Wonderful Watercolour Workshop

On July 19 & 20th the Cathedral Christian Education Committee hosted
A Beginner’s Brush with Watercolour – With Kathie MacDuff

Participants learned basic watercolour techniques and put them together to create small works of art including something a bit larger at the end of the session. It looks like it was a very good time!!!

Photo Credit Dean Ken

More picture here on his web site – https://grayintheforest.smugmug.com/SAINT-PAULS-KAMLOOPS/A-Brush-with-Watercolours/i-k6SQwC7

 

 

 

Service of Celebration and Reconciliation

Please find on this page highlights from a service Celebrating Reconciliation, Sunday July 8, 2018 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Kamloops.

National Indigenous Bishop Mark MacDonald presided at table assisted by Bishop Barbara Andrews of the Territory of the People.

Ms. Melanie Delva General Synod Reconciliation Animator preached a fine sermon which is also attahced below.

Members of the Nicola and Fraser Valley First Nation parishes were in attendance along with some pastoral elders.

July 8 Order of Service
Sermon July 8 Delva

Cathedral happenings

A few interesting things to note from the Cathedral this past weekend.

Dean Ken commissioned the Lay Ministers of Word and Sacrament during the service – congratulations to Bud, Margaret and Verna!

It was Barry’s birthday and we celebrated with a cake in the Hall

And finally there is a new sign on the front door that reflects the change in the Territory name!

Never a dull moment here

Outdoor service – June 17, 2018

Another tremendous outdoor service with Anglican, United and Lutheran congregations in Kamloops’ MacDonald Park.

A special collaboration with LMO Metis Social Services on the north shore. Lots of singing, a special “gutteral” anthem, long lineups at the smudging tent, Holy Eucharist, and a growing commitment to healing and reconciliation between Inuit, Metis, First Nations and settlers.

Photo credit Rae Long

 

Successful Strawberry Tea

The Cathedral is one of the few remaining venues in Kamloops that host a strawberry tea social on an annual basis. This makes this event very popular in the community and we get many calls for more information leading up to the event.

As always this year’s Strawberry Tea was a huge success! Thanks in large part to Rae Long and her dedicated volunteers.

Enjoy these pictures taken by our talented Dean

A tribute to Heather & Norris Berg

The Choir and the Dean pulled a fast one on our Choir/Music Directors Heather & Norris Berg! Sunday June 3 they surprised them with a medley in honour of the 20th Anniversary of when Heather & Norris first came to St. Paul’s. It was both amusing and emotional and made Heather tear up! Arranged by Ron Ste Marie, Guest secret conductor Jim Waldie and guest pianist The Dean ran through a number of favorite anthems of the Berg’s. Finishing with Abba’s “Thank you for the music”

Afterwards there was a cake made by Rae Long in the hall for everyone to enjoy and speeches thanking the Berg’s for their many years of leadership.

photo credit Rae Long

Friendship Friday – A Royal surprise!

You can always count on Rae Long and the Friendship Friday Crew to have a great time. Often you can hear the laughter from the group as far away as the basement.

Well Friday May 17th was no different! In an event called “a Royal surprise”, guests were welcomed to the hall with authentic royal wedding banners, flags and mementos all the way from England! On display were a wide selection of Royal Family commemorative plates, cups and coins. Gail Ovington wowed the crowd with a organ recital and there was a visit from the “Queen”.

After the organ recital everyone gathered in the hall for Tea and Pavlova.

What a fun time!!!