In-Person Worship Protocols

New ministry guidelines became effective June 19, 2022.  

With the sixth wave of the pandemic receding across Ontario, we are pleased to share the news that Bishop Susan Bell has moved the diocese from the Amber to Green Stage of its pandemic framework effectively pausing many of our most restrictive practices.

  • Masking has become optional in most situations.
  • Physical contact will be possible at the Peace for those who wish. 
  • Communion will be offered in both kinds (bread and wine) from one station, and in one kind (bread only) from another for those who choose not to drink from the common cup.

We will be reviewing our practices on an ongoing basis for the safety and comfort of all.   We will share updates with those attending worship and programs at the Cathedral in both the Chronicle and at the beginning of services.

Basic pandemic best practices continue to be encouraged. These include:

  • practicing good hand and respiratory hygiene,
  • staying home if feeling unwell, and
  • maintaining physical distance as much as possible.

While optional, we encourage the continued use of masks. Please remain aware that the needs and comfort level among individuals varies and be mindful in how you interact with others.

We hope and pray that we will be able to remain in the Green Stage through much of the fall, if not longer, and that this is welcome news. We want to hear from you, particularly if you are uncomfortable with these changes. Please don’t hesitate to contact the office by phone or at cathedral@niagaraanglican.ca.   

Revised Ministry Guidelines