Keeping our Community Safe

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update in response to our current public health crisis. As of March 14, 2020 all public worship services have been cancelled at Good Shepherd until further notice.

The extraordinary coronavirus pandemic has forced a strong, public response from churches and other public institutions. Public health officials have warned that large gatherings, such as Sunday church services, increase the risk of spreading the virus further. As a result, all Anglican churches across Ontario have cancelled public services of worship for the month of March.

At the end of the month, we will reassess the situation. If public health officials decide it is safe, we will issue another Coronavirus Update to inform the public that the church is re-opening. In the meantime, we will continue to record sermons each Sunday, which can be accessed through our podcast page.

As we wait re-opening, please continue to pray for a quick resolution to this crisis. Visit the Ottawa Public Health website for updates. Avoid large gatherings, and practice good hygiene. Check on your neighbours and friends, particularly those who are elderly. Help those who may need groceries by offering to pick things up for them, and consider helping parents who need childcare during the extended school closure.

Coronavirus Update