Pastoral Letters


2021 Thanksgiving Pastoral



2021 Thanksgiving Pastoral

Read or download in PDF format Thanksgiving 2021 Fredericton NB Dear Friends, If there’s one thing we may have learned from this time of global pandemic, it’s that no matter the circumstance there is always much for which to be thankful. When we were locked down and in complete isolation from one another, I’m thankful […]

2020 Christmas Pastoral



2020 Christmas Pastoral

Dear Friends, This has without doubt been one of the more unique years in recent memory. We’ve all sat perched on edge wondering what the current pandemic will mean next. We’ve attempted to respond with wisdom and care while remaining unshaken by unnecessary fear. The fact remains we are not enriched or improved by being […]

Thanksgiving 2020 Pastoral



Thanksgiving 2020 Pastoral

Thanksgiving 2020 Dear Friends in Christ, Giving thanks is at the centre of living the Christian life. It may seem all too obvious, but when we gather, a normal worship event is Eucharist. “Eucharist” means “thanksgiving.” In these days of the continuing worldwide pandemic, thanksgiving can be a challenge. Our lives have been changed. Our […]

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 […]

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 […]