Anglican Parish of Derby and Blackville

Public Worship in the Parish during COVID 19 –   There are some things you need to know:

  • If you would like to attend please call 843 6022 (leave a message) or email SaveSeatatChurch (at) gmail.com before Noon on the Friday before the Sunday you will be attending.   Provide your name, phone number,  the names of any who will be attending with you and which service you plan to attend.
  • Schedule of services is available under “Worship” in the menu above
  • Social Distancing, screening questions and hand sanitizing will be in place.
  • As of October 9, 2020, masks must be worn when entering our churches and throughout all services, events and meetings.   If you have any concerns with this requirement, please speak directly to Fr. Gerry.
  • Some pews will not be available to help facilitate Social distancing.
  • For a full list of plans, please review the Parish Operational Plan

Sunday Services are regularly held in all three churches in the parish – Holy Trinity, Blackville, St. Agnes’, Gray Rapids and St. Peter’s, Millerton.

These are family-friendly celebrations of the Holy Eucharist with hymns,

Weekday services marking special days and seasons of the Church Year are also regularly scheduled.

The Schedule of Services is available under “Worship” on the menu above or here.  Upcoming services are also posted on the Anglican Parish of Derby and Blackville Facebook page and listed in Sunday bulletins.

 

Whether you are a life-long Anglican, just coming back to church after a long time away, visiting from another denomination, or even if you’ve never encountered church at all, our hope for you is that you might find your time in our parish to be an uplifting, and hope-filled encounter with Christ.

We welcome worshipers of all ages and gather as the Family of Christ.

All of our services follow the liturgies as found in the Book of Common Prayer.  Our Faith is the faith of Scriptures, the Creeds, the Early Church Fathers and the Ecumenical Councils of the earliest times in Church history.

The Anglican Church welcomes all people who are baptised in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and who usually receive communion in their own denomination to receive the Eucharist (this means that you don’t have to be an Anglican to receive). If you wish to approach the rail and receive a blessing instead, you can stand or kneel and cross your arms over your chest and the priest will offer you a blessing.   Children who are not yet Communicants are also encouraged to come forward for a blessing at the time of Communion.

Like any family gathering, we look forward to being with all of our brothers and sisters in Christ – this includes children.  We all know that children need to move and explore and can even be noisy – what joy their presence brings to out gatherings!   The Church – the House of God’s Family – is their home and they are always welcomed.

 

 

 

If you have any questions or need any information, please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact information above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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