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The Annual Country and Bluegrass Gospel Show



The Annual Country and Bluegrass Gospel Show

Saturday, May 13, 7:30 p.m.  The Annual Country and Bluegrass Gospel Show, in support of the work of Canon Paul Jeffries at Bishop McAllister College in Uganda, will be held at St. Mary’s Anglican Church (780 McEvoy Street, Fredericton). The lineup of entertainers features Copper Kettle Bluegrass Boyz, Eagles Rise, Duane Drost, Valerie Donovan, and Millen Anderson & Veronica. […]

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 the 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 we […]

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 […]

Letter from St. Hilda’s School in Belize



Letter from St. Hilda’s School in Belize

The following is a recent letter sent to Beverly Morell by Ms. Jane Martinez, the principal of St. Hilda’s School, in Belize. Greetings Mrs. Bev, I am glad to hear that the fundraising was a success. Your donations are what makes it possible for us to provide materials needed for the classrooms and other school […]

Rectors Newsletter March 2017



Rectors Newsletter March 2017

Dear Friends, Greetings from Bishop McAllister College and Anglican Seminary! It has been a long time since ive been able to get a newsletter out, but a shout of thanks goes out to Teacher Ainebyoona Annibo who made this possible. Annibo is busy rebuilding the school web site for which we are greatly appreciative. We […]

Newcomer Family Visits Stanley



Newcomer Family Visits Stanley

The following is a note from Archdeacon Patrica Drummond regarding a recent visit by the Weah-Gmah family to the Parish of Stanley. We attended the service in Stanley this morning – Anglicanism at its most informal. The Parish of Stanley has been a strong supporter of our family.The service was in the basement hall, with […]

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 […]

Please pick up your tickets ASAP!



Please pick up your tickets ASAP!

Please join us at the hall, this Saturday at 6:30pm for delicious treats, a silent auction, and stories directly from… Posted by Christ Church Cathedral – Fredericton on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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 […]

Fundraiser for Belize: Dessert Party & Silent Auction



Fundraiser for Belize: Dessert Party & Silent Auction

Join us Saturday, February 25, 6:30-8:30pm for an evening in support of St. Hilda’s Anglican School in Belize! Tickets are available at the hall and will also be available after worship services Feb.12 and 19. $10/adult, $5/child. Desserts needed! Please use the sign up sheet at the back of the Cathedral. We are still requesting […]

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 […]

Jesus to the Nations 2017



Jesus to the Nations 2017

Jesus To The Nations is Atlantic Canada’s Missions Conference. This annual conference features special plenary speakers and exhibitors who have answered God’s call to go to the ends of the earth or to reach people in cross-cultural opportunities. Through the plenary sessions, workshops and resources available at the missions’ displays, we get to observe how […]

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 […]

What’s new with Belize? – June 2016



What’s new with Belize? – June 2016

Visit the Cathedral Missions site Belize occupies not only a chunk of land in Central America, but also a special spot in the hearts of dozens of people from the cathedral who took part in mission trips there in 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2013. “Our work as a church is to reach out and serve […]

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. […]

Celebration of Discipline



Celebration of Discipline

Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth By Richard J. Foster Harper Books / 1998 / 228 pages / Revised Edition We read in the New Testament about the “Gifts of the Spirit” and the “Fruit of the Spirit.” But, what do people mean when they use the term, “the Spiritual Disciplines?”  What is […]

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 […]

2016 Annual Report: The Dean



2016 Annual Report: The Dean

I continue to work in the ministry of priest at Christ Church Cathedral with a significant sense of thanksgiving. The role of Dean is demanding. Being the one stipendiary cleric in a congregation of our size, is no lunch break. It is still, however, enough of a change for me after over a decade in […]

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 […]