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Week of Nov. 5

Joining the Conversation about Christmas – join the Public Theology Working Group to mount a lively public presentation about the roots (pagan, Christian, and other) of popular Christmas observances.  Planning session: Thursday, Nov. 6th, at 6:30pm in the Chapter House.

Body-based Bible Study:  Discover how physical movement and bodily awareness make scripture come alive in the body as well as the mind in this short course led by Rev. Neil Whitehouse.  Next session: Wednesday, November 12 at 5:45 pm.

Cathedral Celebration Supper Saturday, November 22, 5:30 for 6, in Fulford Hall (formerly known as the Roast Beef Dinner, but renamed in respect for the vegetarians among us. I believe there will still be roast beef on the menu!)

Christmas cakes Nov. 23. Stir up your Christmas cakes in the Undercroft between the 10 and 12.45 services. Bulk buying of materials for a traditional dark fruit cake, good fellowship and recipe, bring your own utensils, and cook your cakes at home.  Gluten-free flour etc included on request. Contact Leah Trineer ([email protected] before Nov.18.Cost $35 for 3 cakes.

Music events are always important. This Friday, there will be the special concert by our choir , The Western Wynde and the Lamb. Tickets which include a reception after the concert are $15 for students, $25 for seniors and $35 for everyone else. This is a fundraising concert, so if you can’t come, please consider a donation to the music programme.

The free L’Oasis concert, Saturday at 4:30, presents a concert given by ‘Chamber Music Without Borders’, a group of talented young musicians, featuring  Erica Jacobs-Perkins, violinist and Carl Ragonese, composer & pianist. They will play works by Bach, Bunch and Ragonese.

Finally, some news from the Diocese: Verna Peris, well-known to many Cathedral members, has been appointed Chairperson of the Montreal Unit of PWRDF (Primate’s World Relief and development Fund). She will welcome the new Executive Archdeacon, Bill Gray to a meeting on November 13 at noon when he will report on his recent trip to Masasi and the work there of the PWRDF. Light refreshments will be served.

With best wishes for a happy and busy November

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