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Canada matches gifts to PWRDF for world hunger



Canada matches gifts to PWRDF for world hunger

In response to the hunger emergency unfolding around the world, including many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, 12 leading Canadian aid agencies are joining forces as the Humanitarian Coalition to raise funds and rush assistance to people on the edge of famine. One of those agencies is the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, itself a coalition of 15 […]

2022 Summer Music Series



2022 Summer Music Series

Our Summer Music Series returns with nine noontime concerts, held each Friday between 01 July and 26 August. Join us inside historic Christ Church Cathedral as we present a series of concerts featuring choral music, soloists, fiddle, guitar, viola, organ and piano. View the poster. Each concert will run from 12:10 – 12:50 p.m. All […]

Bishop and Chapter News – June 2022



Bishop and Chapter News – June 2022

Bishop and Chapter met 20 June 2022 in person with 10 of 13 members present. An article entitled β€œ7 Ways to Re-engage Volunteers” (Lewis Centre for Leadership) was considered. Whether it’s due to post-pandemic fatigue, lingering health concerns, or broader cultural shifts, volunteerism hasn’t bounced back as readily as other aspects of congregational life. Susan […]

Graduation at St. Hilda’s



Graduation at St. Hilda’s

It’s graduation time in Belize! The Principal of St. Hilda’s Anglican School, Ms. Jane Martinez, recently sent a few photos from year-end activities, and a video of students singing during the Standard 6 (grade 8) graduation ceremony in the school’s chapel. Watch it below. St. Hilda’s, an elementary school in the rural village of Georgeville, […]

Thanks from Archbishop Edwards



Thanks from Archbishop Edwards

A letter from Archbishop David Edwards regarding celebrations on the Day of Pentecost and the conclusion of his Pilgrimage through the Archdeaconry of the Fredericton. 10 June 2022 The Most Reverend David Edwards Archbishop of Fredericton 168 Church Street, Fredericton NB E3B 4C9 Phone (506) 459-1801 β€’ [email protected] Christ Church Cathedral 168 Church Street, Fredericton […]

News from St. Hilda’s Anglican School



News from St. Hilda’s Anglican School

We hold our friends in Belize in our hearts, praying for the students and teachers at St. Hilda’s Anglican School, as well as the scholarship students who have moved on to High School. Ms. Jane Ramirez, Principal at St. Hilda’s, recently sent us this note about activities at the school. Greetings Kelley, I pray that […]

Bishop McAllister College: Rector’s Newsletter – May 2022



Bishop McAllister College: Rector’s Newsletter – May 2022

Rector’s Newsletter – May 2022 Dear Friends Greetings from all of us Bishop McAllister College and Anglican Seminary! When we received news that all schools would fully reopen in January 2022, we were excited, but decided that the best approach was cautious optimism. I’m happy to report that as we are well into 2ndΒ term, things […]

Honouring the Queen with a Jubilee Tea



Honouring the Queen with a Jubilee Tea

On Saturday, 04 June, 2022, the Cathedral Branch of the Mothers’ Union (with the support of the ACW and other Fredericton MU branches) hosted β€œThe Queen’s Jubilee Tea” to commemorate the 70th year since Her Majesty’s accession to the throne. The Cathedral looked beautiful with the red, white and blue bunting combined with the Pentecost […]

Hospital Visitors



Hospital Visitors

Cathedral hospital visitors are eager to see patients at hospitals but no longer have access to patient information. If you or a member of your family is admitted and would welcome a visit, it’s necessary for us to know about the admission and the unit/room location of the patient. If you have a planned admission […]

Christ Church Cathedral Building Conditions and Issues Report – Bishop and Chapter Comments



Christ Church Cathedral Building Conditions and Issues Report – Bishop and Chapter Comments

The Building Conditions and Issues report was prepared by the engineering firm of Heritage Standing Inc. (HSI).Β  The report contains a total of 36 recommendations, and classifies each recommendation as one of; Emergency High Priority Medium Priority Low Priority Operational consideration For each recommendation the report details the scope of the recommended work, the necessity […]

Note of Gratitude from Cathedral Sexton Ashley Swim



Note of Gratitude from Cathedral Sexton Ashley Swim

To the Christ Church Cathedral community and family: Lana, Piper and I would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all of you for the prayers, well wishes, gifts and cards [after the birth of daughter Sundae Joy]. We are so grateful and have felt every single prayer. I am honoured and blessed to be […]

Celebrating the Bishop’s Pilgrimage



Celebrating the Bishop’s Pilgrimage

On the Day of Pentecost, Sunday, 05 June we celebrated with Archbishop David Edwards the conclusion of his pilgrimage through the Archdeaconry of Fredericton, arriving at the Cathedral just before 2:00 p.m.. A picnic lunch with hot dogs, sandwiches, popcorn and sweets began at about 12:00 noon. About 25 headed across the river to meet […]

Funeral for Canon Tom Smith



Funeral for Canon Tom Smith

We are sad to announce the death of Canon Tom Smith on Friday, 03 June. Tom was a much loved member of the Cathedral congregation and clergy, and his friendship and spiritual care will be greatly missed. Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him. Funeral Service and Requiem […]

Messages from around the world



Messages from around the world

A postcard from Christ Church Cathedral is part of an exhibition hanging in St. Saviour’s Anglican Church in RΔ«ga, Latvia. Each May, a country-wide event called BaznΔ«cu nākts (Night of Churches) is held throughout Latvia. The festival lasts well into the night, with churches hosting concerts, lectures, discussions and prayer, and the public is invited […]

Queen’s Jubilee Tea



Queen’s Jubilee Tea

Mothers’ Union is pleased to invite the congregation to The Queen’s Jubilee Tea, to be held inside the Cathedral on Saturday, 04 June from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Tea, cold drinks, sweets and sandwiches will be served in honour of the Platinum Jubilee of her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth. Everyone is welcome to dress in their β€œRoyal Bestβ€œ […]

In Memory of Bishop George Lemmon



In Memory of Bishop George Lemmon

EDITOR’S NOTE:Β  Bishop George Lemmon died on Sunday, May 22, after a period of failing health. This story is from 2015, part of a series on the diocesan bishops gives some insight into the much-loved man. The Right Rev. George Lemmon never wanted to be bishop. He’s not even sure he wanted to be a […]

Medical Leave



Medical Leave

Our Parish Nurse is on extended medical leave. Please keep Sarah her in your thoughts and prayers. If you have a Health Ministry need at this time, please contact the Cathedral Office by email or phone (506) 450-8500 or Dean Geoffrey Hall by email or phone (506) 450-7761, and we can connect you with a […]

Great Canadian Giving Challenge 2022



Great Canadian Giving Challenge 2022

This June, join the Great Canadian Giving Challenge! Your charity could WIN $20,000! From June 1 – 30, every $1 donated through CanadaHelps gives your charity a chance to win $20,000. It’s a month-long initiative to help you drive donations during a slow time of the year for fundraising. Every June since 2015, we’ve given […]

Helping to ‘TP the Town’!



Helping to ‘TP the Town’!

Thank you to everyone at the Cathedral who donated toilet paper and hygiene supplies to the 7th annual TP The Town campaign! This spring, Fredericton High School students partnered partnered with community groups, churches, and other schools to collect toilet paper and as many feminine care and personal hygiene products as possible. Monetary donations were […]

Sing a New Creation



Sing a New Creation

New hymn compilation awaits Anglican voices – Anglican Journal Anglicans in Canada and around the world may find themselves singing some new hymns this spring. As this article was being written, Sing a New Creation, a supplement to the 1998 hymnal Common Praise, was set to be released- and was said to be already attracting […]

We’re hiring! Summer Tour Guides



We’re hiring! Summer Tour Guides

Do you love history and enjoy meeting new people? Apply for a summer job as a Cathedral Tour Guide! Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton, New Brunswick is pleased to once again open its doors for tours this summer. Two part-time tour guides will be hired to provide a warm welcome and excellent hospitality to visitors […]

Tea and Flowers



Tea and Flowers

Parishioners and friends were recently invited to Cathedral Memorial Hall to welcome spring with tea and sweets. The event, hosted by the Anglican Church Women (ACW) and held on May 21, also celebrated the birthday of Mary Allwood, a long-time, very active ACW member. Many hands pitched in to create beautiful decorations and table settings […]

Help Needed With Flowers



Help Needed With Flowers

Arranging flowers is a rewarding and creative activity, and working in the peace of the Cathedral creating something to the Glory of God and to enhance a beautiful building is a gratifying experience. Mary Pugh is hoping to build a team of volunteers to look after the flowers in the Cathedral throughout the year. She […]

Spring Tea



Spring Tea

All are welcome to enjoy tea and sweets at an event hosted by the Anglican Church Women on Thursday, 21 April, 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Cathedral Memorial Hall. The tea will also fΓͺte Mary Allwood, a long-time, very active ACW member on her birthday (best wishes only, at Mary’s request). Masks are required at the tea, […]

Life after Easter 2022



Life after Easter 2022

Join the Dean for lectionary studies during the Easter Season beginning Monday, 18 April, 2-3:15 p.m.. Both online via Zoom or in-person are options. See the Dean for printed materials and please contact him by phone or email if you plan to attend. Everyone is welcome. No former biblical scholarship necessary! Mary Magdalene’s encounter with […]

Caring For Our Community



Caring For Our Community

Many members of the Cathedral congregation have recently helped neighbours in our community by donating items for a young mother, and by providing snacks for the monthly Monday morning Outreach program for people in need. Your generosity is appreciated! Here is a letter of thanks from the young woman, who received items to furnish a […]

2022 Easter Pastoral Letter



2022 Easter Pastoral Letter

Holy Week 2022 Fredericton NB HE Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus is firmly rooted in historical events to which Christians have given witness throughout the centuries. The biblical witness is familiar to us. The historian Josephus writes in the first century about β€œall these things,” interestingly specifically, from an historical perspective not one of […]

From Our Parish Nurse: Accessing Treatment for COVID-19



From Our Parish Nurse: Accessing Treatment for COVID-19

[Updated April 12, 2022] Our Parish Nurse shares information about Paxlovid, a new treatment for COVID-19. As another week of COVID-19 continues on with cases surging and reduction to public safety measures, I wanted to remind those who are eligible (see below) that Paxlovid is a treatment option for eligible New Brunswickers who contract COVID-19. […]

Spring Concerts in the Cathedral



Spring Concerts in the Cathedral

Spring is returning to Fredericton, and concerts are returning to the Cathedral! Known for its wonderful acoustics, Christ Church Cathedral is considered an excellent venue for musical performances. This spring, we are pleased to be the host venue for a number of concerts featuring local musicians. 09 April, 2022 — The Fredericton Symphony Orchestra invites […]

Lenten Retreat – April 1st and 2nd



Lenten Retreat – April 1st and 2nd

LIVING WATER: Time at the Well “All who are thirsty, come to the water!” – Isaiah 55:1a LIVING WATER: Time at the Well Registration A Lenten gathering on Zoom designed for lay people Friday, April 1 (evening), and Saturday, April 2 (morning) Join in these enrichment sessions from the comfort of your home or with […]

TaizΓ© worship during Lent



TaizΓ© worship during Lent

This article about TaizΓ© worship was originally written in 2018. TaizΓ© is held weekly during Lent 2022, alternating between in-person at the Cathedral, and Zoom online sessions. Consult the Ad-LENT-ures schedule for details. Candles flicker in the semi-darkness of the cathedral on a cold winter’s evening asΒ  people seated in a circle begin to softly […]

When We Gather



When We Gather

This post reflects direction for staying safe to the end of June 2022 and continues to be a model of our regard for each other. The Government of New Brunswick has lifted its COVID-19 mandates, but we are still requesting care for others. Procedures and recommendations for the Cathedral and Memorial Hall are listed below. […]

Bishop McAllister College is finally, fully open



Bishop McAllister College is finally, fully open

A positive update from Canon Paul Jeffries, Rector of Bishop McAllister College and Anglican Seminary in Uganda. “Late last year, we had been given reason to believe that schools would be allowed to open in January. I worked hard to keep my hopes and expectations under control, and only allowed myself some cautious optimism. After […]

Watch ‘The Chosen’ With Us



Watch ‘The Chosen’ With Us

On Sunday 6 March, the first Sunday of Lent, as part of our Ad-LENT-ures 2022 offerings, the Cathedral and the Cathedral Youth Group (CYG) were pleased to host a screening of the first episode of The Chosen. More than twenty people gathered in the Cathedral Main Hall and were introduced in a new way to […]

Adventures in Youth Group



Adventures in Youth Group

Recently, the Cathedral Youth Group (CYG) met at Mitch Clarke Park for an outdoor ice skating session. The group of middle and high schoolers had taken a hiatus from in-person programming while the province was under more restrictive levels of the COVID-19 Winter Plan. Members of the group who were able to attend were thrilled […]

Bishop and Chapter News – February 2022



Bishop and Chapter News – February 2022

Bishop and Chapter met 21 February 2022 by video conference with 11 of 13 members present. The Chapter welcomed new member Harry Palmer. A conversation focussing on the article β€œPeople Support What They Help to Create” – David McAllister (Lewis Centre for Church Leadership) framed issues around approaches to leadership. Several phrases helped to summarize […]

Ad-LENT-ures 2022



Ad-LENT-ures 2022

02 March – 09 April 2022 During the Season of Lent, all members of the Cathedral congregation are encouraged to consider individual or small group study or reflection. The 40 days of Lent are an excellent time to take on a discipline of deeper reflection on the Christian life, growing personally in discipleship as well […]

Annual Congregational Meeting



Annual Congregational Meeting

The Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, 20 February at 12:00 p.m, in the Cathedral following worship, and simultaneously via web conference. A representative from each family in the congregation is urged to participate. Members of the congregation can participate in two ways: 1) Attend the meeting in-person. 2) Participate online via Zoom […]

Level 1 Public Health Measures



Level 1 Public Health Measures

Please note: As of Monday, 28 February, proof of vaccination will no longer be required in the Cathedral or Memorial Hall. All other pandemic precautions listed below remain at this time. New Brunswick returns to Level 1 of Public Health’s COVID-19 Winter Plan on 18 February. As a congregation, we continue to be watchful and […]

Readiness to Return?



Readiness to Return?

Our Parish Nurse, Sarah Ecker, offers her reflections on change. It seems to be time again for some more changes to be coming our way. This can be exciting and daunting, even at the same time. Part of maintaining your whole health is to accept that these things are not always as β€œeither/or” as we […]

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022



Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

Plans announced for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend 2022 There will be year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations throughout the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world as communities come together to celebrate The Queen’s historic reign. On 6th February this year Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a […]

Sewing for a Cause



Sewing for a Cause

Donations accepted until 15 April. When Beverly Morell heard that Lunch Connection in Saint John was looking for volunteers to sew cloth bags to help make their school lunch program more environmentally friendly, she was struck with inspiration. Her granddaughter, Cara, has an interest in sewing and had received a sewing machine for Christmas. Beverly […]

2022 Dean’s Annual Report



2022 Dean’s Annual Report

We approached year two of the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2021. It continues to be the hot topic of conversation even though many of us are growing considerably fatigued by it. It’s a circumstance unprecedented during my lifetime surely to be remembered as it shapes everyone’s perception of the world, perhaps especially younger generations. Many will […]

Return to Level 2 – 28 January, 2022



Return to Level 2 – 28 January, 2022

On Friday, January 28, 2022 at 11:59 p.m., the Province of New Brunswick returns to Level 2 of the COVID-19 Winter Plan, with precautions to reduce the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant. We continue to be watchful and will implement and communicate changes as needed. *** Please note that worship on Sunday, 30 […]

St. Hilda’s Year in Review



St. Hilda’s Year in Review

Ms. Jane Martinez, Principal of St. Hilda’s Anglican School in Belize, recently sent us a ‘Year In Review’ document with photos that show an overview of activities at the school in 2021. Throughout the pandemic, education has been a combination of in-person and online learning, depending on the COVID infection rates at different times of […]

Phone Ministry – 26 January 2022



PHONE MINISTRY: 12 Things to Attend To in Phone Visits So many of our parishioners and community members are suffering with isolation and loneliness right now. Making caring calls can make all the difference and brighten someone’s day! Held Wednesday, 26 January at 7 p.m., the session offered insights on some best practices related to […]

Bishop and Chapter News – January 2022



Bishop and Chapter News – January 2022

Bishop and Chapter met 17 January 2022 by video conference with 11 of 13 members present. Considerations of an article entitled β€œReimagining Church Buildings” – Dave Harder (Lewis Centre for Church Leadership) prompted discussion on what is necessary to see church buildings as assets instead of liabilities. What is the old narrative? How do we […]

Encouragement During Trying Times



Encouragement During Trying Times

Our Parish Nurse, Sarah Ecker, offers encouragement and suggestions for wellbeing. In the cold of January during another round of single household bubbles and reduced contact with family, friends, and community, I just want to send a note of encouragement. You are not alone. Part of maintaining wholistic health is found in taking care of […]

Level 3 Pandemic Protections



Level 3 Pandemic Protections

On Friday, January 14 at 11:59 p.m., the Province of New Brunswick enters Level 3 of the COVID-19 Winter Plan, in order to reduce the rapidly rising number of cases of the highly transmissible Omicron variant. New pandemic restrictions are not welcome news for any of us as we avoid in-person worship and meetings. However, […]

Christmas in Germany



Christmas in Germany

The Cathedral Communications Committee has invited members of the congregation to share their Christmas memories. Below is a story from Andreas Decken. I grew up in Germany, near the border with the Netherlands. The Christmas season started on December 6th. In neighbouring Holland, the 6th is similar to Dec 25th in Canada, when gifts are […]

Christmas Helpers



Christmas Helpers

On December 20th, forty-three people attended the pre-Christmas event for the Monday Morning Outreach program at Christ Church Cathedral. Throughout the pandemic, guests have been appreciative of the continued support, and look forward to the time when they can again gather inside the Hall with music, conversation, and a buffet table. Reverend Kelly Burke from […]

Update from Bishop McAllister College and Anglican Seminary, Uganda



Update from Bishop McAllister College and Anglican Seminary, Uganda

Rectors Newsletter – November 10th, 2021 Dear Friends, As I wrote back in February things were going well, slowly beginning to normalize. Senior students at each level were preparing for national exam, and other classes were studying at various intervals. The plan was to have the normal school year back in place within two years. […]

News from the Episcopal Church of Roatan / Nelson and Kara Ministry



News from the Episcopal Church of Roatan / Nelson and Kara Ministry

December Update 2021 The tree is decorated, the presents are almost wrapped and the Christmas dinner is all planned out, however our favorite part is to give all glory and honor to the Lord for your partnering with us. Without your support and especially your prayers, our ministry would never have been possible. We give […]

St. Hilda’s Harvest and Scholarship Update



St. Hilda’s Harvest and Scholarship Update

Ms. Jane Martinez, principal of St. Hilda’s Anglican School in Belize, sent us some photos of ‘St. Hilda’s Harvest’, a recent event where the students collected and packaged items for senior citizens in their neighbourhoods. View the gallery below to see photos of this special event. Christ Church Cathedral provides funds each year to help […]

Level 2 Pandemic Restrictions 27 December



Level 2 Pandemic Restrictions 27 December

New Brunswick Public Health has published the COVID-19 Winter Plan which informs all sectors of current restrictions and protocols. Visit the website for information about how the Plan will affect your activities. COVID-19 Winter Plan – Alert Level Measures Level 2 (revised) comes into effect at midnight, 27 December 2021. We continue watchful and will […]

Mask guidance from our Parish Nurse



Mask guidance from our Parish Nurse

For your consideration: Some Canadian epidemiologists are suggesting moving to n95 respirator-type masks with the surge in COVID-19 due to the Omicron variant. There is some evidence that points to it being airborne, and cloth masks and even surgical masks offer less effective protection. This news article addresses the discussion of which type of mask […]

COVID-19, religious freedoms and the Christian response



COVID-19, religious freedoms and the Christian response

The Mission and Outreach team of the Diocese of Fredericton continued its Christian Forum series with a most timely topic entitled COVID-19, Religious Freedoms & Christian Response. Dr. Alan Sears, Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick, was the speaker, his second time presenting for the diocesan Christian Forum. […]

Christmas Pastoral 2021



Christmas Pastoral 2021

Advent 2021 Fredericton NB Dear Friends, On a dark night, long, long ago, a little light shone from a place of humble beginning. A baby was born on the outskirts of a small, unimportant town, on the margins of society – in a feeding trough of stable animals. As the story goes, his bed was […]

New Public Health Measures



New Public Health Measures

New Brunswick Public Health has published the COVID-19 Winter Plan which informs all sectors of current restrictions and protocols. Visit the website for information about how the Plan will affect your activities. COVID-19 Winter Plan – Alert Level Measures Level 1 comes into effect at midnight, Saturday, 04 December 2021. We’ll continue to be watchful […]

Helping in our neighbourhood



Helping in our neighbourhood

As Christians, we are called to love our neighbours. Recently, Christ Church Cathedral became aware of a way to help children in need in its area of Fredericton and collaborated with a local school to provide assistance. Located beside the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University, Montgomery Street Elementary School has a diverse […]

Mothers’ Union calls for participation in 16 Days of Activism



Mothers’ Union calls for participation in 16 Days of Activism

Listen to Diane Nash on Sunday 28 November 2021 Mothers’ Union is again participating in The United Nations-recognized 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence and Abuse, and encourages churches and individuals to join the call for prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls. The annual international campaign, now in […]

What is Giving Tuesday?



What is Giving Tuesday?

GivingTuesdayΒ –Β theΒ world’s largest generosity movement Canada, join us for the 9th annual GivingTuesday on November 30, 2021 GivingTuesdayΒ is a global generosity movement, taking place each year after Black Friday. The β€œOpening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that […]

2021 ADVENT-ures



2021 ADVENT-ures

Listen to Kurt Schmidt speak on Sunday, 28 November 2021 about the 2021 ADVENT-ures. Happy New Year! β€” The new Church year is upon us! Β Why not add something to your devotional life to mark a fresh start? Choose from the following list of diverse opportunities on the Advent weekdays to deepen your prayer or […]

Project 2045 Report Update



Project 2045 Report Update

At its February 10, 2020, meeting, the Christ Church Cathedral Bishop and Chapter adopted the following recommendations of the 2045 Task Force, to: enter formal discussions with Diocesan Synod about the potential for constructing a new purpose-built facility between the former Bishop’s Court and former Synod Office. Discussions would focus on the concept of sharing […]

Angels among us



Angels among us

Thanks to the generosity of the Cathedral family, all of the Christmas Angel gifts requested for needy children were supplied on time. The value was approximately $1,150. Forty paper angels were hung on a small tree in the Cathedral, each requesting a specific Christmas gift or stocking stuffers for a needy boy or girl in […]

Bishop and Chapter News – November 2021



Bishop and Chapter News – November 2021

Bishop and Chapter met 15 November 2021 by video conference with 11 of 13 members present. The Chapter regrettably received the resignation of Lynn Meehan. The article β€œMoving Forward in Uncertain Times” (Susan Beaumont) was read in advance and discussed. We continue to live in liminal time learning through rather than planning through. How do […]

Clothing donations for those in need



Clothing donations for those in need

Cleaning out your closet and want to help Frederictonians in need? The Cathedral Outreach Committee serves people in need who visit the steps of Cathedral Memorial Hall on the last Monday of each month. Those visitors are given a goodie bag of food items and a $10 gift card for a supermarket, and an opportunity […]

What is reverential capitalization?



What is reverential capitalization?

Someone has asked: What is reverential capitalization? Reverential capitalization refers to the practice of capitalizing words referring to the Divine in religious texts. Wikipedia defines it as β€œcapitalizing religious words that refer to deities or divine beings in cases where the words would not otherwise have been capitalized.” Interestingly, it was very popular in the […]

Invest in communities with World of Gifts



Invest in communities with World of Gifts

Whether planting seedlings in Uganda or breadfruit trees in Haiti, preparing gift bags for new babies in Lesotho or teaching gender rights in El Salvador, PWRDF partners are investing in their communities. PWRDF’s World of Gifts makes it possible for you invest, too. Supporting World of Gifts is an investment in a sustainable future for […]

Reflections from our Parish Nurse



Reflections from our Parish Nurse

Our new Parish Nurse, Sarah Ecker, has shared some reflections about her time with us so far, lessons learned from her parish nursing course, and observations about life in a pandemic. Please feel free to reach out to Sarah if you’d like to connect. Hello! I hope everyone is well as we move into the […]

All Souls – Remembering those we love



All Souls – Remembering those we love

All Souls’ Day will be celebrated at Christ Church Cathedral on Wednesday, 10 November at 10:00 a.m. Prayer requests for the departed may be added by using this online form. You may also write names on the list in the Cathedral, email the Cathedral office or phone (506) 450-8500. ~Β  ~Β  ~ This is a […]

Edith Nutter laid to rest



Edith Nutter laid to rest

The life of Edith Nutter, widow of former Archbishop Harold Nutter, was celebrated at Christ Church Cathedral September 17. Edith, in her 98th year, died July 29 in Perth, Ont. where she had lived for 10 years. A small, intimate service for family and friends was held there in early August, but the family wanted […]

Youth Group is back!



Youth Group is back!

Members of the Cathedral Youth Group (CYG) were happy to gather in-person on 17 October, after an extended summer break. About a dozen were in attendance; a combination of high schoolers, middle schoolers, and youth leaders, including three new members in Grade 6. Returning members were very pleased to see one another again in the […]

2021 Christmas Angels ready for you



2021 Christmas Angels ready for you

Forty paper angels from Greener Village (the food bank) are waiting patiently to be chosen from a small tree in the cathedral. Each requests a specific Christmas gift or stocking stuffers for a needy boy or girl in our city. Please print your name and telephone number on the clipboard to indicate which angel you […]

Halloween… All Hallows’ Eve — A Christian’s Choice



Halloween… All Hallows’ Eve — A Christian’s Choice

One of the less understood festivals of the Church is celebrated in the public participation of our children. Halloween sees children and adults carving pumpkins and placing them in living room windows, lighted by a candle. Halloween sees children, younger children especially, rummaging through cardboard boxes of old cloths, or trying on their parents’ clothing. […]

Bishop and Chapter News – October 2021



Bishop and Chapter News – October 2021

Bishop and Chapter met 18 October 2021 by video conference with 10 of 14 members present. The article β€œWhich Suckers are Holding You Back” (Victoria Atkinson White) was read in advance and briefly discussed. The need to review how active programme and ministries are meeting real needs requires constant attention. Minutes of meetings on 13 […]

‘Life Shared’ Series



‘Life Shared’ Series

Join us in November for Life Shared, a 3-session series designed by the creators of Alpha. Through Biblical teaching from leading Christian voices and real stories of invitation, each session will encourage and equip us to live out God’s call to share our lives and our faith with friends, colleagues and neighbours. All are welcome […]

A Message of Thanks from Isabel Cutler



A Message of Thanks from Isabel Cutler

Dear Cathedral friends, My family join me in saying: Thank you so very much for all your letters, cards, condolences but more especially contained within them expressions of such love, care and support in every way. You truly are a Scriptural example of following Jesus’ teaching on how to care for those who are in […]

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 […]

Early start for Christmas Angel program in 2021



Early start for Christmas Angel program in 2021

The Christmas Angels are soon coming back to the Cathedral. β€œIn 2020, with the uncertainties of the pandemic and no vaccines in sight, we donated $1,800 instead of running the usual toy drive,” explained Outreach Committee treasurer Doug Milander.Β  β€œThe cheque reflected the value of the toys usually provided by our congregation to the Greener […]

This Is a Call to Life: Arusha Call #12



This Is a Call to Life: Arusha Call #12

The World Council of Churches’ Conference on World Mission and Evangelism met in Arusha, Tanzania, in March 2018. From this meeting, the more than 1,000 participants, who were all regularly engaged in mission and evangelism, issued the Arusha Call to Discipleship. At our own national church General Synod in 2019, resolution A-129 was passed that […]

Prayers for Truth and Reconciliation



Prayers for Truth and Reconciliation

Thursday, 30 September is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Join us at 5:30 p.m. on our YouTube Channel for Prayers for Truth and Reconciliation The Order of Service is HERE   You might also find the following of interest: Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen lands, Strong Hearts Telling and Teaching the Truth: The Church’s […]

MusicUNB concert in the Cathedral



MusicUNB concert in the Cathedral

Visit the Cathedral on Sunday, 03 October for an exciting collaboration between Atlantic Sinfonia String Orchestra and Thomas Gonder, Cathedral organist and Director of Music. Looking Back is part of MusicUNB, an annual concert series that features chamber and cutting-edge classical music performances. Over the centuries, composers have looked to those before them for inspiration. […]

Bishop and Chapter News – September 2021



Bishop and Chapter News – September 2021

Bishop and Chapter met 13 September 2021 by video conference with 10 of 14 members present. An article by Rich Birch: β€œ5 Mindsets Church Leaders Need to Change Post-COVID” unSeminary, June 2021 was circulated in advance basing a conversation on the return to pandemic green. Minutes of 21 June 2021 were modified slightly and adopted. […]

‘Difference’ Course Returns



‘Difference’ Course Returns

The Difference Course returns this fall, hosted by the Anglican Diocese of Fredericton. Running online 06 October – 03 November, it will be facilitated by Cheryl Jacobs and Shawn Branch. Register here. In 2 Corinthians 5 we read that God “has committed to us the message of reconciliation.” God has taken the initiative to bring […]

Joint statement on climate change by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch



Joint statement on climate change by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch

Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Archbishop of Canterbury join together for the first time in urgent appeal for the future of the planet For the first time, the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Anglican Communion have jointly warned of the urgency of environmental sustainability, its impact […]

Season of Creation 2021 Prayer



Season of Creation 2021 Prayer

Creator of All, We are grateful that from your communion of love you created our planet to be a home for all. By your Holy Wisdom you made the Earth to bring forth a diversity of living beings that filled the soil, water and air. Each part of creation praises you in their being, and […]

Choral Fest 2021



Choral Fest 2021

UPDATE:Β  Due to the ongoing pandemic, Choral Fest is postponed to Spring of 2022. Instead, NBCF isΒ  holding a one-day online workshop, Saturday, October 16, on the Choral Fest repertoire, in preparation for next year’s event. Choral singers are invited to register for Choral Fest 2021, to be held in Fredericton 15-17 October, 2021. We […]

Remembering Gerry Carty



Remembering Gerry Carty

Pioneer, trailblazer, a man of firsts β€” they’re all good adjectives to describe Gerry Carty. The man had a list of talents, skills and hobbies that would boggle the mind. He was always busy, always enjoying himself, always making friends. He was the first Black pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force, and the youngest […]

Parking Changes



Parking Changes

The City of Fredericton has launched a new Parking Management Pilot Program which will impact several streets near Christ Church Cathedral. The affected areas are highlighted on the map below. Please note that parking on Church Street directly in front of the Cathedral and Memorial Hall will continue to have 2 hour on-street parking. George […]

Kids are Back at Camp Medley



Kids are Back at Camp Medley

Half capacity is better than zero capacity in the Rev. John Galbraith’s mind. While the director of Camp Medley would love to see 130 kids running around on any given week, 68 campers onsite was a blessing to behold during the second week of July. Camp Medley was closed last year, so they concentrated on […]

Pandemic Prayers



Pandemic Prayers

Update: This resource has been updated with two additional prayers. The Anglican Foundation of Canada has published ‘Brought to our Knees: Prayers during COVID-19’ featuring prayers for individuals who are ill, front-line workers, faith communities, musicians and choirs, students, and summer rest. Digital copies are free. Print copies are available for $5 each through the […]

Worship During the ‘Green’ Phase



Worship During the ‘Green’ Phase

With the pandemic mandatory order restrictions lifted as of 30 July 2021, please be patient as we again adjust to new ways of being in community. Our goal will be to maintain that which helps assure community health and safety. Above all we need to accommodate one another as we transition. See the Diocesan COVID-19 […]

New Brunswick Summer Music Festival



New Brunswick Summer Music Festival

The New Brunswick Summer Music Festival is coming to Christ Church Cathedral. The annual classical music festival will host its main series, four evening concerts between 11-14 August, inside the Cathedral. The festival, now in its 28th year, will run over a two-week period and include a variety of musical events, such as concerts, educational […]

Cathedral Financial Update – adjusted to 30 June



Cathedral Financial Update – adjusted to 30 June

The Financial Update that appears in the Cathedral bulletin each week is an attempt to share information about our current financial status month to month. It might not be difficult to imagine that accurately reporting our financial reality is a challenging task. “Designations” or “restrictions” on offerings adds a layer of complication as not all […]

Understanding episcopacy



Understanding episcopacy

Season Two episode of Star Trek the Original Seris, β€œReturn to Tomorrow,” sees Captain Kirk in the briefing room with the Enterprise senior officers. A risky decision is before the Captain, and he is in consultation. He says, β€œI’m in command. I could order this. But I’m not because, Doctor McCoy is right in pointing […]

Lytton BC Fire



Lytton BC Fire

A letter from the Territory of the People on the fire in Lytton, BC – The Anglican Church of Canada The following is a letter from the Interim Steering Committee regarding the devastating fires in the Lytton area. Donations for emergency relief for those now homeless may be sent to: Marked “Lytton Fire” Territory of […]

2021 Summer Recital Series



2021 Summer Recital Series

Music at the Cathedral is back! The Summer Recital Series returns with nine noontime concerts, concerts, held each Friday until August 27. Join us inside historic Christ Church Cathedral as we present a series of concerts featuring cello, viola, bassoon, organ, guitar and vocalists. View the poster. Cathedral Director of Music, Thomas Gonder, is excited […]

Bishop and Chapter News – June 2021



Bishop and Chapter News – June 2021

Bishop and Chapter met 21 June 2021 by video conference with 10 of 14 members present. Meeting guests for part of the time were representatives from Heritage Standing and members of the Cathedral Restoration Committee. A proposal was presented and later discussed with Restoration Committee members present. An article β€œThe [North] American Church is a […]

Scholarship Student Graduation



Scholarship Student Graduation

Congratulations to Jocelyn Herrera, one of our scholarship students in Belize, who has graduated from Eden SDA High School! Jocelyn attended elementary at St. Hilda’s Anglican School. She is interested in furthering her education beyond high school, and has also previously expressed interest in becoming a business secretary. Please pray that, with God’s help, Jocelyn […]

Hit the Switch – One Family’s Journey Through Cancer



Hit the Switch – One Family’s Journey Through Cancer

Dave Morell, a name well known in the Fredericton community, has written a book with his family about finding strength in the journey with cancer. When Dave was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, family and friends banded together to support him and each other. The inspiring book, Hit the Switch – One Family’s Journey […]

The Way of the Cross – Challenging Privilege: Arusha Call #11



The Way of the Cross – Challenging Privilege: Arusha Call #11

The World Council of Churches’ Conference on World Mission and Evangelism met in Arusha, Tanzania, in March 2018. From this meeting, the more than 1,000 participants, who were all regularly engaged in mission and evangelism, issued the Arusha Call to Discipleship. At our own national church General Synod in 2019, resolution A-129 was passed that […]

Residential Schools Apologies



Residential Schools Apologies

Residential Schools and Missing Indigenous Children Since the discovery of the remains of 215 children in unmarked graves at the Kamloops Indian Residential School, there have been questions about what the Anglican Church of Canada has done in response to the Calls to Action by the National Truth & Reconciliation Commission. There have also been […]

Missions Committee provides support throughout the pandemic



Missions Committee provides support throughout the pandemic

β€œServing God in mission, sharing Jesus with the world” is the mission statement of the Christ Church Cathedral Missions Committee. The committee works together with the Cathedral congregation to reflect the teachings of Jesus and the heartbeat of Christian history. The committee’s goals are to: raise awareness about mission work, prayerfully and financially support missionary […]

Variety show supporting Mary Sumner House



Variety show supporting Mary Sumner House

Mark your calendar for June 13th! The Cathedral Branch of Mothers’ Union is pleased to present ‘Prelude to Summer’, a variety show which will feature local talent including music, dance and a magic show! It will be held outside on the Cathedral ‘green’, Sunday, 13 June following 10:30 a.m. worship. View the program in the […]

Bishop and Chapter News – May 2021



Bishop and Chapter News – May 2021

Bishop and Chapter met 17 May 2021 by video conference with 10 of 14 members present. The Dean lead some discussion on an article entitled β€œManaging Resources – Part 1 Finances” (Nancy Davidge and Susan Elliott) from β€œVestry Papers” of the Episcopal Church Foundation. β€œhard questions and their corresponding answers are necessary and vital to […]

The Joy of Music



The Joy of Music

Throughout the pandemic, Christ Church Cathedral has been able to safely host a variety of musical performances, both public and private, under its COVID-19 operational plan. After months of small groups of singers and no corporate singing, it is a blessing to hear voices lifted high in worship once again. Under the current Yellow Phase […]

My Journey Here – David Edwards



My Journey Here – David Edwards

He is the Most Rev. David Edwards, bishop of the Diocese of Fredericton; and Metropolitan of the Province of Canada, which comes with the title of archbishop. But he’d really rather be known as David. How he got to New Brunswick is a winding story of God’s hand on his life that began in 1960… […]

Canadian Mothers’ Union Conference



Canadian Mothers’ Union Conference

The 2021 Canadian Mothers’ Union Virtual Conference will be held online 04-05 June. The theme of the free event is ‘Our God Is Still on the Move’ and it will feature a keynote address by Worldwide Mothers’ Union President Sheran Harper, guest speaker Bishop Bill Hockin, and a virtual banner parade. Originally scheduled to be […]

What’s difference all about?



What’s difference all about?

In 2 Corinthians 5 we read that God “has committed to us the message of reconciliation.” God has taken the initiative to bring us back into relationship with him. And he calls us to be reconciled reconcilers. Reconciliation is in the DNA of the disciple. Many of us feel that conviction to cross divides and […]

From the Dean – Why do I tithe?



From the Dean – Why do I tithe?

It’s not up to me to tell another what to do. I’ll always have fingers point at me suggesting that I’m the problem. It’s only when I decide that I am, in fact, β€œthe problem” or part of the solution that I’ll make a difference. What I can do is share what I do as […]

Commitment to Education in Belize



Commitment to Education in Belize

Christ Church Cathedral has a special relationship with the staff and students of St. Hilda’s Anglican School, an elementary school in the rural village of Georgeville. Two hundred children attend the school, ranging between kindergarten and grade 8. Cathedral teams have travelled to Belize five times: in 2005, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2018. Over 60 […]

Renewal of Vows and Blessing of Oils



Renewal of Vows and Blessing of Oils

Christ Church Cathedral easily holds 250, but on April 1, Maundy Thursday, about 30 people were present for the Renewal of Vows and Blessing of Oils. Archbishop David Edwards presided, with Dean Geoffrey Hall assisting. Cheryl Jacobs read the intersessions, while the Rev. Chris Tapera, new rector in the Parish of Bathurst, and Debbie Edwards […]

Climate Church – Climate World Book Study



Climate Church – Climate World Book Study

While we’ve been focused on the global pandemic for almost exactly a year now, the urgency of working on climate change has not diminished.Β  We should be putting as much effort into stopping that as we are into stopping the pandemic.Β  Climate change is more than a science issue, it’s a spiritual and moral issue […]

Prayer Network Continues Under New Leadership



Prayer Network Continues Under New Leadership

Award-winning author Philip Yancey writes that prayer stands as the place where God and human beings meet and relate. β€œWe’re supposed to be a praying people,” agrees Carolyn Howlett in recalling why she got involved in the prayer network at the cathedral. β€œWe’re on a daily walk with the Lord, and it’s important to listen, […]

Elm City String Quartet – Friday, 26 March 2021



Elm City String Quartet – Friday, 26 March 2021

We’re so pleased to host the Elm City String Quartet! The Elm City String Quartet performs at the beautiful Christ Church Cathedral, featuring works by Haydn, Borodin, and Shaw. The Elm City String Quartet returns to the beautiful Christ Church Cathedral for their first concert of 2021. Enjoy the charm of Haydn’s β€œLark” quartet, the […]

Pandemic Yellow Level at the Cathedral



Pandemic Yellow Level at the Cathedral

Zone 3 (Fredericton and area) is currently in the Yellow Level of the New Brunswick Pandemic Recovery Plan. In-person worship at the Cathedral continues and Memorial Hall is open to the public, both with restrictions. Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Monday to Friday. Pandemic precautions outlined in the latest revision of the […]

Parish Nurse Wanted



Parish Nurse Wanted

Parish Nurse for CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, FREDERICTON Β NB Permanent part-time position: 20 hours/ week with benefits Definition:Β  Parish nursing emphasizes the wholeness of body, mind and spirit rooted in the vision of Christ as Healer. A Parish Nurse is a registered nurse who practices holistic health for self, individuals and the community using nursing knowledge […]

Mothering Sunday – The Mothers’ Union



Mothering Sunday – The Mothers’ Union

Who is the Mothers’ Union? Mothers’ Union has over 4 million members world-wide spread across 84 countries. Members work together to solve challenges in their local communities. By helping to restore and strengthen relationships in families and communities, Mothers’ Union gives a sense of belonging and acceptance to the stigmatized and vulnerable. Visit the worldwide […]

Resource for Families and Children



Resource for Families and Children

Washington National Cathedral in the United States has assembled an educational resource for Lent and Easter, filled with family-friendly resources to celebrate the seasons. It answers some commonly asked questions, and includes prayers and activities to explore the stories and traditions that bind us together. Download the booklet  

Marvellous Macey – Caitlin Bangsund



Marvellous Macey – Caitlin Bangsund

The Delightful Days … From the review on A Mama’s Corner of the World – Marvellous Macey spotlight – Can you va va voom? Do you light up the room? Marvellous Macey does! She may not quite fit the mould, but she is living delightful days. Embrace Macey’s world of imagination and ability to love […]

Bishop McAllister College & Bishop McAllister Anglican Seminary, Rector’s Newsletter



Bishop McAllister College & Bishop McAllister Anglican Seminary, Rector’s Newsletter

Dear Friends, Greetings from all of us at Bishop McAllister College and Anglican Seminary! We reopened on January 18th with just under 200 students, the finalists in their respective sections. While we continue to face a few challenges, things are actually going quite well. We have received good news this past week. The Ministry of […]

Annual Congregational Meeting



Annual Congregational Meeting

2021 Annual Report (for 2020) The Annual Congregational Meeting will be held in the Cathedral on Sunday, 21 February at 11:45 a.m, following worship. A representative from each family in the congregation is urged to participate. Members of the congregation can participate in three ways: 1) Attend the meeting in-person. Please sign up separately for […]

Bishop and Chapter News – February 2021



Bishop and Chapter News – February 2021

Bishop and Chapter met 16 February 2021 by video conference with 11 of 14 members present. Guests Kendra Patrick (Bringloe Feeney LLP) and Tom Maston were welcomed. A faith conversation and discussion of the article β€œWe’re in the Innovation Business” (Dwight Zscheile) was postponed to the next meeting. Minutes of 18 January 2021 adopted. From […]

Rosa Macaulay – My Journey Here



Rosa Macaulay – My Journey Here

— by Gisele McKnight (NB Anglican) It’s been a long time since Rosa Macaulay’s been home, seen her brothers and sisters and revisited childhood memories in her hometown. It’s not that she doesn’t want to return. It’s that she can’t. Gang violence, government instability, severe shortages of basic goods, a poverty rate of 96 per […]

World Day of Prayer Video



World Day of Prayer Video

A World Day of Prayer video has been created to view at home and with small groups. It is based on the worship bulletin prepared by the women of Vanuatu and edited by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada. The one-hour video features a dance performed on the shores of New Brunswick, reflecting the theme […]

Our deep, essential ties to God and to one another – Arusha Call #7



Our deep, essential ties to God and to one another – Arusha Call #7

The World Council of Churches’ Conference on World Mission and Evangelism met in Arusha, Tanzania, in March 2018. From this meeting, the more than 1,000 participants, who were all regularly engaged in mission and evangelism, issued the Arusha Call to Discipleship. At our own national church General Synod in 2019, resolution A-129 was passed that […]

Local resource on Mothers’ Union website



Local resource on Mothers’ Union website

Cathedral Mothers’ Union member Susan Watson has created a 5 day devotional which acknowledges the struggles of the past months and the hope of God’s plan for us. This wonderful resource, available on the worldwide Mothers’ Union website, also includes space for you to observe gratitude daily. Visit Mothers’ Union Resources and scroll down to […]

Why a Health Ministry?



Why a Health Ministry?

by Isabel Cutler, former Parish Nurse of Christ Church Cathedral   In 2003 I held a meeting in the lounge and asked some health care professionals to attend to look at the possibility of starting a Cathedral health ministry. Thirty people attended to listen to what seemed a very unstructured dream, but from that meeting […]

Bishop and Chapter News – January 2021



Bishop and Chapter News – January 2021

Bishop and Chapter met 18 January 2021 by video conference with 11 of 14 members present. The Dean provided in advance an article β€œWhen the Mission Changes” (Dan Hotchkiss). Discussion included the value and necessity of our congregation understanding our true mission as God’s church and challenges in involving broad-based engagement. Minutes of 14 December […]

Pandemic Red Level at the Cathedral



Pandemic Red Level at the Cathedral

19 January 2021 Dear Friends, You’ll note that as of midnight tonight (Tuesday) the Province of New Brunswick announced that Zone 3 (Fredericton Region) is being moved to the Red Level of pandemic restriction. Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province’s chief medical officer of health, says Zones 1, 2, and 3 – Moncton, Saint John, and […]

Cathedral Faces – Chris Robinson



Cathedral Faces – Chris Robinson

Chris Robinson is a familiar face around the Cathedral. He loves serving any way he can at church: reading and leading prayers during services, serving as assistant Verger, singing in the choir, playing in the Praise band, assisting with the Youth Group, Alpha, and helping wherever needed. Chris is proud 6th generation Frederictonian.Β His Great(x6) Grandfather […]

CBC Interview: Challenges of outreach during a pandemic



CBC Interview: Challenges of outreach during a pandemic

The Cathedral’s Monday Outreach is a longstanding program which aims to provide comfort and support to individuals in our community who are financially disadvantaged. Dean Geoffrey Hall was recently interviewed about the program by Terry Seguin, host of CBC Information Morning. He was joined by Jane Blakely from St. Paul’s United Church and Lynn McKinnon […]

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 […]

Bishop and Chapter News – December 2020



Bishop and Chapter News – December 2020

Bishop and Chapter met 14 December 2020 by video conference with 11 of 14 members present. The Dean lead some reflection on β€œHow to Shine Your Light for Christ – So how exactly do you shine?” – practical tips. Members added additional insights. Minutes of 16 November 2020 were adopted. From the Dean β€’Β Β Cathedral Pandemic […]

Video Project – December 2020



Video Project – December 2020

Since March 2020 the Cathedral has provided a combination of video recording and live streaming Sunday worship. Live streaming Sunday and special worship events are well β€˜attended’ with the number of views this fall ranging between 50 and 75 per service. The November worship during Covid orange had 117 views and the fall ordination had […]

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 […]

Handcrafted gifts from the ‘Cathedral Matters’



Handcrafted gifts from the ‘Cathedral Matters’

The glass display case in the lobby of Memorial Hall once again contains beautiful artwork created by the Cathedral Matters Guild. The creations are available for purchase, with funds donated to the Cathedral Restoration Fund. To the members of the Cathedral Matters, rug hooking brings joy as well as fellowship. They welcome new members and […]

Blue Christmas 2020



Blue Christmas 2020

Join us at Christ Church Cathedral on Monday, 21 December, at 7:00 p.m. for a Blue Christmas. Visit the Cathedral Signup or contact the Cathedral office Monday to Friday, 9:00 – 12 Noon, to reserve your spot. The idea of a β€œBlue Christmas” may be new to you. Behind it is the intention to provide […]

Remembering Saint Hilda



Remembering Saint Hilda

November 18th was the Feast of Saint Hilda. Members of the Cathedral congregation will recognize Saint Hilda’s name, through our connection with St. Hilda’s Anglican School in Belize. Mission groups from Christ Church Cathedral have travelled to Belize five times: in 2005, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2018, and through these trips, bonds have been formed […]

Discerning the word of God in a busy world – Arusha Call #5



Discerning the word of God in a busy world – Arusha Call #5

The World Council of Churches’ Conference on World Mission and Evangelism met in Arusha, Tanzania, in March 2018. From this meeting, the more than 1,000 participants, who were all regularly engaged in mission and evangelism, issued the Arusha Call to Discipleship. We are called to discern the word of God in a world that communicates […]

Fun and Faith During a Pandemic



Fun and Faith During a Pandemic

On Sunday evenings in early fall, if you drove past the Cathedral around 8:00 p.m. you might have seen a group of teenagers, illuminated by light amidst the shadows, praying. In the midst of a worldwide health crisis, this spiritual balm was welcomed and embraced by members of the Cathedral Youth Group, casually referred to […]

2020 ADVENT-ure



2020 ADVENT-ure

  Download in PDF format With a new Church yearΒ  upon us! … Why not add something to your devotional life to mark a fresh start? Choose from the following list of diverse opportunities on the Advent weekdays to deepen your prayer or studyβ€”you’re encouraged to add at least one new ADVENT-ure to your schedule! […]

Bishop and Chapter News – November 2020



Bishop and Chapter News – November 2020

Bishop and Chapter met 16 November 2020 by video conference with 11 of 14 members present. The Dean lead reflection on an application of Matthew 25:31-40 , part of the Gospel for the following Sunday. Some related reflection on β€œPassing the Plate” (Smith/Emerson/Snell) regarding research on the top 4 reasons Christians do NOT give financially. […]

Organ Concert – 20 November 2020



Organ Concert – 20 November 2020

On Friday evening, 7:00 p.m., 20 November 2020, J. Thomas Gonder, Director of Music and Organist at Christ Church Cathedral will be in concert. Thomas recently played a concert at the cathedral of Notre Dame in Moncton and will reprise several of the selections from that concert at the Cathedral. There is no charge for […]

Tips about reading scripture in worship



Tips about reading scripture in worship

β€œThe way in which you read something can really change the way people hear it.” That’s a comment from The Rev. Chris Roth of the Anglican Diocese of Calgary who recently put together a half-hour You Tube video to discuss reading scripture in worship. He explains what is read and why during worship (Old Testament, […]

Holding on to Hope – Sunday, 01 November 2020



Holding on to Hope – Sunday, 01 November 2020

Leaders to join Presiding Bishop for ‘Holding on to Hope: A National Service for Healing and Wholeness’ On the eve of a historic election and in the midst of pandemic and racial reckoning, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will call Americans together for a live-streamed prayer service from Washington National Cathedral. The Holding on to Hope […]

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 […]

Farraline Place Fundraiser



Farraline Place Fundraiser

Although Farraline Place could not hold its annual fall fundraising gala dinner due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing work and caring of its residents has not been cancelled. The challenge is ongoing to make a home for low-to-modest income residents, and this particular year is more crucial than previous years. A virtual fundraiser was […]

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. β€œEucharist” means β€œthanksgiving.” In these days of the continuing worldwide pandemic, thanksgiving can be a challenge. Our lives have been changed. Our […]

Cathedral sexton needed – October 2020



Cathedral sexton needed – October 2020

Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton NB is seeking a Sexton. Reporting to the Dean of Fredericton and working with the Committee on Properties, the successful candidate will provide custodial (janitorial), cleaning, maintenance and oversight of both the Cathedral Church and the Cathedral Memorial Hall. The work involves maintaining assigned premises in a clean and orderly condition […]

Smart (er?) Stewardship



Smart (er?) Stewardship

Diocesan Stewardship Officer Mike Briggs writes in the October NB Anglican β€˜Work smarter not harder.’ How many of us have heard the above phrase in our working lives? It is an exhortation to use your time wisely so you can produce more with less effort and is typically well understood by everyone. Have you thought […]

Godly Play Resumes



Godly Play Resumes

Last week, the sounds of children’s voices were once again heard in our Formation Room, as Godly Play resumed for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared. Godly Play looks a little different these days. Participants need to reserve in advance using the Cathedral worship signup, and there is a maximum of 8 […]

Diocesan Fall 2020 Forum



Diocesan Fall 2020 Forum

The Diocese of Fredericton Fall Christian Forum, which usually takes place in Fredericton, will be held online, October 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Does Liberalism need Christianity? Liberalism owes a deep debt to Christianity, having grown out of Christian theological ideas and moral commitments. The talk will explore whether liberalism therefore may not be intelligible […]

Bishop and Chapter News – September 2020



Bishop and Chapter News – September 2020

Bishop and Chapter met 21 September 2020 by video conference with 11 of 14 members present. The Dean lead reflection on Gospel themes during the Season of Creation. Minutes of 15 June 2020 were adopted. Business Arising Worship refreshments – under current protocols not being considered Committee detailed budgets – two committees remaining Operational Plan […]

Yoga is back!



Yoga is back!

It was a long stretch (pun intended!) without yoga classes at Cathedral Memorial Hall. Thanks to the pandemic, the popular weekly classes ended abruptly on March 9th and finally resumed Sept. 21st. Parish nurse Kathleen Snow, who organizes this wellness activity, is pleased that the classes can finally resume although certain restrictions are necessary. β€œParticipants […]

Episcopal Church of Roatan / Nelson and Kara Ministry (September 2020 Update)



Episcopal Church of Roatan / Nelson and Kara Ministry (September 2020 Update)

RoatΓ‘n Update SeptemberΒ 2020 Date:Β September 23, 2020Author:Β Roatan Episcopal Church Ministry RoatΓ‘n Update September 2020 I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. (Philippians 1:3-5, NIV) We give all glory […]

New Horizons in Ministry – David and Mary Beth Alenskis



New Horizons in Ministry – David and Mary Beth Alenskis

Dear friends, family and supporters, Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! Many of you have been keeping up with us regularly over the last few months, as weΒ evacuated Belize, as weΒ continued ministering remotelyΒ with our congregations, schools and diocese in Belize, and as weΒ prayed urgently for our people thereΒ when cases began to climb […]

Kurt Schmidt – My Journey Here



Kurt Schmidt – My Journey Here

Had it not been for a conversation with a nun from Chicago, Kurt Schmidt might never had ended up in Fredericton. Between then and now, there were stops in Cape Breton, Tanzania, Tacoma, Halifax and Windsor, Nova Scotia. Kurt, 45, was raised a Roman Catholic in Littleton, just outside Denver, Colorado, and attended a Jesuit […]

Gospel themes study



Gospel themes study

SEASON OF CREATION 01 September – 04 October The theme of the Season of Creation 2020 is β€œJubilee for the Earth.” download a printable version The Jubilee year (Hebrew) – every fiftieth year – and the Sabbatical year – every seventh year – are Biblical commandments concerning ownership. Every seventh year, farmers are to let […]

Housing project delayed until 2021



Housing project delayed until 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unwelcome but unavoidable delay in construction of a three-unit, affordable housing project to be owned and operated by the cathedral. “The original plan was to grade the land on Albert Street and start construction last spring, so that three people would be able to move into supported housing this […]

Season of Creation 2020 – Jubilee for the Earth



Season of Creation 2020 – Jubilee for the Earth

Each year, the ecumenical steering committee that provides this Season of Creation Celebration Guide suggests a theme. The 2020 theme is Jubilee for the Earth. Climate change is a result of the intersection of greed, inequality and destruction of God’s earth. The theme of Jubilee for the Earth” reflects those three interlocking themes. Jubilee is […]

Office Administrator needed – September 2020



Office Administrator needed – September 2020

Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton NB is seeking an Office Administrator. Reporting to the Dean of Fredericton, the successful candidate will manage and execute office tasks in the Cathedral office. The Office Administrator will be a team player in coordinating communications facilitating worship and other ministries of the Cathedral with appropriate levels of confidentiality. We are […]

Online giving form now in house!



Online giving form now in house!

We’ve embedded our CanadaHelps donation form to better meet our needs of those of online givers. We haven’t changed the provider of this service but using the embedded form reduces our services charges which makes more of each donation reach us. Canada Helps charges 2.75% for processing. Check it out on Our Facebook page (GIVE […]

Thanks from PWRDF – March 2020



Thanks from PWRDF – March 2020

Christ Church Cathedral 168 Church St Fredericton NB   E3B 4C9 March 26, 2020 80 Hayden Street, Toronto ON  M4Y 3G2 866-308-7973  pwrdf. org Dear Friends of PWRDF, On behalf of the Board, staff and partners of The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), I would like to extend our thanks for the recent generous […]

A message from Bishop David Edwards



A message from Bishop David Edwards

July 21, 2020 Dear friend in Christ, COVID-19 has had devastating effects which, unfortunately, have had an impact on our diocesan fundraising campaign to buy and equip a mobile medical clinic for our companion diocese in Ho, Ghana. What began in early 2020 as a solid plan to fundraise here and access Rotary Club funding […]

Episcopal Church of Roatan / Nelson and Kara Ministry (July 2020 Update)



Episcopal Church of Roatan / Nelson and Kara Ministry (July 2020 Update)

Roatan Update July 2020 Date: June 29, 2020Author: Roatan Episcopal Church Ministry Roatán Update July 2020 I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. (Philippians 1:3-5, NIV) We give all glory […]

Bishop McAllister College – 2019 in review



Bishop McAllister College – 2019 in review

2019 In Retrospect -An Incredible Year for Progress! (July 16th, 2020) “To God Be The Glory!” While 2020 may not have turned out to be the year we anticipated, much was accomplished in 2019, for which we are greatly appreciative. While the Library was our biggest accomplishment, much progress was made in other areas. The […]

Investment Committee members



Investment Committee members

The Diocesan Synod Finance Committee is looking for people with a keen interest in investments to serve on its Investment Sub-committee.Β  The committee monitors the Diocesan Consolidated Investment Fund (DCIF) and working with its portfolio manager offers advice and recommendation to the Finance Committee regarding these funds. Given the importance of investment income to the […]

Pandemic – How did we do?



Pandemic – How did we do?

Following an extraordinary time for everyone caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the church too was struggling, and continues to struggle, with new ways of doing what we do. Even in the midst of a society lockdown, there is even more need for ministry, need for worship, need for communication. At Christ Church Cathedral, with the […]

Calithumpians – Summer 2020



Calithumpians – Summer 2020

Summer Theatre Fredericton Outdoor Summer Theatre (FrOST) FrOST is the umbrella term for our summer season offerings in downtown Fredericton. We have been performing in Fredericton’s Historic Garrison District for over 35Β years! FrOST usually runs two complementary museum theatre programs: The Calithumpians, who provide live outdoor theatre in Officers’ Square, and The Fredericton Fencibles, who […]

ACC to move from Parasource to new e-store



ACC to move from Parasource to new e-store

Anglican Church of Canada to move from Parasource to new e-store – The Anglican Church of Canada This summer, the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada (ACC) will switch its publications distributor from Parasource Marketing & Distribution (Parasource) to a vendor based in Kanata, Ontario. A new e-store will launch on August 4, […]

Ho Mobile Medical Clinic Project



Ho Mobile Medical Clinic Project

Psalm 46 begins with the words β€œGod is our refuge and strength.Β  A very present help in trouble”. We are living in a different world than we were a few months ago.Β  I am writing this letter to you today to ask for your careful prayer and consideration regarding the Mobile Medical Van Project in […]

Sunday Worship begins 05 July



Sunday Worship begins 05 July

Christ Church Cathedral is thankful to God for the opportunity to hold in-person worship once again. We’ll be celebrating the Holy Eucharist at 8 and 10:30 am this Sunday. At the outset, your participation is completely at your discretion. If you are uncomfortable with attendance, please do not feel apologetic. We will be doing our […]

Back to volunteering at the Community Kitchen



Back to volunteering at the Community Kitchen

While the Cathedral teams’ regular Saturday volunteer shifts at the Community Kitchen have not yet resumed, Cheryl and Peter Jacobs have begun volunteering for a weekly shift, and they shared this reflection. After three months of missing our every 4th Saturday evening shift at the Fredericton Community Kitchen due to the restriction of volunteers during […]

Beginning in-person worship



Beginning in-person worship

Beginning in-person worship Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton NB 19 June 2020 A joke has gone somewhat β€œviral” on social media in Christian circles over the last few weeks. The Dean’s version follows. A young Christian man, relatively new to the faith, was approached by the β€œfather of lies,” Satan himself, just after the onset of […]

Bishop and Chapter News – June 2020



Bishop and Chapter News – June 2020

Bishop and Chapter met 15 June 2020 by video conference with 11 of 14 members present. The Dean lead a devotional (Get Moving! β€œIn the matter of drudgery,”) by Oswald Chambers with associated scripture. Minutes of 20 April 2020 were adopted. Business Arising 10 am refreshments (Worship and Hospitality) – no development Project 2045 – […]

And when can we return?



And when can we return?

Someone recently asked a church member when they expected their church to “re-open.” They responded with, “I didn’t know it was closed!” Just because doors of a building are locked doesn’t mean we’re closed. Over the days of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been forcefully reminded that “the Church” is not the building. “The response […]

Cathedral Faces – Fran Miles



Cathedral Faces – Fran Miles

Fran and I recently spent a very enjoyable hour on lawn chairs on the Cathedral green chatting about her life, and plans after her retirement in June. Fran has been our office administrator for the last eighteen years, and has helped to hold the Cathedral family together with her quiet efficiency and caring. Fran grew […]

On not singing the Lord’s song



On not singing the Lord’s song

On not singing the Lord’s song – Anglican Journal It was the story of a community choir rehearsal in Mount Vernon, Washington, that sent shockwaves through the choral community. Sixty-one members of the choir met for their rehearsal on March 10, 2020, as they had every Tuesday: one of the choristers had experienced cold-like symptoms […]

Bishop and Chapter News – May 2020



Bishop and Chapter News – May 2020

Bishop and Chapter met 20 April 2020 by video conference with 11 of 14 members present. The Dean shared chapter summaries from β€œGod Is Indestructible: 12 Responses to the Relevance Crisis of Christianity” (Christian Schwarz -Natural Church Development). One of the most common claims is that Christianity has become β€œirrelevant.” Invitation to virtual group study […]

Guide for 10 days of prayer – Thy Kingdom Come – 21-31 May 2020



Guide for 10 days of prayer – Thy Kingdom Come – 21-31 May 2020

Daily Office Readings | Daily Short Readings | Daily Prayer Intentions Readings on Discipleship and Evangelism | God Is Indestructible View / download in PDF DAILY OFFICE READINGS to be used at Morning and Evening Prayer Thursday (21 May) Ascension of the Lord Morning Psalm 8, 47; Ezekiel 1:1–14, 24–28b; Hebrews 2:5–18 Evening Psalm 24, […]

Read along with the Dean – 21-30 May 2020



Read along with the Dean – 21-30 May 2020

12 Responses to the Relevance Crisis of Christianity Table of Contents with Chapter Summaries   WHO Christian Schwarz is the leader of Natural Church Development, now a worldwide organization offering tools to help Christian church congregations toward greater health β€œnaturally.” WHAT and WHEN On weekdays, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., during Thy Kingdom Come (Thursday, […]

Join us for God Is Indestructible



Join us for God Is Indestructible

God Is Indestructible 12 Responses to the Relevance Crisis of Christianity Christian A. Schwarz Daily studies with the Dean Weekdays at 4:00 p.m., during Thy Kingdom Come (21-31 May 2020) New research from churches in eighty-six countries around the world reveals that, throughout the last few years, there have been dramatic shifts in Christianity. In […]

Paul Jeffries – Bishop McAllister School Uganda May 2020 Update



Paul Jeffries – Bishop McAllister School Uganda May 2020 Update

Rectors Newsletter May 6th, 2020 Rectors Newsletter May 6th, 2020 Dear Friends, Greetings from Uganda! A quick update from the school. First of all, thank you so much for all your inquiries and prayers for our well being. I’m happy to report we are all fine. All schools were closed almost 7 weeks ago, and […]

Cathedral Connections Issue #6



Cathedral Connections Issue #6

A newsletter project of the Bishop and Chapter Communications Committee begun during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis to share information and stories about members of Christ Church Cathedral and others. Issue #6 (18 December 2020) Issue # 5 (06 November 2020) Issue # 4 (11 June 2020) Issue # 3 (04 May 2020) Issue # 2 […]

Health Ministry is Active and on the Go – April 2020



Health Ministry is Active and on the Go – April 2020

The Cathedral Health Ministry Team has been active and on the go, supporting those isolated or in need by taking meals to them, bringing homemade cookies to their doors, and delivering Easter cards and hot cross buns last weekend. We have assisted in other ways such as purchasing groceries for parishioners, picking up needed medications […]

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 β€œobserve 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 […]

Cathedral Faces – Dalton and Sheila London



Cathedral Faces – Dalton and Sheila London

Dalton and Sheila London are familiar faces around the Cathedral.Β  Both participate in the choir, Sunday readings, and in Charis groups.Β  Dalton is also a member of the Religious and Spiritual Care Department at the DECH, takes communion to shut-ins, is a eucharistic assistant, commissioned by the Bishop, and presides over Evening Prayer on Mondays.Β  […]

Bishop and Chapter News (April 2020)



Bishop and Chapter News (April 2020)

Bishop and Chapter met 02 April 2020 by video conference. While communication among members has been frequent this was its first formal meeting since February. 12 of 14 members were present including newest member Victoria Hachey. Business Arising Approval of February minutes deferred. Recommendations pending re coffee time for 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship, Restoration Fund […]

Tea and Talk



Tea and Talk

Mother Nature seemed determined to keep our first Thursday Medley Tea at bay as we began the New Year. Storm followed storm in January, and while setting up for the Valentine’s Tea on February 6th, the weather, once again, was looking iffy. But clearly the regular attendees were not about to allow snow flurries to […]

Yoga missing? Missing yoga!



Yoga missing? Missing yoga!

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the rhythm of daily life, piling unwelcome stress onto most people. Yoga is one of many ways to cope with that problem. β€œI got out my yoga mat and went through a stretching routine similar to the one our instructor, Tammy Blyth, uses,” said Sally Dibblee, who regularly attends Tammy’s […]

Why not connect with virtual TaizΓ©?



Why not connect with virtual TaizΓ©?

The article below, originally written in April 2020, gives a sneak peek into an online TaizΓ© 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: β€œTry 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 […]

Dean’s Pastoral Letter – 19 March 2020



Dean’s Pastoral Letter – 19 March 2020

Christ Church Cathedral β€œclosed” until further notice “Closed” is such an unpleasant prospect? In light of the Province-wide β€œState 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 […]

Bishop’s Pastoral – 18 March 2020



Bishop’s Pastoral – 18 March 2020

Pastoral message from Bishop David Rejoiceβ€―in the Lord always; again, I will say, Rejoice.β€―Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near.β€―Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.β€―β€―And the peace of God, which surpasses all…

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

From our parish nurse – hands up



From our parish nurse – hands up

Hands up for common sense! Just a few words on the coronavirus for our Cathedral community. There has been much hype in the media, and more each day as the coronavirus spreads in many countries around the world. In Canada, we have not had the high number of cases that are occurring in other countries, […]

New Music Department Project at Bishop McAllister College in Uganda



New Music Department Project at Bishop McAllister College in Uganda

Message from Rev. Canon Paul Jeffries at Bishop McAllister College in Uganda: As we prepare new site for construction (as well as harvest timbers), we were joined today by Chairman of BOG Lay Canon Freedom James and my long time friend and colleague, Rev. Canon Caleb Twinamatsiko, former Headteacher of Bishop McAllister College to break […]

Faith Alive! Deep Dive



Faith Alive! Deep Dive

Some are asking: What is a “Faith Alive! Deep Dive?” Faith Alive! is our Cathedral programme of preparation for confirmation, reaffirmation of faith or reception into the Anglican Church. Both “classes” and “sessions” with participants and their mentors comprise the programme content. Specifically, the classes are opportunities when all meet on a Wednesday evening for […]

Reflections on decline – Cheryl Jacobs



Reflections on decline – Cheryl Jacobs

I will admit that I often just skim through the Anglican Journal when it arrives – reading the article titles and picture captions, and perhaps the letters to the editor to get a sense of the national temperature.Β  It is also often the case, that as a member of the bishop and synod staff, that […]

Lenten Studies 2020



Lenten Studies 2020

During the Season of Lent, all members of the Cathedral congregation are encouraged to take part in small group study or reflection. The 40 days of Lent are an excellent time to take on a discipline of deeper reflection on the Christian life, growing personally in discipleship as well as helping us grow as a […]

What is the World Day of Prayer?



What is the World Day of Prayer?

The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement which brings Christians of many traditions together to observe a common day of prayer each year. Through preparation and participation in the worship service, we can learn how our sisters of other countries, languages and cultures understand the Biblical passages in their context. We can […]

Christianity Through a Worldview Lens – February 2020



Christianity Through a Worldview Lens – February 2020

Dr. John Valk presented “Christianity Through a Worldview Lens” in Fredericton on 11 and 12 February 2020. A “Christian forum” organized by the Spiritual Development Team of the Diocesan Council of the Diocese of Fredericton, John delivered a comprehensive overview which serves to describe the challenges of Christianity (and other religious faiths) in a post-modern […]

Project 2045 Final Report



Project 2045 Final Report

Our task force was formed last spring to develop recommendations that would lead to important and farreaching decisions respecting the future of the Cathedral and Memorial Hall in relation to the congregation’s worship, ministry, fellowship and operational needs. As our congregation looks ahead to 2045 – the 200th anniversary of the date the Cathedral’s cornerstone […]

Report of the Dean of Fredericton for 2019



Report of the Dean of Fredericton for 2019

Each year I intentionally wait to see a majority of the report offerings for our Annual before I put pen to paper. That’s not just procrastination, but perhaps keeps me from simply reiterating much of what is already being said – and said quite well, I might add! Thanks to all who took the time […]

Bishop and Chapter News – February 2020



Bishop and Chapter News – February 2020

Bishop and Chapter met on Monday, 10 February 2020 with ten of a usual twelve members present. Minutes of the 13 January 2020 meeting were adopted with agreed corrections. A faith conversation reflected on a devotional from My Utmost For His Highest (Oswald Chambers) – β€œAre You Exhausted Spiritually?” β€œHave you delivered yourself over to […]

2020 Coldest Night of the Year



2020 Coldest Night of the Year

It’s cold out there! The Coldest Night of the Year is on Saturday, February 22, 2020. CNOY is a family-friendly national walk-a-thon that helps you raise funds for charities that serve hungry, homeless and hurting people in your town, and in 136 communities across Canada. Christ Church Cathedral Team (Faith Alive! + Cathedral) is gearing […]

Housing First at the Cathedral



Housing First at the Cathedral

If all goes well, three homeless people will have roofs over their heads this summer in a three-unit townhouse owned by Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton. Penny Ericson, chair of the cathedral’s Outreach Committee, said the Cathedral’s project on Albert Street and a four-unit townhouse on Jaffrey Street, owned by Smythe Street Church, were approved […]

Housing First Update – 26 January 2020



Housing First Update – 26 January 2020

Housing First is an international initiative that has successfully helped the homeless. The traditional model for years has been to provide treatment first and then to find housing for the individual. The current model is to provide safe housing first and then provide the professional help that will assist them to address problems they have […]

We got mail!



We got mail!

The Dean of the Diocese of Caledonia recently sent a card to the Dean of Fredericton and the congregation of Christ Church Cathedral. The Cathedral Church of St. Andrew is in Prince Rupert BC.

Mission to Ho 2020



Mission to Ho 2020

Lillian Ketch (Cathedral), Cheryl Jacobs (Cathedral) and Robert Griffin (Parish of Grand Mann) departed Fredericton on 12 January 2020 for the Diocese of Fredericton’s Companion Diocese of Ho in Ghana. Daily logs will be here as they are made available. The Dean of Fredericton offered prayer on Sunday, 13 January Gracious God, your Son before […]

Bishop and Chapter News – January 2020



Bishop and Chapter News – January 2020

Bishop and Chapter met on Monday, 13 January 2010 with eleven of a usual twelve members present. Minutes of the 16 December 2019 meeting were adopted as circulated. The Dean offered some commentary on the January Anglican Journal coverage of the recent statistical report delivered to the Council of General Synod. Some brief discussion about […]

Christmas Memories



Christmas Memories

Christmas comes gradually to our houseβ€”gradually and somewhat gently. Of course, it wasn’t always like that. When I was a child, Christmas arrived suddenly! It came on Christmas morning when we got out of bed and after opening the living room door, found that the room had been magically transformed with a fully decorated tree. […]

The Magic of Christmas Past



The Magic of Christmas Past

They say that the heart always comes home for Christmas and perhaps that is why so many memories of Christmas’s past seem to fill our minds at this special time of the year. We’ve been asking congregation members to share some of their special Christmas memories with us. Here’s what the attendees of the December […]

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 […]

Bishop McAllister College and Anglican Seminary Library is Complete!



Bishop McAllister College and Anglican Seminary Library is Complete!

Here is a picture of the completed library project at Bishop McAllister College and Anglican Seminary in Uganda. This wonderful message celebrating the school was also shared recently by Rev. Paul Jeffries:  Over 2000 orphans and less privileged Ugandans have gone through this hill without paying a coin. They enter when all they have is […]

Housing First – United Way Central NB



Housing First – United Way Central NB

Great news! — Approved zoning applications for TWO new developments for Housing First in our community. Many years and many partners in the making, these 7 units are another important step toward our goal of building 40 units of housing to foster safety and inclusion for people who have endured chronic homelessness in our community. […]

Soup’s On Luncheon (24 November 2019)



Soup’s On Luncheon (24 November 2019)

Hello Everyone! This note of thanks is sent to you on behalf of the Welcoming and Hospitality Committee for volunteering your time and/or for the many food donations that made our Reign of Christ congregation luncheon such a wonderful event! The hall was set for 120. We only had a few vacant seats so I […]

Housing First Cathedral project update – November 2019



Housing First Cathedral project update – November 2019

Housing First project taking shape November 2019 update If all goes well, three homeless people will have roofs over their heads next summer in a three-unit townhouse owned by Christ Church Cathedral. Penny Ericson, chair of the cathedral’s Outreach Committee, said the cathedral’s project on Albert Street and a four-unit townhouse on Jaffrey Street, owned […]

2019 Out of the Cold



2019 Out of the Cold

19 December UPDATE – The new shelter is open at 332 Brunswick Street with 20-30 beds and they still need many items to function this winter. Donations to Wilmot United Church, Monday to Saturday 10 am-1 pm. An up to date list of needs is posted at the back of the Cathedral. Former and new […]

Growing in Giving – top ten truths



Growing in Giving – top ten truths

4. Top Ten Truths About Biblical Giving 1. The Tithe Is the First 10 Percent “Set apart a tithe of all the yield of your seed that is brought in yearly from the field.” (Deuteronomy 14:22) Few of us bring in a yield from the field these days. But a “yield” we do possess. Wondering […]

Mothers’ Union – 120 Years of Faith in Action – HOPE



Mothers’ Union – 120 Years of Faith in Action – HOPE

Be Proactive, Take initiative and Act with Integrity – PTAI. This was the message from the Rev. Michael Elliott at the Church of the Holy Spirit in the Portmore Deanery in Cumberland, Jamaica. Alice Kennedy, Lilian Ketch, and I were recently invited to attend the 120th Anniversary of the Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of […]

2019 PWRDF World of Gifts



2019 PWRDF World of Gifts

Welcome to PWRDF’s 2019 World of Gifts. The items in this guide have been selected based on the needs of people participating in the many programs supported by PWRDF. Whether it be clean water, climate adaptation and food security, health or Indigenous programs, your gift is an opportunity to make a world of difference.

2019 Confirmation, Reaffirmation, Reception



2019 Confirmation, Reaffirmation, Reception

The page for Faith Alive participants. You’re welcome to view the material with the password “faithalive.”   Rebranded for 2019-2020! Faith Alive! We began on 27 November with training for mentors and parents. The first “class” was Wednesday, 04 December beginning with supper at 5:30 p.m.. A schedule of classes and sessions is available on […]

Community Kitchen volunteers needed



Community Kitchen volunteers needed

Volunteers needed in 2020 Can you spare a little time to help at the Fredericton Community Kitchen? Christ Church Cathedral supplies teams of volunteers who work at the kitchen on Saturdays year-round to help the cook at supper time. Duties include serving food, doing dishes, and cleaning up after the evening meal. The time commitment […]

Growing in Giving 2019 What is a Tithing “demonstration” Sunday?



Growing in Giving 2019 What is a Tithing “demonstration” Sunday?

What is a Tithing Sunday? Many church congregations have found value in creating an opportunity to physically see and experience what tithing would mean for the church community and its individual members. You’ll remember the Chair of our Stewardship Team, Mike Toole, talked about a stewardship initiative this Fall at Christ Church Cathedral. During the […]

Anglican Cathedral Musician Opportunity



Anglican Cathedral Musician Opportunity

Christ Church Cathedral, in the Anglican Diocese of Fredericton, is seeking an experienced half-time Director of Music to continue its program facilitating a balance of vibrant traditional and contemporary Anglican worship. As the Cathedral is a centre of excellence in the musical arts in the community of Fredericton, New Brunswick, an RCCO level five or […]

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 […]

Growing in Giving 2019 – A Giving FAQ



Growing in Giving 2019 – A Giving FAQ

1. A Giving FAQ What about stewardship? What is stewardship and why is giving important? God is the source of all we have. Making a portion of what God has given in time, talent and treasure is pleasing to God. Stewardship refers especially to the teaching of Jesus where the steward is the one who […]

2019 Friends of St. Hilda’s Scholarship Recipient



2019 Friends of St. Hilda’s Scholarship Recipient

The following is the application letter from our newest Belize scholarship recipient, Gian Myvette: Dear Friends of St. Hilda’s: Greetings from my beautiful village of Georgeville. On June 25, 2019, I completed my first milestone by successfully having passed the primary school examinations culminating with 8 years of primary school at St’ Hilda’s in Georgeville. […]

In Memoriam – David Drinkell



In Memoriam – David Drinkell

The church family at Christ Church Cathedral continues to mourn the death of organist and director music David Drinkell. Notes of sympathy and condolences, literally from all over the world, continue to flow in. David was very well known and regarded in the music community. Among the communications are those from Brunswick Street Baptist Church, […]

Bishop and Chapter News – September 2019



Bishop and Chapter met on Monday, 16 September 2019 with ten of a usual twelve members present. Minutes of the 17 June were adopted with two explanatory addenda. The Dean led a brief conversation on the article β€œHow I lead from the middle” by Natasha Jamison Gadson (Faith and Leadership). Correspondence – letter of thanks […]

2019 Spring and Summer Updates from Bishop McAllister College and Anglican Seminary in Uganda



2019 Spring and Summer Updates from Bishop McAllister College and Anglican Seminary in Uganda

There has been a lot going on at Bishop McAllister College since our last update from Rev. Paul Jeffries in March, 2019. There has been great progress on our new library! Anticipate completion of construction October 2019! To God be the Glory! Samples of future library furniture completed! It has been 15 years since began […]

Episcopal Church of Roatan (Nelson and Kara Ministry) August 2019 Update



Episcopal Church of Roatan (Nelson and Kara Ministry) August 2019 Update

August Update 2019 Please continue to pray for: For our 6th Anniversary this 24th and 25th of August 19, Safe travel for Proclaim  Band coming from Tegucigalpa to help us worship. Continued and stable financial support for the next three years as we continue to serve the Lord on Roatán, Honduras. The ongoing construction in […]

Music Monthly – September 2019



Music Monthly – September 2019

1 September 2019 – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BAS) Cantate Domino – Pitoni Missa Secunda – Hassler Psalm 81:1, 10-16 O sing joyfully – Batten 631, 319, 10, 60, 306 Homage to Perotin – Roberts 8 September 2019 – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost 10.30: Eucharist on the Green (BAS) Fredericton Missa Brevis […]

Season of Creation 2019 Scripture Notes



Season of Creation 2019 Scripture Notes

The Sundays during the Season of Creation, 01 September – 04 October 2019 will help us to focus on this year’s theme: β€œThe Web of Life.” 01 September | 08 September | 15 September | 22 September | 29 September Sunday, 01 September 2019 Jeremiah 2:4-13The passage speaks of God protecting Israel during their wandering […]

Thomas Gonder in Concert August 3rd



Thomas Gonder in Concert August 3rd

Saturday 3 August 2019 7.30pm Marche Nuptiale – J. Thomas D. Gonder Mouvement – Jean Berveiller Toccata and Fugue “Dorian” – J. S. Bach Fugue pour St. Sulpice – David Briggs Marche Episcopale – David Briggs Prelude in e – Gerald Bales Scherzetto – Joseph Jongen Acclamations Carolingiennes – Jean Langlais Ezpata Dantza – Naji […]

Music Monthly – August 2019



Music Monthly – August 2019

4 August – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BAS) Addington Service – Shephard Psalm 107:1-9, 43 Ave verum corpus – Elgar 7, 116, 375, 497, 576 Extemporisation – Gonder Organist: Thomas Gonder 11 August – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BCP) Missa l’hora passa – Viadana Psalm 50:1-8, 23-24 Lead me, […]

Music Monthly – July 2019



Music Monthly – July 2019

7 July 2019 – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BAS) O come, ye servants of the Lord – Tye Missa Secunda – Hassler Psalm 30 Christ hath a garden – Drinkell 5, 586, 345, 385, 598 Toccata – Dubois 14 July 2019 – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BCP) Give almes […]

Cutler Notes – 14 September 2019



Cutler Notes – 14 September 2019

September 2019 Dear Friends, Nathan and I wanted to be able to say a few words to you as we all settle into Fall and many new beginnings for us all Thank you to Geoff for accepting this for the web page. First of all WE MISS YOU! Β We spent thirty wonderful years in Fredericton […]

Statements to General Synod 2019



Statements to General Synod 2019

Deliberations of the proposed changes to Canon XXI on marriage were spirited and difficult. Being a change in worship, doctrine or procedure, a two-thirds majority in the three “houses” of Synod at two consecutive Synods is required. The question, when called, was carried in both the House of the Laity and the House of the […]

Congratulations Anique!



Congratulations Anique!

We are very proud to announce that our scholarship student, Anique Hernandez, has graduated from high school in Belize. Congratulations Anique! Graduation benediction prayer May God’s blessing follow you as you find new journeys to travel. May you walk safely along the pathways of your dreams. May his gentle hand guide the decisions you will […]

Message from Indira Spain in Belize



Message from Indira Spain in Belize

My Dearest Friends in Canada: I write with a full, joyful and grateful heart to inform you of Anique’s successful completion of high school.  I received her results on May 23 and finally got the opportunity to sit and share my happiness with you today.  I am sure you have been awaiting this very good […]

Giving Policy at Christ Church Cathedral



Giving Policy at Christ Church Cathedral

Perhaps the first question that will be asked: “Why does Christ Church Cathedral need a giving policy?” Every organization with the privilege of being considered a registered charity needs a giving policy. The Canadian Revenue Agency grants charitable status to organizations that meet very strict requirements. Churches, at least at the moment, are among them. […]

Why we do what we do – the Anglican Communion



Why we do what we do – the Anglican Communion

What is the Anglican Communion? The Anglican Communion is one of the world’s largest Christian communities. It has tens of millions of members in more than 165 countries around the globe. Anglicanism is one of the traditions or expressions of Christian faith. Others include Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran and Baptist. The Communion is organised […]

General Synod meets in July 2019



General Synod meets in July 2019

Did you know that beyond the highly visible issues being considered at General Synod this year are many more less visible but significant ones? Some of these are the resulting reports from the enormous body of work done over several years in many areas of church life. Response to the β€œIona Report” is progress towards […]

The problem with plastic



The problem with plastic

The General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada in 2019 will consider a motion to encourage Anglicans across the country to both curtail purchase of and, reduce reliance on, single use plastics. The proposed motion includes developing resources to assist local efforts to those ends. Plastic products are produced from oil, a non-renewable resource. […]

Season of Creation 2019



Season of Creation 2019

Are you concerned about the environment? Climate change? Caring for God’s good earth? You should be! The Season of Creation is now recognized by Christians worldwide, highlighting our stewardship responsibility to protect God’s most precious gifts. The Five Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion (#5) and the Anglican Church of Canada’s Baptismal Covenant, name […]

2019 Fall start up dates



2019 Fall start up dates

Christ Church Cathedral Fall 2019 Start-ups Most activities and programmes at the Cathedral take a summer break. Here is at least some of what should be happening in the Fall of 2019 Guild of St. Joseph (1st Tuesday) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuesday, 03 September […]

Music Monthly – June 2019



Music Monthly – June 2019

June 2 2019 – Sunday after the Ascension – Jerusalem Sunday 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BAS) God is gone up – Croft Missa Brevis III – Willan Psalm 97 O pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Blow 247(206), 388(433), 497, 515 Exurgat Deus – Hurford 4.00: Choral Evensong (BCP) Ayleward Responses Psalms 19 and 46 […]

Episcopal Church of Roatan (Nelson and Kara Ministry) May 2019 Update



Episcopal Church of Roatan (Nelson and Kara Ministry) May 2019 Update

May Update 2019 Please continue to pray for: Continued and stable financial support for the next three years as we continue to serve the Lord on Roatán, Honduras. The ongoing construction in Coxen Hole. Pray for the remaining installation stages: Cement concrete for the floor and ceramic tiles. Our congregations: St. Peter by the Sea […]

Matt Allen’s May 2019 IVCF Newsletter



Matt Allen’s May 2019 IVCF Newsletter

Β One of the challenges that we face in the ministry in Martinique is that in the evening it can be difficult to gather students from all across the island. After sunset (6:30 pm) most of the public transportation stops and so many students do not have access to transportation to attend our evening events.

Thy Kingdom Come – 30 May – 09 June



Thy Kingdom Come – 30 May – 09 June

This something we can do “together!” Get the mobile app. Download on Google Play or the Apple App Store. At Christ Church Cathedral, there are several opportunities to become involved. A Guide to 10 Days of Prayer is available to help you focus. Join in by: 1. Coming to worship on the evening of the […]

The ministry of deacon: servant ministry of the whole church



The ministry of deacon: servant ministry of the whole church

The Anglican Church officially recognizes three orders of ministry: bishop, priest and deacon. These β€œordered” ministries each have their own function and character. Bishops are called to be the β€œoverseer” in the diocese. Priests are called to β€œsacramental, preaching and teaching” ministries. Deacons are called to personify the servant church in the secular world. Perhaps […]

It starts with a warm-up



It starts with a warm-up

β€œOkay everybody. On your feet. Let’s do a little warm-up, shall we?” And with that, 45 self-professed I-can’t-sing singers rise to their feet to follow Christ Church Cathedral’s director of music, David Drinkell, as he has them shake out their hands, relax their necks, suck in their guts, and lower their shoulders. Then comes the […]

Bishop and Chapter News – May 2019



Bishop and Chapter News – May 2019

Bishop and Chapter met on Monday, 13 May 2019 with eleven of a usual twelve members present. Minutes of the 18 March meeting were adopted. The Chapter read the Gospel for the coming Sunday (Easter 5 – John 13:31–35) and briefly discussed the mystery and miracle of resurrection. Business Arising β€’Β  Committee work plans – […]

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 presentΒ  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 […]

The Sacrament of Holy Unction



The Sacrament of Holy Unction

Holy Unction There are seven Sacraments recognized in the Anglican Church. Two are referred to as β€œGospel” or β€œGreater” sacraments, the other five, of which Unction is one, as β€œLesser” sacraments. All operate according to the Book of Common Prayer definition: β€œa sacrament is an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace.” […]

Episcopal Church of Roatan (Nelson and Kara Ministry) April 2019 Update



Episcopal Church of Roatan (Nelson and Kara Ministry) April 2019 Update

Please continue to pray for: Continued and stable financial support for the next three years as we continue to serve the Lord on Roatán, Honduras. The ongoing construction in Coxen Hole. Pray for the remaining installation stages: Cement concrete for the floor and ceramic tiles. Our congregations: St. Peter by the Sea in Brick Bay, […]

Music Monthly – May 2019



Music Monthly – May 2019

5 May – Third Sunday of Easter 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BAS) Let us worship and fall down – Willan Missa Secunda – Hassler Psalm 30 Exsultate justi – Viadana 217, 432, 337, 61, 438 Dance Suite (1st movement) – Ridout 4.00: Choral Evensong (BCP) Smith Responses Psalms 114 and 115 Sumsion in G Blessed be […]

Music Monthly – April 2019



Music Monthly – April 2019

Sunday 7 April 2019 – Fifth Sunday in Lent 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BAS) O come, ye servants of the Lord – Tye Mass of St. Denis – Cabena Psalm 126 Tantum ergo sacramentum – SΓ©verac 2, 345, 621, 569, 377 Toccata Deo gratias – R.K. Biggs 4.00: Evensong for the Guild of St. Joseph (BCP) […]

What is Tenebrae?



What is Tenebrae?

On Wednesday of Holy Week, we’ll once again add Tenebrae to the wide selection of worship opportunities made available during perhaps the most solomn week of the Church year. The great three days (Eve of Good Friday or Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Day) are known as “the triduum.” An enormous amount […]

What is the Anglican Foundation of Canada?



What is the Anglican Foundation of Canada?

The Anglican Foundation of Canada may be one of the Canadian Anglican church’s best kept secrets. The Foundation supports Canadian Anglican ministry across Canada by way of the generosity of Anglicans both past and present. “‘Us’ and ‘them’ language is difficult to apply to the Anglican Foundation,” says the Diocese of Fredericton‘s representative Clyde Spinney. […]

Mothers’ Union considers disturbing topic



Mothers’ Union considers disturbing topic

At a recent meeting of Mothers’ Union, the topic of discussion was deeply disturbing but extraordinarily eye opening! Shara Golden, the guest speaker, has been a Mother’s Union member since 1991 and has served on the National Executive. Last year, she was appointed by the World Wide Mothers Union to be one of six women […]

Lenten Study 2019



Lenten Study 2019

During the Season of Lent, all members of the Cathedral congregation are encouraged to take part in small group study. If only another time is possible for you, do contact a leader and we’ll do our best, within given restraints, to adjust the schedule. ❒ Charis Group ongoing study – Mondays 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. […]

Kathleen Snow commissioned to MU Board



Kathleen Snow commissioned to MU Board

Mothers’ Union: One of Anglican Communion’s greatest gifts to worldwide Church – Abp Welby The Archbishop of Canterbury, has praised the “unique and extraordinary” work of the Mothers’ Union, as he commissioned the international Anglican mission agency’s new Worldwide President, Sheran Harper, during a service in London’s Southwark Cathedral last night (Tuesday).

Music Monthly – March 2019



Music Monthly – March 2019

Sunday 3 March 2019 – Last Sunday after the Epiphany 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BAS) Cantate Domino – Pitoni Missa Secunda – Hassler Psalm 99 169(239), 521, 624, 619, 457 There shall a star from Jacob come forth – Mendelssohn Fantasia and Fugue in G minor BWV 542 – Bach 4.00: Choral Evensong (BCP) Drinkell Responses […]

Paper Bag Singers



Paper Bag Singers

“Individually, we can’t carry a tune in a paper bag. Together, we sound GREAT!” Been told you can’t sing, think you can’t sing? Nonsense! Anyone can sing. Choirs and singing groups for people who don’t have “a golden voice” have been springing up all across the UK and Canada. And now here in Fredericton, we […]

Bishop and Chapter News – February 2019



Bishop and Chapter met on Monday, 11 February 2019 with twelve members present. Minutes of the 21 January were adopted. An article, β€œJoyful Stewardship” by Linda Buskirk (Episcopal Church Foundation) was discussed. The Chapter agreed on the value of developing a stewardship statement to help guide a culture of joyful stewardship in the future Business […]

Do I Have to Kneel? – info about Anglican customs



Do I Have to Kneel? – info about Anglican customs

Approximately 30 people gathered at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday, January 27th to hear the answer to the question β€œDo I Have to Kneel?” The afternoon session, which was something of an Anglican primer, included presentations by Hank Williams, Cheryl Jacobs and Dean Geoffrey Hall and was hosted by the Christian Formation committee. The first […]

Music Monthly – February 2019



Music Monthly – February 2019

February 3 – Presentation of the Lord (transferred) – Candlemas 10:00: Service of Light and Choral Eucharist Nunc Dimittis – Gibbons Missa Secunda – Hassler Psalm 84 Locus iste – Bruckner 267(155), 96, 627(362), 159, 560 Fiat Lux – Dubois 4.00: Choral Evensong (BCP) Ayleward Responses Psalms 48 and 87 Weelkes’ Short Service In pace […]

Belize missionary updates



Belize missionary updates

A new family has arrived in San Ignacio, Belize, to assist Father David Alenskis (who, along with his wife, Mary Beth, has some baby news to share)! Evan, Missy, and Annabelle Hansen from Charlottesville, Virginia plan to be in San Ignacio for the next year. Read more about both families on the Cathedral’s Missions website.

An Anglican in Latvia



An Anglican in Latvia

Cathedral parishioner Capt. Jason Parsons had the opportunity to worship at St. Saviour’s Anglican church in Riga, while stationed in Latvia with the Canadian Armed Forces as part of a NATO group. Read his reflections about the experience in Latvia and worshipping while deployed, on page 11 of the NB Anglican (December edition). Please watch […]

2018 Mothers’ Union Biennial Conference



2018 Mothers’ Union Biennial Conference

The Canadian Mothers’ Union Biennial Conference was held at the Villa Madonna Retreat House in Rothesay, NB on November 16-18,2018. Neither snow, nor ice pellets, nor freezing rain could keep all of the registered participants away! Some of us arrived a day early to get ahead of the storm and others arrived a day later […]

Bishop and Chapter News – January 2019



Bishop and Chapter News – January 2019

Bishop and Chapter met on Monday, 21 January 2019 with ten of a usual twelve members present. Minutes of the 17 December meeting and notes from the 14 January were adopted. The Dean offered some reflections on the church liturgical year and specifically the Feast of the Presentation (Candlemas), reading from Luke 2:22-38. Business Arising […]