Our life at the Cathedral is centered in our worship – Sunday mornings, weekdays, and many other times as well! We are blessed with an excellent staff and significant resources for ‘making worship’, and we take seriously our responsibility as the Cathedral to lead and model the very best of Anglican worship, honouring our traditions, and at the same time, exploring the riches of liturgical practices and sources from across our church and around the Anglican world-wide communion.
Our principal form of worship on Sunday mornings and on weekdays is the Eucharist (also known as Holy Communion or The Lord’s Supper or Mass). It is the Church’s highest form of praise and thanksgiving (indeed the word, from the Greek root, simply means: thanksgiving.) All are welcome at our altar; in the Eucharist we remember and call to mind the sacrifice offered for us in the death and resurrection of Jesus. We particularly live out his command, given to the disciples on the night before he died, to remember his body and his blood; we consecrate, through our celebration as a community, simple elements of bread and wine; in receiving and consuming them, we join with Jesus in His ministry, nourished to take His peace and His light to the world. Music is a priority, and ours is excellent! We believe strongly in participation and we encourage and celebrate lay leadership in all of our services. Please come and join us – Sunday mornings, at 8:30 and 10:30 am (one service at 9:30 am July and August) and a full range of mid-week eucharists. Come as you are; come with your doubts and fears, and with your skills and thanksgivings. You will be welcome. Come and worship with us!
To listen to recent homilies please click on date below.
The Very Rev. Peter Wall – Sunday, February 26, 2017
The Very Rev. Peter Wall – Sunday, March 12, 2017
The Rt. Rev. Ralph Spence – Sunday, March 19, 2017
Good Friday, April 14, 2017: The Very Rev. Peter Wall
The Easter Vigil, April 15, 2017: The Rt Rev. Michael Bird
Easter Day, April 16, 2017: The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz
The Altar Guild is responsible for organizing flower memorials, setting up and cleaning up following all services, maintaining the “holy hardware”, hangings and vestments and laundering the linens, decorating for festivals, and generally ensuring that all the elements that are necessary to enhance our worship experience are looked after.
The Altar Guild always welcomes new members. There is a time commitment involved but all the teams demonstrate flexibility in their approach to their tasks and recognition that members have different responsibilities in their day-to-day lives. If this ministry appeals to you please let the office know of your interest and we will be in touch.
Service Teams and their leaders are the ‘directors’ of our liturgical services. We have four service teams – St. Andrew, St. Bede, St. Thomas, and St. Veronica. Every parishioner is a member of one of these teams responsible for looking after things like greeting, the lay welcome, epistle readings, the collection, communion ministry, coffee hour etc. This is an opportunity for all of us to take an active role in the service.