When you arrive at the Anglican Parish of St. Peter, Quamichan for a Sunday morning service you will be welcomed by a Greeter who will hand you a service leaflet. At the 8am service this will include an outline of the service and the weekly announcements. At the 10am service the majority of the service is printed in a reusable leaflet with references to hymn numbers and readings provided on a weekly insert. Hymns can be found in our hymn book “Common Praise” or in “Songs For a Gospel People.” You will also receive a copy of the weekly announcements.
If you are unfamiliar with the customs of the Anglican Church, simply relax with the liturgy and let the congregation carry you in worship. You can simply let the beauty and the prayerfulness of the liturgy wash over you.
Anglican services can include a lot of movement. We stand for singing, the reading of the Gospel, and the Creed. When we are called to pray together we stand, sit or kneel, following our personal practice. At the 10am service when we share the Peace of Christ we do so by shaking hands of those around us, warmly greeting each other, saying, “Peace be with you.”
At the appropriate time during the service the sidespersons (at St. Peter, Quamichan this will most often be the greeters) will collect financial offerings (for the support of the parish) & food bank offerings (for support of the Cowichan Valley Basket Society).
Later in the service the sidespersons will invite people to receive Holy Communion. Who is welcome to receive Holy Communion?
When you visit, we encourage you: