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From the Dean ....
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  • 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 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)



October 13th, 11:30 AM - Special Vestry, Re: Gas Line Repair and Boiler Replacement
October 15th, 12:15 PM - Organ Recital -  Kathleen King Martin,  First United Church, Waterloo  
October 16th, 12:00 PM - Litany of Reconciliation
October 20th, 4:00 PM - Choral Evensong
October 26th - Episcopal Election

From the Dean ....

         When Jimmy Carter was running for President of the United States, one of the more vivid moments in the campaign passed by almost unnoticed. One Sunday morning, candidate Carter had been worshipping at the Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia. When the service was over, he exited the church into the swarm of press encamped on the church's front lawn. Cameras whirring, video lights glaring, microphones thrust forward, the media mavens moved in for interviews, pushing themselves to think of clever questions to ask a presidential candidate on the way out of a Southern Baptist Church -- "Did you like the sermon?" "Did you enjoy the choir this morning?" "Do you plan to remain a Baptist in Washington?" -- On and on the banal questions spewed.

Suddenly, a reporter, probably in a stroke of luck, shouted out a question that genuinely mattered: "Mr. Carter, suppose when you are President, you get into a situation where the laws of the United States are in conflict with what you understand to be the will of God. Which will you follow, the laws of the state or the commandments of God?"

Carter stopped, looked up, and blinked into the bright Georgia sun, obviously turning the question over in his mind. Then, perhaps still "in the Spirit on the Lord's Day," perhaps with the Spirit gently whispering the lyrics of the gospel into his ears, he turned toward the reporter and replied, "I would obey the commandments of God." Alert aides, alarmed by this candor, unnerved by their candidate's near-treasonous remark, hurriedly whisked him away from the press and into a waiting car. Carter the politician should have avoided the question, or hewed closely to the law of the land, but Carter the Christian had the Holy Spirit of Jesus Christ whispering in his ear, "Do you love me? The world cannot see or know me, but do you love me? Do you keep my commandments?"
 
Although most of us have little concept of the challenge and responsibility that comes with being a head of state, I suspect many of us have experienced the challenge posed to the man who would become the 39th President of the United States, in terms of witnessing, not only by what we say but by what we do, to the saving love of God through Jesus Christ.  We daily have opportunities to proclaim that love and grace in the world around us, although the current culture may not be as receptive as we would like.  As it was on that first Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit empowered the followers of Jesus to spread the Good News to all around, so it does for us today.  Listen for that Spirit which spoke to those earliest followers; listen for that Spirit which spoke to President Carter; listen for the Spirit whose power, working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine… and show that love to world that desperately needs to hear about.
 
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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Recent News

This Week's Events

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Chimes: Fall 2019

Posted on August 29th, 2019 by Brian Elliott

The newest edition of Chimes is now available. Continue Reading

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Posted on January 11th, 2018 by Stacey Clark

Sundays @ 9 – Our new season of conversation and discovery will centre on the book "Speaking Christian: Recovering the lost meaning of Christian words"… Continue Reading

​Cathedral Tours

Posted on June 12th, 2017 by Stacey Clark

Tours of St. Paul's Cathedral are offered on the first Sunday of each month. Continue Reading

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Upcoming Events

Litany of Reconciliation

October 16th, 2019 at on the front steps of St. Paul's Cathedral from 12:00 pm to 12:15 pm Litany of Reconciliation Image

Coventry Cathedral is one of the world’s oldest religious-based centres for reconciliation. Following the destruction of… More Details

Choral Evensong

October 20th, 2019 at St. Paul's Cathedral from 4:00pm to 5:00pm Choral Evensong Image


During the academic year, St. Paul's Cathedral Choir sings Choral… 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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