This year, all of our celebrations will be virtual, but still ...

No matter whether it's been so long
since you've stepped inside a church 
that you can't remember,
or you've been attending St. John's for decades, 
or anywhere in between,
you are warmly invited to join us for as much or as little as you need
during this season of Advent and Christmas.

Click on the date and time for more details about each of these opportunities for worship and reflection.

Please contact the church office to request the link if you don't currently receive the weekly email with the link to the Sunday service. 

Fourth Sunday of Advent - December 20, 2020

10:00 am - Parish Eucharist

The Eucharist will be celebrated in the church, with the congregation gathering via Zoom. 
Presider: The Venerable Alastair Singh-McCollum; Sermon: The Reverend Patrick Sibley

5:30 pm - Choral Evensong

Livestreamed to our website, and our Facebook pages, St. John the Divine Anglican Church and  Music at St John's
Sung by the MacRae Choral Scholars; Sermon: The Venerable Alastair Singh-McCollum 

Online Celebrations

Advent Sequence

A sequence of readings, hymns, and choral music exploring some of the themes of Advent and how these are reflected in the oldest stories and wisdom of Bible, in the prophetic voice, and in the story of the birth of Son of God. Recording available to watch online.

Christmas Pageant - 2020 Pandemic Edition

Our traditional outdoor Christmas pageant looks a little different this year and is avalable to watch online beginning at 11:00 am on December 20, 2020.

Virtual Carol Service

On December 23 at 7:00 pm, we will be releasing a pre-recorded Carol Service, featuring the Choristers of St John the Divine and various readers from the congregation, with a good selection of the favourite Christmas hymns as well as choral carols. Join us and sing along from home!

Christmas Eve - December 24, 2020

8:00 pm - Parish Eucharist

The Eucharist will be celebrated in the church, with the congregation gathering via Zoom. 
Presider: The Reverend Bill Tarter; Sermon: The Reverend Bill Tarter

10:30 pm - Midnight Mass

With full liturgical music sung by our MacRae Choral Scholars. Livestreamed to our website, and our Facebook pages, St. John the Divine Anglican Church and Music at St John's
Presider: The Venerable Alastair Singh-McCollum; Sermon: The Venerable Alastair Singh-McCollum

Christmas Day - December 25, 2020

10:00 am - Eucharist

The Eucharist will be celebrated in the church, with the congregation gathering via Zoom. 
Presider: The Reverend Canon Andrew Gates; Sermon: The Venerable Alastair Singh-McCollum 

Sabbath Sunday - A Diocesan Day of Rest - December 27, 2020

Parishes across our diocese are encouraged to suspend worship services today to allow all parish leaders a much-needed break to rest and renew as we close out a very difficult year. Please pray for each other and our world on this day.

May God's peace live in and around all of creation as we look ahead to 2021.