Churches turn to live streaming as COVID-19 causes closures, suspensions


Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Quebec, is one of the congregations affected by COVID-19-related liturgical suspensions. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

As congregations in the Anglican Church of Canada and across the Anglican Communion experience closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some parishes and dioceses are turning to technology to bridge the physical gaps between members of the church.

Below is a partial list of live streams planned for Sunday, March 15, 2020. Live streams in multiple time zones are available, as are worship-anytime videos and podcasts.

Live Streams

Diocese of the Arctic

Holy Trinity, Yellowknife
10:30 a.m. Mountain time via Facebook Live

Diocese of Edmonton

Holy Trinity, Strathcona
10:30 a.m. Mountain time via Facebook Live

St. Augustine of Canterbury, Edmonton
10 a.m. Mountain time via Facebook Live
Prayers and homily

St. Augustine’s Parkland, Spruce Grove
10 a.m. Mountain time via Facebook Live

Diocese of Huron

All Saints, Waterloo
10 a.m. Eastern time via Facebook Live
Morning Prayer (BAS)

Multiple parishes
10:00 a.m. Eastern time via Facebook live
Join the rectors of St. Augustine’s, St. James Roseland, Christ Church Colchester, St. Andrew’s Harrow, and All Saints Windsor for Facebook Live worship online.

Diocese of Ontario

St. George’s Cathedral, Kingston
10:30 a.m. Eastern time via YouTube
St. George’s Cathedral will be offering weekly live-streamed Eucharist each Sunday at 10:30 throughout this time of suspension.

Diocese of Ottawa

Anglican Parish of South Dundas
10:30 a.m. Eastern time via Facebook live
Prayer, Gospel/Sermon, intercession and confession/absolution.

Diocese of Niagara

Prayer with Bishop Bell
10 a.m. Eastern time via Facebook live
Bishop Bell will lead a live-streamed time of prayer, complete with a brief homily.

Diocese of Toronto

The Parish of Craighurst and Midhurst
10:30 a.m. Eastern time Sunday via Facebook live
12 p.m. Eastern time daily (M-F) litanies via Facebook live
Download this copy of the Litany and plan to join us online at noon or simply pray wherever you are.

Parish of Haliburton
9:30 a.m. Eastern time via Facebook live

St. John’s West, Toronto
9:30 a.m. Eastern time via Facebook live

Diocese of Quebec

Diocese of Quebec – Prayers with Bishop Bruce Myers
10:30 a.m. Eastern time via Facebook live
Follow along using the PDF here.

Anglican Communion

St. John’s, Royal Oak, Michigan
10 a.m. Eastern time via Facebook live

The Pro Cathedral of St George with St Barnabas, Basseterre, St. Kitts
8 a.m. Atlantic time via Facebook Live

St. Mark’s, Seattle
11 a.m. Pacific time via St. Mark’s website
9:30 p.m. Office of Compline via St. Mark’s website

Podcasts/Worship Any Time

Diocese of Algoma

Church of the Epiphany, Sudbury
Third Sunday in Lent posted via website

Diocese of Edmonton

St. Margaret’s, Edmonton
Video and worship materials via website

Diocese of New Westminster

St. Matthew Anglican, Abbotsford
Third Sunday in Lent via website

Diocese of Rupert’s Land

St. Benedict’s Table
Podcasts via Buzzsprout

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Matthew Townsend

Matthew Townsend

Matthew Townsend has worked in editorial, journalistic, and web development roles with a variety of organizations, including the The Living Church, the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, NY, and the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida. He is a member of Episcopal Communicators and has consulted with a variety of ecumenical organizations, including Atlantic School of Theology, the Presbyterian Endowment Network, and the Associated Church Press.

9 Responses

  1. St Paul’s Anglican Church in the Diocese of Algoma, every Sunday at 10am EST, and throughout the suspension of services also on Saturday at 5pm EST, on our Facebook and our website (

  2. Add Algoma to the list: St. Mary’s (Nipigon) via Facebook, St. Paul’s (Thunder Bay) via Facebook, Church of the Epiphany (Sudbury) via Facebook, Church of the Ascension (Sudbury) via Facebook. We’re here!

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