Cathedral Faces


Happy anniversary, Thomas!



Happy anniversary, Thomas!

This January, Cathedral Organist and Director of Music Thomas Gonder is celebrating the one year anniversary of his arrival in Fredericton. As we reflect on the blessing of his music ministry during this most unusual year, we thought it appropriate to look back on this interview originally published in the NB Anglican shortly after Thomas’ […]

Kurt Schmidt – My Journey Here



Kurt Schmidt – My Journey Here

Had it not been for a conversation with a nun from Chicago, Kurt Schmidt might never had ended up in Fredericton. Between then and now, there were stops in Cape Breton, Tanzania, Tacoma, Halifax and Windsor, Nova Scotia. Kurt, 45, was raised a Roman Catholic in Littleton, just outside Denver, Colorado, and attended a Jesuit […]

Cathedral Faces – Fran Miles



Cathedral Faces – Fran Miles

Fran and I recently spent a very enjoyable hour on lawn chairs on the Cathedral green chatting about her life, and plans after her retirement in June. Fran has been our office administrator for the last eighteen years, and has helped to hold the Cathedral family together with her quiet efficiency and caring. Fran grew […]

Cathedral Faces – Dalton and Sheila London



Cathedral Faces – Dalton and Sheila London

Dalton and Sheila London are familiar faces around the Cathedral.  Both participate in the choir, Sunday readings, and in Charis groups.  Dalton is also a member of the Religious and Spiritual Care Department at the DECH, takes communion to shut-ins, is a eucharistic assistant, commissioned by the Bishop, and presides over Evening Prayer on Mondays.  […]

Christmas Memories



Christmas Memories

Christmas comes gradually to our house—gradually and somewhat gently. Of course, it wasn’t always like that. When I was a child, Christmas arrived suddenly! It came on Christmas morning when we got out of bed and after opening the living room door, found that the room had been magically transformed with a fully decorated tree. […]

The Magic of Christmas Past



The Magic of Christmas Past

They say that the heart always comes home for Christmas and perhaps that is why so many memories of Christmas’s past seem to fill our minds at this special time of the year. We’ve been asking congregation members to share some of their special Christmas memories with us. Here’s what the attendees of the December […]