Some Island churches are moving their usual Sunday service times this weekend to avoid a conflict with 11 a.m. Remembrance Day ceremonies at various cenotaphs and other locations across the province.
Remembrance Day falls on Sunday this year, and the 11 a.m. start time for laying of wreaths is in conflict with many usual P.E.I. church services.
The change in times by a number of churches will allow people time to attend church and then the Nov. 11 traditional Remembrance Day ceremonies.
In Charlottetown, St. James Presbyterian Church (The Kirk) will hold a 10 a.m. Remembrance Day worship service, moving its time up from 10:30 a.m.
St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church in Sherwood is holding its annual Remembrance service at 7 p.m., changing from its usual 11 a.m. Sunday time.
Zion Presbyterian Church will hold its Remembrance Day worship at 9:30 a.m., an hour earlier than its regular Sunday time.
Trinity United Church will also hold a Remembrance Day worship 9:30 a.m., an hour earlier than its usual 10:30 a.m. service.
Rural churches are also following suit.
For example, in the three parish pastoral unit in the Morell area, Saturday evening mass at St. Lawrence in Green Meadows has been cancelled, while St. Peters Bay will hold its usual 11 a.m. Sunday mass on Saturday evening instead.
The only Sunday morning mass in the unit is now 9:30 a.m. at St. Teresa, The Little Flower in Morell, to co-ordinate with cenotaph ceremonies at 11 a.m. in the village.
Mass is usually at 9 a.m. Sunday in Morell.