Preparing for re-opening: how can you help? There are a number of tasks that need to be undertaken, and many hands needed. Some of you may have workplace experience creating guidelines or protocols OR have the skills we need to prepare the building for re-opening. If you have time or talents that would help us make Rideau Park a safe place to gather, we would love to hear from you. Click here to email Pat Whitridge, Chair of Council.

The Province of Ontario has moved Ottawa into Stage 3: What does this mean for Rideau Park?

  • Livestreaming will continue to be our primary way to deliver worship throughout re-entry, as we continue to include those who do not feel safe worshipping in a public gathering, or who may be worshipping from other locations.
  • We are adhering to our earlier plan to keep the sanctuary closed for worship until the Sunday of Labour Day weekend (September 6). Late in August we will assess whether or not we are ready to have some people present in the sanctuary in September, while worship is being livestreamed.
  • Council Executive, with the congregation’s committees, has been developing a plan for returning to worship in the sanctuary.
  • Phase 2 will include the presence of some people during the worship but will require physical distancing in the sanctuary, a maximum number of 50 participants, mandatory masking, seating assigned by ushers, and no singing or coffee time.
  • Phase 1 includes preliminary plans in place for holding small memorial services (25 guests) in the sanctuary, should the need arise.