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.

Ash Wednesday – March 6 2019, 7 p.m.

Ash Wednesday-Latin
Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,
for the day of the LORD is coming, it is near — a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness!  (Joel 2:1-2)

Ash Wednesday worship at the Cathedral will be held tomorrow evening, March 6, at 7 p.m.  Our worship will include the Imposition of Ashes and the Holy Eucharist.  All welcome.

Memento, homo, quia pulvis es,Ash Wednesday-cross

Requiescat in pace – Janice Janette (Beattie) Osborne

Jan Osborne, wife of Bob Osborne, the former Rector of the Cathedral and Dean of Rupertsland (1996-2010) died in Ottawa, 15 Feb 2019. Her family has requested that any donations in her memory be directed to the renewal of the white altar hangings for use at Christmas, Easter and for weddings and funerals at St. John’s Cathedral.

Bishop Geoff will be flying to Ottawa to attend this funeral on behalf of us all in Rupert’s Land.  As a way of honouring her life and contribution in Rupert’s Land, a Prayer Vigil for Jan  will be held @ 935 Nesbitt Bay, Anglican/Lutheran Centre at 1pm on Friday, March 1st [occurring at the same time as the Funeral in Ottawa].  All are welcome.

High Feasts and Holy Days


Sunday, December 23, ‘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.

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

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

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

The Epiphany of Our Lord, January 6
Sung Eucharist at 10:30 a.m.

Seating of the Bishop, January 5 – 1:30 p.m.
Reception to follow in the John West Hall.

Baptism of Our Lord, January 13
Sung Eucharist at 10:30 a.m.

Bells of Peace

100 Bells will toll on November 11th

(excerpt from Canadian Legion website)
On November 11, at the going down of the sun, communities across Canada will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with the ringing of 100 bells. The ringing of bells emulates the moment in 1918 when church bells across Europe tolled as four years of war had come to an end…
When you hear the bells toll on November 11,  take a moment to pause and remember all those who served and sacrificed.

We will remember them.

St. John’s Cathedral will toll its bells at 4:52 pm on Sunday, November 11, joining with others across the country.

PWRDF Celebrates 60 Years

The following letter excerpts were received this week from Will Postma, Executive director, PWRDF:

Dear friends in Christ,

‘On October 23, 1958, a devastating mine disaster occurred in Springhill, Nova Scotia. Anglicans in Canada responded quickly and overwhelmingly, joining together as a Church to offer prayer, support and funds. Sixty years later, volunteers and donors are still supporting PWRDF’s work, living out their Baptismal covenant to seek a truly just, healthy and peaceful world.

It all starts in the pews and parish halls. I am grateful for the many prayer breakfasts, pancake suppers and talent shows; the tireless efforts of Anglican Church Women and Outreach Committees and the enthusiasm of youth groups and Sunday Schools across Canada who are all engaged our work.’

…The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is the Anglican Church of Canada’s agency for sustainable development and relief. Through the support of Anglican parishes across Canada, PWRDF makes financial and human resources available to partners around the world working to improve health, food security and livelihoods for vulnerable people.

PWRDF is celebrating 60 years of commitment and connection. It has created the e-book ‘People, Partners and Progress: 60 Stories for 60 Years’. To read or download the e-book, go to .

Also available for viewing on the webite is the moving video ‘At Home with PWRDF’. We invite you to check it out.