COVID-19 Directives and Resources

Current Diocesan Policy on Covid + Worship 

Feb 2, 2022

After consultation with clergy in the Diocese and reviewing public health information, it has been determined that the current policy (from Dec. 22, 2021) regarding in person worship (ie. online worship only) will remain in place until the next update from Dr. Henry that is scheduled to take place Feb 16, 2022. At that time, we will re-evaluate and communicate an update. 

Dec. 22, 2021 Covid + Worship Policy Update

Response to Requests for Covid-19 Vaccine Exemption

There is neither legal nor doctrinal authority within the Anglican Church of Canada for any of its ministers to issue the requested religious vaccination exemption.

Night Prayer with Bishop Lynne

Live Video Night Prayer with Bishop Lynne every evening at 8:30 p.m (PST) on the Anglican Diocese of Kootenay Facebook page.

 Night Prayer Liturgy

Online Worship Resources

Some services will be on YouTube, some on Facebook, and some will be by Zoom videoconferencing.

Prayer for the Time of COVID-19

May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
Remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close
Remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those that have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market
Remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
Remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country,
let us choose love.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other,
Let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.
Amen.

- From the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Norwich

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