Requiescat in pace, Arthur Braid, CM, QC


The Diocese of Rupert’s Land
The Right Reverend Geoffrey Woodcroft
Bishop of Rupert’s Land
Diocesan Office: 935 Nesbitt Bay
Winnipeg, MB Canada R3T 1W6

February 27, 2020


To all members of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land,

It is with deep sadness and compassion that I tell you that our Diocesan Chancellor, Mr. E. Arthur Braid CM, QC, has died.

Art has served God faithfully and well in so many ways, especially as a long-standing parishioner of St. Mary, Charleswood and as our current Chancellor. Our prayers are required for Art’s family as they live through this loss and prepare for his funeral.

May we share our memories and relationship of Art with one another. May he rest in peace, and rise in glory.

Details of arrangements will be published as Anglican Lutheran Centre receives them.

In Christ,

+ Geoffrey

The Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Woodcroft
Bishop of Rupert’s Land


Red River Fat Tuesday Festival

This Tuesday, February 25…

We are Celebrating God’s Faithfulness through 200 years…
Pancake Supper at 5:30 p.m. Entry by donation, either/or
(Please confirm numbers for the meal; call 204.339.7259)
House Concert at 7 p.m. Entry by donation, either/or
(Story, music, dance, and song… come and have fun with us)

The concert includes early Settlers’ songs researched and sung by Simpson’s Folly, featuring musicians Frederick Carsted, Darrell English, Johanna Handford, and Dorothy Long; Scottish dances with piper Heather Purvis, Gaelin McGregor and others; Scottish songs performed by Nancy and Don Phillips as well as by the Cathedral Dean, Paul Johnson: brief stories of the early settlement leading toward the celebration of the 200th anniversary of St. John’s Cathedral read by Mike Penner, Sharlene and Felix Farrell, Paul Johnson, and others; concert pianist, Valerie Pearson performing a piece on the grand piano and leading a community sing-song; and a grand finale by choir director and organist, Helen Suh, conducting a choir anthem and performing an organ postlude on one of the great pipe organs of Winnipeg.

Proceeds will go to the Cathedral Refugee Fund.
Thank you for your generosity, as you are able to give.

Requiescat in pace, Norma Mullan

Our sister Norma Mullan died last Saturday evening, 11 January 2020, about 8 p.m.
She had been living at Actionmarguerite in St. Boniface, where she died, surrounded by family.

The Funeral Liturgy with Holy Communion will be held here at St. John’s Cathedral, Winnipeg,
this coming Friday afternoon, 17 January 2020, at 1:30 p.m.  The Very Rev. Paul N. Johnson will preach and preside.  The Cathedral Music Director, Helen Suh, will play and offer a solo.
Rest in peace and rise with Christ in glory.

From the Winnipeg Free Press, Wednesday, 15 January 2020, ‘PASSAGES’:

March 7, 1934 – January 11, 2020

It is with extreme sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Norma, passed away peacefully at Actionmarguerite.
She was predeceased by her husband, John and leaves behind her five children: Chris, Kara, Carolyn, Scott and Sean. She is survived by 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Please join us in a celebration of Norma’s life on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 1:30 p.m., at St. John’s Cathedral, 135 Anderson Ave.
Flowers are gratefully declined, but a donation to or to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation would be appreciated.


200th Anniversary Anthem Composition Competition

ADVENT SUNDAY, December 1, 2019 (Revised 13 February 2020)

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist in Winnipeg (Diocese of Rupert’s Land, The Anglican Church of Canada) is pleased to announce the 200th Anniversary Anthem Composition Competition. Using our theme ‘Celebrating God’s Faithfulness’, entrants are invited to submit unpublished anthems on or before March 31, 2020. Three monetary prizes ($2200 for first, $1200 for second, $800 for third) will be awarded by a panel of judges. The three pieces will be premiered in Winnipeg on May 31, 2020, as part of a choral festival at St. John’s Cathedral celebrating 200 years of God’s faithfulness in the life of the Anglican Church in Western Canada.  The composer will bear in mind the desire for a broadly accessible anthem for use in many places other than St. John’s Cathedral, Rupert’s Land.

• The composer must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
• The anthem text must be, in some form, a proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
• The anthem may be written for up to 4-part choir, SATB voicing.
• The anthem must include organ accompaniment.
• The anthem’s length is to be 3-5 minutes.
• The composer must secure rights to any texts not in the public domain.
NB:  The three winning compositions will belong to the composers (copyright), with performance rights given only to the Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist, Winnipeg, Manitoba – Diocese of Rupert’s Land
• Scores must be submitted as a PDF file, including complete contact information.

A single composer may submit two, but no more than two, anthems.
Each composer is eligible for only one prize.

Please send completed scores to:

Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist
135 Anderson Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 5M9
Office: 204.586.8385
Facebook: Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist
Twitter: @deanrupertsland (Saint John’s Cathedral)

2020 VISION – 200 years,
“Celebrating God’s faithfulness”
Serving Red River people since 1820
Churchyard (cemetery) since 1812
Bicentenary of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist
and the Anglican Church in Western Canada

We worship and live gratefully on Treaty One Land (since 1871),
the traditional territory of the Cree, the Dakota, and the Anishinaabe,
and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
We are all treaty people.

High Feasts and Holy Days


Sunday, December 22, ‘When Christmas Hurts’
A special service for those for whom Christmas is a time of personal sadness will be held at 4:00 p.m. and includes Rite for Healing and Holy Communion.

Tuesday, Christmas Eve
Family Service with Eucharist at 7:00 p.m.
Sung Eucharist (‘Midnight Mass’) at 11:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Christmas Day, Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord
Eucharist at 10:30 a.m.

First Sunday of Christmas, December 29
Sung Eucharist at 10:30 a.m.

Second Sunday of Christmas, January 5
Sung Eucharist at 10:30 a.m.

Baptism of Our Lord, January 12
Sung Eucharist at 10:30 a.m.

Leave a Little Light (House Concert)

‘Leave a Little Light’

A House Concert in the Cathedral

Friday November 15                     7-9 p.m. (doors at 6:30
135 Anderson Ave.                               all are welcome)

Cathedral Avenue Quartet | École Sisler High
School Chamber Choir | The Rev Unplugged
The Outskirts | Sam Baardman
Shoestring Players | Helen Suh | and more

In support of the refugee sponsorship and settlement
work of St. John’s Cathedral.

Entry by donation.
Tax receipts for donations of $20 or more.

The Annual Bishop’s Dinner

On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, please join the Bishop of Rupert’s Land and his guest speaker, the Most Reverend Ron Cutler, Archbishop of Nova Scotia and P.E. I. and Metropolitan of the Province of Canada, at the Canad Inn, Fort Garry, 1824 Pembina Hwy. Reception is at 6:00 p.m. and dinner is at 7:00 p.m. For ticket details, please click here. To reserve your place please phone 204-992-4200, 1-866-4418 or email, or click here for reservation form. Thanks!

The Annual Bishop’s Dinner provides the Bishop with funds to support a variety of causes for which other funding may not be available.