Worship during Covid-19 Distancing

Services of Worship and Holy Communion

Due to high infection numbers in Winnipeg, we won’t be meeting in the sanctuary for the time being. After meeting outdoors Oct. 18th, those gathered decided we would continue to meet outdoors as long as it’s no colder than -5, and not wet. The simplified outdoor service is about 25 minutes.

As a hardy Warden of our says: it’s Winnipeg! Dress for an outdoor sports event or a bonfire. Dress for the Santa Claus Parade! Outdoor services are at 10:30am in Agnes Green Space on St. Matthew’s Ave. at Agnes St., one street west of the church building.

An outdoor Communion service in Agnes Green Space

Video and text resources and song links for home worship are being emailed out (contact us if you’d like to receive the emails); they will soon be available here as well. Videos are on our Facebook page, stmatthewswinnipeg. You’ll need to scroll down to the most recent post.

You do not need to have facebook to access this, although you may need to click on the “not now” option when Facebook asks you to sign up. 

Livestreamed Sunday services with the bishop and other worship resources are available on the diocesan website.

vestry meeting with pandemic restrictions

Use of Anglican spaces and Anglican gatherings in the Diocese of Rupert’s Land was suspended March 16th.  Please refer to the diocesan Covid-19 page for updates. We are beginning to gather for worship again. Public health requirements mean restricted numbers and prohibitions on singing, visiting and coffee-time.

We are still a church family, held together by a common Spirit and a common commitment.  We will help support one another, and we will continue to be a people who pray, grow, and love. We seek to be an expressive, relational church even when we’re not together.