Many factors of isolation, inability to work, and challenges of mental health are apparent during the Covid19 pandemic. In this time, we lament acts of violence against women in the provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick recently, and the violence that has occurred even in the city of Mount Pearl.

The Anglican Church of Canada supports the initiative of  the World Council of Churches ‘Thursdays in Black,’ which advocates for the ending of rape and gender based violence.

To this end, every Thursday, the Parish of the Ascension will raise a black flag to half-mast, from 8:30am – 4:30pm. At noon, there will be a zoom hour with the Rector, and there will be an offering of prayer, the lighting of a candle, and the opportunity for education from local resources from the St. John’s Status of Women Centre.

The zoom meeting is found here

At this time, and at all times, gender-based violence and rape is unacceptable. As followers of Jesus, we believe in respecting the dignity of every human being, and advocating for justice, peace, and reconciliation.

This will be streamed live to the Parish of the Ascension Facebook page.


Jun 11 2020


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm