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BELLS Challenge 2018



BELLS Challenge 2018

Our Bishop and the Diocesan Synod of 2017 has challenged us in “taking the BELLS Challenge to fulfill the mission of God.” In his book, “Surprise the World: The 5 Habits of Highly Missional People,” Michael Frost outlines a framework for how we might become more “mission minded as individuals.” A church with an attitude […]

The Penal Cross – Sarah Petite



The Penal Cross – Sarah Petite

The large crucifix that hangs on the pillar in Christ Church Cathedral during the last two weeks before Easter is an adaptation of an Irish traditional form known as the “Penal Cross.” One given to me many years ago hangs in my home, and gave me inspiration for my large version. The original is simple […]

Youth Devotional from PWRDF



Youth Devotional from PWRDF

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund, seeking to build a truly just, healthy and peaceful world, works in 28 countries with a variety of local partners and covers a wide spectrum in the field of international development. We hope that this devotional will help you explore the history of PWRDF as well as the […]

2018 Lenten Studies



2018 Lenten Studies

During the Season of Lent, all members of the Cathedral congregation are encouraged to take part in small group study. The resource recommended by our Bishop for 2018 is “Pray: Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer” by Bishop Bill Hockin. We’ve also had an offer to provide one additional option on the poetic works of John […]

Studies in Lent 2018



Studies in Lent 2018

Ash Wednesday is a moveable fast day in the Church calendar, this year falling on 14 February. The date of Ash Wednesday is determined by the date of Easter each year, which is 01 April in 2018. While not as early as it can be, Easter is relatively early this year determined by the “Paschal […]

Reading Scripture in Public – 28 October 2017



Reading Scripture in Public – 28 October 2017

Overview Reading scripture and liturgy in public is an honour that deserves our time and attention as it provides an opportunity for people to hear God’s word. Learning how to connect with those who are listening by speaking clearly and audibly helps people understand and make sense of what you are saying. Download the Poster […]

“Life in the Eucharist” Fall 2017



“Life in the Eucharist” Fall 2017

In the Anglican Church of Canada, baptized children may be admitted to Holy Communion as provided in the August 1977 Memorial to the House of Bishops. In our diocese, Bishop’s Directive 3.1.2 outlines the process and requirements. We’ll be offering “Life in the Eucharist” in the fall of 2017 for children (aged 7 and older) […]