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Yesterday it was announced that the Government of Nova Scotia will delay its plans for moving into phase five of the government’s re-opening plan until October 4th, depending on epidemiology and vaccination rates. The Government of Prince Edward Island has indicated it will provide an update by the end of this month about moving into step five of their five-step plan.

As we have all been carefully monitoring the steps our two provincial governments have taken to move through their specific re-opening plans, the Diocesan Office has received multiple questions about whether the diocese will offer some guidance and protocols on how we might safely move forward with worship, ministry and fellowship in these times. Last week I met with the Archdeacons, as well as our new Executive Director and our Youth and Family Ministries Coordinator, and it was agreed that a diocesan policy would be helpful. Work is now underway on that policy. Consulting with the Chancellor, the Archdeacons, and with particular questions for Dr. Strang’s office our intention is to have this work completed on September 27th, 2021.

If you have questions once the policy has been circulated, please contact the Reverend Ann Turner at or by phone at 902-420-0717, ext 1167. Throughout this pandemic, our concern has been for the health and wellbeing of all, particularly those most vulnerable in our communities.  

Thank you for all you have been doing to protect yourself and others from Covid-19, to the best of your ability. This includes being vaccinated, if eligible for vaccination, and maintaining protocols established by our respective Public Health departments and your Parish. – Bishop Sandra

For the most up to date information please see the following links;

Nova Scotia:   For up-to-date information please go to:

PEI: . For up-to-date information, please go to: