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  • Welcome

  • From the Dean ....

  • Traditional Worship

  • Progressive Values

  • Inspiring Communities

 

Welcome

ALL are welcome at St. Paul's Cathedral.

St. Paul's vibrant, loving community invites you to join us, virtually, on our journey of faith. In-person worship services are suspended as of December 14th, 2020.   Be safe and considerate during this time of pandemic. 
We will continue to offer services on our YouTube channel, so that you may continue to worship with us from the comfort of your home.
Follow the links below to our recent services, which are available on our YouTube Channel. God Bless.

Devotional and Supportive Links         BCP      BAS        Previous Recitals & Services
 
January 10th, 10:00 am - The Baptism of the Lord   
January 17th,  10:00 am - The Second Sunday after the Epiphany   Readings

Future Dates:
February 14th, 11:00 am 
- Annual Vestry Meeting, via Zoom
February 18th - Lenten Sermon Series begins - “Encounters with Christ”.  
                           More information to come...

*** As of December 14, 2020 - In-Person Worship is suspended due to the latest "Code Red"... *****

DONATIONS gratefully received:
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Email Transfer: treasurer@stpaulscathedral.on.ca
Mail (cheque): St. Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond St., London, Ontario, N6A 3E6

From the Dean ....

“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God..." John 1: 1

 J.B. Phillips, a 20th century Church of England clergyman, wrote: "Christianity begins with a historical fact, indeed its starting point is the most important event in the whole of human history. The Christian religion asserts that nearly 2,000 years ago God...visited this small planet of ours in Person.  Naturally, the only way he could do this was by becoming a human being, and this is precisely what Christians believe that he did. That God so asserted Himself into the stream of human history, and that we are consequently living on a visited planet, are statements audacious enough to take the breath away... But this is where Christianity starts, this is the rock on which it is founded."
 
By the time you are reading this, the Christmas season will be in full swing.  In a year that has been punctuated in every way by the effects of coronavirus, we are having to adapt old traditions to new ways of being.  Family and social gatherings are being mediated with socially distanced protocols, online shopping is replacing trips to the malls, and travel of every kind is being strongly discouraged.  Our worship life has certainly been affected in this time of Covid 19 with various limitations and restrictions, all in place to protect us from this dreadful virus.  As we have, and continue to face this time of pandemic, it is truly a challenge to embrace, much less proclaim, the Good News of which J.B. Phillips writes.
 
At first glance, the prologue to John’s gospel announces in subtle, almost muted tones, the Incarnation of our Lord and Saviour.  “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.”  Unlike his colleague Luke, John does not include angels, shepherds, or a manger in his proclamation… simply the Word.  And perhaps this is where the statement by Rev. Phillips breaks down, for while the news of Jesus’ birth is, as he says, “life-changing and breath-taking”, the Incarnation is not about a visiting, far off God who dropped in to help us out along the way.  The Incarnation of God, Emmanuel, is the story of God who was in the beginning of creation, of God who, by way of the Virgin Mary, walked among us, and of God who, in the presence of the Holy Spirit, continues to be present with us.  Herein lies the Good News for we, who find ourselves feeling not unlike those to whom Isaiah was speaking, as those walking in darkness and desperately seeking light, release, and relief.  Ours is a God who is truly Emmanuel, truly present in every time and place. 
 
If this is your first visit, it is a joy to welcome you to our Cathedral web site. Perhaps you are looking to find the presence of God in your own life journey, a search that in the midst of the noise and confusion of our age, can at times seem overwhelming. Maybe we can be of some assistance. Contained within this site are examples of the ministry that we share as the cathedral church of St. Paul’s. We enjoy a wonderful mix of young and old, those who are new to the faith, as well as those who are mature Christians. In the midst of a wonderful blend of personalities comes the blessing of a variety of gifts and ministries. May the information you find here encourage you in your own faith journey. We invite you to come and make your spiritual home with us at St. Paul’s, but pray that wherever you are, you will find a Christian community where you can deepen your faith, and explore what it is that God is calling you to.  Wherever you are, your prayers for the ministry of the people of St. Paul’s Cathedral are appreciated, and know that you will be in ours.

  We are thankful for the people of St. Paul’s, who offer their gifts for the ministry of the church as we seek to live out the commission that our Lord gave to us all, and we are thankful that you have visited us here… we wish you every blessing as you continue your journey in faith. 

Traditional Worship

The rich history of the Anglican Church of Canada is celebrated through liturgy and music in the beautiful setting of St. Paul’s Cathedral.  The Cathedral is the oldest church in the city of London, Canada, and the faithful have worshipped as part of this community for almost 200 years, establishing a congregation that has endured and flourished.  Generations have wrestled with human issues, celebrated life’s events, reached out to others and praised God in this same sacred space, providing profound continuity in the expression of faith. 
“GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.”

Progressive Values

Members of the congregation of St. Paul’s Cathedral are inclusive and accepting, with open minds and open hearts. The doors of St. Paul’s are open to those in need, either for spiritual support or for physical sustenance, through the works of the St Paul’s Social Services Food Bank, The Fellowship Centre, and our Pastoral care team. We strive to move ever forward in faith, and to develop a more well-rounded spirituality as we continually recognize and appreciate our fellow citizens’ and parishioners’ unique perspectives, talents and needs.
“GLORY to God, whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine: Glory to God from generation to generation, in the Church, and in Christ Jesus, now and forever. Amen.”

Inspiring Communities

The Clergy and congregation of St. Paul’s are committed to meeting people where they are on their faith journey, walking and working with one another towards the promise of God’s eternal kingdom.  St. Paul’s offers many opportunities to connect with others, building friendships and contributing to the sense of community.  We encourage each other to see God’s grace in our present situations, and acknowledge each person’s gifts and talents which are a blessing to others.
“THE grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with us all evermore. Amen.”

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Anglican Church of Canada, Diocese of Huron

472 Richmond St. London, ON, N6A 3E6 Canada

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