suspended until we receive further instructions.  

If you know people in the parish who need to have phone calls, check ins or delivery of food or some such, please contact me through either the phone 613-291-4543 or email march.priest@rogers.com and I will respond to the best of my ability.

This is a time when we need to care for each other and our wider community, in the name of the Gospel, so if you can think of other ways to help make this so, please do not hesitate to contact me.

This situation is fluid and changes hourly. I will do my best to keep you all informed as I have information. 

Be well,

In Christ's service,

John Wilker-Blakley

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"We strive to be a caring community of believers and searchers that reaches out to others to share both Christian love and the good news of Jesus Christ...."

If you are looking for a spiritual home – where everyone knows your name, and a safe place where you can ask hard questions about the Christian faith, then consider coming to join us.

We worship each Sunday in all three of our Parish's churches: