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. The specifics are listed in the weekly bulletin.
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 in the chapel each week. 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.
Monday-Thursday at 9:00 am: Mattins
Mattins is said in the choir stalls of the church. These services are spoken informally, and specific instructions are given throughout. Mattins takes about 25 minutes. It is an excellent way to start your day in prayer, and we invite anyone who is interested to join us as we pause amidst our busy lives to remember God’s presence.
Saturday Service & Supper
This is a more informal and shorter service that happens on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and every 5 to 6 weeks. Please check the Events page for the next date. The service focuses on prayer and reflection, song and fellowship. It is followed by a common meal together.
Visit our Events page for information on other special services throughout the year.
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 – greeting and assisting parishioners and visitors as they arrive and during services, attending to special needs and supporting the liturgy.
Altar Guild members – maintaining the vestments, linens, silver and other objects used during the services, arranging the flowers and preparing the sanctuary for worship.