Notices Regarding COVID-19 / Avis concernant COVID-19

Worship / La culte

In consultation with parish corporations, most churches in the Regional Ministry have decided to re-open in September. Services in care facilities have also resumed. Please see this announcement for more information. A worship schedule is available on our calendar page.

Due to government measures, in-person worship services in all churches of the diocese must follow COVID-19 protocols. Funerals, pastoral visits, and church hall rentals are also restricted. Please see the following documents for more information:

The protocols for reopening churches are available here.

En consultation avec les corporations paroissiales, la plupart des églises du ministère régional ont décidé de rouvrir à partir de septembre. Les services dans les établissements de soins reprendront également. Veuillez consulter cette annonce pour plus d’informations. Un calendrier de tous les services pour l’automne est à venir.

En raison des mesures gouvernementales, les services de culte en personne dans toutes les églises du diocèse doivent suivre les protocoles COVID-19. Les funérailles, les visites pastorales et la utilisation des salles paroissiales sont également restreintes. Veuillez consulter les documents suivants pour plus d’informations:

Lire les directives de réouverture des églises ici.

— The Bishop’s annual vestry letter.
Lettre concernant les assemblées annuelles de paroisse de l’évêque.

— Deanery Ministry Committee Pastoral Letter, Christmas 2020 

— St Francis Regional Ministry Pastoral Letter, Harvest Thanksgiving 2020

— The Bishop’s Easter pastoral letter.
Lettre pastorale de Pâques de l’évêque.

— St Francis Regional Ministry pastoral letter.
Lettre pastorale de la ministère régional St-François.

— Opportunities for at-home worship from the Anglican Diocese of Quebec.
— Possibilités de culte chez soi dans le diocèse anglican de Québec.

Other Notices / Des autres avis

— Updated directives regarding funerals.
— Mise à jour des directives concernant les funérailles.

— Updated directives regarding weddings.
— Mise à jour des directives concernant des mariages.

— COVID-19 and congregational finances.
— La COVID-19 et la situation financière des congrégations.

— A message to Canadians from religious leaders in Canada in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
— Une message aux canadiennes et canadiens de leaders religieux au Canada au sujet de la pandémie de COVID-19.

A tribute to the pastoral care team by Deacon Gabriel Kwenga, formerly of the St Francis Regional Ministry and now living in Winnipeg, MB.

— A reflection by Canon Jeffrey Metcalfe, Canon Theologian, on anti-racism and the Holy Trinity.

Welcome to the Deanery of St Francis. Our community exists to enable, encourage and facilitate the ministry of the Anglican churches in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.

The Deanery is led by the Vicar General and the Rural Dean with the help of many committed lay leaders and clergy throughout the Eastern Townships. For more information on our work and ministry, we invite you to read our Regional Ministry brochure.

This website is intended to be used as a resource hub for the various ministries and structures of the Deanery. If you wish to be in contact with a local worshipping community please see the Parishes page and explore this map on our diocesan website.

We have a variety of regular Parish Activities that take place throughout the year. We also invite you to take a look at our list of Ministry & Outreach in the St Francis Regional Ministry.

The Deanery E-mail Address is deaneryofstfrancis@gmail.com.

To Contact the Diocese of Quebec for further information please call 418 692 3858 or visit the diocesan website (in English ou en français).

Weekly Newsletters and Announcements

Each week, we produce a newsletter outlining community events and an announcement handout for Sunday services. These can be found at this link.

Worship Schedule

The Regional Ministry  is comprised of over twenty churches serving the Eastern Townships. To find service times for your local area, please see our calendar page.

Planning Documents

The following documents are meant to assist our parishes in the planning of worship.

More on the Anglican Church

For more information on the Anglican Church in Canada and throughout the world, we invite you to take a look at the following links.