To comply with the recent Provincial restrictions due to the increase of Covid-19 cases in the HRM, we are unable to have an in-person service for the upcoming Consecration of Bishop-elect Sandra Fyfe.
The Medical Director of Nova Scotia was given a copy of our plan for this modified service of Consecration and Installation, including our health and safety measures, and we have his approval to proceed according to that plan.
We are upholding all of the provincial regulations that apply to faith-based gatherings in this area as of this date according to Dr. Strang’s direction.
The worship space for this liturgy is considered to be the transept.
No more than five people will be present in this space at any one time.
The music ensemble/choir is a small family “bubble” and are always at least 60 feet away from those gathered at the Cathedral. They will sing the hymns and lead the litany and sung parts of the liturgy.
Please follow all public health guidelines regarding congregational singing. You may sing softly while wearing masks and while observing 6 feet of distance from one another unless you are in a bubble with others. Those gathered at the Cathedral are asked to sing only the Offertory Hymn.
Videographers are at least 30 feet from the congregation.
A photographer, when present, is at least 20 feet away from the congregation.
A Diocesan Service of Celebration and a good party will be held when we're allowed.
Meanwhile, please pray God's blessing on Bishop-elect Sandra.
We thank you for your continued support.
The service will be livestreamed ONLY from the Diocesan Facebook accounts and we invite you to watch from the link below. Please note you do not need a facebook account to watch.
If you would like the direct link emailed to you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, 12TH SEPTEMBER 2020
The Reverend Sandra Fyfe has been elected the next Anglican Bishop of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. When consecrated bishop she will be the 17th person to hold the post. Owing to Covid-19 restrictions, the 149th Session of the Diocese met in eleven locations throughout the two provinces to conduct the election. She was voted in on the 3rd ballot. The Reverend Sandra Fyfe is currently the rector of the Parish of Horton, St. John’s Church, Wolfville, where she has served since 2009. A graduate of Queen’s Theological College, St. John’s, NL with her Masters of Divinity, she was ordained deacon in 2000 and priest in 2001. Others places where she has served have been: curate at St. Thomas Church, St. John’s, NL; rector at Christ Church, Shelburne; and, priest-in-charge of the parishes of St. James Church, Kentville, and Lockeport-Barrington. She was Archdeacon of the South Shore Region until 2009 and Archdeacon of the Valley Region until 2017.
Click this link to download a prayer card that can be printed for distribution with, or instead, of a service leaflet. The document should be printed double-sided, and will provide four cards for each sheet printed.
The service of installation and consecration will be held at the Cathedral Church of All Saints on November 30th, 2020 at 7PM.
Will there be a reception after the service?
No. The COVID restrictions make it too difficult to manage.
Can I go to the Cathedral for the service?
Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, only those who are participating in the service are allowed.
Is there a place I can go to join a group in watching the service, like we did for the Electoral Synod?
There will be regional and local gatherings in some churches. A list of known gathering places will be posted here by Nov 20th. You may be required to pre-register so that we can keep our numbers in the safe range. We also encourage parishes to arrange a parish or church gathering to view the consecration service. If your parish/church is hosting one, please email email@example.com to be added to the list.
Will I be able to watch the Consecration live online from home?
Yes. The service will be livestreamed to Facebook at this address:
Will the words for the songs & prayers be broadcast on the screen for us to follow along remotely?
The Order of service is available to print from the button just above.
If I can’t watch it live, will I still be able to watch the service later?
Yes, a recorded version will be made available a day or two later at the same addresses.
If my parish wants to setup a gathering for people to watch the livestream, what are the technical requirements?
You will need:
1. A computer that can access the Internet.
2. An Internet connection in your facility that the computer can connect to, either through wi-fi or with the appropriate cable.
3. A cable to connect the computer to your facility’s sound system.
4. A cable to connect the computer to a video projection system.
5. A screen to show the video on.
6. You will not require a Facebook account to access the livestream.