Cathedral Faces


Cathedral Faces – Canon David Staples



Cathedral Faces – Canon David Staples

Father David Staples, an honorary assistant and Canon of the Cathedral is a regular attendee at the Sunday 8:00 am and Wednesday 10:00 am Eucharist. Many have often remarked how much they enjoy his occasional playing of the organ. David requested that the interview be held in his home in downtown Fredericton, so that we […]

Cathedral Faces – Betty Cluthé



Cathedral Faces – Betty Cluthé

Betty Cluthé joined Christ Church Cathedral in 2011. She attends the 10am Holy Eucharist and currently volunteers with the Cathedral Visitors. She was born in Germany and raised in the Lutheran Church. Surviving World War II and the collapse of Berlin, Betty emigrated from Germany and arrived in Canada in 1954, following in her sister’s […]

Cathedral Faces – Lois Baker



Cathedral Faces – Lois Baker

Lois Baker, a familiar face to the Cathedral family, has been an integral force in the Cathedral since she arrived here from Newcastle in 1956 as a student at Teachers’ College, living in the old Rosary Hall among the nuns. She met her husband, Gerald Baker, in Fredericton, and he wanted to marry her but […]

Cathedral Faces – The Decken/Lazaris Family



Cathedral Faces – The Decken/Lazaris Family

The Decken/Lazaris family consisting of Dad – Andreas, Mom – Roula and 14 year old Hannah worship at 11:45 a.m. on Sundays. After searching around for a home Church as newcomers to Fredericton, a good friend suggested that they might enjoy “11:45 at the Cathedral” and they’ve been regulars ever since. Andreas came to Canada […]

Cathedral Faces – Sally Dibblee



Cathedral Faces – Sally Dibblee

Critically acclaimed soprano Sally Dibblee graciously agreed to a recent interview Sally has enjoyed a career of twenty years in opera houses and concert halls throughout North America.  Born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Sally now lives in Fredericton with her husband, Chris Lynn, and two sons, Robbie and Patrick.  They attend Christ Church Cathedral. She […]

Cathedral Faces – Isabel Cutler



Cathedral Faces – Isabel Cutler

By Gisele McKnight During the Lenten season, we are encouraged to reflect. With that in mind, the ACW of Christ Church Cathedral invited their recently retired parish nurse, Isabel Cutler, to present a reflection on her life. This is a report from that Feb. 17 meeting — Isabel’s life reflection, not only her comings and […]

Cathedral Faces – Ken and Carolyn Howlett



Cathedral Faces – Ken and Carolyn Howlett

“He” was born in 1927, in Lake Edward, New Brunswick. Or as he puts it, “I was born in the suburbs, on the outskirts of the city of New Denmark.” “She” was born in New Denmark. They were both raised on potato farms. They first met at Recreation Centre dances. Her family moved to Fredericton […]