"Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs."
Bellringers’ Guild: Every Sunday and on special occasions, the bellringers provide a public announcement of worship. Volunteers with an ability to read music and climb the ladder to the bell tower are always welcome. Contact John Earnshaw (295-4501) for more information.
Chalice Administrators: Lay volunteers administer the wine during Communion. Contact the Rector for more information.
Chancel Guild: Members of the Chancel Guild ensure that everything necessary for worship, including candles, bread and wine, sacred vessels, and other items are prepared and set out for every service. Members work in teams about 6 times per year and are appointed by the Rector.
Choir: The choir provides choral music at all sung services between September and May. Practices are held weekly on Thursday evenings. Anyone with a good singing voice is always welcome. Contact the Director of Music (705-745-7624) for more information.
Intercessors: Volunteers lead the Prayers of the People at most of the services using a litany format where the intercessor offers a petition for a particular need (prayers for the church, the world, the sick and dying, ourselves, etc), then calls the congregation to respond with a refrain. Contact the Rector for more information.
Lectors: Lay volunteers proclaim the Bible readings during worship. Lectors should be able to read and project their voice well. Contact the office for more information.
Servers’ Guild: The Guild provides servers, crucifers, candle bearers and sacrists for the Sunday and major weekday services. At St. John’s, servers are usually younger people who attend regularly. The normal starting age is about 9. Contact Ian Storey, Head Server (748-9827), for more information.