Sunday mornings and beyond, there are many ways to join in the ministry of the Cathedral

One of the best ways to get to know others at Christ Church Cathedral is to volunteer your time and talents.

You will find a huge variety of activities that can benefit from your energy and creativity. What interests and talents would you like to bring?

Choose from the activities below and see how soon you start to feel at home in the Cathedral community.

We are excited to meet you and look forward to working alongside you.

Please click on the links below to learn more and to volunteer. 


Liturgical (during worship)

Take an active role in our services

Altar Server

Train to become an Altar Server - Use this form to volunteer, and our Head Server Irene Broitman will get in touch with you.

Choir member

Join the Choir - connect with Nicholas Capozzoli, our Director of Music.

Morning Prayer Leader

Weekday ministry.  Join the group of clergy and laity who share in the leading of Morning Prayer. Be in touch with Vivian Lewin.

We are also hoping to start a weekday evening Taizé meditative service. Get involved so it can happen! Speak with the Dean.

Lesson Reader

Intercessor (Prayer Leader)

Steward (Greeter)

To participate in our services as a reader, prayer leader or steward, please complete this volunteer form and you will be contacted by Bob King.


In Community Life

Get involved in the life of the Cathedral community

After-service Fellowship

Join the "Coffee Hour" roster. A great way to meet new people!

Use this form to volunteer, and Irene Broitman will get in touch with you.

Decorating the Cathedral

Help with the weekly flower arrangements and also decorating the Cathedral at festival times.

Connect with Julie Wang

Wash and Iron the Holy Linen

Holy Linen is used at each Eucharist; helping to keep them freshly ironed is often a meditative activity, done at home.

Contact Jane Aitkens

Welcome Newcomers

Perhaps you have recently made the Cathedral your spiritual home; help others to do the same!

Connect with Julie Wang to learn more



Help with Special Receptions

Helping with receptions after special events at the Cathedral is another way to make connections.

Be in touch with Vivian Lewin and she will add your name to her list!

Support our Communications activities

Help with the Cathedral's communications, across all media! Words, moving and still photos, translations, publishing and broadcasting in new and old-style media.

Be in touch with Jane Aitkens

Doing Outreach

Helping others beyond the parish

Fair Trade Kiosk

Get involved with our Fair Trade Kiosk

Once a month, after the 10:30am Sunday service


Hospitality Program

Many visitors to pass through the cathedral, especially during the summer and fall.

Join our rota of volunteers to greet visitors, as a ministry of Christian hospitality.

Contact Peter Huish


Last Sunday of the Month Lunch

Last Sunday of the Month Lunch - Contact Adrian King-Edwards

Communitas - work with ex-prisioners

Communitas, working toward the successful reintegration of those who have spent time in prison.

Communitas is based at the Cathedral.

Please see the Communitas website for more information about their programs.

Contact Peter Huish or the Communitas coordinator


Oasis Musicale music programme

Get involved with our concert series which promotes local and international emerging musicians. You can help with MC duties, greeting, etc.

Apply to perform or get in touch to help during the concerts



Nuit Blanche and other civic events

Nuit Blanche is a city-wide event which happens each year in February. We open our doors late into the evening, offering musical events and free hot chocolate!

Each September, we participate in two events that welcome the general public into the Cathedral, perhaps for the first time in their lives!

Journées du Patrimoine and Journées de la Culture

If you are interested in getting involved please contact Sheena Gourlay



Join a Cathedral Group

St Martha's of the Basement

The St. Martha's Chapel is based at the Cathedral and offers fellowship to all CEGEP and University students, offering a Sunday evening Communion service with music of many genres, inspiring messages from peers, and honest prayers.

Please visit St Martha's website for more information.

Cathedral Forum

Cathedral forum meets once a month to ensure the active involvement of lay members of the Cathedral in matters affecting the present and future well-being of the community as a whole.

If you are interested in attending, please be in touch with the Chair of Forum, Edward Yankee.


Get involved with other Cathedral parishioners concerned by today's ecological and social justice  issues -ESJAG


The list of interesting things to do at the Cathedral is endless...


join our LGBTQ+ community activities

join the Cathedral Reading Group

polish brass

make palm crosses for Palm Sunday

clean the Cathedral the Saturdays before Easter and Christmas

do you have engineering experience? We would love to resurrect our Maintenance committee!

Is there something you would like to do, that is not on this list? Let us know about it!

Talk to anybody about your talents and how you can share them at the Cathedral