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You Better Belize it!



You Better Belize it!

It is official! The 2018 Belize mission team has booked their flights and will be starting preparations soon for their mission trip in January. The team consists of Carol Ann Melvin, Rebecca Butler-Goddard, Nat Fetter, Caryn Gunter, Dean Geoffrey Hall, Kelley Hall, Beverly Morell and Jim Morell. Please keep them in your prayers, along with […]

Giving Tuesday!



Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday is a time to celebrate and encourage activities that support charities and non- profits. Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering time, helping a neighbour or spreading the word, Giving Tuesday on November 28th is a movement for everyone who wants to give something back. This year PWRDF is inviting you to make Giving Tuesday a World […]

Monday morning drop-in: Sharing Christianity outside the church walls



Monday morning drop-in: Sharing Christianity outside the church walls

Tasty sandwiches and warm socks aren’t the only things handed out to people in need at the Monday morning drop-in run by the cathedral’s outreach committee. Archdeacon Pat Drummond always gives a blessing of praise and thanksgiving to start the morning’s activities. At first, the clatter of dishes and chatter of voices would continue. But […]

Why we do what we do – Eucharistic practice and the risk of infection



Why we do what we do – Eucharistic practice and the risk of infection

At Christ Church Cathedral, we take health and safety seriously. From time to time there are questions about precautions followed to reduce the risk of infection in the administration of the Holy Eucharist. First and foremost, we follow our own diocesan Bishop’s Directive 3.4 on the Administration of the Sacrament. This includes making intinction (dipping) […]

Greetings from Ms. Indira Spain in Belize



Greetings from Ms. Indira Spain in Belize

This is a letter we received from Ms Indira Spain, teacher at St. Hilda’s as well as mother of one of our high school scholarship students, Anique Hernandez.  Anique is currently in Grade 10 at St. Ignatius High School in San Ignacio.  She is a very good student and is also involved in extracurricular activities […]

Music Monthly – November 2017



Music Monthly – November 2017

5 November 2017 – All Saints – Remembrance Sunday 10.00: Choral Eucharist with the Renewal of the Vows of Baptism (BAS) The souls of the righteous – Murray Missa Secunda – Hassler Psalm 34:1-10, 22 My soul, there is a country – Parry 281, 439, 277, 275, 70, 276 Fantasia and Fugue in G minor […]

2 Minutes for Cathedral Ministry



2 Minutes for Cathedral Ministry

A whole lot happens at Christ Church Cathedral! Beginning in the Fall of 2017 we are scheduling, with the help of the Bishop and Chapter Communications Committee, Sunday 2 minute presentations from groups and ministries actively working in our midst. We’ll hear from various sectors of our Cathedral community about what is happening in the […]

Rev. David and Mary Beth Alenskis – Mission in Belize Blog



Rev. David and Mary Beth Alenskis – Mission in Belize Blog

With the Cathedral now preparing to send another mission team to Belize, are you interested in learning more about St. Hilda’s Anglican School and the surrounding communities in Belize? If so, please take a read through the blog of Rev. David and Mary Beth Alenskis. They are currently serving with SAMS-USA and part of their […]

Cathedral Faces – Mary Allwood



Cathedral Faces – Mary Allwood

Cathedral Faces – Mary Allwood Mary Allwood lives in a comfortable Fredericton home and approaching (October 2017) it is decorated for Fall with beautiful wreaths on the doors, flowers and bunches of Autumn leaves in a container. Mary is well known at the Cathedral as she is often the one who organizes or helps to […]

Stewardship: what will you do?



Stewardship: what will you do?

Bishop David Edwards issued a challenge to people who attended the annual diocesan stewardship day this fall. “Stewardship is not just about money,” the bishop said. “It is using the gifts that God has given us wisely to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and to advance the Kingdom of God. This means using […]

IVCF NB Fall Update from Abigail Wood



IVCF NB Fall Update from Abigail Wood

Invite, Invite, Invite! In September people are more open to try new things than any other time of year.  We have been inviting widely all month to meals and Bible studies.  During the first few weeks of class at UNB, STU, and MTA, students attended clubs fairs and invited everyone who stopped by to kick-off barbecues […]

Last call for Belize Missioners



Last call for Belize Missioners

The Belize Mission is a Go! At our recent meeting, there was enough interest to send a mission team to St. Hilda’s School in Belize. The one week mission will take place sometime between Jan.26 and February 18, 2018. The size of the mission team is open ended and anyone interested is invited to contact […]

Bishop and Chapter News – Oct 2017



Bishop and Chapter News – Oct 2017

Bishop and Chapter met on Monday, 16 October 2017 with twelve of thirteen members present. Minutes of 18 September 2017 were adopted. The Dean led a brief study of the Gospel from the previous Sunday lectionary (Matthew 22:1-14). Those invited to the wedding banquet rejected the gracious invitation. Others took it lightly. Many are called, […]

Music Monthly – October 2017



Music Monthly – October 2017

October 1 2017 – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BAS) Lord, for thy tender mercy’s sake – Hilton German Mass – Schubert Psalm 78: 1-4, 12-16 Sacerdotes Domini – Byrd 388(433), 386, 624, 79, 491 A Trumpet Minuet – Hollins 4.00: Choral Evensong (BCP) Smith Responses Psalms 19 and 46 Sumsion in G […]

Resurrecting Tradition to Attract Millennials



Resurrecting Tradition to Attract Millennials

Church of England Resurrects Tradition to Attract Millennials * ChurchLeaders.com In the past we’ve touched on the delicate balance that churches must maintain while appealing to millennials without pandering or changing theology. But what if we’re focusing our efforts in the wrong places? What if the loud music and fog machines are actually clouding the […]

2017 Thanksgiving Pastoral Letter



2017 Thanksgiving Pastoral Letter

Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton NB Thanksgiving 2017 Dear Friends, Listening to the news over the last several months is not for the faint of heart. Wildfires to the west, flooding in Central Canada, the impact of hurricanes and tropical storms in the Caribbean and the southern United States, perhaps even a personal tragedy or hardship […]

Reading Scripture in Public – 28 October 2017



Reading Scripture in Public – 28 October 2017

Overview Reading scripture and liturgy in public is an honour that deserves our time and attention as it provides an opportunity for people to hear God’s word. Learning how to connect with those who are listening by speaking clearly and audibly helps people understand and make sense of what you are saying. Download the Poster […]

Bishop and Chapter News – Sept 2017



Bishop and Chapter News – Sept 2017

Bishop and Chapter met on Monday, 18 September 2017 with seven of ten members present. Minutes of 12 June 2017 were adopted. S. Dibblee was acting recording secretary. Director of Christian Formation Kurt Schmidt attended as an invited guest and lead the Chapter in a brief exercise focusing on the Gospel of the previous Sunday […]

News from Belize!!



News from Belize!!

Congratulations to SHANTEL JONES as she graduates from Memorial University of Newfoundland with the degree of Bachelor of Nursing on October 5th! The Cathedral mission team that served in Belize in 2007 met both Shantel Jones and Ashley Jones at that time.  Ashley was assisted by our church family until she graduated from high school.  […]

August 2017 Newsletter from Bishop McAllister College in Uganda



August 2017 Newsletter from Bishop McAllister College in Uganda

Similar to the summer we have had in Fredericton, Rev. Canon Paul Jeffries tells us it has been a very dry few months in Uganda. Check out the link below for stories and pictures of the latest happenings at Bishop McAllister College. http://bishopmcallistercollege.com/rectors-newsletter/newsletteraugust-2017.html See the following links for more details about their ambitious building plans […]

Especially for the churched



Especially for the churched

An excellent repost from cardus.ca. A must-read. Choosing Church Some of us remember Enid Strict, the infamous and wildly popular “church lady” played by Dana Carvey on Saturday Night Live. Enid was a caricature of the busybody finger-shaking moralist no one would want to share a pew with.

Music Monthly – September 2017



Music Monthly – September 2017

September 3 2017 – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BAS) Missa Secunda – Hassler Rejoice in the Lord alway – Anon. 16th century Psalm 105: 1-6, 23-26, 45b 645, 327, 431, 49, 330 Sonata No. 1 in F (1st movement) – Mendelssohn September 10 2017 – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost 10.00: Choral Eucharist […]

Cathedral Faces – Sandra and Harry Palmer



Cathedral Faces – Sandra and Harry Palmer

When entering the living spaces of Cathedral faces Sandra and Harry Palmer, its impossible not to immediately notice the beautiful and well-kept gardens surrounding their home. Clearly, gardening is a passion. They have many. They are a couple who have discerned a call to keep us on track with volunteering for readings and serving in […]

Hope Bear – The Anglican Foundation



Hope Bear – The Anglican Foundation

Hope Bear joined the Anglican Foundation of Canada in 2011 as a tangible reminder that the Anglican Church cares for kids in Canada by establishing a Kids Helping Kids Fund. With a $20 donation, you can have your own AFC Hope Bear – a great gift for a special celebration – with all funds going […]

Music Monthly – August 2017



Music Monthly – August 2017

August 6 2017 – The Transfiguration of the Lord 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BAS) Missa l’hora passa – Viadana Psalm 99 O sing joyfully – Batten 424, 167, 97, 521, 322 Tuba Tune – Cocker August 13 2017 – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BCP) Harris in F Psalm 105:1-6, 61-22 Teach me, O […]

Cathedral Faces – Carolyn and Bill Turney



Cathedral Faces – Carolyn and Bill Turney

Bill and Carolyn Turney are a happy couple who have a long association with Christ Church Cathedral. Bill was born in Fredericton, and grew up at 829 George Street. He was baptized at the Cathedral by Dean Holmes and even remembers the funeral of Bishop Richardson, and how the steeple bells tolled. Bill was only […]

“Life in the Eucharist” Fall 2017



“Life in the Eucharist” Fall 2017

In the Anglican Church of Canada, baptized children may be admitted to Holy Communion as provided in the August 1977 Memorial to the House of Bishops. In our diocese, Bishop’s Directive 3.1.2 outlines the process and requirements. We’ll be offering “Life in the Eucharist” in the fall of 2017 for children (aged 7 and older) […]

Congratulations to St. Hilda’s and Jocelyn Herrara



Congratulations to St. Hilda’s and Jocelyn Herrara

Congratulations to St. Hilda’s class of 2017 and scholarship winner Jocelyn Herrara Best wishes to the 2017 graduating class from St. Hilda’s School in Belize! A special congratulations also to Miss Jocelyn Herrara, this years recipient of the “Canadian Friends of St. Hilda’s Scholarship”. I am 12 years old. I live in Georgeville Village. My […]

Choir School 2017 – Evensong not to be missed



Choir School 2017 – Evensong not to be missed

A date to remember is July 9th, when the 60th Diocesan Choir School concludes with a triumphal service of Choral Evensong at 3:30 pm in Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton. Children from throughout the province will have spent a week at Rothesay Netherwood School, rehearsing for this occasion, and learning much about our church, its music, […]

Music Monthly – July 2017



Music Monthly – July 2017

July 2 2017 – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BAS) John Barnard Psalm 13 View me, Lord, a work of thine – Lloyd 347, 592, 354, 87, 375 Carillon Sortie – Mulet July 9 2017 – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BCP) Harris in F Psalm 45:11-18 Ave verum corpus – […]

2017 Choir School Evensong



2017 Choir School Evensong

Diocesan Choir School 2017 is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year. The closing evensong will be held at Christ Church Cathedral on the afternoon of Sunday, 09 July 2017 at 3:30 p.m. Download the poster IT’S ALL ABOUT …  A Full Week of Busy Days Junior Choristers Children from the age of 8 are able […]

Belize School Scholarships



Belize School Scholarships

Since 2005, when Christ Church Cathedral sent the first of four mission teams to Belize, we have tried to help make the every-day education experience better for the students who attend St. Hilda’s. In the years following our visits, because we had raised enough money, we have been able to give St. Hilda’s approximately $2000 […]

Bishop and Chapter News – June 2017



Bishop and Chapter News – June 2017

Bishop and Chapter met on Monday, 12 June 2017 with six of ten members present. Minutes of 15 May 2017 were adopted. A conversation about the Article: “Want to Reach Kids with the Gospel? Ask These Questions First” – Wycliffe College Institute of Evangelism – Tiffany Robinson. Four questions: Why do we want children in […]

Music Monthly – June 2017



Music Monthly – June 2017

June 4 2017 – The Feast of Pentecost – Whitsunday 10.30: Eucharist on the Cathedral Green (BAS) SPECIAL ORDER OF SERVICE 4.00: Choral Evensong (BCP) Drinkell Responses Psalm 145 T. Tertius Noble in B minor Come, O Creator Spirit, come – T. Tertius Noble 637, 645, 22 Toccata Gothique – Boëllmann June 11 2017 – […]

You’re invited!



You’re invited!

On Sunday, 04 June 2017, the Cathedral plans to go out of doors.  Celebrating Pentecost (once well known in Anglican circles as Whitsunday), and the coming of the Holy Spirit on the Church, the plan is that it will happen outside of the west doors. “Its an opportunity for us to go outside of the […]

Cathedral Faces – Janet Mahar



Cathedral Faces – Janet Mahar

England, Scotland, Indonesia, Bali, Ireland, New Zealand, the Philippines, and a Bible Study tour of the Middle East. That’s a list of a few of the places that Janet Mahar, the secretary of Bishop and Chapter, has visited and/or worked in over the past 34 years! Janet grew up in Lincoln NB and graduated from […]

Bishop and Chapter News – May 2017



Bishop and Chapter News – May 2017

Bishop and Chapter met on Monday, 15 May with eight of eleven members present. Minutes of the 20 March 2017 were amended and adopted. The Dean led a conversation focussing on Acts 17:22-31 – “the altar with the inscription: ‘to an unknown god.’” What can we do to get outside of ourselves and our worship […]

OPENING: Director of Christian Formation (1/2 time)



OPENING: Director of Christian Formation (1/2 time)

Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton has an opening for a part-time Christian Formation Director/Coordinator to commence work on or around July 1, 2017. This contract position is based on the person hired working 20 hours per week. The successful applicant will see as a foundation of this ministry the facilitation of several formation and discipleship activities, […]

2017 photo directory arrives



2017 photo directory arrives

… and we are almost as excited as Steve Martin when he proclaimed that classic movie line “the new phone books are here!”  The directories arrived late last week and are available, free of charge, for pick up at the Cathedral Office to anyone that has a photo in the Directory.  If you chose not […]

Cathedral Safe Church Officer – Safer Church



Cathedral Safe Church Officer – Safer Church

At its March meeting, Bishop and Chapter appointed Nathan Cutler to the role of Safe Church Officer at Christ Church Cathedral. The Diocese of Fredericton has recommended that every parish corporation have such an officer to guide it toward Safe Church compliance as outlined in Diocesan Regulation 4-4. Over the next several months, Nathan will […]

Music Monthly – May 2017



Music Monthly – May 2017

7 May 2017 – Fourth Sunday of Easter 10.00am: Choral Eucharist (BAS) A Prayer of King Henry VI – Ley Mass of St. Denis – Cabena Psalm 23 Jesu dulcis memoria – Victoria 459,508, 444, 85, 216 Toccata – Mushel 4.00pm: Choral Evensong Smith Responses Psalm 103 Brewer in D Blessed be the God and […]

Agnus Dei Pictorial – Michael Khoury



Agnus Dei Pictorial – Michael Khoury

These are a few of the many images I made, depicting my rendition of the beautiful stained glass windows inside the Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton. I created this video keeping in mind the Holy Week celebrations occurring this week throughout the world. photography Michael Khoury video design Michael Khoury music ‘Agnus Dei’ – Karl […]

2017 Easter Pastoral Letter



2017 Easter Pastoral Letter

Lent 2017 Dear Friends, Easter is “late.” It is not by accident that its date changes each year, always keeping us guessing for the next. The vernal equinox governs the date (as it does the Passover), Easter being the Sunday after the first full moon after 20 March, or the fourth full moon of the […]

Music Monthly – April 2017



Music Monthly – April 2017

2 April 2017 – Passion Sunday 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BAS) Cast thy burden upon the Lord – Mendelssohn German Mass – Schubert Psalm 130 Like as the hart – Howells 40, 408, 306, 64, 454 Theme and Variations – Andriessen 4.00: Choral Evensong Morley Responses Psalm 145 Farrant’s Service Out of the deep – Morley […]

Christ Church Cathedral – A Documentary



Christ Church Cathedral – A Documentary

  St. Thomas University journalism student Christopher Robinson completed a class project in March – a documentary about Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton. Including brief interviews with the Bishop of Fredericton, the Dean and the Cathedral Verger, Chris has captured to video some of the Cathedral’s most striking visuals. At the same time, he offers some […]

Cathedral Faces – Canon David Staples



Cathedral Faces – Canon David Staples

Father David Staples, an honorary assistant and Canon of Christ Church Cathedral is a regular attendee at the Sunday 8:00 am and Wednesday 10:00 am Eucharist. Many have often remarked how much they enjoy his occasional playing of the organ. David requested that the interview be held in his home in downtown Fredericton, so that […]

Photo Directory 30 March update



Photo Directory 30 March update

We continue to get regular questions about progress on the 2017 Photo Directory. We’re all anxious to receive our copy of a new, shiny directory! At the Wednesday evening, 29 March, meeting of the Bishop and Chapter Communications Committee, final edits on the fourth (yes, fourth) draft were reviewed and finalized. We have made every […]

St. Joseph Guilds celebrate



St. Joseph Guilds celebrate

On Saturday, March 25th, Guilds of St. Joseph celebrated the Feast of St. Joseph at Christ Church Cathedral. Guilds from elsewhere in the Diocese of Fredericton were invited to attend. The following is the sermon by the Dean, part of the celebration of the Eucharist that day. Lections: 2 Samuel 7:4,8-16;  Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a […]

Bishop and Chapter News – Mar 2017



Bishop and Chapter News – Mar 2017

Bishop and Chapter met on Monday, 20 March with nine of thirteen members present. Minutes of 15 February 2017 were adopted. A brief conversation was lead by the Dean based on Ephesians 5:8–20 encouraging consideration of what it means to be “light” and how we are light to one another and the wider community. Business […]

Cathedral Faces – Betty Cluthé



Cathedral Faces – Betty Cluthé

Betty Cluthé joined Christ Church Cathedral in 2011. She attends the 10am Holy Eucharist and currently volunteers with the Cathedral Visitors. She was born in Germany and raised in the Lutheran Church. Surviving World War II and the collapse of Berlin, Betty emigrated from Germany and arrived in Canada in 1954, following in her sister’s […]

Music Monthly – March 2017



Music Monthly – March 2017

01 March – Ash Wednesday 7.30pm: Holy Eucharist with Ashes (BAS) Missa l’hora passa – Viadana Psalm 103:8-18 Psalm 51 Hide not thou thy face – Farrant 170, 180, 558 Prelude on O Mensch, bewein’ BWV 622 – Bach 05 March 2017 – First Sunday in Lent 10.00: Choral Eucharist with Great Litany Mass of […]

Positive Piety



Positive Piety

“Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them.” Matthew 6:1 The word “piety” rings with a negative tone in most ears. One who we describe to be pious is not one we hope to be. We know the pious one to be overly centred on the self, showing a […]

Grateful family making the rounds



Grateful family making the rounds

When Liberian refugee Esther Gmah was in hospital for months last fall, she had time on her hands to hatch a plan. “I want to visit all the churches helping my family,” she announced to a refugee sponsorship committee volunteer one day. “To say thank you,” she added. Several parishes raised money and did paperwork […]

Bishop and Chapter News – Feb 2017



Bishop and Chapter News – Feb 2017

Bishop and Chapter met on Wednesday evening, 15 February with nine of thirteen members present. The meeting was postponed from 13 February due to weather. Minutes of the 16 January 2017 meeting were adopted. The Dean offered some reflection on the Gospel for the coming Sunday and the nature of truth as it is considered […]

2017 Lenten Study



2017 Lenten Study

Our Bishop recommends “Noticing God” by Richard Peace for study during Lent 2017. In his opening words, Peace sets the goal of his book: Where is God? How do we notice the presence of God? How do we encounter this God that we sense? How do we know it is God and not some figment […]

Installation of Canons and Archdeacon 05 February



Installation of Canons and Archdeacon 05 February

Bishop David Edwards installed the Rev’d Deacon Francene (Fran) Bedell, the Rev’d Greg McMullin, the Rev’d Wandlyn Snelgrove and the Rev’d Allen Tapley as canons of Christ Church Cathedral during a transferred celebration of Candlemas on 05 February 2017. Wandlyn Snelgrove was collated as Archdeacon of Fredericton. The Ven. Patricia Drummond retired from that position […]

Report of the Dean to Annual 19 Feb 2017



Report of the Dean to Annual 19 Feb 2017

Looking forward, looking back At least once each year it is a healthy and good exercise to stop and look backward. That’s not a useless reminiscence, but rather an opportunity to allow what God has been saying over the past year inform what happens in the next. In my day to day ministry, the days […]

Cathedral Faces – Lois Baker



Cathedral Faces – Lois Baker

Lois Baker, a familiar face to the Cathedral family, has been an integral force in the Cathedral since she arrived here from Newcastle in 1956 as a student at Teachers’ College, living in the old Rosary Hall among the nuns. She met her husband, Gerald Baker, in Fredericton, and he wanted to marry her but […]

Music Monthly – February 2017



Music Monthly – February 2017

05 February – Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BAS) If ye love me – Tallis Festive Eucharist – Rawsthorne Psalm 112:1-9 View me, Lord, a work of thine – Lloyd 393, 256, 502, 646, 330 Carillon – Murrill 4.00: Choral Evensong with Candlemas Liturgy and Installation of Canons and Archdeacon Smith Responses […]

Bishop and Chapter News – January 2017



Bishop and Chapter News – January 2017

Bishop and Chapter met on Monday evening, 16 January with twelve of thirteen members present. Minutes of two December meetings were adopted. 10 December a planning session with our Bishop at which Treasurer Kevin Percy was appointed. 19 December was the regular monthly meeting primarily focussed on details of preparing the 2017 budget. The Dean […]

Photo Directory update



Photo Directory update

Some have inquired about when the Photo Directory will be available. First, thanks to so many of you for participating! Approximately 104 photo sessions took place and a few people who were unable to make any of the sessions, provided photos to Universal Portrait Studios for inclusion in the Directory. This week, there was conversation […]

What is yoga?



What is yoga?

With the recent announcement of a plan to hold yoga classes at the Cathedral Memorial Hall have come some questions. Is it appropriate for a Christian Church to practice yoga? The goal is fitness — to use yoga exercises, primarily stretching and breathing, to promote health and well being. The goals of the Cathedral Health […]

Letters from Belize



Letters from Belize

Greetings Mrs. Bev, It has truly been a while since we communicated. I must apologize for lack of communication. There have been so many challenges this year that for some time it became overwhelming. By God’s grace we finished our first term and are looking forward to the rest of the school year. We begin […]

Cathedral Prayer Shawl Ministry



Cathedral Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl ministry in Christ Church Cathedral began in 2006 during the early stages of the Parish Nurse and Health Ministry.  It was under the leadership of Wendy Brien and she soon invited Marilyn Lewell to join her. Recently, new knitters have joined the group – Carole Hines, Bobbi Milner, and Melissa Dawe.  We […]

Happy 17th birthday!



Happy 17th birthday!

In Liberia your relatives and friends dance and sing to celebrate your birthday, but Catherine Gmah just turned 17 and found out how it’s done in Canada. Several people from the archdeaconry’s refugee sponsorship committee gathered at the Liberian family’s apartment on Catherine’s special day. One arrived with colourful balloons, another carried a beautifully decorated […]

Music Monthly – January 2017



Music Monthly – January 2017

01 January – The Naming of Jesus 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BAS) There is a flower springing – Praetorius German Mass – Schubert Psalm 8 Infant holy, Infant lowly – Polish Carol arr. Willcocks 155,622,135,148,150 Praeludium in D BuxWV 139 – Buxtehude 08 January – The Baptism of the Lord 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BCP) Call to […]

2016 Christmas Pastoral



2016 Christmas Pastoral

Advent 2016 Fredericton NB Dear Friends, et again we approach the season in which we celebrate a most central doctrine of belief — the God of the universe came to earth in the flesh of Jesus Christ the Son. The truth of that reality is essential to our living the Christian life in the midst […]

Christmas in a new land



Christmas in a new land

“When will the snow melt?” asked Phillip Weah anxiously, bewildered by two snowstorms in a week – the first two snowstorms in this Liberian refugee’s life. “Oh, around Easter,” he was told, but it wasn’t the answer he expected or wanted to hear. Cold, snowy days are taken for granted by longtime Canadians, but newcomers […]

2016 Refugee Support Auction Results



2016 Refugee Support Auction Results

The total money raised for our sponsored Liberian family’s expenses, through the November 26th auction and additional donations, was over $2,800! This is a real blessing for the cause with the federal money ending shortly and the bills continuing to come in for rent, electricity, telephone, groceries, etc. We are very grateful to everyone who […]

Music Monthly – December 2016



Music Monthly – December 2016

          04 December – Second in Advent 10.00 Choral Eucharist (BAS) O Radix Jesse – plainsong Addington Service – Shephard Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 This is the record of John – Gibbons 108, 117, 109, 49, 419 March on a Theme of Handel – Guilmant 11 December – Third in Advent 10.00 […]

Ronald Rolheiser’s Column Archives



Ronald Rolheiser’s Column Archives

In the Spring of 2009, I travelled with Bishop Bill Hockin to St. Gertrude’s Roman Catholic Church in Woodstock, N.B.  As we arrived, we noticed the parking lot was full.  Upon entering the church, we found a large, ecumenical audience awaiting the introduction of Fr. Ronald Rolheiser.  He spoke all morning, and related effortlessly with […]

2016 Christmas Angels



2016 Christmas Angels

Our Christmas Angel program has begun! Please help us provide gifts for needy children in the Fredericton area. 🙂 Paper angels from the Fredericton Food Bank are waiting to be chosen from small trees in the Cathedral and in the hall foyer. Each angel indicates a gift or stocking stuffers for a needy boy or […]

Reign of Christ Commissioning



Reign of Christ Commissioning

On the celebration of the last Sunday of the Church year, the Reign of Christ (20 November 2016) the Cathedral took advantage of the opportunity to focus on the many ways the Christian community lives out the reality of the Kingdom of God in the midst of the world in which we live.  That day […]

Bishop and Chapter News – Nov 2016



Bishop and Chapter News – Nov 2016

Bishop and Chapter met on Monday evening, 21 November with nine of thirteen members present. Minutes of the October meeting were adopted. The Dean offered some reflections on the reality of the kingdom of God among us, leading us into a conversation about ways in which we might move towards becoming less maintenance and more […]

New vision for Cathedral and Anglican properties proposal



New vision for Cathedral and Anglican properties proposal

For many years, Bishops, members of the Cathedral Chapter and members of the Diocesan Council have wrestled with the challenges of owning and maintaining five old Fredericton buildings (most of them historic) and paying their annual operating costs. Bishop Medley’s beautiful Cathedral is almost 170 years old and many of its aging parts cry out […]

Partnerships key to success of Monday morning drop-in



Partnerships key to success of Monday morning drop-in

The guests who attend the Monday morning drop-in at Cathedral Memorial Hall are lucky. People who have never even met them collaborate to make the event a success. They have a warm, welcoming place to hang out and socialize with their friends. Thanks to members of the congregation who generously donate sandwiches, muffins and fruit, […]

Music Monthly – November 2016



Music Monthly – November 2016

        06 November 2016 – Twenty-Fifth after Pentecost – All Saints Sunday – Remembrance 10.00 Choral Eucharist and Holy Baptism Christ hath a garden – Drinkell German Mass – Schubert Psalm 149 O quam gloriosum – Victoria 528, 250, 361, 274, 57, 276 St. Anne Fugue in E flat BWV 552 – […]

New director of music



New director of music

The congregation of Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton welcomed David Drinkell as director of music in July. He comes among us with his wife, Elspeth. The Cathedral has valued a high standard of music in the past and we are pleased that with David’s expertise and leadership it appears that  will continue. David comes with a […]

On the Theology of Money



On the Theology of Money

Theology of Money report criticizes capitalist economics The report of the task force on the theology of money argues that the current economic system is an example of “structural sin.” Image: Saskia Rowley On October 18,an Anglican Church of Canada task force has released “On The Theology of Money,” a report calling the faithful to […]

Bishop and Chapter News – Oct 2016



Bishop and Chapter News – Oct 2016

Bishop and Chapter met on Monday evening, 17 October with ten of thirteen members present. Minutes of the September meeting were adopted. The Dean shared portions of the workbook that accompanies the book “Divine Renovation: From a Maintenance to a Missional Parish” by James Mallon focusing on the role of the pastor and the need […]

October 2016 Vandalism



October 2016 Vandalism

The Dean of Fredericton, Geoffrey Hall, wrote to members of the Cathedral congregation on 12 October 2016 to communicate the news about vandalism that had taken place over the Thanksgiving weekend.  The note, with the subject line “Some unfortunate news” follows:     Members of Christ Church Cathedral Congregation, I write with somewhat upsetting news […]

2016 Flu Vaccines



2016 Flu Vaccines

Please be advised the the Cathedral will not be holding a Flu Vaccine Clinic this fall due to the closing of the VON Service. Flu vaccines may be received from your family physician, local pharmacies, and pharmacies within Co-op, Costco, and Walmart. Some pharmacies are requesting that you make an appointment, while others are allowing […]

2016 Thanksgiving Pastoral



2016 Thanksgiving Pastoral

Dear Friends in Christ, “A wandering Aramean was my ancestor …” Deuteronomy 26:5 Those words are found in a passage from the Hebrew Scriptures, the Book of Deuteronomy, appointed to be read at Harvest Thanksgiving this year (Deuteronomy 26:1-11). They may mean little to most of us, but for the People of God from whom […]

Music Monthly – October 2016



Music Monthly – October 2016

Music Monthly – October 2016       02 October 2016 – Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost 10.00: Choral Eucharist (BAS) Let thy merciful ears, O Lord – Mudd Festive Eucharist – Rawsthorne 560, 500, 508, 453, 467 Psalm 137;1-6 Ave verum – Elgar A Trumpet Minuet – Hollins 4.00: Choral Evensong (BCP) Smith Responses Psalm […]

The art of ecclesiastical embroidery



The art of ecclesiastical embroidery

By Gisele McKnight Every Friday morning, between three and seven women gather at Cathedral Memorial Hall to keep alive the art of ecclesiastical embroidery. They range in age from their early 60s to late 80s and they call themselves Lucy’s Sewing Group, based out of Christ Church Cathedral. Together they have a few hundred years […]

Cathedral Directory 2016



Cathedral Directory 2016

Many will remember the 2005 Cathedral Photo Directory. A directory is a useful tool to bring the family of God together as we come to know one another more fully. In 2005, Universal Studios was chosen to facilitate its creation. Once again, Universal will help us become closer. Its a win/win as they have the […]

Bishop and Chapter News – Sept 2016



Bishop and Chapter News – Sept 2016

  Bishop and Chapter met on Monday evening, 19 September with ten of thirteen members present. Minutes of the June meeting were adopted. The Dean shared a reflection on leadership culture. Business Arising • Employment – David Drinkell began as Director of Music (half-time) on 17 July. Adam Lewis began as Sexton (full-time) on 25 […]

Co-ordinator needed for community kitchen



Co-ordinator needed for community kitchen

At the end of this year Doug Milander will turn in his apron after 10 years as co-ordinator of the cathedral’s community kitchen ministry. For well over a decade, the cathedral has supplied teams every Saturday evening year-round to help the cook from 4 until 6 p.m. with food preparation, serving the crowd, and doing […]

Safe Church – a safer place to be



Safe Church – a safer place to be

The Safe Church regulation of the Diocese of Fredericton aims to ensure a working, learning and spiritual environment that is safe for all members of our communities. In our Bishop’s words “It is a matter of us getting our house in order.” The Safe Church training programme intends to reach these goals by systematically educating […]

Community and Growth



Community and Growth

Community and Growth By: Jean Vanier Paulist Press / 1991 / Paperback / 331 pages Darton Longman and Todd / 2006 / Hardcover / 352 pages Jean Vanier has authored some 30 books that reflect the many causes and concerns that have come together to shape his life.  Educated in England, France and Canada, Vanier […]

NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival 2016



NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival 2016

  NotaBle Acts is a theatre company dedicated to the development and production of new plays by aspiring and established New Brunswick dramatists. This focus can be seen even in their name; yes, the capital N and B in NotaBle Acts stand for New Brunswick!  The Cathedral is pleased to host “First Sight” written by […]

Bishop’s Pastoral – 13 July 2016



Bishop’s Pastoral – 13 July 2016

A Pastoral Letter to the Diocese of Fredericton Concerning Proposed Amendments to Canon XXI of the Anglican Church of Canada (The Marriage Canon). First Reading Carried at the Meeting of the General Synod Held in Toronto, July 7th – 12th 2016. July 13, 2016 Dear Friends, I have taken a day to reflect upon the […]

Cathedral Faces – The Decken/Lazaris Family



Cathedral Faces – The Decken/Lazaris Family

The Decken/Lazaris family consisting of Dad – Andreas, Mom – Roula and 14 year old Hannah worship at 11:45 a.m. on Sundays. After searching around for a home Church as newcomers to Fredericton, a good friend suggested that they might enjoy “11:45 at the Cathedral” and they’ve been regulars ever since. Andreas came to Canada […]

General Synod 2016 Presidential Address



General Synod 2016 Presidential Address

Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada Fred Hiltz opened General Synod 2016 with a moving Presidential Address on Thursday.  He framed his address, recognizing the mixed feelings with which the Synod gathered, with those of delight, angst and yearning. Delight With you I am much heartened by the commitment of our church […]

Member Visitation 2016 – Report



Member Visitation 2016 – Report

It has been approximately 14 years since Christ Church Cathedral conducted an “all members” visitation initiative.  Church development literature indicates that healthy churches are those that regularly conduct both “in-reach” and outreach; people need to feel a strong and sustained connection to their church community.  Having a new Dean and a renewed Bishop and Chapter, […]

Cathedral Pewtersmiths just keep on giving



Cathedral Pewtersmiths just keep on giving

The Cathedral Pewtersmiths officially ended their long association at the Cathedral in June 2016, with the presentation of a cheque to Dean Geoffrey Hall. President Charles Davies was pleased to present $11,896.13 during the Guild of St. Joseph summer BBQ event on June 9th,.2016 This  represented the final installment of the more than $120,000 the […]

Diocesan Open House



Diocesan Open House

The “Open House” on 19 June 2016 was a success!  A first for the Diocese, the event offered a counter-balance to the reality of recent annual Synods where it has become difficult to provide a venue for diocesan groups and ministries to tell their story.  Pleasingly, Christ Church Cathedral contributed well, with several displays by […]

Cathedral Faces – Sally Dibblee



Cathedral Faces – Sally Dibblee

Critically acclaimed soprano Sally Dibblee graciously agreed to a recent interview Sally has enjoyed a career of twenty years in opera houses and concert halls throughout North America.  Born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Sally now lives in Fredericton with her husband, Chris Lynn, and two sons, Robbie and Patrick.  They attend Christ Church Cathedral. She […]

Bishop and Chapter News – Jun 2016



Bishop and Chapter News – Jun 2016

Bishop and Chapter met this past Monday with nine of 13 members present. Minutes of the May meeting were adopted. Business Arising • Employment – letters being finalized for Director of Music and Parish Nurse. Sexton permanent full-time position currently being advertised with applications closing 04 July • Hall Front Steps – No update on […]

Sexton Required



Sexton Required

Sexton at Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton NB Permanent full-time position, 40 hours per week Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications  Definition:  This is custodial work in the cleaning and care of Christ Church Cathedral and the Memorial Hall.  Work involves maintaining assigned premises in a clean and orderly condition with the goal of institutional health […]

The diocese, demystifed



The diocese, demystifed

You’re invited to the open house on Saturday Sandra Craft had a mission when she became part of Diocesan Council: take some of the mystery out of diocesan affairs. The best way she could think of was to hold an open house. Sandra is the vice-chair of Diocesan Council, which will host an open house […]

Let Your Life Speak



Let Your Life Speak

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation By Parker J. Palmer Jossey-Bass / 2000 / 117 pages Parker Palmer is an author, educator, and activist who writes about teaching, life in community, leadership, spirituality and social change. He is the founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage & Renewal, based […]

Home Sweet Home



Home Sweet Home

Spin the globe. Halfway around the world sits a refugee family dreaming of a better, safer life. Spin the globe again. People from 11 parishes in the archdeaconry of Fredericton are collecting furniture and housewares to fill that family’s apartment here. At this point, neither knows anything specific about the other, nor do they know […]

Bishop and Chapter News – May 2016



Bishop and Chapter News – May 2016

Members of Bishop and Chapter met this past Monday evening, 30 May, with 12 of 13 members present. A short faith conversation on Luke 7:11-17 was led by the Dean. Minutes from the 25 April meeting were presented and adopted. Business Arising • Cathedral steeple – has been repaired at a cost of about $13,000. […]

Divine Renovation



Divine Renovation

Divine Renovation: From a Maintenance to a Missional Parish By James Mallon Novalis Publishing/2014/286 pages Fr. James Mallon is pastor and priest at the Roman Catholic Saint Benedict Parish in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He speaks frequently on the topic of church renewal and has hosted internationally acclaimed DVD series on Catholicism and Dogmatic Theology. St. […]

Called to Mission – Matt Allen



Called to Mission – Matt Allen

Matt Allen has been a regular member of our congregation this past year and is preparing to serve God in a mission abroad with Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. He is self-financing his salary for this mission and the Missions Committee would like to share his request for support. “I am coming on staff with Inter-Varsity Christian […]

Run for the Word 2016



Run for the Word 2016

Locations: Florenceville-Bristol, NB; Fredericton, NB Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016 Time: 9:30 AM – On-site registration; 10:00 AM – Opening ceremony Run for the Word (R4W) is a fundraising event held in New Brunswick since 2013. This annual event aims to connect the Canadian Bible Society (CBS) friends and supporters together to raise funds for […]

The Holy Longing



The Holy Longing

By Ronald Rolheiser DoubleDay/1999/257 pages Ronald Rolheiser’s The Holy Longing is a modern classic.  It has been read and endorsed by clergy and lay people across the Christian world.  Essential reading for those seeking to understand and deepen their practice of Christian spirituality, this book explains the complexion of one’s personal spirituality and how to […]

Surprised by Scripture



Surprised by Scripture

Surprised by Scripture: Engaging Contemporary Issues By: N.T. Wright Harper-Collins / 2014 / 320 pages N.T. Wright is a widely-read British Bible scholar and retired Anglican bishop. According to Time Magazine, Wright is one of the most formidable figures in the world of Christian thought. He served as Bishop of Durham between 2003 and 2010.  […]

Bishop and Chapter News – Apr 2016



Bishop and Chapter News – Apr 2016

Members of Bishop and Chapter met this past Monday evening, 24 April, with 8 of 13 members present. Vice-chair Catherine Schmidt chaired. John 14:1-7 was read and the Chapter reflected on Jesus’ words: “I am the way, the truth and the life.” Minutes from the 14 March meeting were adopted. Business Arising Memorial Hall chair […]

Living the Third Mark of Mission



Living the Third Mark of Mission

A community without volunteers wouldn’t be much of a community. That’s the opinion of Doug Wright who has been a volunteer on a cathedral team at the Fredericton Community Kitchen for about 10 years. “I think people have to go further than just sitting in the pews,” he said as he chopped broccoli for a […]

Fredericton Homeless Shelters THANKS



Fredericton Homeless Shelters THANKS

February 16th, 2016 Christ Cathedral Church 168 Church Street Fredericton, NB  E3B 4C9 Dear Father G. Hall and Congregation; The Fredericton Shelters and its staff members recently took the much needed time to remember and recognize the tremendous support that it receives from its many generous donors. You are receiving this letter because you are […]

Parish Nurse Pledge Campaign



Parish Nurse Pledge Campaign

  At present the Cathedral does not have a practicing Parish Nurse. Isabel Cutler held this role and calling for the last 11 years, and she retired in December of 2015.     What the Parish Nurse does for our Cathedral Congregation (In-reach) The Parish Nurse: ministers to us at a grass roots level on […]

Confirmation Preparation Continues



Confirmation Preparation Continues

Preparation for confirmation by 6 students from each of Christ Church Cathedral and the Anglican Parish of New Maryland continues. Confirmation is scheduled for June of this year. Each participant has an adult mentor who is walking through the process with them. The programme includes nine group meetings of instruction punctuated by 9 meetings with […]

Becka deHann Concert 02 April



Becka deHann Concert 02 April

Saturday, April 2nd at 7 PM, Christ Church Cathedral, 168 Church Street, Fredericton A concert to raise funds for my new full-length album, “Calming Trust and Coming King,” slated for release in the late spring. A freewill offering will be received. Friday, April 1st: Becka deHaan at the Light Spot Cafe, 294 Westmorland Road, Saint […]

Refugee Sponsorship March Update



Diocesan Archdeaconry of Fredericton Refugee Sponsorship Meeting Held at Cathedral Hall Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. The third meeting of the Diocesan Archdeaconry of Fredericton Refugee Sponsorship Project was held at the Cathedral Hall in Fredericton, NB on March 10th beginning at 1:00 p.m.  The meeting was chaired by Archdeacon Pat Drummond.  Numerous […]

Member Visitation 2016



Member Visitation 2016

. Complete the Visitation Survey HERE. Questions?  Contact the Project Chair Jamie Yeamans at <jamieyeamans at gmail.com> . Why is it important that we have a visitation?  There are five reasons: Spread the good news: all the positive things going on in our church. So SHARING is the first reason SEEK FEEDBACK from our congregation […]

Holocaust Memorial 2016



Holocaust Memorial 2016

The Annual Holocaust Memorial Observance Sunday April 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm. Sgoolai Israel Synagogue 168 Westmorland Street, Fredericton The keynote speaker is Faigie Schmidt Libman. Faigie Schmidt, an only child, was born into an affluent family in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1934.  Her mother Batia was a surgical nurse and her father Faiva owned a […]

Kitchen shines after spring cleaning



Kitchen shines after spring cleaning

Luke’s gospel refers to a house being swept and put in good order, but it doesn’t say anything about cleaning grease from the vent above a stove. “It’s a really dirty job, but it’s one of the necessary tasks to be done during the seasonal cleaning of the kitchen at the church hall,” said David […]

Bishop and Chapter News – Mar 2016



Bishop and Chapter News – Mar 2016

Members of Bishop and Chapter met this past Monday evening, 14 March, with 9 of 13 members present. A short discussion on Philippians 2:5-11: “let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus …” What was important about the kind of death Jesus died? What nonnegotiable Christian teaching is contained? Minutes from […]

Proclamation 2016



Proclamation 2016

Proclamation is the reading of God’s word aloud in public and in its entirety from beginning to end traditionally over a 10 day period. Reading schedules have been developed integrating Old Testament readings with Psalms, Proverbs and New Testament readings. For many Canadians, both those who listen and read it is a remarkable new experience. […]

2016 Easter Pastoral Letter



2016 Easter Pastoral Letter

Lent 2016 Dear Friends In Christ, With the dawn of Easter the Christian Church once again realizes anew the greatest joy of faith. The preparation of Lent and the horror of Holy Week breaks with the celebration of new life — the Saviour is risen! We celebrate the newness of life at Easter. Jesus’ Resurrection […]

Youth Mission Conference 2016



Youth Mission Conference 2016

“Stones Across the Water” is the name of the Youth and Intergenerational Ministries team of Diocesan Council’s upcoming youth mission conference at Camp Medley HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  New date TBA. The conference name, “Stones Across the Water,” comes from the Mother Teresa quote, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone […]

Help the hungry



Help the hungry

The big wicker basket near the baptismal font is seldom empty. People arriving for worship each Sunday drop off a box of cereal, canned soup, toothpaste, pasta sauce, tea and more. “It’s a small but quiet ministry at the cathedral,” says Doug Milander from the Outreach Committee. “We provide the basket to make it easy […]

Evensong with Bishop Medley



Evensong with Bishop Medley

Choral Evensong 06 March 2016 Featuring the music of John Medley, first Bishop of Fredericton The first Bishop of Fredericton is perhaps best known for the establishment of the Anglican Diocese of Fredericton, the building of its Cathedral of Christ Church and many other churches throughout New Brunswick. Medley supported free pews, free-will offerings and […]

Confirmation – A “New” Approach?



Confirmation –  A “New” Approach?

This year at the Cathedral, we’re offering preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Laying on of Hands by the Bishop. The programme outline is here. The goal is age-old, to bring those who seek strengthening in the Faith by the Holy Spirit into closer relationship with God and with the rest of the Church. […]

Cathedral Faces – Isabel Cutler



Cathedral Faces – Isabel Cutler

By Gisele McKnight During the Lenten season, we are encouraged to reflect. With that in mind, the ACW of Christ Church Cathedral invited their recently retired parish nurse, Isabel Cutler, to present a reflection on her life. This is a report from that Feb. 17 meeting — Isabel’s life reflection, not only her comings and […]

Syrian Refugee Initiative



Syrian Refugee Initiative

Archdeaconry of Fredericton Approximately 4.6 million Syrians have fled the country as refugees to escape the violence of civil war. More than half of these refugees are children. While the majority of refugees are fleeing to surrounding countries, these resources are limited and cannot accommodate the need. Our Canadian government has stepped up to help […]

We say goodbye to Willis Noble



We say goodbye to Willis Noble

At the Cathedral we’ll say goodbye to Willis Noble, Director of Music, on the last Sunday in March.  Willis plans to embark on a journey of further academic studies early next fall and will be moving to Toronto. The Cathedral congregations will say thank you to Willis on Easter Sunday, 27 March following a 10:30 […]

Spaghetti Tuesdays



Spaghetti Tuesdays

Spaghetti Tuesdays meets weekly through the College and University academic year, providing a place for young adults (and their children) to gather in a no-strings-attached positive and welcoming community.  Since getting underway in February 2015, the program has stabilized with typically 25-30 people each week joining at 6:00 for a meal in the Cathedral Hall.  […]

Monday Morning Drop-in



Monday Morning Drop-in

The gospel urges us to love one another, but what do you do when some people are hard to love? You do what Jesus advocated: share food and drink, give away possessions, offer help and hope. That’s what happens on non-holiday Monday mornings from September until May at Cathedral Memorial Hall. Gathered around the coffee […]

Bishop and Chapter News – Jan 2016



Bishop and Chapter News – Jan 2016

Members of Bishop and Chapter met this past Monday with one purpose – to approve a budget for 2016. In reviewing the unofficial 2015 statements treasurer Martha Jo Hoyt noted that offerings were $26,000 less than budgeted, but that was partially offset by ordinary expenses for the year which were below budget. Because of a […]

2016 Cathedral Budget



2016 Cathedral Budget

At its December meeting Bishop and Chapter intended to set our budget for 2016, but quickly concluded that we may have to make some difficult decisions. A draft budget, which was largely ‘status quo,’ was prepared by Treasurer, Martha Jo Hoyt. It showed a deficit of $18,900. Chapter members discussed various income and expenditure options, […]

Lenten Study 2016



Lenten Study 2016

Prayer will be the suggested focus for Lent. Our Bishop has recommended a book for use throughout the Diocese entitled: “Meditative Prayer: Entering God’s Presence” by Richard Peace. The plan will be to form small groups for study and we’ll need both willing hosts and/or facilitators. Each group can schedule as it prefers. The Dean […]

Letter from Belize



Letter from Belize

Greetings my friends, I pray that the blessings of this season be yours as we continue to celebrate God’s greatest gift to us. My time at St.Hilda’s has been a blessing thus far. I have seen God’s handiwork in the events that have occurred and the friendships I have made. As I had said before, […]

Words of Thanks and Farewell



Words of Thanks and Farewell

To Isabel Cutler on her retirement   The church family of Christ Church Cathedral bids farewell to Isabel Cutler who is retiring from her position as Parish Nurse. Isabel has been Parish Nurse for 10 years and Chair of the Health Ministry Team for the past twelve. Isabel had a vision and a calling to […]

Bishop and Chapter News – Dec 2015



Bishop and Chapter News – Dec 2015

Bishop and Chapter met on 22 December with 10 of 13 members present. Minutes of the 16 November 2015 meeting were adopted. Open The Dean led a conversation on the first three verses of the Epistle to the Hebrews, read at Christmas. Jesus was the “Word” of God, according to the Gospel of John. Witness […]

Anglican Cathedral Musician Opportunity



Anglican Cathedral Musician Opportunity

Christ Church Cathedral, in the 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 above, […]

Cathedral Faces – Ken and Carolyn Howlett



Cathedral Faces – Ken and Carolyn Howlett

“He” was born in 1927, in Lake Edward, New Brunswick. Or as he puts it, “I was born in the suburbs, on the outskirts of the city of New Denmark.” “She” was born in New Denmark. They were both raised on potato farms. They first met at Recreation Centre dances. Her family moved to Fredericton […]

Belize Missions



Belize Missions

On the bulletin board in Christ Church Cathedral, photos of children from Belize are a reminder of a link between our congregation and St. Hilda’s Anglican School. On the school playground in Belize, picnic tables affixed with a handmade wooden maple leaf and cross are a reminder of the Canadian missioners who care for the […]

2015 Christmas Pastoral Letter



2015 Christmas Pastoral Letter

Advent 2015 Dear Friends, Christian Faith is unique among the religions of the world. It was Martin Luther who once offered a short and precise summary of the uniqueness of the Christian Faith when he said, “We find the heart and will of the Father in Christ.” To the world Christmas has become a very […]

Report of Delegates to Diocesan Synod 2015



Report of Delegates to Diocesan Synod 2015

The 134th session of the Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Fredericton was held on Saturday, November 7, at Christ Church Parish Church. The theme for the synod was “Walk the Walk.” The Cathedral’s representatives were Dean Geoffrey Hall, Jim Morell (present lay chair of B&C) and Chris Stevenson (a past lay chair). Bishop David […]

2015 Christmas Angels



2015 Christmas Angels

Paper angels from the Fredericton Food Bank are waiting to be chosen from small trees in the cathedral and in the hall foyer. Each angel indicates a gift or stocking stuffers for a needy boy or girl of a specific age. Unwrapped gifts, with the paper angels firmly attached, should be brought to the church […]

Response to Refugee Crisis – 22 November 2015 Cathedral Presentation



Response to Refugee Crisis – 22 November 2015 Cathedral Presentation

What is God calling us to do about the Syrian refugee crisis? That important question has been preoccupying the cathedral’s Missions Committee since September when we saw heart-breaking images of Syrian refugees fleeing a cruel civil war. Bishop Edwards issued a call to action, asking every congregation to respond in some way. We have prayed […]