Requiescat in pace, Mike Williams


Died peacefully, surrounded by family and prayer, on October 17, 2019, aged 86 years, beloved husband of Shirley.
The funeral service with Eucharist will take place at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral, 135 Anderson Ave. on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
A longer obituary will follow on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 22, 2019


In the photo above (by Peter Moodie), Mike is in his beloved Cathedral, reading the Scriptures at the Great Vigil of Easter in 2013.

Helen Suh, Music Director, St. John’s Anglican Cathedral – WELCOME!

We wish a very warm Cathedral welcome to our new Director of Music.
Helen is our new Organist and Choir Director.
Below is a brief look at Helen’s professional story and her many gifts.

HELEN SUH, began 1 August (Sunday, 4 Aug.)


Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Graduate in May, 2006 with Master of Music Degree in Organ, with emphasis on Choral Conducting

  • Master’s Degree Recital, Indiana U., 2005

State University of New York at Binghamton, New York, USA

Graduate in May, 2001 with Bachelor of Music Degree in Organ Performance, with emphasis on Voice

Lancaster Mennonite High, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

Graduate in May, 1996


St. Peters Anglican Church, Winnipeg, 2017-Present

  • Organist and Choir Director

St. Marys R.C. Cathedral, Winnipeg, 2015-2017

  • Organist

John Black Memorial United Church, Winnipeg, 2010-2015

  • Music Director

Choonghyun Presbyterian Church, Seoul, Korea, 2008

  • Organist and accompanist

New Hope Church, Carmel, Indianapolis, IN, USA, 2006-2007

  • Contemporary Worship Leader
  • Accompanist
  • Interim Choir Director and accompanist

Bloomington United Church, IN, USA, 2001-2006

  • Organist
  • Contemporary Praise Team Leader

Korean Baptist Church of Binghamton, NY, USA, 1997-2001

  • Organist and Accompanist
  • Music Director for Night of Devotion


  • Piano and Voice Private Studio Lessons, 2006-2007
  • Piano Instructor at Whyte Ridge Music Centre, 2014-Present

Lambeth Conference 2020 – Steward, Expression of Interest – TIME SENSITIVE

Lambeth Conference Steward – Expression of Interest

The Lambeth Conference is looking for a youth nominee (18-30 years old) from Canada to be part of the Stewarding Team at the next gathering in Canterbury (UK) from July 17-August 6, 2020. Are you (or a youth you know) interested in meeting and working with other Anglican young adults from around the world?
Applications are being accepted until August 15.


Click here for more details.


Fundraising & Community Building Event — St. John’s Cathedral Refugee Committee

Date:           Wednesday,  June 26th (June 27th rain date)

Where:         Brokenhead Wetland Trail

Time:            10:30 at trial head

Cost:             Donation

Here’s the Scoop:

The Wetland Bog is located 4 km. north of the Patricia Beach turn off on hwy. 59. on the west side of the hwy.  (i.e. turn left) It is sign posted 1 km before the turn off and at the turn off. (small blue sign with a hiker picture).

The trail is 1.5 km return on an accessible board walk.  It has accessible washrooms.

A picnic lunch will be served at the trail head following the hike. Bring plate, cutlery, and your own beverage.

The trail is home to beautiful rare orchids and beautiful forest.

RSVP  by June 20th  We can only accommodate 10 people.

If you have any questions email Judy Whitmore:

Anglican Foundation of Canada, Annual General Meeting, 22 May 2019

Annual General Meeting of the Anglican Foundation of Canada
with the Primate, ‘Our Fred’, the Board, and staff of the Foundation,
of Winnipeg, preparing to celebrate 200 years of God’s faithfulness.
AGM – 22 May 2019

5:45 p.m. Choral Evensong in the Cathedral
Choirs of All Saints and St. Luke’s, Winnipeg
Dietrich Bartel, Choir & Blair Anderson, Organ
Officiant, The Very Rev. Paul N. Johnson

6:45 p.m. Reception with the Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada,
and the Board of the Anglican Foundation, downstairs in the John West Hall

7:30 p.m. Annual General Meeting of the Foundation,
upstairs in the Cathedral, Chaired by The Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, ‘Our Fred’…

8:30 p.m. Done

The Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist

Diocese of Rupert’s Land
Anglican Church of Canada
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 Metis Nation.
We are all treaty people.

Worship for Holy Week and Easter


The Triduum (Three Days)


Maundy Thursday, April 18, 8:00 p.m.
Exodus 12:1–14, Psalm 116:1–2, 12–19,
I Corinthians 11:23–26, John 13:1–17, 31b–35
The Very Rev. Paul N. Johnson, Dean, Presiding
The Rev. Canon Henry Falconer, Hon. Asst., Preaching
The Rev. Brian Ford, Hon. Asst., Assisting

Stripping of the Altar


Footwashing, Ethiopian

Good Friday, April 19, 10:30 a.m.
Isaiah 52:13–53:12, Psalm 22,
Hebrews 4:14–16;5:7–9, John 18:1–19:42
The Very Rev. Paul N. Johnson, Dean, Presiding
Tenebrae – Into the Darkness of Death
Reading of the Passion According to St. John

Adoration of the Crucified



Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil, April 20, 8:00 p.m.
Genesis 1:1–2:4A, Genesis 22:1–18, Exodus 14:10–31;15:20–21, Isaiah 55:1–11,
Ezekiel 36:24–28, Jonah 1:1–2:2, Daniel 3:1–29,
Psalm 114, Romans 6:3–11, John 20:1–18
The Very Rev. Paul N. Johnson, Dean, Presiding
The Rev. Wayne McIntosh, Assisting
The Service of Light
The Liturgy of the Word
The Renewal of Baptism

The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist


Easter Sunday –
The Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord,
April 21, 10:30 a.m.
Isaiah 65:17–25, Psalm 118:1–2;14-24,
Acts 10:34–43, Luke 24:1–12
The Right Rev. Geoffrey Woodcroft, Bishop of Rupert’s Land, Preaching
The Very Rev. Paul N. Johnson, Dean, Presiding
Festival Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir



Alleluia!  Christ is risen!


Regimental Band of The Royal Winnipeg Rifles Spring Concert


Take a musical journey with The Regimental Band of The Royal Winnipeg Rifles at our annual Spring Concert on Saturday March 23rd, 7:30 pm at St. John’s Cathedral (135 Anderson Ave, Winnipeg).

Come listen to the band perform a variety of selections that highlight music from different times and places, including selections from Star Wars, and Godzilla Eats Las Vegas!

New this year, past members of our band will be joining us as an alumni band for a few selections in the concert.

Stay for a light reception after the concert.
Silver collection at the door.


Commonwealth Day 2019

Fifty-three countries will come together on Monday 11 March 2019 to celebrate Commonwealth Day
under the theme ‘A Connected Commonwealth’.

Commonwealth Day, held on the second Monday in March each year, is an opportunity for individuals, communities and organisations to promote the Commonwealth’s shared values of peace, democracy and equality, and to celebrate the association’s rich diversity. The afternoon service in London, UK, took place in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, and other members of the Royal Family, senior politicians, High Commissioners, Commonwealth dignitaries and over 1,000 young people, with approximately 2,000 people attending in Westminster Abbey.

#CommonwealthDay Service this evening at St. John’s Cathedral, 7 p.m., with Bishop Geoff Woodcroft preaching, The Rev. Canon Helen Kennedy as officiant, and Dean Paul N. Johnson hosting. All are welcome; the Cathedral is at 135 Anderson Avenue in the north end of #Winnipeg. We are just east of north Main on the banks of the Red River, just north of St. John’s Park. Street parking.  Special thanks to Murray and Betsy Burt, RCS.
Come and join us to celebrate our #ConnectedCommonwealth.