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We usually associate Spring with new life and new activities. However, for the Cathedral this fall promises to be a time of renewed "bustle" as more ministries are able to return on-site and hybrid in-person/on-line formation offerings begin to fill the calendar. 

To start the autumn journey at the Cathedral the Rev. Melanie Calabrigo, the Cathedral’s Abbess for Spiritual Care,  will lead a ritual for the naming and releasing of grief as part of the 10:30am service on October 3. 

Melanie shared this about the October 3 service: 

This has been a time of disorientation and change in our world and in the cathedral community. We want to acknowledge the changes, losses, frustrations, and resilience we have encountered in this time. Indeed these are aspects of life at all times that have been brought to the fore as we have navigated the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Come with an open heart to both release and receive.

If you have questions about what this might involve, contact Melanie at 

Beginning October 4 Melanie will also be offering a four week contemplative program called “Weaving Life Together” based on the journal of the same name  by Melaney Gleeson-Lyall, a Musqueam, Snaw-naw, Coast Salish artist and author. You can take part on-line or in-person. The in-person sessions will take place at St. Faith’s church. Full details of the program and registration is available here

Later the same week the Rev. Armand Mercier launches a four week book study focused on Richard Rohr’s book “Falling Upward.” The book study session will also take place in hybrid format: you can participate in person or on-line. The in-person session will take place at St. Alban’s in Richmond. Full details are available here or email 

Wondering Wednesdays also returns to the Cathedral calendar on the first and third Wednesday of every month. These sessions, facilitated by the Rev. Alisdair Smith include a guest "spark" and time to wonder together about the topic of the week. To receive the Zoom link, email Alisdair at 

Art will also be a key feature of life at the Cathedral in October. We are pleased to co-present the Inclusion Art Show organized by posAbilities, an organization that supports people with developmental disabilities. The Inclusion Art Show is an annual event that has moved on-line. A selection of pieces from the show will be on-display in the windows of the Park Room from October 1 to 31. To enjoy the pieces simply walk along the exterior walkway around the Park Room. The pieces are also available for purchase from October 21 to 28. 

A series of guest preachers will also visit the Cathedral this fall: 

October 3 - The Rev. Jessica Schaap 

October 10 - The Rev. Harold Munn 

November 21 - The Rev. Dr. Ray Aldred