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The Invitation

The whole congregation of St. George’s has been invited to worship at the UVic Interfaith Chapel on Sunday, August 12 at 10am—so instead of coming to St. George’s on that day, we’re doing a pilgrimage to UVic!

Why a piligrimage? Intention is a focal point of any pilgrimage, and it is what distinguishes the experience from an ordinary walk (or drive). As we continue to build bridges and relationships with our Anglican student-counterparts at UVic, the opportunity to take this pilgrimage also comes with the invitation to set an intention for the experience. May we suggest that as you make your way to the Interfaith Chapel, you create an inner space to reflect on your own days as a student (whether that be your elementary school days, high school, post secondary, or other times in your life in which you've been a student of a craft or vocation). What fed you during those days: spiritually, physically, emotionally, intelluctually? As you come into the Interfaith Chapel for worship, bring those memories and thoughts with you, and perhaps reflect on what might be the same or different for today's students. Let yourself both come into the space of the Interfaith Chapel, but also the space of being a student, once more.

How doth you pilgrims travel?

  • For those who are able, we invite you to meet at St. George’s at 9:15am and walk to the Chapel. We’ll take a leisurely walk through Mystic Vale and into the Finnerty Gardens.
  • For those who are unable to walk and don't drive, we’ll have shuttles leaving from the St. George’s parking lot between 9:30am and 9:50am.
  • If you’re bringing your own car, meet at the Interfaith Chapel at 10am. Parking is free on Sundays. Please consider those who live around you who may appreciate a ride. Carpooling is the Christian way!

The Service

The Rev. Elizabeth will preside and UVic Chaplain Ruth Dantzer will preach. We will hold a full Eucharist (Communion), and Marlon will be there at the piano leading the choir. You may find the congregation peppered with a few more students than usual, so sing loud they can learn the melody.

Afterward, we’ll still have our regular coffee hour in the Chapel and, if you wish, you can take a stroll through the Finnerty Gardens which are adjacent to the Chapel.

We hope everyone will join us on Sunday, August 12 for this very special off-site service.