Pastoral Letters


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]