All Saints offers worship in the High Church tradition of catholic Anglicanism. During the summer, one High Mass will be held each Sunday at 9.30. During the rest of the year, two masses are held each Sunday. The first is Low Mass held at 08.30. The second is a High Mass held at 10.00. In addition, a mid-week Low Masss is celebrated on Wednesdays mornings at 10.00. An evening prayer is conducted Thursdays at 17.00, followed by a Low Mass, a mid and Choral Evensong is sung at 16.30 on the third Sunday of each month, October through June. Please see our News and Events page for any variations from this schedule.
Traditional Eucharistic vestments are worn by the priest and ministers during the eastward-facing celebration of Mass. Pavement lights are lit; the altar is decked in the liturgical colour of the season or day, and it is lighted by either two or six candles, depending on the solemnity of the service. Sanctus bells are rung, and there is a stand of votive candles. Incense enhances worship on special days. The constantly-lit sanctuary lamp inspires reverence, reminding those who enter the church that the Sacrament is reserved in an aumbry by the altar. A stoup of holy water is maintained beside the doorway from the narthex into the nave, for the use of those entering the church.
Before and during services, the atmosphere at All Saints is reverent, with the focus being on the sacraments, prayer, and worship. Hymns are not announced, except by an organ introduction. However, an extensive bulletin is provided each week which allows those attending to follow the service without additional narration.
Services are drawn from the Canadian Book of Common Prayer (1962), the hymns are selected from the Book of Common Praise (1938), and at Choral Evensong, the Psalms, Canticles, Versicles and Responses are sung from the Anglican Chant edition of The Canadian Psalter (1963). During Sung or High Mass, the Minor Propers are chanted from The English Gradual.
Worship times (regular schedule):
- Sundays 08.30 -- Low Mass
- Sundays 10.00 -- High Sung Mass
- Wednesday 10:00 AM -- Low Mass
- Thursdays 5:00 PM -- Evening Prayer & Low Mass
Sunday School available with prior arrangement.