Notices Regarding COVID-19 / Avis concernant COVID-19
Worship / La culte
Due to government measures, in-person worship services in all churches of the diocese are suspended between January 9 and February 8. Funerals, pastoral visits, and church hall rentals are also restricted. More information can be found here.
In consultation with parish corporations, most churches in the Regional Ministry have decided to remain closed during the second wave of COVID-19. A Sunday service is being offered at St Barnabas, North Hatley, both in-person (depending on government restrictions) and/or via Zoom at 9:00 am. Please e-mail email@example.com if you would like to be added to the Zoom distribution list.
We continue to monitor the situation. The protocols for reopening churches are available here.
En raison des mesures gouvernementales, les services de culte en personne dans toutes les églises du diocèse sont suspendus entre le 9 janvier et le 8 février. Les funérailles, les visites pastorales et la utilisation des salles paroissiales sont également restreintes. Plus d’informations peuvent être trouvées ici.
En consultation avec les corporations paroissiales, la plupart des églises du ministère régional ont décidé de rester fermées pendant la deuxième vague de COVID-19. Un service du dimanche est offert à St-Barnabas, North Hatley, en personne (selon les restrictions gouvernementales) et/ou via Zoom à 9h00. Veuillez envoyer un courriel à firstname.lastname@example.org si vous souhaitez être ajouté à la liste de distribution Zoom.
Nous continuons de surveiller la situation. Lire les directives de réouverture des églises ici.
— Deanery Ministry Committee Pastoral Letter, Christmas 2020
— St Francis Regional Ministry Pastoral Letter, Harvest Thanksgiving 2020
— 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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
The following documents are meant to assist our parishes in the planning of worship.
- Altar Guild and Liturgical Calendar 2020 – St Francis Regional Ministry
- Orders of Service – St Francis Regional Ministry
- Hymn Suggestions December 2019 – May 2020 – St Francis Regional Ministry
- Sunday Readings for Epiphany through Pentecost, Year A 2020
- Cycles of Prayer
- Agenda for an Annual Vestry Meeting
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.