St. John's, Ida
A Community Church in the Anglican Tradition Since 1819
Learning together to follow Jesus
A little about us...
We are a community church in the Anglican Tradition, located in the beautiful Cavan Hills, 15 minutes west of Peterborough. Being a “community” church means that we are a church for the entire community, not just those with an Anglican background.
We have been "Celebrating Jesus for over 200 years"!
A message from our Wardens...
As previously announced, the Diocese of Toronto moved to Green Stage on the Feast of Pentecost, Sunday, June 5th. The “Green Stage” refers to the final stage of reopening when all remaining COVID-related restrictions for gathering and worship were lifted in the Diocese of Toronto (with the exception of the vaccine mandate for clergy, staff and volunteers).
After careful consideration, your Leadership Team decided that St. John’s, Ida would also move to the Green Stage at the same time.
What does this mean for our church?
Moving to “Green” means:
the wearing of masks becomes optional, not mandatory.
we may resume the informal sharing of food and drinks (e.g., coffee hours).
we may once again offer the Common Cup in the Eucharist.
We have also rearranged the chancel seating, and communion will be provided at the communion rail once again.
Hand sanitizer will continue to be available throughout.
These changes may be welcome for some, while causing others to feel anxious. We want to reiterate the following, as we have said during previous updates: No person is required or expected to act in a manner that feels unsafe or unwise to them.
Please continue to be respectful of others, remembering that each individual may feel a different level of comfort, and will adjust to these changes at their own pace.
As always, please provide us with any feedback you may have.
Your Team of Wardens