Moving to YELLOW – Next Sunday we will be permitted to sing behind our masks and receive the wine at communion. The new diocesan regulations can be found at

Check out the article posted at the link above by the Rev Michael Garner, Public Health Advisor to the Bishop:

“The Common Cup and SARS-CoV-2 Infection Risk”. 

Many may not feel comfortable receiving from the common cup so please know that receiving the bread only is perfectly fine and sufficient for full communion.

Church Sign

Thanks to the creative work of Barb, Régis and Jake we now have a new interim church sign.  It looks superb and was even ready in time for the Bishops visit. We are still considering procuring a new modern sign but for now this ‘old/refurbished/new sign’  works well.

Grace United Church Move-In

Thanks to Carol for coordinating the move of Grace United Church into our building.  The new shared office for SMM and GU has been set up in the vestry space behind the altar and Wi-Fi will be installed soon.  Thanks to Sue and Mary for all their work in sorting and finding new homes for some of the old SMM items stored it the basement and for clearing a space for GU storage.  The Sunday School room will be organized later in the summer in time for Sunday School in the fall.  GU is worshipping in Rupert until the end of September. Thanks to Warren who has been working with a Quebec notary and with our Diocesan chancellor to develop a formal lease agreement for approval by both SMM and GU.

Diocese of Ottawa Collaborative Book Study Wednesday nights at 7pm on Zoom looking at Barbara Brown Taylor’s  “An Altar in the World”.  Starting Wednesday September 22nd. for six weeks. 

Mark your calendar.  More information to come.

“Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools” – Fairbairn House in Wakefield is hosting an exhibit about residential schools, including photographs and text spanning more than 125 years and seven generations of Indigenous peoples in Canada.  For more information:

Religious Heritage Days, Sept 11, 12

We will be participating in this event along with St Stephens, La Fab and Grace United to show case our building, history and ministries For more information connect with Carol or Mary T

PWRDF Voices of Hope: supporting Indigenous adult education.  Learn more at