(Updated 30 April 2021)
Main Church Services
We are currently facing a major upsurge in Covid19 cases in our community. Some of our own members have been exposed to the virus outside our services. We have also been informed that ICU beds in our local hospitals are full.
In light of the current situation, the Cathedral Council has decided to move our weekend services to be fully online until further notice. This is part of seeking to love one another as well as loving our neighbours in the broader community that would be affected if the virus spreads among us. It was not an easy decision to make as we all know the benefits of physically meeting. But we believe it was a necessary one. We will therefore go back to fully online services from this Sunday (2 May 2021) onwards.
The links to our online services are below:
Small Groups & Auxiliary Bodies
All our Small Groups and auxiliary bodies are currently meeting online. If you would like to join an online Growth Group, you can do so by filling in this form: stmarys.my/smallgroups
Office & Book Corner
The Office & Book Corner will be officially closed from Monday, 3 May till further notice. In the meantime, the office will continue to function remotely and you can contact the Cathedral office on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 011-5760-3484 during office hours.
Tourism and Visitors
The Cathedral has been officially closed for tourism since the beginning of the outbreak. However, you can book an online tour from stmarys.my/tours. The Cathedral remains closed to visitors.
Pastoral care, including routine ministry to the ill and housebound, will continue to happen by phone or online. This helps us protect our congregation members, who may already be sick and vulnerable, from having the virus brought into their homes unintentionally.
However, pastors and pastoral visitors may still visit in person, with permission from the Dean and with appropriate safeguards, where there are special cases of a pressing pastoral need.
If you are not already getting regular emails from us, please sign up to our emailing list. You will get updates, links for services, weekly Bible studies and more. You can subscribe at stmarys.my/subscribe.
We all serve God and each other in different ways. At the moment, one big need is for people to volunteer for our Logistics Team and our AV Team for when physical services resume again. The logistics team welcomes people, takes their temperature as they come in, checks attendance, ensures SOPs are complied with and helps with cleaning and disinfection. The AV team helps with everything to do with the Audio-Visual system and livestreaming. You need not know how to run an AV system to be on the team, but you do need to be willing and able to be trained.
While people on these teams will be expected to comply with the SOPs themselves, they will necessarily be exposed to more people than others at church who are not serving in these ways. For that reason, we are asking the lower risk group, those aged 15-50, to take the lead in serving the rest of the community. If you are willing to help, please do sign up at stmarys.my/volunteer. If you are able to help, please do volunteer. The more people are willing to volunteer, the more services we can open, when physical Church is possible again.