Saturday, 28 December 2013

Lessons and Carols Service *Tomorrow*!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!
Tomorrow morning (Sunday, December 29) is our Christmas Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at 10 am. Join us on the 5th Day of Christmas as we hear the sacred stories and sing the Saviors' Songs!!

Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas Services

Our Christmas Worship Services start tomorrow afternoon. 
You are welcome to join us - we hope to see you there!

Any children and youth coming to the 4pm Christmas Eve Pageant and Family Eucharist service are welcome to take part in the pageant - just let one of the greeters know and we'll show you where to go! We always have room for more angels, sheep and shepherds!  

Service Times:

Christmas Eve:            4:00 pm. Pageant and Family Eucharist
                                    7:00 pm. Candlelight Eucharist with Choir
                                   11:00 pm. Candlelight Eucharist

Christmas Day:            10:00 am. Holy Eucharist

Sunday, December 29:  8:00 am. Holy Eucharist: Chapel
                                    10:00 am. Festival of Lessons and Carols

(Cathedral office closed for the Christmas break between December 23 – Januray 2.)

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Cathedral Christmas Luncheon

Cathedral Christmas Luncheon: THIS SUNDAY!! Join us for ham and scalloped potatoes - bring a salad, dessert or appy to share...come and join us for a festive feast.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Christmas at the Cathedral

Hello Friends:

We are counting down  to Christmas and here are some interesting things happening in the Cathedral Community. 

Christmas Tea:  THIS Saturday December 14 at 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.  Admission $5.00.  Baking, tea, fancy sandwiches.  Join us for a lovely respite from the crowds.

This Sunday, Advent 3,  December 15:  After church there will a brief session of microphone training for all those who speak, pray or lead in the Cathedral.  Christmas Pageant Practice will happen following this, so children and families are welcome to stay for pizza and then the pageant run through.

Saturday, December 21 – Sunday, December 22, 2013  Youth Christmas Sleepover!!
 Join us at 5:30pm at the Cathedral on Saturday night  for a fun night together. We’ll have dinner, play games, watch movies, prepare to take part in the worship as leaders on Sunday morning (readers, prayers, chalice bearers), and enjoy one another’s company.  Sunday morning we’ll have breakfast and attend the 10am worship service. Sunday is also the Cathedral Christmas dinner – you and your family are invited to stay after church and share this meal together with the community.  For more information contact Melissa at:

Christmas Luncheon:  On Sunday December 22 after the 10 am service.  Join us for lunch.  Ham and scalloped potatoes will be provided and you are invited to bring an appetizer, salad or dessert to share.

Have a blessed and holy Advent and may Christmas bring you peace, joy, hope, and love. 

Blessings and Peace,
Your St. Paul's Ministry Team.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Christmas Services

Join us for Christmas Worship!!

Christmas Eve: 4:00 pm. Pageant and Family Eucharist
7:00 pm. Candlelight Eucharist with Choir
11:00 pm. Candlelight Eucharist

Christmas Day 10:00 am. Holy Eucharist

Sunday December 29 8:00 am. Holy Eucharist: Chapel
10:00 am. Festival of Lessons and Carols

(Cathedral office closed for the Christmas break between December 23 – Januray 2.)

Saturday, 7 December 2013

November Photos

Check out our Facebook page for some photos of what has been happening at the Cathedral this fall. Here are a few for you to enjoy!

The chapel was transformed for a Saturday wedding.

Our Sunday School children chopped vegetables in order to make Chicken Vegetable Barley soup for our neighbours. 

Two big pots of soup!! 

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

December Edition of the Circular

The new Circular is available under our Newsletter tab.
The Theme is "Singing"

Grab a cup of tea and enjoy reading this fabulous edition of the Circular as the winter snow settles in outside!

Friday, 29 November 2013

Advent begins this Sunday

Join us as we welcome and nurture the Light in the darkness during Advent, and prepare with us to make room for the coming Christ. Sundays at 8 am and 10 am. Candles will be lit: Hope, Joy, Peace and Love will be affirmed and shared for the world.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

New Hymn Sing

New Hymns and New ways to Pray!! This Sunday on the Feast of the Reign of Christ (Nov 24, 2013) join us at the 10 am service for A Hymn Sing and Eucharist service. We will learn and sing several new hymns that you will grow to love!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Chant Chart Converse: Saturday November 30th

Learning from the Wisdom Teachers
Learning from Each Other

A half day experiential workshop on deepening our experience of the Incarnation: Being God’s hands, heart and compassion.

Led by: David Lidster, Jennifer Betuzzi and David Darwin

Saturday November 30, 2013
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
St. Paul’s Cathedral Hall
360 Nicola St. Kamloops


To register call: 250 372-3912 or email:

(for more information about the content of the workshop: call David Lidster at: 250 372 1655)

Typhoon Haiyan - Philippines... donate through PWRDF

Prayers and support are requested for the people of the Philippines in the aftermath of the devastation from the Typhoon HaiyanThe Primate's World Relief and Development Fund is providing support and help.  You can make your contribution through your Cathedral donations:  Mark them as:  PWRDF - Philippines Support.  The Governement of Canada will match all donations dollar for dollar.    You can also donate online and directly to the PWRDF.  For more information go online to:   Thank you for your prayers and support.  Here is some more information:

Typhoon Haiyan – Philippines 

On November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan, hit the Philippines’ Eastern Visayas Region. The devastation and loss of life is widespread and ongoing.

PWRDF partner Father Rex Reyes, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches of the Philippines (NCCP), sent this message:  "I bid you pray for the repose of the dead, comfort to the survivors and strength to those who minister to their needs. Give of yourself that God's love may be made real."

The Canadian government has announced a matching grant program for donations to relief work in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.  Between November 9 and December 9, 2013, all donations received for typhoon relief from Canadians by registered charities—including PWRDF—will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the Canadian government. Relief agencies including PWRDF will be able to apply to the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund to enhance relief projects in the Philippines, although there is no guarantee that any project or agency will receive funding from the Relief Fund.

PWRDF has pledged an initial response of $20,000 towards the ACT Alliance appeal to be implemented by the NCCP in the Philippines.

Donations can be made in the following ways:
On-lineGo to

By Phone 
For credit card donations contact:
Jennifer Brown 
416-924-9192 ext. 355; 1-866-308-7973
Please do not send your credit card number by email or fax.

By MailPlease make cheques payable to PWRDF, Typhoon Haiyan Relief and send to:
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund
The Anglican Church of Canada80 Hayden StreetToronto, Ontario  M4Y 3G2
PWRDF Donations Contact:Jennifer Brown jbrown@pwrdf.org416-924-9192 ext. 355; 1-866-308-7973
PWRDF Humanitarian Response Coordinator 
Naba Gurung
416-924-9192 ext.
Anglicans in Canada are praying, acting and giving to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Please watch for updates on PWRDF’s response to the situation at
                           Please support PWRDF’s response to this ongoing emergency!

Wednesday, 16 October 2013


Until further notice, the office hours will be Wednesday and Thursday, 10 am to 1 pm. Elaine Parkes has kindly offered to fill in during the hiring process, and we hope to have a replacement Office Coordinator installed soon. The phone and emails will be monitored so please feel free to leave a message in the general mailbox. Thank you to all for your continued support and understanding.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013


The new Circular is available under our Newsletter tab. The Theme is "Tending"

Thursday, 5 September 2013


St. Paul's welcomes back the many groups who regularly use the space for their functions, including:

Thrift Store - Friday, September 6th, 9:30 - 1:30 and every Friday thereafter except on holidays.
Contemplative Prayer - Monday September 9th, and the 2nd & 4th Mondays thereafter.
Bible Study - Wednesday September 11th at noon.
Centering Prayer - Tuesday, September 17th at 9:00 am, and every Tuesday thereafter.
Prayer Shawl Ministry - Tuesday, September 17th at 1 pm, and monthly on 3rd Tuesday thereafter.

Sunday School Registration September 22nd, with classes every Sunday during the 10 am Holy Eucharist until Summer 2014. All children are welcome to attend.

Friday, 16 August 2013


The deadline for submission of photos in the 2013 Photo Contest is September 9th. This year's theme is "God's Joy", so be sure to send in your entries by email or drop them into the office before it's too late. We posted last year's winners on this site, so be sure to watch here for this year's winning entries some time after the contest judging is done and awards have been circulated.


Entries are to be submitted by the photographer.
Entry is open to all of God’s people.
Entries are limited to six (6) per person.
Please include your name, phone number plus a title or a brief description.
Comments as to why the entry depicts God’s joy in your life are encouraged.
Please indicate if you wish your photographs returned.
First, second and third place will be acknowledged.
Winning photographs will appear in St. Paul’s Circular.
All photographs will be displayed in the Office for the next year.
Prints may be dropped off at 360 Nicola Street.
Prints may be sent by email (jpeg) to:

Wednesday, 3 July 2013


A holy place of transformation for learning,healing and belonging • Summer 2013 • • 250-675-2421 • 1-866-694-2409
1159 Passchendaele Road PO Box 99 Sorrento, BC Canada V0E 2W0
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 7:30pm
The Early Days
of Sorrento Centre
An Interview with Jim Cruickshank
+ Friends
Sorrento Lay Training Centre
started in 1963 and Jim
Cruickshank was called to be
the first Director in 1965. The
current Director, Christopher
Lind, will interview Jim Cruickshank about
those early days and invite other participants
to fill out the story with tall tales and hijinks.
Week 2
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 – 7:30pm
What Time is it?
What Time is it Where You Live?
with Larry Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr
Professor of Social Ethics Emeritus, Union
Theological Seminary, New York City
Some scientists say we are exiting one
geological age, the late Holocene, and live
on the cusp of a new one. They call this the
Anthropocene. While the chief characteristic
of the Holocene was relative climate stability,
the distinguishing mark of the Anthropocene
is the cumulative impact of human activities
on the planet's core surface processes – in
the air, in the oceans, across landmasses.
Do you see signs of a different time where
you live? If it is a different time, do we live our
lives in the same way?
Week 3
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 7:30pm
Splendour burning
at the heart of things:
the Spiritual, Liturgical and
Physical Renewal of a
Northwest Episcopal Church
with Melissa Skelton, Rector at St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church, Canon for
Congregational Development
for The Diocese of Olympia
In 2005, St. Paul’s, an Episcopal Church near
the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington,
was thinking about merging with another
parish in order to survive. Membership and
finances were shrinking. The parish had lost
its confidence, but not its hope. Hear the
story of how through prayer and some very
specific actions the parish has not only
survived but thrived.
Week 4
Monday, July 22, 2013 – 7:30pm
Bringing the Bible to life
with Shamanism
with Dr. Jane Jensen
I’ll present a fresh look at the stone-faced
angel in Daniel, Balaam's talking burro, and
Jesus’ agricultural images among others. I’ve
studied the Bible from many perspectives
and been blessed to see the old, old stories
of my childhood through the lens of
Shamanism. I hope to bring the Bible alive
for you by blending my academic training
and Shamanistic spiritual experiences. This
talk will include readings from my recently
published book, Fire & Spirit A Woman’s
Visionary Epic.
Week 4
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 – 7:30pm
A Community of Solitudes:
A Circle of Trust
with Dan Hines, Ministry Developer &
Priest for the Anglican Parishes of the
Central Interior
"If we are willing to embrace the challenge
of becoming whole, we cannot embrace it
alone—at least, not for long: we need
trustworthy relationships to sustain us,
tenacious communities of support, to
sustain the journey toward an undivided life.
Taking an inner journey toward rejoining
soul and role requires a rare but real form of
community that I call a “circle of trust.”
– Parker J. Palmer, A Hidden Wholeness
Week 5
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 – 7:30pm
Encounters with the Holy One
“In the Far Country“
with Michael Thompson,
General Secretary of the Anglican
Church of Canada
More often than not, it seems, we encounter
the Holy One in a time of dislocation, times
in which we are forced out of the patterns of
habit and familiarity that can both comfort
and anaesthetize us. This is a recurring
pattern in the biblical witness – in fact, the
Bible is more “a far country” than “familiar and
routine” when we read it attentively, and
don’t simply plunder it in support of some
project or other, or iron out its daunting
spiritual topography to make it manageable.
And it is a pattern in our lives, as what seems
like interruptions (sought or unsought and
perhaps unwelcome) turn out to be shot
through with holy mystery.
We will explore how the landscape of the far
country transforms our sense of God and of
ourselves with God.
Week 6: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 – 7:30pm
IN but not OF
with James Cowan, Bishop of the Diocese of British Columbia
'Jonah' and 'The Life of Pi' speak to the present and future Church.
How the view from outside the walls of Nineveh and from a beach in Mexico
challenge our views of mission and survival. Faithfulness against all odds.

Friday, 28 June 2013


Alberta Floods - How can you help?

PWRDF is providing a grant of $15, 000 to the Diocese of Calgary for immediate needs as those affected begin the long recovery process. Support will also be provided for the town of High River.
PWRDF is accepting donations for this response.

The diocese has identified three areas of priority.
Siksika First Nation:
1,000 people have been displaced
280 homes have been destroyed
There is no drinking water and they are now trucking it in.

Calgary Urban Projects Society (CUPS):
CUPS is providing basic needs – food, transportation and diapers for 70 clients who have been evacuated from their units.

Drop-In Centre:
Immediate needs include non-perishable food items, steel-toed work boots, toiletries, clothing and bedding
Donations are needed to replace a badly damaged industrial laundry.

Ways to Donate:


Go to Alberta Floods

By Phone
For credit card donations contact:
Jennifer Brown
416-924-9192 ext. 355; 1-866-308-7973
Please do not send your credit card number by email or fax.

By Mail

Please make cheques payable to PWRDF, Alberta Floods and send to:
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund
The Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden Street
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3G2

PWRDF Donation Information
Jennifer Brown
416-924-9192 ext. 355; 1-866-308-7973

PWRDF Humanitarian Response Coordinator
Naba Gurung
416-924-9192 ext. 321

Anglicans in Canada are praying, acting and giving to
those affected by the Alberta Floods.
Please watch for updates on PWRDF’s response to this situation at

Thursday, 13 June 2013


EVENING PRAYER at the Cathedral with the Most Rev. Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada Sunday, June 16th at 5 pm. Archbishop Hiltz will be the preacher and will also be presenting Bud Smith with the Anglican Award of Merit for his ministry and service to the Diocese of Cariboo and the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior. The new Pastoral Elders are being installed at the service as well.

Thursday, 6 June 2013


Hey Boo Boo!! It's Parish Picnic time!! Join us this Sunday June 9th after the 10 am service in Prince Charles park on Columbia street for burgers, dogs and games!! Bring a chair, a salad or appy to share and the spirit to join in intergenerational play, visiting and the great outdoors!!

Tuesday, 14 May 2013


Parishioners coming to Sunday service on May 19th are invited to wear red as a way to embody and welcome the Holy Spirit.  Fire!

Wednesday, 6 February 2013


Check the new Circular on the Newsletter page.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013


For full information on upcoming events during Lent and Holy Week, please go to our special events page here. There is a lot of information, so it might take a few minutes to load completely. Enjoy and we look forward to seeing you at St. Paul's.