Response to COVID-19

Important Notice:

Due to the ongoing threat of

#COVID19, #CoronaVirus, #pandemic,

the Cathedral is closed

for all events and meetings

until further notice.

 If you have an emergency request,

please contact us by phone at 204-586-8385

or by email at office@stjohnscathedral.ca

or for the Dean at 204-479-5367

or by email at deanrupertsland@gmail.com

We will be monitoring the phone

and emails as regularly as possible.

God bless you;

stay safe, stay smart, stay home!

#FlattenTheCurve

Bishop’s Directive March 15, 2020

Building and Changing Protocols in Uncertain Times

To The Diocese of Rupert’s Land Lay leaders and Clergy:  From Bishop Geoffrey Woodcroft

 

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. May the following directive and expectations equip you for the journey ahead.

O Lord our creator, by your holy prophet you taught your ancient people to seek the welfare of the cities in which they lived. We commend our neighbourhood to your care, that it might be kept free from social strife and decay. Give us strength of purpose and concern for others, that we may create here a community of justice and peace where your will may be done; through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

  • Health and Wellness of the Body – My first priority in this communication is to ensure your complete health, and that of the communities you represent.
    • If you are a bishop, priest, deacon or lay leader over 60, and/or have pre-existing medical conditions (e.g. diabetes, heart disease), DO NOT put yourself in harm’s way. Ask for assistance, advice and care.
    • If you are feeling unwell, make every effort to seek wellness, and should you exhibit any of the symptoms of the virus, immediately call authorities for testing and treatment.
    • Presently younger healthy people are not at serious risk (but like everyone should practice careful social distancing). This matters. As leaders we must actively exhibit and promote calmness and reason, by assuring that social distancing/separation is proactive and healthy, and does not lead to isolation.
    • I discourage all leaders, and in turn the diocesan membership, from participating in all activities that put you at risk…

      READ THE FULL TEXT HERE…Bishop’s Directive March 15 2020

** Urgent Communication**

Bishop Geoff has suspended all gatherings  and public worship of Rupert’s Land Anglicans as of Monday morning, March 16, 2020.  All Anglican churches in the Diocese, including the Cathedral, are closed.  THE CHURCH, the body of Christ, is alive and well and hard at work.  Thanks be to God!

The Bishop’s concern is for the health and wellness of all of us and prays for those in our cities, towns and provinces as we adjust to this every-changing Pandemic.

In the peace of Christ,

Dean Paul

Art Braid, requiescat in pace:

Funeral service for Art Braid will be this coming Friday, March 6th, at 10 a.m, here at St. John’s Anglican Cathedral in Winnipeg. We are at 135 Anderson Avenue in the North End of Winnipeg, between north Main and the Red River, just north of St. John’s Park. There is street parking all around the Cathedral; gates on all sides will be open.

May he rest in peace and rise with Christ in glory!

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

Announcement:

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’:

NORMA MULLAN, RN
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 cancercare.mb.ca or to the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation would be appreciated.

 

200th Anniversary Anthem Composition Competition – CANCELLED, so very sorry

ADVENT SUNDAY, December 1, 2019 (Revised 26 March 2020)

DEAR MUSICIAN POETS,
COVID-19 HAS DONE A NUMBER ON MANY THINGS; MOST TRAGICALLY, OF COURSE, ON HUMAN LIFE.  BUT THE CHANGES WROUGHT HERE, CLOSE TO HOME, MEAN THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO PROCEED WITH THE COMPETITION.  WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS, AND WE WISH JOY IN THEM.  NO DOUBT YOU WILL FIND OTHER WAYS TO SHARE YOUR WORK.  WE ARE SO SORRY ON MANY LEVELS; PLEASE TAKE CARE.  GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS, KEEP YOU SAFE AND HEALTHY, AS EVEN APART WE JOURNEY TOGETHER THROUGH DIFFICULT DAYS, CELEBRATING GOD’S FAITHFULNESS.    IN THE PEACE OF CHRIST – DEAN PAUL N. JOHNSON

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.

Requirements:
• 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:  st.johns2020events@gmail.com

Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist
135 Anderson Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2W 5M9
Office: 204.586.8385
Email: office@stjohnscathedral.ca
Web: https://stjohnscathedral.ca/
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

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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.