Everyone is welcome at our weekly services. We are part of the “high church” tradition of Anglicans, centred in the Eucharist – but you don’t need to know what to do. You can participate as you’re able and in ways that are comfortable for you.
At St. Martin’s we use the Book of Alternative Services (BAS) of the Anglican Church of Canada, a modern-language version of traditional services. New to St. Martin’s?
Sunday at 8:30 am: Said Eucharist
A quiet, spoken service (no music) that includes readings, prayers, a sermon and Communion.
Sunday at 11:00 am: Sung Eucharist
This is our largest weekly service. It includes the beautiful music of the St. Martin’s choir. We sing hymns as well as service music at various points throughout the liturgy. In keeping with our tradition, incense is used at this service. Nursery and Sunday School are available. Feel free to stay for a cup of coffee in the parish hall after the service.
Tuesday at 10:00 am: Said Eucharist
A said Eucharist is celebrated each week downstairs in the Calvary Chapel. This service is even simpler than the 8:30 am Sunday Eucharist. Because of the small size of these gatherings, they are especially easy to follow, and the coffee time afterwards is a pleasant way to meet others.
Many of our parishioners play an integral role in our liturgy as:
Servers – supporting the clergy during services as crucifers, torchbearers, thurifers, boats, servers, sub-deacons and masters of ceremony.
Readers – proclaiming the scripture during services. Our readers use good projection, assisted by our sound system, to make sure this part of the liturgy is accessible to everyone.
Sidespeople – assisting parishioners and visitors as they enter the church and during services, attending to special needs and supporting the liturgy.
Greeters – welcoming people as they arrive at the main door with special attention to visitors and newcomers, providing information on the service and facilities, being available afterwards to offer hospitality
Altar Guild members – maintaining the vestments, linens, silver and other objects used during the services, arranging the flowers and preparing the sanctuary for worship.
Choir – a dedicated group of volunteers interested in providing beautiful music to enhance the worship services.