Below are two links to the “Gathering Rite for the Reopening of Church Buildings – Amber Stage” as prepared by Archdeacon Jay Koyle at the request of Archbishop Anne Germond.  It is hoped that it will be used at your first service of reopening whenever that is scheduled.

The rite is beautiful and expresses our longing for returning to our buildings as well as our thankfulness and prayers for the challenges we have faced and the losses we are mourning.

Blessings to all as we prepare to reopen and gather in our buildings in faith and trust.

Gathering Rite – Amber Reopening  (docx)

Gathering Rite – Amber Reopening  (pdf)