Dear Members of St Bartholomew’s and all others who are visiting us here,
I sense we are all in each other’s prayers as we go through such an unprecedented time. We are understanding how to keep “social distance” but I hope we can find ways to keep “spiritual closeness”. That’s what we are trying to do in a number of ways.
As you all know church services are suspended but St Bart’s is still open ‘virtually’. We will keep in contact with you through email posts and the phone.
The church office is still running, albeit remotely, and Ruth Honeyman and/or I will reply to phone messages or email. Already many of you have reached out to others via phone calls. Canon Laurette and I will be doing that too in the days to come and Archdeacon Pamela Yarrow has offered her support. If you have an urgent need please let us know.
Each Saturday you will receive an email which will provide links to the Sunday Bulletin and online shortened service that Tim Piper and I will be recording. There will be a link to the video recording that we hope you will watch and follow along. The video will be posted on our website if you are not on our email list.
We have all been encouraged to help our neighbours and I know many of you are doing that. A number of you have already volunteered to help a parish member in picking up necessities. However this time we have enough volunteers.
During this time of uncertainty, St. Bart’s continues its mission. We hope you will continue to financially support St Bart’s. You can do so by mailing your envelope to the church, delivering it to the Hall door letter box, using PAR for monthly automatic withdrawals from your bank account or by visiting our website stbartsottawa.ca to safely donate by credit card through Canada Helps.
We are working on more ways to stay in touch. We held our Meditation service and Bible Study digitally for instance. And we are trying to get as many of you as possible to join us via Zoom. Zoom is a computer program that allows a large number of people to meet at the same time on screen or a smartphone. We can see and hear each other clearly. We hope to have one or two services during the week via Zoom at a soon to be set time. And also hold a “Coffee Hour” for you to check in with each other.
(We will post a note about how to set up Zoom for yourself and Zoom is free.)
Staying connected to each other will help in this very difficult time.
Blessings in Christ,
The Rev Canon David Clunie
Listen to Fr David's interview at St Bart’s
on CBC's The House on April 11th
Letter from Bishop Shane
"A Template for the Safe Reopening
of Our Churches": HERE
Although the Parish Office remains closed,
telephone and e-mail messages will be retrieved.
In the case of an emergency, please leave a detailed message at 613-745-7834, Ext 2 and we will respond as soon as possible.
As circumstances change we will be updating this page
The following are cancelled until further notice.
Weekly Sunday Services
Supporting St Bart's
During this time of uncertainty, St. Bart’s continues its mission. Please continue to financially support St Bart’s. You can do so by mailing your envelope to the church, delivering it to the Hall door letter box, using PAR for monthly automatic withdrawals from your bank account or by clicking on the "Donate Now image" below to safely donate by credit card through Canada Helps.