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News and Updates from St. Mark's

General news and updates from St. Mark’s Anglican Church. For parish-specific weekly announcements, please view our service bulletins or join our email list.

November 8th, 2020

St. Mark's Announces Further Changes to Online Services

In an effort to further improve the quality of St. Mark’s online services, St. Mark’s Digital Ministry Team has switched production software to SwitcherStudio for online services. As a result of this move, both the Facebook and YouTube versions will now be identical, with improved audio and video quality.

St. Mark’s online services will now be available live at 10:00 a.m. on Facebook and at 12:30 p.m. on YouTube.

October 4th, 2020

St. Mark's Announces Changes to Online Services

Since the return of in-person worship services at St. Mark’s, many changes have been made to streamline the production of online services. Following two successful tests, St. Mark’s will begin to offer live streamed services on Facebook at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays, with an improved, recorded version of the service available at 2:00 p.m. on YouTube.

September 10th, 2020

St. Mark's to Reopen for In-Person Worship September 13th

In accordance with guidance from Bishop Susan Bell and local health officials, St. Mark’s is set to reopen for in-person worship on Sunday, September 13th.

To permit in-person services, St. Mark’s has implemented a series of new policies and procedures based on the Diocese of Niagara’s reopening guide

These new policies and procedures, along with additional information, can be accessed on St. Mark’s newly-launched reopening page. All parishioners planning to attend in-person worship are also asked to watch St. Mark’s “Future of Worship” video, which summarizes what in-person services will look like for the foreseeable future.

Online services will continue to be produced, but will be released at a new time of 12:30 p.m. on YouTube.

August 5th, 2020

Bishop Releases Reopening Guide

Bishop Susan Bell has released a guide for the gradual and cautious reopening of parishes within the Diocese of Niagara. The full Diocesan announcement can be read here

The guide provides a broad overview of what can be expected at St. Mark’s upon reopening for in-person worship.

Additional information specific to St. Mark’s will be released in the coming weeks. Online services will continue through the end of 2020, while the Lions Online Children’s Program will resume in the fall. 

August 2nd, 2020

Tentative Reopening Date

Bishop Susan Bell has tentatively set September 13th, 2020 as the date that parishes may begin to reopen for in-person Sunday worship within the Diocese of Niagara.

This date is subject to change, should local public health indicators trend negatively in the coming weeks. Churches may only reopen with specific guidelines and protocols in place. Further information regarding St. Mark’s reopening will be available in the coming weeks.

July 5th, 2020

St. Mark's Receives $5000 Grant to Support Online Initiatives

St. Mark’s Anglican Church has received a $5,000 grant from the Emergency Community Support Fund! 

The monies from this grant will go toward technical support to develop St. Mark’s digital presence and the work of St. Mark’s Technical Coordinator. This includes the continuation of weekly online services, improved digital platforms, and assistance for isolated members of St. Mark’s congregation. Thank you to all who helped with St. Mark’s successful application. 

June 21st, 2020

Food Cupboard Reopens June 29th

St. Mark’s Food Cupboard will reopen June 29th after a months-long hiatus due to COVID-19.

The food cupboard will be open for pickups on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 12:00 noon until 12:45 p.m. at the black office door. Donations can be made at the white kitchen door on Thursdays from 12:00 noon until 12:45 p.m.

Thank you to all volunteers and the Orangeville Food Bank who helped restock our shelves after we shipped our supplies over to Foodshare Dufferin at the beginning of the pandemic.

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