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Religious Ramble

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Blessing of the Path

Bishop Shane prayed and Albert Dumont smudged while walking together on the path on July 18, 2021.

Re-opening News

Moving to YELLOW on August 3: We will soon be permitted to sing behind our masks and receive the wine at communion.

Announcements Sept 19, 2021

SPECIAL VESTRY Monday Sept 27, 7 pm on Zoom
The purpose is to vote on a resolution to approve a Lease Agreement between Grace United Church and our Diocese, as represented by St. Mary Magdalene Church (SMM), for the rental of worship, program, storage and office space at SMM beginning Oct 1, 2021 for a 3 year term.

Beginning Oct 3rd our Sunday morning worship start time will shift to 9:30 am. Oct and Nov will be a time of transition in preparation for the realignment with Good Shepherd Wakefield and the arrival of the Rev Canon Kevin Flynn as fulltime incumbent for the parish of Chelsea-Lascelles-Wakefield. There may need to be further adjustment to allow travel to Wakefield for their service.

ORANGE SHIRT DAY: Sunday Sept 26
Consider wearing an orange shirt to church on Sept 26 to remember and honour all indigenous children who suffered at residential and day schools.

It’s that time of year again; so let Rev Cathy know if you would like to order one or more calendars. $5 each

Sept 26 Orange Shirt Day – next Sunday
Sept 27 Special Vestry 7 pm on Zoom
Oct 2 Garage Sale at Good Shepherd Wakefield 9 to 1
Oct 3 New Sunday service time 9:30 am
Oct 10 Thanksgiving Sunday
Oct ?? Grace United will begin Sunday worship at SMM
Nov 7 Remembrance Sunday
Nov 28 Rev Canon Kevin Flynn’s first Sunday

A Religious Ramble About Chelsea!

Enjoy a walk or cycle, as you discover Chelsea’s religious heritage sites!

Visit the Pioneer Cemetery; St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, with Grace United Church providing lemonade and family games (on Sunday only from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.); the new LaFab/Mill Road Community Space; St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church, cemetery and rectory; and the Old Chelsea Protestant Burial Ground.  

Self-guided walking tour booklet provided.


 St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church will be open for visitors on Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. On-site interpretation available, thanks to Gatineau Valley Historical Society and church volunteers.


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SMM – Re-opening News

As the vaccination rates increase and Covid cases decline our Diocese is moving to the Amber Stage on Tuesday from the Red closed stage. The latest “In this Together” document is attached. This means we are now permitted to resume in-person worship as of next Sunday July 11 with pandemic protocols similar to what we observed last fall with masks and distancing. So we will offer in-person worship on July 11 for those who feel comfortable with plans to record the service. We are still planning an outdoor celebration for July 18th when the Bishop will be with us but now if it rains we will be able to worship in the church. There are capacity limits on our services so let me know if you plan to attend. Hope to see you on Zoom tomorrow and in-person on the 11th and 18th.

July 4 10 am on Zoom
July 11 10 am at the church
July 18 10 am Bishops Visit outdoor celebration

National Indigenous Day of Prayer – Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom.

Saint Mary Magdalene Church will mark National Indigenous Day of Prayer on June 20 at 10:00 a.m., by viewing a video offered by the All My Relations Circle of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa. For more information: .

For Zoom link, email:

“When we say ‘all my relations,’ it’s meant in a teaching way, to rekindle community. We are part of the great, grand circle of humanity, and we need each other.” ~ Richard viewing a video offered by the All My Relations Circle of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.


St Mary Magdalene Church invites you to join in special services, Zoom coffee hour, Vestry meetings and other events, gatherings and meetings.

Please check this website or the SMM Facebook page, as most in-person events are postponed or are held online, due to COVID-19.

Gallery of past events