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Delivering worship services during COVID-19

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and measures being taken in response have meant that churches have had to adjust how they deliver worship services. We have gathered resources to support your parish’s technical, liturgical and health and safety needs during this time. If you have a resource to add that other parishes could benefit from, please email amckee@toronto.anglican.ca

Prayer & community resources

Technology resources

Tech mentorship available to parishes
The Congregational Development department is launching a small team of remote tech mentors who are available to help parishes set up online worship and small group meetings using digital media tools. Mentoring will take place through phone calls, video calls or email exchanges. If you would like to be paired with a mentor, or if you’d like to offer your skills as a mentor, contact Elizabeth McCaffrey, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, at emccaffrey@toronto.anglican.ca.

Resources for kids & families

  • The Bishop’s Youth Ministry Committee is sharing videos with suggestions for youth leaders and parents about how to talk with teens and model a sense of calm and faithful trust in God
  • The Green Door, a new web series from St. Michael and All Angels, will introduce you to Barley the dog and Nosebag the dragon, who are on a journey of making sense of the world and the coronavirus situation day by day. With episodes uploaded five days a week, The Green Door helps children and adults alike adjust to the times we’re in. This series takes into full account Jesus’ command: Love your neighbour as yourself. It is carefully made for ALL people, regardless of faith or non-faith. Find all episodes on Michael and All Angels’ website.
  • Daily video messages from St. Philip on-the-Hill for children and youth to deepen their faith and learn coping skills through the corona virus situation. Videos will also include ideas for family activities while in self-isolation.
  • Online Junior Church program from St. Olave, Swansea on its website
  • Zooming into Church School activities, compiled by Church of the Redeemer, Bloor St. (topic is prayer)
  • Psalm 23 for children and youth, from St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto
  • Anglican Family Hub from the Diocese of Niagara
  • Resources and ideas from Messy Church UK
  • Children’s Chat for March 25 from St. Martin, Bay Ridges on YouTube
  • Ideas & resources for families at home compiled by Messy Church Canada
  • Virtual youth group from St. Paul, Lindsay
  • Sunday School lesson from St. Martin in-the-Fields, Toronto
  • Kids’ video messages from St. John, York Mills

Mental health resources

Outreach and other resources