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I’m told I can’t sing



I’m told I can’t sing

For many of us one of the significant losses during necessary safety restrictions during the current pandemic is singing. At the Cathedral, we’re fortunate that we’ve been able to strike a safe balance so as to have music continue to be a part of worship even though we’ve not been singing as congregations since last […]

Happy anniversary, Thomas!



Happy anniversary, Thomas!

This January, Cathedral Organist and Director of Music Thomas Gonder is celebrating the one year anniversary of his arrival in Fredericton. As we reflect on the blessing of his music ministry during this most unusual year, we thought it appropriate to look back on this interview originally published in the NB Anglican shortly after Thomas’ […]

Basswood gains new life – January 2021



Basswood gains new life – January 2021

Basswood on Cathedral grounds gains new life with carvers When a 2020 summer storm struck and felled a large basswood on the east end of the Cathedral Green, Christ Church Cathedral congregation member and former forester Eric Hadley volunteered to step in and help with cleanup. Unlike many large trees felled by wind storms, Eric […]

Pandemic Orange Level at the Cathedral – January 2021



Pandemic Orange Level at the Cathedral – January 2021

Orange Level Recovery With the announcement on Tuesday, 05 January 2021, New Brunswick is in the Orange Level of the Pandemic Recovery Plan as of midnight. Please refer to the latest revision to the Cathedral Pandemic Operational Plan  (01 December 2020), especially that which pertains to the Orange level, including the following: Worship gatherings are […]

Shifting the place of formation



Shifting the place of formation

Do Mainline Protestants Need to Be More “Home-Made”? – Congregational Consulting Group I love being a Protestant minister. I believe in the “priesthood of all believers” and I’m deeply committed to my own Presbyterian denomination’s way of doing things “decently and in order.” But now, in the midst of this pandemic, I am increasingly concerned […]

Why not connect with virtual Taizé?



Why not connect with virtual Taizé?

The article below, originally written in April 2020, gives a sneak peek into an online Taizé service.Virtual worship continues into 2021. Consult the Cathedral calendar for times. Psalm 130:5 is comforting to read, but, in these strange times of self-isolation during a public health emergency, it’s reassuring to see and hear someone familiar saying it […]