Updated for January 17th service information

The stay-at-home order issued Tuesday afternoon does not change conditions much from the week before, but it means that church staff could be stopped driving to the church to prepare video content. The head of one denomination’s district office has issued this statement to his churches:

“Churches remain in a privileged position in that all Places of Worship continue to have the provision of up to 10 people allowed to gather for the purpose of preparing and / or presenting online corporate worship gatherings.”

The unofficial statement from our contact at the HKPR Health Unit is

Police and OPP have been given directive to stop people; not sure how aggressive the enforcement will be locally – the point being that people are required to stay home at this time… I could see this order being extended given what we are seeing in terms of increased numbers, hospitalizations and deaths. 

We also received this update regarding Tuesday’s statement:

Work from Home Except Where Necessary

Each person responsible for a business or organization that is open shall ensure that any person who performs work for the business or organization conducts their work remotely, with limited exception, for instance, where the nature of their work requires them to be on-site at the workplace.


On December 26th, Ontario entered the “gray” zone putting us back into lockdown as we were in March and April. At this point there should not be any in-person gatherings happening.

We’ve cleared the board below of in-person gathering information.

This page therefore reverts to its former status, reminding you of opportunities to connect with your congregation through Facebook or YouTube. The information we have is only as reliable as churches make it available. Churches are strongly recommended to post information FIRST on their church WEBSITE, in other words, NOT FACEBOOK, though you may duplicate information there as well.

 Cobourg

  • Calvary Baptist: Worship elements posted on church site calvarybaptistcobourg.com; on YouTube search Calvary Baptist Cobourg (there are lots of Calvary Baptists!)
  • Christ the Servant: Scriptures and meditations being posted on Facebook
  • Church on the Hill: Services and mid-week Bible study being posted to Facebook; 
  • Cobourg Alliance: Recorded service released as a livestream 10:00 AM on CobourgAlliance.ca/live
  • Cold Springs / Camborne / Plainville  Weekly content on YouTube look for CSPC United Worship
  • Fellowship Baptist: Livestream 10:30 on website
  • Grace Christian Reformed: Live stream at 10:00 at website and then on-demand on website
  • Rural Faith United: n/a
  • Salvation Army: Congregation encouraged to watch national service at Salvationist.ca/Sunday
  • St. Andrew’s Presbyterian: Sermon audio to be posted on the website
  • St. Peter’s Anglican: Services posted to Facebook
  • St. Michael’s RC:
  • Trinity United: Live Stream 10:30 on Facebook

Port Hope:

  • Calvary Pentecostal:
  • First Baptist: Sermon content posted weekly on YouTube.
  • Grace Church: See church YouTube channel for recorded messages;
  • Kingdom Life Fellowship:
  • New Hope United:
  • Port Hope Gospel Hall: contact for information
  • Port Hope United Church:
  • St. Mark’s Anglican: Some content on Facebook
  • St. John’s Anglican: Online messages on YouTube;
  • St. Paul’s Presbyterian: n/a
  • Our Lady of Mercy RC: Already returned to live services

Colborne

  • Colborne Pentecostal:
  • Prospect Church:

Brighton

  • Brighton Fellowship Christian Reformed:
  • Evangel Pentecostal Church:
  • St. Paul’s Anglican Church:

Trenton

  • Trenton Wesleyan: Pre-recorded sermons; go to website to link
  • Ebenezer Christian Reformed: Livestream 10:00 AM
  • Orchard View Baptist: n/a
  • At the Crossroads: Live Stream continues, also:

Parachurch

  • Northumberland Youth Unlimited – all in-person events still on hold
  • Celebrate Recovery – contact Salvation Army Cobourg for future plans.
  • Northumberland Christian School – contact school for times when classes resume
  • Searchlight Christian Bookstore – very limited hours, check Facebook, curbside pickup only

■ remember if you can’t be there in person to find a way to continue to support your church financially throughout this time.

CHURCH LEADERS: The health unit offers you particular guidelines, including those for funeral services, at this link.