Cathedral Deans Conference Schedule

North American Cathedral Deans’ Conference ​ 
15-18 April 2021
Fort Garry Hotel/Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist
Winnipeg, MB.
Diocese of Rupert’s Land, The Anglican Church of Canada

“Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you”
The Church in the Public Square

WEDNESDAY, 14 APRIL (early arrivals)

3 p.m.  Check in available at Fort Garry Hotel.


ARRIVALS (Unicity Taxi at the airport, reasonable fare, credit cards accepted)

15:00  Registration opens in the North Mezzanine at the Fort Garry Hotel (FGH)

​16:00  Orientation for First Time Attendees in the TBD Room at the FGH

17:30  Evensong in the Gateway Room at the FGH
Officiant: The Rt. Rev. Geoff Woodcroft, Bishop of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land

​19:00  Buffet Feast hosted by TRR Woodcroft in the LaVerendrye Room, FGH
Music: The Narwhals

21:00  Hospitality Suite in Room #502 at the FGH
Midnight – Pumpkin Hour in the Hospitality Suite


08:00  Registration continues

07:00-08:30  Breakfast

08:45  Program at the FGH
Introduction: Co-Chairs and PNJ

09:00  Presentation with Q & A:  The Rev. Canon Dr. Alyson Barnett-Cowan
Anglican Church of Canada and The Anglican Communion

10:00 Refreshment and Conversation, North Mezzanine

10:30  Presentation with Q & A:  The Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton
The Canadian Council of Churches

11:30  Break for US Deans?
Caucus for Canadian Deans!

12:00-13:00  Buffet Luncheon in the FGH
Served in the North Mezzanine, enjoyed in the Gateway Room

13:15  Meet in Lobby – Walk to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

13:30  Story of the Museum: Dr. John Young, President & Chief Executive Officer

14:00  Tour the Museum… with guides

15:30  More Museum time on your own, group photo first!

17:00  Canadian Museum for Human Rights closes; return to FGH

17:30-18:30  Hospitality Suite open (Room #502)

19:00  Dinner at the Hotel in the Gateway/Tache Rooms
Address:  PNJ – Celebrating God’s Faithfulness –
Anglicans, 200 Years in Western Canada

21:00  Hospitality Suite open (Room #502)
Midnight – Pumpkin Hour in the Hospitality Suite


​07:00-08:30  Breakfast

​09:00  Presentation  Alyson & Karen (& possibly panel)

10:30-11:00 Refreshment and Conversation, North Mezzanine

11:00-Noon  Conference Business Meeting! (Penny, Chair)

Noon  Programme Complete, AFTERNOON FREE!

12:30  Transportation to ‘Red River Cathedral’

13:00  Lunch served at Cathedral

13:30-16:00  Tours of St. John’s Cathedral and Cemetery:  One hour each
Oldest Anglican parish (1820; land grant 1817) and oldest non-Indigenous burial ground in Western Canada (1812)

16:00  Transportation back to FGH

17:30 – 18:30  Hospitality Suite open (Room #502)


21:00  Hospitality Suite open (Room…  Hope you know by now!)
Midnight – Pumpkin Hour in the Hospitality Suite


0​7:00  Breakfast

CHECK-OUT of Hotel

​09:30  Transport to Cathedral for those who need it

​​10:30  Sung Eucharist at the Cathedral, TVR Penelope Bridges preaching

Noon – Box lunch served in the John West Hall (Cathedral basement)

12:30/13:00/13:30  DEPARTURES – Transport to Airport FTWNI

This year’s conference officially concludes with lunch.
Thanks for coming; God bless you with safe travel home.
May our Lord Jesus Christ walk with you until we meet again,

Numbers to text or call if you have questions before or during the Conference:
Other – 204.479.5367 (Paul J. cellphone)