Online Easter Resources 2020

Palm Sunday Worship 2020

Maundy Thursday in Exile

Monday in Holy Week

Tuesday in Holy Week

Wednesday in Holy Week

The Great Vigil of Easter

The Rev. Dr. Heather McCance, our ministry developer, will be hosting an online adaptation of the Great Vigil of Easter on Saturday, April 11 beginning at 8:15 pm. You can find this on the diocesan ‘twitch’ channel at If you plan to participate, you may want to have a candle and lighter, a bell and a bowl of water with you for the service.

**NEW ** Bishop’s Directives re COVID 19

April 1 – Update to March 31 Bishop’s Directive (1)

REVISED Bishop’s directive March 31 2020

Guidance for Food Banks and Emergency Food Programs March 30 (1)

Indigenous Communities – March

Bishop’s Directive Mar 25 2020 final

Bishop’s Directive March 18 2020

Bishop’s Directive – March 16 2020

Bishop’s Directive March 15 2020

Bishop’s Directive – March 13, 2020

Bishop’s Directive – March 12 2020 re. COVID-19

Province of Rupert’s Land – letter from the Bishops

Sunday Worship @935 Nesbitt Bay

Worship with Bishop Geoff – Live from Anglican Centre

Sundays at 10 a.m. (CDT)  – find us here

IMPORTANT NOTE RE:  Bishop Geoff’s Worship at Anglican Centre; To watch and participate in worship with Bishop Geoff on Sunday morning, you need only click this link five to ten minutes before 10 am, when worship is scheduled to begin. You do not need to “follow,” “subscribe,” or download any software or app. Just click the link at the appropriate time! (Clicking the link at any other time won’t help, as it is a live streaming site and the Rupert’s Land channel won’t be streaming anything until Sunday morning!)

TEXT FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020  – Lent 5 worship slides


Link to March 22, 2020 – Worship @ 935

Live Stream Worship

  • Worship with Bishop Geoff – Live from Anglican Centre – Sundays at 10 a.m.  – find us here
  • St. Aidan, Winnipeg – are recording their services (including additional prayer services) and making available on youtube under our name “St. Aidan’s Winnipeg Online”.Here is a link to a prayer of Wholeness and Healing if you would like to make available. It is very ideal for this time.
  • St. Alban, Kenora offers a weekly broadcast through the local Shaw station. In addition, a live cast of the worship can be viewed at 10 am on Sundays.
  • saint benedict’s table will have online Evening Prayer at 5:00 p.m. daily via Facebook.
  • St. Thomas, Weston video service out each  Sunday at 10am using our Facebook page
  • St. Luke, Winnipeg:  Morning and evening prayer, including audio and the full text of prayers and readings are on St. Luke’s website On Sunday at 10:30, we will stream a short sung Matins on our Facebook page.
  • St Chad’s Anglican Church:   Morning Prayer will be offered at 9:30 am on
  • St. Mark’s Anglican Church –  A FREE TELECONFERENCE CALL for as many as will LIKE to join for Prayers and Worship on Sundays at 10 am   Details: St Mark’s Church Conference Call  Number: +1 867-292-3030  Code: 531-9209#    Dial and join the Sundays at 10 am

Creative and Imaginative Initiatives in the Diocese and Beyond

  • COVID 19 Resources for Older People
  • EIA Application
  • All Saints, Whytewold (in the Interlake) we are keeping in contact with our congregation by email and the telephone. Our congregation is mostly seniors: some do not have computers but those that do are checking the Diocese of Rupert’s Land website daily.   The Wardens are in contact via telephone with those who do not have internet access relaying the latest info to them. We have a Facebook Page that the community can access if someone is in need.   The answering machine at the church is checked every couple of days. Our people have been encouraged to phone someone on the Parish list to talk or pray with.
  • St. Mary’s Church, Sioux Lookout held Evening Prayer and bible study using Zoom last evening.  It worked very well and we plan to continue every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.  Various people in our LCM group of 8 plus our mentor, Aileen, take turns leading Evening Prayer and the bible study. We plan to use Zoom for our LCM group to continue studies every second week on Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Emmanuel Anglican/United Church in Ignace, are making online contact each day with those who have computers and phone calls to the others. The Sunday worship will be live-streamed.  They are seeking ways to continue to support their ‘blessings in a backpack’ program for students who require food assistance. Packed the food up (using gloves); a young teacher picked up the labeled bags and took them to the local Food Bank for distribution this afternoon.  I have made up the menu for next week.   Have followed Ontario  protocols. My help and the community are all good, kind and helpful.  We will just go one day at a time.
  • The Parish of St Margaret has decided to illuminate the church building throughout our period of being “in exile”.   This is intended to be a visible sign to the community and all who pass by that, while the building may be empty, the church remains very much alive and vigilant in prayer, worship and service.  They welcome other Anglican churches, and indeed other faith communities, to adopt this practice spreading a visible message of hope and comfort, and to let our light shine in the darkness in these coming days.   Parishes wishing to adopt this ‘example’ need only provide enough light to be visible to all who pass by, keeping the appropriate level of illumination in line with their budgets. 
  • Digital resources available during time of social isolation: Canadian Anglicans have “taken prayer digital” in the days following temporary closures of public worship spaces. General Synod has compiled a of resources available to keep connected during this time. Let us know what we might add or if there is another resource you need. The page will be updated daily.
    Read more…
  • Prayers from the Parish of St. Bartholomew, WinnipegPrayers in Uncertain Times
  • TENS & CEEP Host Two Workshops for Stewardship and COVID-19 Response
  • The Anglican Church of Canada has also put together a list of resources and programs. You can check that out here.
  • St. George, Transcona will send a regular weekly email, (on Monday mornings) and on Thursday an update and check in will be circulated, with a reflection for the week.  On Sunday they will get another email with the Sunday sermon and a couple of musical pieces, with a few prayers.
  • Pod-cast with the Primate – (March 17)
  • Primate speaks to the  Church Read more…


Winnipeg Harvest – COVID 19 – How to access food.

COVID-19-How to Access Food-20March20

Bishop Geoff’s Podcasts

Bishop Geoff’s Podcast – March 24, 2020

Bishop Geoff’s Podcast – March 14, 2020


National Call to Prayer – March 29 @ 7 pm

All around us, while many are in quarantine or self-isolation, the church is blossoming with prayer. We are digging deep into the heart of our faith to lift our voices in the sure and certain knowledge that the Holy Spirit hears our intercessions, thanksgivings and even our groans.

Please join me in a national day of prayer on Sunday, March 29 (Lent 5), as we join the Anglican Communion in a day of prayer for repentance—to pray for the whole Communion and for the whole world engulfed in COVID-19.

Tune in live to join me in prayer on Sunday, March 29 at 7pm (EDT) on the Anglican Church of Canada Facebook page, or whenever is best for you (following the broadcast).

Light a candle of hope in the window of your home or on the porchand join me as we pray:

  • for repentance as we look at ourselves and ask how we have shared in the divisions and pain of difficult conversations across the Communion in recent years (see resources);
  • for the whole Anglican Communion as we seek to support and care for one another as siblings in Christ in the midst of this and other crises (see resources);
  • for the whole world as we share in the effects of COVID19 – for health care workers; researchers, those who are ill, those are quarantined or in isolation and those who are abandoned and alone in this time; and
  • for our hope in the gospel—that God is with us now and always.


The Most Rev. Linda Nicholls
Archbishop and Primate
Anglican Church of Canada

Financial Giving During COVID-19

Stewardship during COVID19 edits GDC