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The bishop’s third annual pilgrimage, in the Archdeaconry of Moncton, begins Sunday, May 28, ending June 11.  Keep this link handy to find up-to-date route information and to read his blog.

Saturday, May 27, at 6:30 p.m.  is the annual “Send a Kid to Camp” salmon dinner fundraiser. New this year – it will be held at Camp Medley. Meet the staff, hear stories about the power of camp and help raise enough money to help any child in need attend Medley this summer. Tickets available at the Synod office or reserve at the door by calling 488-2069 or emailing
< campmedley at >.

STARTING THIS WEEK:  Thy Kingdom Come: a global prayer movement which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. Parishes should consider special events to take part.
To take part simply visit and register. The resources and blog section of the website provides many ideas for prayer, including downloadable orders of service, liturgies and Novenas.
Participants will receive a daily reflection email which will be sent each morning during the eleven days. With a different daily prayer theme, the email will include a video reflection from one of our international Christian leaders. It will also feature a bite-sized and youth-friendly film.
People will be encouraged to “Pray It – Picture It – Post It” to the Thy Kingdom Come website prayer walls.
Thy Kingdom Come website  
Message from the Archbishop of Canterbury

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News from South Sudan
Bishop David Edwards has been in contact with his friend, Bishop Matthew of the Diocese of Wonduruba in South Sudan, which you may know is suffering under civil war and famine. Last year Christians in the diocese had to flee for their lives, which included Bishop Matthew and the diocesan office.
David got this note from Bishop Matthew May 11 and urges everyone to pray for the situation in South Sudan.
Calvary greetings and love to you all. Thank you for remembering us in the midst of chaos and sufferings.
Yes, the situation of our beloved country South Sudan requires continuous prayers and political leverage from all our friends in the globe.
I was able to travel back to my Diocese Wonduruba where it was a very emotional reunion with the few Christians there.
The challenges that our people continuously face are lack of food, medication, potable water and education for the children. Personally, my office has been vandalized with nothing left for functional office.
Please, continue to pray for us. Love.
Bishop Matthew Taban Peter

The Anglican Diocese of Fredericton is seeking a half-time assistant to the director of youth and intergenerational ministries for a two-year term to cover the eastern half of the diocese. Deadline for applications is June 9. Click here for details. 

 Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton has an opening for a part-time Christian Formation Director/ Coordinator to commence work on or around July 1. This contract position is based on the person hired working 20 hours per week. Application deadline is May 31.
The successful applicant will see as a foundation of this ministry the facilitation of several formation and discipleship activities, working with other leadership towards an increased number of mission-minded followers of Jesus Christ within the Cathedral congregation.
Email: search at
Mail: Christ Church Cathedral, Attention: Formation Search Committee, 168 Church Street, Fredericton NB E3B 4C9
More information here.

Join Threshold Ministries May 23 or June 10 for a virtual open house:
– hear from some of our world-class leaders
– discover flexible, relevant ministry training
– ask questions
Register online:
Check TSOM out on Facebook:

 Nicholson Lecture 2017
Transforming Troubles: An evening of story-telling with Paul Hutchinson, Monday, June 26, 7 p.m. Atlantic School of Theology, St. Columba Chapel, 634 Francklyn St., Halifax, N.S.
Expect humour, heartbreak, strange accents, confessionals.
Paul Hutchinson is a therapist, mediator, film-maker and storyteller. He has worked in the field of peace and reconciliation for over 25 years. He is a member of the Northern Ireland Parades Commission, and former Centre Director of Corrymeela Peace and Reconciliation Centre. He lives by the sea in Northern Ireland.

Holy Land Pilgrimage
Rev. Canon Vicars Hodge is leading a pilgrimage tour Oct. 27 – Nov. 10 and you’re invited to join the group for the spiritual adventure of a lifetime. St. Jerome called the Holy Land The 5th Gospel because those who visit rarely leave the same as they arrive. To walk where Jesus walked and meet the people of the land brings the Bible stories to life. For full information:

CLAY 2018 is coming August 15-19, 2018 at Thunder Bay, Ont. This is a fantastic youth gathering for youth between the ages 14-19 and its leaders. If you have any questions or would like more information, or if parishes are interested in forming a team, contact Jason Smith (yigfton at who will be the overall coordinator for the diocese. It would be great to increase New Brunswick’s presence from 2016.

 DYC – The Diocese of Fredericton is partnering with the Diocese of Nova Scotia/PEI with a youth conference in October 2017. This joint diocesan effort will hopefully bring many youth together to be in the Lord’s presence. Details are coming. Watch eNews and the YIG Facebook page for updates.

DYMC – The YIG team will be hosting the third annual Diocesan Youth Ministry Conference on Sept. 30, at St. Paul’s Church in Sackville. Please save the date. This will be a great day of workshops, resources, speakers and a chance to network with other youth workers. This is open to anyone working with children and youth in the parishes, clergy, youth synod delegates or just curious minds. Watch eNews and the YIG Facebook page for updates.

 Anglican Healing Fund
For 25 years, the Anglican Healing Fund has financially supported local, community-led healing projects. As a response to the on-going legacy of the residential school system, grants from the healing fund are made to encourage and initiate programs that help heal, educate, and recover language and culture.
In 2017, our goal is replenish the Anglican Healing Fund through Giving with Grace for the next five years by raising $1 million. Join us in renewing our commitment to healing. Of projects funded since 1992, there have been nine in our diocese. The most recent was in 2016 at Tobique First Nation.
Click here to learn more. 
Click here to give.

Contemplative Pathways – New Program Cycle – Apply Now!
Personal Spiritual Deepening: Noticing the Sacred in Everyday Living is a yearlong program with 5-weekend residencies, September 2017 – June 2018:
• Awakening to the Spiritual Journey
• Contemplative Practices for Everyday Living
• Practicing Retreat and Holding Silence
• Discerning Spirit
• Contemplative Leading in the World
Application deadline: June 15. For more information visit
Contemplative Pathways (formerly Atlantic Jubilee Program) in partnership with Tatamagouche Centre

Former diocesan archivist Frank Morehouse has launched a new project to collect and publish photos of all the clergy who have served in the diocese from its beginning in 1845 to the present day. If your parish has any clergy photos — current day, historic and all in between — to share with Frank, please contact him: (506) 459-3637 or frankm at .

The Sisters of St. John the Divine (SSJD, an Anglican monastic community in Toronto) have opened applications for the 2017-2018 cohort of their program called Companions on an Ancient Path. This is a great opportunity for young women in their 20s and 30s who have a passion for the gospel, who want to serve others, who seek ways to deepen their lives as followers of Jesus, and who would like an experience of intentional community. It is a free opportunity. The program is offered in partnership with Wycliffe College where Companions will have the opportunity to take courses in spiritual formation that may transfer back to their home institutions. For more information and application forms, email Sister Constance Joanna Gefvert: companions at or phone 416-226-2201, ext. 316. Application deadline: June 15.

Vital Church Maritimes 2017 takes place from Sept. 21 to Sept. 23 at the Holiday Inn in Truro. Registration is now open at this link.

Looking for some Safe Church training? Here it is. Additional training dates will be forthcoming shortly.


Camp Kitchen Party!
Camp Medley is having a party! Anyone who worked at, went to, or just loves camp is invited to join the very first Camp Medley Alumni Kitchen Party on Saturday, June 10. East Coast musical duo “Frantically Atlantic” will entertain on what will be a memorable night at camp. Tickets are $20 per person or $30 per couple.
Camp will also be open to anyone wanting to get the full camp experience that weekend! For an extra $10 per person, you can stay after the kitchen party and campfire, then sleep in a cabin again (don’t forget your sleeping bag and pillow!) and have breakfast with us the next morning.
Tickets available at the Synod office or reserve at the door by calling 488-2069 or emailing
< campmedley at >.

 A fun new way to give to Camp Medley
Use the camp’s Amazon Wish list. Simply search “Camp Medley” under the “Find a wish list” tab on and you will find a list of items that will enhance and support the camp program. Any items you purchase from the wish list will be sent directly to camp. It’s that easy!

Thy Kingdom Come: a global prayer movement which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus Christ. What started out as an invitation from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in 2016 to the Church of England has grown into an international and ecumenical call to prayer. Parishes should consider special events to take part.
Thy Kingdom Come website  
Message from the Archbishop of Canterbury

Everyone is welcome every Friday at Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton at 12:10 p.m. to hear David Drinkell play the pipe organ in recital. No admission, but there will be a free will offering.

A note from the Rev. Canon George R. Eves
For some time it has been my observation that although four passages of scripture are read in many churches each Sunday, only one of them, usually the Gospel, gets all the attention either in the sermon or in the mind of the listener.
To me this impoverishes the experience of having such a rich banquet of God’s Word before us, a banquet that someone has gone to a lot of trouble to provide.
In order to help address this issue, I have created a blog called Lection Connection which each week briefly explores the links between the passages set in the Revised Common Lectionary for the coming Sunday. Here is the link
The blog is meant to be helpful to preachers (especially lay preachers), lesson readers (and thus their congregations) and to anyone who wants to prepare for Sunday worship by reading the Scriptures appointed ahead of time.

Happy anniversary, Camp Brookwood
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Camp Brookwood. The camp is looking for people to help with the celebration. If you have been a part of this wonderful ministry — a past camper, chaplain or staff member — help out by being part of the anniversary committee.
Can’t commit to a meeting every month? Maybe you can help out by with a fundraiser or an event. Reach out to MaryLee Phillips: dphillips at, or Barb Smith @barb.smith at

How do you pronounce that?
Audio files of the Revised Common Lections for each Sunday until the end of August are available at this linkThe Rev. Canon Bruce Glencross has recorded the passages to help readers understand the sense of the passage, and become familiar with pronunciation of any difficult words and names. This resource is to help layreaders, and clergy, improve their delivery of the scriptures.