In a letter dated June 30, to active clergy and parish wardens, Bishop Anna offered direction regarding the continued easing of provincial restrictions on gatherings, including public worship.
Of note is that the province no longer has an order restricting the size of worship gatherings either indoors or outdoors (effective July 1). However, they do continue to encourage mask-wearing while indoors, and outdoors continues to be the safest place for people to gather. For this reason, the diocese will follow the following worship guidelines until further notice:
At St. Columba's due to the smaller size of our sanctuary there will still be attendance limits. There will also still be a sign-in sheet as you enter and we encourage you to indicate if you will be attending church the next Sunday.
If you wish to sing the hymns please do so only if you are wearing a mask or face shield.
If you have questions about Phase 3 of reopening in the diocese please contact our warden Robert Fyles or the regional archdeacon.