St. Jude’s Cathedral in Iqaluit pays off its debt
Twelve years after St. Jude’s Cathedral—the iconic house of worship in Iqaluit, Nunavut—was destroyed by arson, the diocese of the Arctic announced it has finally paid off the debt accrued in rebuilding it. “We’re pretty excited about that,” said Suffragan Bishop Darren McCartney, who oversees the eastern regions of the diocese of the Arctic. “[It is] a big weight off our shoulders.” The announcement comes after more than a decade of fundraising during which the fate of the new cathedral, which was completed in 2012 at a cost of just over $10 million, was sometimes in question. The new St. Jude’s Cathedral was built by Dowland Contracting Ltd., with whom the diocese entered into an informal arrangement to pay back the money as funds were raised. However, a year after the cathedral’s consecration in 2012, Dowland was put into receivership and it later filed for bankruptcy protection....
Diocese of Ontario puts $115,000 toward Indigenous projects
The diocese of Ontario is planning to put the $115,000 that was returned to it under the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement to support First Nations-related projects in a variety of ways, including ministry in the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, near Belleville, Ont.
‘Limitless possibilities’ seen after B.C. diocese-‘Namgis First Nation meeting
The bishop of British Columbia and the chief of the ‘Namgis First Nation are hoping a meeting last month will prove the crucial first step in a long and fruitful relationship. “I think this is the beginning of many more conversations to come.
Healing Fund’s work to continue past 2017
The Anglican Fund for Healing and Reconciliation has been given a new lease on life as it enters its 25th year, following a decision by Council of General Synod (CoGS) to dedicate the undesignated proceeds of General Synod’s annual fundraising campaign to replenish it.