All parishes in the Anglican Diocese of Calgary have received direction to suspend all public worship services until the end of January, at which time the situation will be re-evaluated. While the specific direction indicates that this must take place on Sunday, January 16th, the intention behind the directive strongly suggests that it take place immediately, and that is what we are doing. This is in response to the recent upsurge in COVID cases in Alberta due to the Omicron variant. We want to keep everyone safe, especially since Omicron is so transmissible, and it is vital that we keep our health care system from being overwhelmed.
It is difficult to shut down again after having enjoyed gathering for worship through the fall and in the Christmas season, but this is a good decision for this time. This, too, shall pass, and we must continue in patience and grace as we work our way through this challenging time. In the meantime, stay safe and get your booster shots!
Rev Derwyn will continue to conduct his work as the parish priest and is available as usual during his Monday to Friday office hours. He can also be contacted at any time via phone, email, and text. Should you have any questions or concerns during this time, feel free to get in touch with him.