Worship & Music
At St. George’s, we have two services every Sunday:
8:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Choral Communion
Sometimes we have family services which highlight our children and which last about one hour.
At Christmas and Easter, we have services that appeal to children, and services that are traditional.
In the Anglican Church, Holy Communion is also called the Last Supper, the Holy Eucharist, and in some churches, the Mass.
We welcome all who are baptized in any Christian tradition to receive the Communion at St. George’s.
Some people prefer not to drink from the common cup of consecrated wine at communion. If so, when the cup is offered to you, simply acknowledge the cup by touching the base of the chalice. For health reasons please do not dip your piece of bread in the cup.
At 8:00 am, we have a quiet service of Holy Communion. We use the traditional service which begins on page 67 of the maroon coloured Book of Common Prayer. There is no music or singing, but there is always a short sermon. The service lasts under an hour. If you prefer a quiet, reflective service, then you will enjoy the 8:00 am service.
At 10:00 am, we have our Choral Communion, which is the main service each week for St. George’s. At this service we use the Pipe Organ and there is a robed choir. Traditional hymns will be sung and the choir will sing an anthem. Normally, the service we use is the Holy Eucharist service found on page 185 of the green Book of Alternative Services. This service is written in Modern English, but is based in part upon ancient Christian texts.
On the first Sunday of the month, we use the traditional Holy Communion service, which is found on page 230 of the Book of Alternative Services. There is always a full sermon, which seeks to teach the Scriptures and apply them to our lives. After the service, we invite everyone to come downstairs to the parish hall for coffee and tea.
Sunday School operates at the 10:00 am service. Normally the children gather at the front of the church during the first hymn for a short prayer and then go downstairs for their classes. The children do come back into Church at the Communion.
Music has always played an important role in church services.
St. George's is no exception. Often times traditional, sometimes
modern, music accompanies and enriches our celebrations, keeps
us in a meditative mood, and helps us pray and praise God.
Our 10:00 am service is a choral service. This means that we sing hymns and other parts of the service, accompanied by a choir and our organ.
At St. George’s we are very proud of our Casavant Organ which we have had restored. Our organist and choir director is Jean-Francois Gauthier. Our choir meets every Thursday to practice. New singers are always welcome.