On Sunday, February 23rd, four parishes in St. John’s West/Mount Pearl came together to worship at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, with the clergy, choirs, servers, organists, readers, and other musicians all contributing to the celebration of the Eucharist. It is hoped that this will be the first of many such Eucharists, worshiping together.
The parishes who took part were: The Good Shepherd (Mount Pearl), The Parish of St. Michael and All Angels (St. John’s), The Church of the Ascension (Mount Pearl), and The Parish of St. Mary the Virgin (St. John’s).
The praise band from The Ascension played before the service began.
The start of the procession into the church
The first lesson (St. Michael’s)
The Psalm (The Ascension)
The second lesson (St. Peter on the Rock, Parish of St. Mary’s)
Archdeacon Charlene Taylor addresses the children
Sermon by Mission Dean Jonathan Rowe
The Rev’d David Burrows leads the Prayers of the People
All of the clergy at the altar, The Rev’d Lynn Courage celebrant
Choral scholars singing during the ablutions
Organists and choir directors from St. Mary’s (A. Ruby) and St. Micahel’s (S. Candow)