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  • Farewell to Catherine Gmah

    Farewell to Catherine Gmah

    I'll remember Catherine's smile the most. She was often quiet, but her smile was big and bright. She flashed that beautiful smile many times after arriving in Canada four years ago: the first taste of sweet, cold ice cream; the first time she decorated a Christmas tree and the colourful, twinkling lights came on; her first […]      Read More »
  • Roatan – March Update

    Roatan – March Update

    A message from Kara & Nelson Mejia, serving in the Episcopal Church of Roatan, Honduras: "We are facing one of the biggest and invisible problems all over the world. A few months ago it was just a simple topic of conversation, and now the reality is that the whole planet is being affected by the […]      Read More »
  • Update from Belize

    Update from Belize

    The Cathedral's Belize mission team has been in touch with Ms. Jane Martinez, principal of St. Hilda's Anglican School. Please keep the teachers and students of St. Hilda's, and the people of Belize in your prayers! Ms. Martinez writes: Good evening Kelley: You all have been on my mind as well. Things have been hectic […]      Read More »
  • Ways you can share during COVID-19

    Ways you can share during COVID-19

    You might feel a certain helplessness these days. The global COVID-19 pandemic is huge and scary, and it's abruptly disrupted our daily lives at work, at home, at church, and in the community. But the Cathedral Outreach Committee says there is something you can do to help. The food bank in Fredericton is seeing a […]      Read More »
  • Bishop McAllister College temporarily closed

    Bishop McAllister College temporarily closed

    Our Missions Committee reached out to Canon Paul Jeffries at Bishop McAllister College and Anglican Seminary in Uganda to see how they are faring in the midst of the pandemic. He replied (March 19th), "Thank you so much. Spent the day closing the school. Had about two weeks of food to give away to avoid […]      Read More »
  • Who Would Have Thought?

    Who Would Have Thought?

    Full confession: The first time I sent a fax, I was totally in awe. My best friend was on holiday in Scotland and we had just had a fax machine installed in our office. The very idea that she was receiving my words at the same time as I was pressing that button… Well, let's […]      Read More »
  • Outreach on Hiatus

    Outreach on Hiatus

    At the Monday morning drop-in for people in need, we always display a colourful drawing done some years ago by cathedral member Rachel Schmidt. She illustrated Maya Angelou's famous quote: “Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.” Currently, we are unable to be that rainbow for our usual guests or for any newcomers. Due […]      Read More »
  • 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 […]      Read More »
  • Give the Gift of Health – Ho Mobile Clinic

    Give the Gift of Health – Ho Mobile Clinic

    Give the gift of health To Canadians living a comfortable life here, the statistics are frankly staggering. In our companion Diocese of Ho, in Ghana, West Africa, the life expectancy of males is 42. For women it's 65.The infant mortality rate is shocking: of 100 babies born, 13.5 die.In the Volta region, within which...      Read More »
  • Bishop’s Pastoral – 18 March 2020

    Bishop’s Pastoral – 18 March 2020

    Pastoral message from Bishop David Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all...      Read More »
  • COVID-19 Response (17 March Update)

    COVID-19 Response (17 March Update)

    Christ Church Cathedral continues to remain as current as possible with responses to the global situation with the COVID-19 virus. The responses of all of society are easily identifiable. Above all, we as Church need to continue to be, most especially, leaders and partners with government, corporate and private sectors, doing what is agreed upon […]      Read More »
  • Hands up for common sense (15 March 2020 update)

    Hands up for common sense (15 March 2020 update)

    Much has changed since my last article of a week ago. We now at this time (March 15th) have over 300 (confirmed and presumptive) cases of the coronavirus in Canada, five of them being in New Brunswick. Last week we had ~30 cases nationally and none in New Brunswick – a much different picture today. […]      Read More »
  • 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, […]      Read More »
  • But how do we give … when we’re not in church?

    But how do we give … when we’re not in church?

    Health concerns in light of the current global viral pandemic (March 2020) and, the Cathedral's response, will influence to some degree who we see in worship over the next little while. At Christ Church Cathedral, we’ll be doing all we can to cooperate with the wider community and attempt to strike the right balance between […]      Read More »
  • The Lambeth Conference – What is it?

    The Lambeth Conference – What is it?

    While not a governing body of the Church, per se, (being neither Synod nor Council), the Lambeth Conference is a significant moment for the Anglican Communion, drawing together spiritual leaders from around the world about once every decade since the mid 1800's. Lambeth is scheduled for this year - 22 July - 02 August 2020. […]      Read More »