St. John’s Cathedral Choir to begin again soon…


Photo by Edward Mathis

Michele Barr, ELCIC Diaconal Minister (Music), is the Interim Music Director at St. John’s Cathedral.  She is presently looking for singers for the Cathedral Choir.  There are still some spots open if you wish to meet with Michele for one on one conversation and song.  She needs to get to know you and your voice at least a little, and it also gives you the opportunity to meet her and get acquainted a bit with her.

Please phone the Cathedral Office at 204.586.8385 x 11 and leave a message, including your name and your own phone number and/or e-mail address, indicating which of the following options you would like to choose:

Thursday, September 24:

6:30 p.m.

6:50 p.m.

7:10 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

7:50 p.m.

8:10 p.m.

Sunday, September 27:

9:00 a.m.

9:20 a.m.

Please note:  If you need a time other than the above, contact the Office and ask the volunteer (Until October 5th Roger Stagg and Rene Jamieson will be filling in for Carol.) to contact Michele and she will be in touch with you. Thank you.

Truth and Reconciliation. The Healing journey continues

afn_chief_bellegardeThe Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
and the University of Manitoba invite you to attend


Closing the Gap:
First Nations’ Priorities are Canada’s Priorities

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

This is a free event and everyone is welcome.
Light refreshments will be served.
To find out more:

Gospel Concert at St. Andrews on the Red: Infinitely More

On October 9th at 7 p.m., St  Andrew’s on the Red will host 2015 East Coast Music Award Nominee,Infinitely More Gospel Duo Infinitely More, for a night of inspirational entertainment! Husband and wife duo, Gerald Flemming and Allison Lynn, combine prodigious finger-style guitar and signature vocal harmonies to create a joyful mix of acclaimed original songs and fresh interpretations of the classics. Infinitely More offers a fusion of folk, pop, country, hymns and worship that soothes the heart and ignites the soul.

 This night of music will encourage and inspire both the seeker and the lifelong Christian. Infinitely More has a desire to share the love and light of God. Based in Burlington, ON, this couple will travel over 20,000 KM this year to spread the Gospel through song!

 To learn more about their music and ministry, please visit

Tickets are $15 each and available from Barbara at 204 338 7483 or Karen at 204 880 9124

Put Down Roots!!


New Arrivals ready to put down roots

Over the past few years we’ve lost too many trees (to storms, disease etc). Help us to restore the Cathedral’s canopy! Donate a tree (or two or three or more). You buy ‘em, we’ll plant ‘em, and the squirrels, crows, hawks
and other critters (including Wallace) will thank you. Please call Carol (204) 586-8385 or email for more details. Various species are available.

Donate today and watch your investment grow!!

Requiescat in pace: The Rev. Canon Arnold Georges Johnson

Well done, good and faithful servant

Arnold Georges Johnson died on September 10, 2015, at the St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He leaves behind his son, Arnold Johnson and his wife Lori, his daughter, Muriel Njegovan and her husband Bob, his younger son, Mark Johnson and his partner Sheila, and his youngest daughter, Anne Marie Johnson and her husband Terri. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren Milica Weiler, Katarina Stevens, and Milan Njegovan, Jennifer Johnson, Andrew Johnson and Robyn Johnson, as well as his great-grandchildren Kane, Liana, Abby, Scott and Kira.

Arnold was born June 1, 1923 in Preeceville, Saskatchewan to Andrew and Gusta Johnson. He was the youngest of six children. Arnold grew up on Canadian Prairies with all the wonders and hardships that came with it. As a result of this life education, he grew up to be a man of many accomplishments. One of his first loves was reading. It was a passion that stayed with him the rest of his life. During the war, he served overseas as an aviation mechanic. When he returned from the war, he and his brother Gilbert owned and operated the Johnson Brothers Garage in Swan River, Manitoba. It was during this time that Arnold met, courted and married the love of his life, Gladwys Eva Burke. Together they had four children, Arnold, Muriel, Mark and Anne Marie. Over the course of years Arnold moved through a number of careers. He was a man of many talents. Not only was he an aviation mechanic and garage owner / operator / bookkeeper, he was also an accomplished carpenter, a minister, a counselor and teacher. As he put it, he was a “jack of all trades and master of none”. There are many who would disagree with that statement, for when he decided to do something, he always researched it and did it well. Arnold was passionate about the pursuit of knowledge, the Christian faith and caring for those in need. He and his wife, Gladwys, always put the needs of others before themselves. They were a true partnership in every sense.

Arnold was ordained in 1958 and, while in Rupert’s Land, served as Hon. Asst., or Priest-in-charge, in the following parishes:
Church of the Ascension, Stonewall, Christ Church, Stony Mountain, St. Peter, Balmoral, All Saints, Wpg; St. Luke, Balsam Bay, St. Jude, Grand Marais, St. Michael, Victoria Beach; St. Aidan, Wpg., St. James, Beausejour; St. Barnabas, Wpg., St. John’s Cathedral, St. George, Woodlands, and held license as “Special Assistant” to Bishops Jones and Lee.

Arnold loved the outdoors. He enjoyed cycling, canoeing, sailing, and camping. Arnold was a devoted husband, and loving father and grandfather. He will truly be missed.

A service to celebrate Arnold’s life will be held at All Saint’s Anglican Church, 175 Colony Street (Broadway & Osborne), Winnipeg, Manitoba, at 1:00 p.m. on September 19, 2015. There will be a reception in the church hall following the service.

A private family interment will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Cemetery . Parking for the service will be available at the rear of the Great West Life building across from the church; remember the row closest to the office building is reserved 24/7.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to ‘Agape Table’ in care of All Saint’s Church.

Bardal Funeral Home 204-774-7474 Condolences
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on September 16, 2015.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Nancy Graham: Requiescat in pace

Nancy GrahamOn Thursday evening, 3 September 2015, our beloved sister in the Lord, Nancy Graham, died peacefully in her residence in Winnipeg.

Her funeral will be held at this Cathedral on Monday, 14 September 2015 at 11 a.m.  A light lunch will follow.  Please keep her sons and all her family in your prayers.  We remember with thanksgiving as a long-time member of this Cathedral parish, and a delightful human being, as well as a sister in Christ and friend to many.  We will miss you, Nancy.

May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

International Day of Peace – September 21

Ringing bells for peaceYou are invited to join us in celebrating the harmony and cultural diversity of the citizens of Manitoba by ringing bells for peace. Along with communities both locally and internationally, St. John’s will be participating in the celebration of peace and compassion by ringing bells on September 21st at 12:01 PM. For more information on local events, please click here, or go to the website.

2015 Annual TENS Conference

offeringMNO Synod and Diocese of Rupert’s Land
Stewards’ Education

Annual viewing:
The Episcopal Network for Stewardship Conference (TENS)

Creating a Culture of Generosity
At St John’s Cathedral on Anderson Avenue, Winnipeg

The program will be viewed twice:

The first viewing is Saturday September 12 at 9am – 4pm
Cost $15/person (Lunch included)
The second viewing is Tuesday September 15
and Wednesday September 16 from 7pm – 10pm
Cost $15/person (Snack included)

RSVP by Sept 7, 2015 to: GEOFF WOODCROFT – or if you have questions

To register, please provide your Name, Faith Community, email, telephone and a promise to pay the $15 fee (We need to know how many for food and a place to sit).

Music Director – Job Posting

Music Director
St. John’s Anglican Cathedral – Winnipeg, Manitoba (Since 1820)

Organ Console at CathedralHistoric Winnipeg Church Seeks Music Director:
St. John’s Cathedral is searching for a part-time Music Director to play the organ (Casavant Frères) and piano, direct the Choir/s, plan worship music, and other duties as assigned. Music at St. John’s is founded in the rich resources of the Anglican tradition, while drawing upon the many gifts of the wider church. We worship with the Book of Alternative Services and Common Praise. The goal of music at the Cathedral is first and foremost to give glory and honour to God through Jesus Christ, by supporting the gathered disciples in the joyful work of Christian worship. Because worship is central for us, we strive for excellence.

Please click the following links for more details:

Music director Job description and contract of Employment

Please submit resumes to:
The Dean and Corporation
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist
135 Anderson Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W5M9
Phone: 204.586.8385 x 11
FAX: 204582.0932

The deadline for applications is August 31, 2015.