COVID-19 Statements

COVID-19 Statement April 1, 2021:

In light of the provincewide shutdown, Gale has decided to remain closed for the foreseeable future.  We continue to offer pre-recorded worship services on our YouTube channel.


COVID-19 Statement March 25, 2021:

Gale Presbyterian Church is happy to be re-opening to public worship on Easter, April 4th, 10:30 a.m.  We invite you to join us either in the sanctuary or from your home on our YouTube channel.

All necessary protocols and limitations will be in place in order to keep everyone safe and healthy.  Details can be found here or by calling our office at 519-669-2852.

COVID-19 Statement March 2, 2021:

At our Session meeting on February 23rd, 2021 we discussed the option of re-opening our Sunday worship to public attendance and live-streaming our services.  It was decided that although our region is no longer in “stay-at-home” we could remain closed to public worship and continue with pre-recorded worship on YouTube.

We share the concerns of the medical community regarding the danger of the spread of variants of the COVID19 virus.  We will reconsider this decision regularly.

Thank you for your patience.

COVID-19 Statement December 22, 2020:

Gale Presbyterian Church will be closed during the time Ontario is in lockdown.  When our region is moved from lockdown to condition red, we will reassess the building closure and in-house live worship.  

Through this we will ensure there is worship available online via our YouTube channel (

COVID-19 Statement December 16, 2020:

Session has decided to suspend public in-house worship services until the Region of Waterloo is no longer in Red-Control level of the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework.  Pre-recorded services will be available on our YouTube channel beginning Sunday mornings at 10:30.
(Our Christmas Eve services will be ready to watch on YouTube at 7:00 PM Thursday, December 24th)

COVID-19 Statement August 19, 2020:
We will be resuming public worship services in our sanctuary on September 13 at 10:30 am.  Please click here for more details about what to expect if you come to the church for worship.

COVID-19 Statement June 11, 2020: 
Despite the loosening of restrictions regarding public gatherings, Gale Presbyterian Church intends to remain closed and conduct live worship online at this time.

COVID-19 Statement March 16, 2020:
The Session at Gale Church agreed to “suspend all public gatherings, meetings and worship.” This includes Sunday worship, Tuesday Table, Messy Church, choir and bell practices and all meetings.

Gale Presbyterian Church is watching closely as the situation develops regarding the COVID-19 virus pandemic. We will make all reasonable precautions to minimize risk of exposure to people who attend events in our facility.

Rev. Sinclair is available at all times for pastoral concerns. He can be contacted by phone at 519-998-5323.

The Gale Sanctuary is a spiritual focus and home for us. It is a serene and meaningful space. We will continue to conduct Sunday worship services online from our sanctuary.

The Region of Waterloo Public Health Services provides updates as well as other health safety practices and resources at: