St. George's Anglican ChurchPickering Village

Join Us For Worship

  • 10:00 am Thursday - Communion Service
  • 9:00 am Sunday - Historic Church Worship Service
  • 10:30 am Sunday - Worship Centre Worship Service
  • 77 Randall Drive, Ajax ON - Directions
  • (905) 683-7981 stgeorgesajax@gmail.com

Q&A

THE EUCHARIST

The Eucharist is central to our worship. Times are shown in the upper right corner of each page on this site. You will notice that we use both buildings. All baptized Christians are invited to the Holy Table.

 

 

BAPTISMS, WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS

Please speak to our clergy about these important events. Each is unique.  If you are an adult who wishes to be baptized or confirmed, or re-affirm your vows, please come forward, as such events are always special.

 

 

 

PASTORAL CARE

Caring for those in need is a major part of our Christian mandate. Our pastoral care team reach out to those in need of kindness. This team is led by The Reverend Canon David Clark. Please speak to any member of the clergy if you, or anyone you know, would like this assistance. Please also remember that we ask for the help of each of you in letting us know about  the needs of others. Hospitals are not allowed to call us, so we depend on you to keep us aware of illness or pain of any kind.

ANOINTING 

Holy anointing is offered on the second Sunday of each month, during Communion at each service. Anointing is also offered at other times, as needed. 

What do I wear to a service?

You will find many different styles of dress from jeans and T-shirts to dresses and suits and everything in between.

What kind of church are you?

We are an Anglican church, which celebrates our faith in both a formal and contemporary manner. We embrace and look to incorporate the teachings of Christ into our everyday lives, interactions with each other and our community engagement at every level.

What kinds of things do you do in your worship service?

We follow the Book of Alternatives Services of the Anglican Church of Canada.

The central moment is the Eucharist. We have readings from the Gospel, the Old and New Testaments, hymns which relate to the readings and a homily by our clergy. We say the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed (our statement of faith), take communion and share announcements about our news and activities.

Is there something for the kids to do?

We offer Children’s Church during the 10:30 worship service. Children re-join their parents for Communion. If you prefer to have your children stay with you, that is fine. If they become fussy you can take them to an area with toys where they can play freely while you watch and listen to the service.

Is parking provided?

Yes, we have a large parking lot, right beside our Worship Centre.

What kind of music is played or sung?

We sing a variety of hymn styles to celebrate our Christian faith, accompanied in both services by our Music Director on organ and piano. Our choir joins the 10:30 service.

Do I have to take Communion?

This is a personal choice. If you do not wish to take Communion, simply remain in your seat during this part of the service. You may also come forward to receive a blessing; simply cross your arms over your chest.

Will I have to say anything or be singled out?

Our priest or deacon may quietly welcome you after the service but not in a way that would bring attention to you.

I find it difficult to sit for extended periods of time; is there somewhere I can go if I still want to hear the service but can stand up without everyone noticing me?

 In our Worship Centre, we have an area just behind the worship space with plenty of standing room where you can make yourself comfortable and still hear the entire service

Is your church wheelchair accessible?

Our Worship Centre has a ramp and accessible washroom. The chairs can be easily moved to accommodate assistive devices and microphones are used for the readings and sermon.

Do you have people available to ask for help/questions if I am unfamiliar with where to go, sit?

We have sidespeople at both services who are more than happy to assist you.

How long is the service?

The service in the Historic Church, which stars at 9:00am, is approx. 1 hour. The service held in the Worship Centre is approximately 80 mins, which is then followed by a social coffee hour.