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  • Welcome

  • From the Dean ....

  • Traditional Worship

  • Progressive Values

  • Inspiring Communities

 

Welcome

ALL are welcome at St. Paul's Cathedral.

St. Paul's vibrant, loving community invites you to join us on our journey of faith. In-person worship services will resume on Sunday, September 13. Please read the letter from the Dean found at this link, to learn more about how to register to attend services, and how the services will unfold as we do our best to be safe and considerate during this time of pandemic. 
We will continue to offer services on our YouTube channel this fall, so that you may have the option to continue to worship with us from the comfort of your home, if you prefer.
Follow the links below to our recent services, which are available on our YouTube Channel. God Bless.

Devotional and Supportive Links         BCP      BAS        Previous Recitals & Services
 
August 23rdTwelfth Sunday after Pentecost
August 30thThirteenth Sunday after Pentecost   
September 6th - Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost   
September 13thThe Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 20thThe Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost  Readings

*** September 13, 2020In-Person Worship resumes, here is how it will work...    *****


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From the Dean ....

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came among them and said, “Peace be with you.”                                                                                   John 20:19

 
I can’t help but think that the disciples must have wondered, “what next…” They had gathered on that first evening, on the first day of the week, and what a week it was.  It had begun on a high note with the joyful entry into Jerusalem, where they and Jesus were welcomed and acclaimed, but things changed quickly, with the shouts of praise giving way to those haunting words, “Crucify Him”.  And what would follow was beyond their wildest imagination… the arrest in the garden, the trial in Pilate’s palace and that awful walk to Golgotha where their Master, the one who had called them to follow, would be crucified.  As they huddled in that small upper room, afraid of the future, unsure of the future, perhaps the only thing they knew for sure was that life would never be the same again… and it is into that understanding that Jesus comes among them, in Peace.
 
As I write this early in September, the one thing that we know to be true for us, living 2000+ years after that Easter evening event, is that life will be very different for us as well, as we navigate the effects of Covid19.  Our diocesan bishop, the Rt. Rev. Todd Townshend, working with the other Anglican bishops in Ontario, has established an approach not totally dissimilar to the one our Provincial government has established, in that there are 3 stages of re-integration, red- amber- green, each with their own protocols.  We are now in the amber stage which allows a mediated approach to live or in-person worship in our church buildings.  According to these guidelines, the following is a brief overview of what you can expect in our return to worship at St. Paul’s:

- Our Amber stage guidelines have capped the number of worshippers at 50, including those leading worship.  To accommodate as many as possible, we are offering 3 worship times each week: Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday afternoon at 5:00 p.m.  Please reserve your place for the worship you wish to attend.  To make your reservation, simply click on the Eventbrite link (see the “in-person worship” tab) and fill in the necessary information.  You can also telephone the Church office (519) 434-3225 to reserve your place, if necessary.   Masks will be mandatory at all times during your time in the Cathedral and entry will be through the Great West doors only.  The washroom in the Narthex is the only one that will be available for use. 

- The three weekly services will all be the same and will use the readings etc. from the Sunday lectionary.  In order to allow for as many to gather as possible each week, and in an effort to make it as logistically simple as we can, the regular roster of readers and intercessors will be suspended for the time being, as well as lay-administrants, servers and bell ringers.  Our Children’s ministry will not be offered during this worship time.  Holy Eucharist will be in one kind, using wafers only.  While our St. Paul’s Director of Music, Ian Sadler, will be playing hymns etc. on the organ or piano, there will be no congregational singing, with the exception of one of our choristers who will sing from the ambo at the top of the chancel steps.

- To accommodate those who are not able to gather for worship during the week, we are planning to record the Sunday service and have it available for viewing on our YouTube channel by mid-week. 

Your Cathedral leadership team are keenly aware of how drastic some of these changes may seem but are also keenly aware that none of us expected to be worshipping virtually for 6 months this year.  The verse I shared at the beginning of this letter reminds us that, as people of faith, God is always calling us into new patterns of being, leaving us with the question of how we will respond.  We are grateful for your on-going care and financial support of our Cathedral ministry, especially in these days of pandemic.  We pray that you will continue this support and that you will be patient with us as we navigate the uncertainties of this next step.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to be in touch with me or any member of our leadership team.  As we have been holding prayerfully all who have been infected and affected by Covid19, we also hold prayerfully our next steps, always in the knowledge that we are not alone in the journey, but rather, are guided by the One who came and shared His peace…
 
Wishing you every Blessing,

Traditional Worship

The rich history of the Anglican Church of Canada is celebrated through liturgy and music in the beautiful setting of St. Paul’s Cathedral.  The Cathedral is the oldest church in the city of London, Canada, and the faithful have worshipped as part of this community for almost 200 years, establishing a congregation that has endured and flourished.  Generations have wrestled with human issues, celebrated life’s events, reached out to others and praised God in this same sacred space, providing profound continuity in the expression of faith. 
“GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.”

Progressive Values

Members of the congregation of St. Paul’s Cathedral are inclusive and accepting, with open minds and open hearts. The doors of St. Paul’s are open to those in need, either for spiritual support or for physical sustenance, through the works of the St Paul’s Social Services Food Bank, The Fellowship Centre, and our Pastoral care team. We strive to move ever forward in faith, and to develop a more well-rounded spirituality as we continually recognize and appreciate our fellow citizens’ and parishioners’ unique perspectives, talents and needs.
“GLORY to God, whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine: Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church, and in Christ Jesus, now and forever. Amen.”

Inspiring Communities

The Clergy and congregation of St. Paul’s are committed to meeting people where they are on their faith journey, walking and working with one another towards the promise of God’s eternal kingdom.  St. Paul’s offers many opportunities to connect with others, building friendships and contributing to the sense of community.  We encourage each other to see God’s grace in our present situations, and acknowledge each person’s gifts and talents which are a blessing to others.
“THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.”

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