From the Dean


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 […]

2018 Thanksgiving Pastoral Letter



2018 Thanksgiving Pastoral Letter

Thanksgiving 2018 Dear Friends, Harvest Thanksgiving presents us with the opportunity to give thanks especially for the fruits of the earth in seasonal abundance now. In our society, the work of agriculture and the production of food has generally been delegated to those with specific gift and talent for such things. Some of us have […]

Easter 2018 Pastoral Letter



Easter 2018 Pastoral Letter

Lent 2018 Dear Friends in Christ, The season of Lent, with its “lent”hening days, reminds us of the coming of wondrous gifts of springtime when the earth returns to vitality after a life-limiting winter. The winter season is the harshest and most difficult in our climate and most of us are quite ready to see […]

Report of the Dean to the 2018 Annual Meeting



Report of the Dean to the 2018 Annual Meeting

From beginning to endI’ll begin a brief report this year where I ended last – thankfulness for the gift of the Cathedral community. A staff well suited to their tasks and a congregation enormously gifted. Both create an environment for ministry rich with possibility. Welcome and thanks to staffThis past year we welcomed Kurt Schmidt […]

2017 Christmas Pastoral Letter



2017 Christmas Pastoral Letter

Late in time behold him come, offspring of a virgin’s womb. Veiled in flesh the Godhead see; hail, the incarnate deity, pleased as one of us to dwell, Jesus, our Emmanuel. Christmas 2017 Dear friends, For many, December is one of the busiest of months. Expectations run high with the promise that this year, the […]

2017 Thanksgiving Pastoral Letter



2017 Thanksgiving Pastoral Letter

Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton NB Thanksgiving 2017 Dear Friends, Listening to the news over the last several months is not for the faint of heart. Wildfires to the west, flooding in Central Canada, the impact of hurricanes and tropical storms in the Caribbean and the southern United States, perhaps even a personal tragedy or hardship […]

2017 Easter Pastoral Letter



2017 Easter Pastoral Letter

Lent 2017 Dear Friends, Easter is “late.” It is not by accident that its date changes each year, always keeping us guessing for the next. The vernal equinox governs the date (as it does the Passover), Easter being the Sunday after the first full moon after 20 March, or the fourth full moon of the […]