Anglican Parish of Bobcaygeon, Dunsford and Burnt River now reopened for Public Worship
Please refer to information below regarding Reopening Covid Protocols
As is permissible now according to Step Three reopening guidelines of the Government of Ontario and the Anglican Diocese of Toronto, and in consultation with parish wardens; Christ Church, Bobcaygeon, and St. John’s Dunsford, have reopened for in person public Sunday services of worship at their usual times, 9:15 am for SJD and 11 am for CCB. St. Luke’s Burnt River reopens for public worship on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 9 am and Sundays thereafter until further notice.
For those not comfortable with returning to public worship at this time, YouTube video services will still be provided by internet online as is our custom as will the usual written sermons and services which you can access following the internet links provided below.
The following are among the Covid 19 protocols that we are all required to observe for all in person public services. Covid-19 protocols include but are not limited to wearing masks throughout the service, 2 metre social distancing, hand sanitizer available, no congregational singing, follow one way floor directional arrows, dedicated entrance only and exit only doors, individual orders of service available, contact tracing registration, one person at a time washroom use. During Step Three, current allowable attendance is limited to the ability to maintain a two meter social distance while seated in the worship space. After the service people are asked not to linger for visiting either inside or outside the church but to immediately disperse and return home. Any greetings exchanged whether inside or outside are to maintain mask wearing and two meter social distancing.
In order to help us manage our capacity limits, VISITORS planning to attend one of our Sunday in person public church services are requested to please pre-register for the Sundays you plan to attend as indicated and explained below.
You may pre-register by phoning Archdeacon Bill Gray at 705-927-6531 or by emailing billthomasgray@gmail.
com. Please indicate the date(s) of the Sunday service(s) you plan or hope to attend and the number of people.
As we are still mostly working from home please use this same contact information to contact Archdeacon Bill in cases of pastoral urgency.
By pre-registering for and attending any Sunday or other service of worship, you are acknowledging that you can answer “no the following screening questions.” (symptoms should not be chronic or related to other known causes or conditions.)
1. Do you have any of the following new or worsening symptoms or signs?
a) Fever or chills b) difficulty breathing or shortness of breath c) cough d) sore throat, trouble swallowing e) runny nose/stuffy nose or nasal congestion f) decrease or loss of smell or taste g) nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain h) not feeling well, extreme tiredness, sore muscles (answers must be no)
2. Have you travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 day? (answer must be no)
3. Have you had close contact with a confirmed or probable case of Covid -19 without wearing appropriate PPE in the past 14 days? (answer must be no)
If you answer Yes to any of these questions from 1 through 3 , you have not passed and are advised that you should not attend these or any public worship services. If you have answered Yes to any of these questions, you should remain home and self-isolate immediately and contact your health care provider or Telehealth Ontario (1 866-797-0000) to find out if you need a Covid-19 test.
Latest News, Videos & Services
Please click on the internet links below to access our archived YouTube video services, sermons, and hymns or our 2020 annual vestry reports and to access our latest parish updates, notices and newsletters.