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  • 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 on our journey of faith.  Click service times for our regular worship schedule.

Coming Events (Click the underlined text --or the"View All Events" button down on the right-- for details)


December 7th, 02:30 PM - Children's Messiah
December 10th, 12:15 PM - Organ Recital -  
Martin Jongsma, Providence Canadian Reformed Church, Hamilton ON
December 11th, 12:00 PM Litany of Reconciliation
December 11th, 07:00 PM - Blue Christmas: A Service of Comfort and Hope
December 15th, 04:00 PM - Christmas Lessons and Carols
December 16th, 02:00 PMSeniors' Holy Eucharist and Christmas Tea 

 

From the Dean ....

     The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: ‘Come, go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.’  So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel.  The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as seemed good to him.  Jeremiah 18
 
When I was in high school, one of the requirements at the time was a semester of art, and, as part of the curriculum, we spent a number of days learning the craft of pottery, the culmination of which was a project of our own design and making.  I remember thinking that this would make a wonderful Christmas gift for my parents, the creation of a flower vase a piece that would surely rival any of the Blue Mountain pottery that seemed to adorn almost every room in our house.  The day came for the turning of the pots and, it became evident to me (and anyone within a few feet of me) that this was a skill I did not possess.  I could not keep up with the clay which was either too wet, or never wet enough, and the more it turned, the worse it got.  My teacher, taking great pity on me, suggested a change which I readily, if somewhat disappointedly, agreed to.  My plan for an ornate, Grecian-style urn quickly turned into a quasi-round pencil holder, which never quite sat flat and was thin as a piece of paper on one side, and thick as a hockey puck on the other.
 
The import of Jeremiah’s words would not have been lost on the audience to whom he was writing, an audience which had a habit of turning from God’s way and living their lives in the worship of other gods, focusing on their own selfish needs and ignoring, if not abusing, the widows and orphans in their midst.  God’s words through Jeremiah are clear… “I am about to re-fashion you into something new, because you have become displeasing to me.” The analogy of the potter and the clay would have certainly resonated with the people of the day, who relied heavily on the work of the potter for their day to day needs.
 
I can’t help but wonder as we find ourselves in this harvest time, is how Jeremiah’s words speak to us, as the Church in the 21st century.  In my extremely short-lived career as a potter, I learned quickly to “settle” on something far less than my original design and intention, something that was much easier to achieve, but not nearly as attractive or useful as I had hoped.  Perhaps it could be said that, since the beginning of time, God’s people have often taken the same approach, “settling” for something easier in terms of God’s plan, rather than doing the hard work that comes with living lives that are faithful.  I believe that throughout the generations, God’s people, the Church, have been re-fashioned into that which was necessary for its time and place.  Throughout history, there have been moments when God’s faithful have been willing participants in the plan, while at other times, we have resisted as vehemently as the Israelites some 4000 years before us.  The questions always before us are, What is God’s vision for us today as the Church, what are we being called to do, and, most importantly, what will be our response?  Will we “settle” and stay the course, content to make do as we are, or will we open ourselves to what God has in store for us next and allow ourselves to be re-shaped into something new?
 
If this is your first visit, it is a joy to welcome you to our parish web site. Perhaps you are one of those who are looking to find the presence of God in your own life journey, a search that in the midst 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, London Ontario. 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 journeys.
 
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 put your talents and gifts to work. Wherever you are, your prayers for the ministry of the people of our parish are appreciated. 
 
We are thankful for all who give of themselves in the ministry of the church and for their commitment to carry out the commission that our Lord gave to us all.  We are also thankful that you have visited our web site, and invite you to come and get to know us better.

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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Upcoming Events

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

December 15th, 2019 at St. Paul's Cathedral from 04:00 pm to 05:15 pm Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Image

Join us as we celebrate the story of the Messiah, from God’s promise to Abraham, to the birth of Jesus, revealing in song… More Details

Seniors' Christmas Eucharist and Tea

December 16th, 2019 at St. Paul's Cathedral from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Seniors' Christmas Eucharist and Tea Image

All are welcome to attend this special Seniors' Christmas Holy Eucharist service on Monday, December 16th at 2:00pm. Please… More Details

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St. Paul's Cathedral

Anglican Church of Canada, Diocese of Huron

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

st.pauls@stpaulscathedral.on.ca
(519) 434-3225
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