We invite you to join us for our annual service of Lessons and Carols.
You are welcome to attend either in person (no pre-registration required) or online by watching the livestream via our Facebook page, or by clicking the livestream button above or by scrolling down.
The service begins at 5:30 pm and the livestream will be available by about 5:25 pm.
The order of service is available to download below if you wish to follow along.
Clergy: The Venerable Alastair Singh-McCollum, The Reverend Dr. John Thatamanil, The Reverend Stephanie Wood
Readers: Mark Hanson, David Buckman, Iris Elsdon, Christine Scott, Sarah Fryer, Bob MacDonald, Diana MacDonald
Music: The Choristers of St. John the Divine; The MacRae Choral Scholars; Char Hodgkins, Assisting Conductor; David Stratkauskas, Director of Music
In our worship we use language which is poetic and filled with metaphor and wonder – realising that any language about God is limited. We use some ancient words which may seem odd, or may seem to refer to God as male, or in terms which elsewhere we might not choose to use. The poetry and the metaphor are there not to restrict or define our understanding of God, but to remind us that our words are never enough to talk about the Divine: instead we use the beauty of the words and music in our worship to help us glimpse just a little of the God beyond all words.
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Art: Mark Takeshi McGregor, c. 2000 - Used with permission