Ceremonies at Julian of Norwich
Ceremonies at Julian of Norwich Anglican Church are usually adapted from The Book of Alternative Services (BAS): http://www.anglican.ca/about/liturgicaltexts/
Baptism and Confirmation
Holy Baptism is the sign of new life in Christ, a full sacramental initiation into Christ and the Church. Baptismal preparation involves an introductory session with the priest and rehearsal in the church. Services of Holy Baptism take place during Sunday Eucharist; most usually during the celebrations of Pentecost, All Saints, Baptism of the Lord, and Easter.
“Confirmation, reception and reaffirmation are various modes of response to baptism. Whether they involve making promises on one’s own behalf, seeking membership within a particular branch of the Church, or reaffirming promises made long ago, each is directly related to the covenant made in baptism.” (BAS 149)
Our Bishop presides at Confirmation services in Christ Church Cathedral each Pentecost Sunday (in late May).
Confirmation preparation courses begin for older teens in September. These are jointly offered with our ecumenical neighbors at Faith Lutheran Church. If you wish to be confirmed, reaffirmed or received into the Anglican Church of Canada, please contact The Reverend Canon Mary Ellen Berry or The Reverend Deacon Elizabeth December-Lovell.
Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! Julian of Norwich is happy to be part of your wedding. Please contact our church office at least 60 days before your proposed date.
Marriage preparation courses are available through the Diocese of Ottawa: www.ottawa.anglican.ca/Marriage_Education.html
“Funerals … belong to the circle of family and friends of the person who has died and, when that circle is Christian, they find an appropriate setting in the larger Christian fellowship.” (BAS 567) May the souls of the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Funeral liturgies at Julian of Norwich may be followed by burial or committal of ashes to their final resting place, such as a niche in the Columbarium of our onsite Chapel of Christ the King. Please consult as early as possible with The Reverend Canon Mary Ellen Berry or The Reverend Deacon Elizabeth December-Lovell for funeral planning.