From the Dean


Easter 2020 Pastoral Letter



Easter 2020 Pastoral Letter

Holy Week 2020 Dear Friends in Christ, Lent is for Christians a time of preparing. The Ash Wednesday exhortation invites us to “observe a holy Lent by self-examination, penitence, prayer, fasting, and almsgiving and meditating on the word of God.” The intention, of course, is that we find that within ourselves that keeps us from […]

Dean’s Pastoral Letter – 19 March 2020



Dean’s Pastoral Letter – 19 March 2020

Christ Church Cathedral “closed” until further notice “Closed” is such an unpleasant prospect? In light of the Province-wide “State of Emergency” called by the Premier of New Brunswick on Thursday (19 March 2020), the Dean of Fredericton announces that Christ Church Cathedral and its offices are closed until further notice. Difficult and without restriction, it’s […]

Response to health concerns



Response to health concerns

Members of the Congregation of Christ Church Cathedral, A group of key leaders at the Cathedral, including representatives of staff, Bishop and Chapter and our Health Ministry Team met this afternoon (Saturday) to consider an appropriate response to current concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We’re thankful for leadership being exercised by government and its officials, […]

Report of the Dean of Fredericton for 2019



Report of the Dean of Fredericton for 2019

Each year I intentionally wait to see a majority of the report offerings for our Annual before I put pen to paper. That’s not just procrastination, but perhaps keeps me from simply reiterating much of what is already being said – and said quite well, I might add! Thanks to all who took the time […]

2019 Christmas Pastoral Letter



2019 Christmas Pastoral Letter

Advent 2019 Dear Friends in Christ, Once again Christmas celebration is thrust upon us in the midst of already busy lives. Time flows ever onward whether we are ready for what it holds in store or not. The challenge at Christians is often to be ready to greet whatever comes along and that applies also […]

2019 Thanksgiving Pastoral Letter



2019 Thanksgiving Pastoral Letter

Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton, Thanksgiving 2019 Dear Friends in Christ, The natural rhythm of the seasons brings us to the Church’s celebration at Harvest time. Christians are encouraged to give thanks at all times and in all circumstances, but the harvest brings that emphasis especially into focus as we recognize the many gifts of God’s […]

2019 Conference of North American Deans



2019 Conference of North American Deans

North American Cathedral Deans met in St. Petersburg, Florida 03-05 May 2019. Kelley and I were privileged to be present  and are thankful for the support to the Dean of Fredericton to attend. Most attendees stayed at a downtown hotel a couple of blocks from the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, the Cathedral of the […]