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Coronavirus Updates

Pastoral Letter - November 16, 2020

Bishop David wrote a pastoral letter to the diocese after a number of cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Nunavut.

Read the letter: English | Inuktitut (Baffin) | Inuktitut (Kivalliq)

Reopening Churches

On June 16, 2020, Bishop David published guidelines for reopening churches during the coronavirus pandemic. Churches must apply to the bishop for permission to reopen and must agree to abide by applicable diocesan, provincial/territorial, and municipal restrictions.

Diocesan Guidelines: English | Inuktitut

Government of Nunavut Guidelines: English

Government of the NWT Guidelines:


Other Resources

Live Streams

St. John's, Fort Smith

St. John's Anglican Church in Fort Smith, NWT will be live streaming their services (all times in MT):

  • Sunday Morning Prayer at 11am
  • Tuesday-Friday Morning Prayer at 9am

To view live streams, click here. To view archived services, click here.

Holy Trinity, Yellowknife

Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Yellowknife, NWT will be live streaming their Sunday service at 10:30am MT on their Facebook page. A video of the sermon will also be posted on the church's website. You can download the service and other resources from Holy Trinity here.

Holy Comforter, Rankin Inlet

Holy Comforter Anglican Church in Rankin Inlet, NU will be live streaming a Sunday service at 11am CT on their Facebook page. The service will be in English and Inuktitut.


Home Prayers

Home Prayers (English) - for use by individuals and families. This is formatted to be printed and folded in half for distribution to families for saying prayers at home. This document was created by Rev. Alexander Pryor of St. John's Anglican Church in Fort Smith, NWT using material from the Book of Alternative Services (BAS).


Previous Updates

March 17, 2020

Bishop David wrote a letter to our diocese with further instructions regarding our response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In this letter, Bishop David wrote that all services and meetings are to be suspended immediately until further notice. This includes all Sunday services and other meetings that are scheduled to occur in our parish buildings.

Full text of the letter: English | Inuktitut (Baffin dialect)