Keeping our Community Safe

Pandemic Response

At Good Shepherd Barrhaven Anglican Church, we are shaping our pandemic response under the leadership of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa. Below, we have listed some information on our current situation. We have also posted links to helpful sources of information on COVID-19 from public health agencies.

Guidelines from the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa

Throughout the pandemic, the diocese has been consulting with public health officials as it formulates its pandemic response. To help with this, it has hired an epidemiologist to provide guidance to churches on how to maintain safe practices. They have been posting regular updates on the diocesan website. You can access them by visiting the site here. The site includes regular updates, so please visit regularly for the latest news.

Please pay close attention to the “In This Together 3.4.” document, which outlines the diocese’s latest plans. This plan includes stages of re-opening, spanning Red, Amber, Yellow and Green stages.

Each stage includes special guidelines to allow for a safe return to worship, depending on the degree of risk. You can find a copy of this document here. This is the document that is guiding our protocols.

Our Current Situation

Good Shepherd Barrhaven in a modified Yellow stage of the diocesan re-opening plan. This means we are permitted to offer live public services of worship with singing and we continue to offer services online for the benefit of the parish and anyone else who might be interested in listening in.

Good Shepherd Barrhaven still provides pastoral care for special needs. Margo, our priest, is available by email and phone 613-795-

Other Resources

Many public agencies continue to provide resources and information for churches and the wider public. Please visit the following for regular updates on the COVID pandemic:

Ottawa Public Health

Government of Ontario COVID Information


Pandemic Response