Seek the welfare of the city
where I have sent you:
The Church in the Public Square
15-18 April 2021
Diocese of Rupert’s Land: The Birthplace of the Anglican Church in Western Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Dear friends in Christ, Deans and spouses,
Tansi (Cree), Boozhoo (Ojibwe)!
Welcome to this portal, your magic wardrobe to bring you into the wonders of Winnipeg! We are very much looking forward to hosting you here April 2021, right in the middle of our bicentenary year. Here you should find all you need to register for the Conference.
For your hotel booking you will need to go directly through the Fort Garry Hotel here in the city, where we will be staying, and actually doing most of our sessions. This historic railway hotel is right downtown, close to the Forks, and within walking distance of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights where we will spend most of Friday afternoon.
Sadly, the hotel is not close to the Cathedral itself, which may be one of the only cathedrals in North America which is not right downtown. Our Cathedral parish here in Rupert’s Land predates the city by 53 years, the province by 50. There will be opportunity for tours of the Cathedral and the historic Churchyard (1812) on Saturday afternoon, totally optional, of course. However, you will see when you register that you can indicate your interest. We will need numbers for transportation purposes, which is true for Sunday morning before worship as well, and post-worship buses to the airport. We are delighted if you decide to stay longer, but you will have to find your own way to the airport later on Sunday or on Monday. Thanks for your understanding. The good news is that Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG) is very close to our downtown.
TVR Paul N. Johnson
Rector, Cathedral Church of St. John
Dean, Diocese of Rupert’s Land
We worship and live gratefully on Treaty One Land (since 1871),
the traditional territories of the Cree, the Anishinaabe,
and the Dakota,and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
We are all treaty people.