The Anglican Cathedral for Prince Edward Island
St. Peter's Cathedral, Charlottetown, was built in 1869 as a 'Chapel of Ease' to St. Paul's, the Parish Church on Queen's Square. It began as a convenience for poor people living at "The Bog" near Governor's Pond. Bishop Hibbert Binney, the 4th Bishop of Nova Scotia, whose Letters Patent from the Crown gave him episcopal jurisdiction in Prince Edward Island, made it his Cathedral on the Island in 1879. St. Peter's has superb music, beautiful liturgy, strong orthodox Christian teaching and preaching, a friendly congregation, and a tradition of service to the community. From its founding, Saint Peter's Cathedral has been noted for its witness to and celebration of the Catholic tradition of Anglicanism.
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A Brief History of St. Peter's Cathedral
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The heart of St. Peter's Cathedral is in its eucharistic worship. The Holy Eucharist is celebrated each Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (10 a.m. in the summer months). On weekdays, the Holy Eucharist is celebrated at 7:30 a.m. (Tuesdays) and 10 a.m. (Wednesday to Saturday). The Book of Common Prayer is used in the worship to enable the people to participate, and to make sure that everything that is said and heard in the service is drawn from and faithful to Holy Scripture.
Morning and Evening Prayer (Matins and Evensong) are said daily in All Souls' Chapel. Morning Prayer is said 15 minutes before Mass (see above), Evening Prayer at 5 p.m. on weekdays, 6 p.m. on Sundays. The Chapel is open every day for personal prayer and meditation.
The Church School meets Sundays at 10:00 a.m. (September to June). At certain times throughout the year, a Bible Study Group meets on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m., and the Theological Issues Discussion group meets on an occasional basis to discuss challenging and thought-provoking issues. There is also the "Cathedral Institute of Christian Spirituality" (see above).
The sacraments of Holy Baptism, Confirmation, Matrimony, Penance (sacramental Confession and Absolution) and Anointing of the Sick (Unction), as well as pastoral counselling, and home, hospital and prison visiting are all part of the ministry offered from the Cathedral. At the time of death, the burial services of the Church are a source of both comfort and hope.
St. Peter's Cathedral has one of the best liturgical choirs in Canada. Members of the choir meet for choir practice on Wednesday evenings. On major festivals and holy days, choir members hold a parish social event (party) following Solemn Evensong and Benediction.
Servers' Guild, Altar Guild, Youth Group, Men's Association, Inglis Group (A.C.W.) and Binney Group (A.C.W.) organize members to be active in the life of our cathedral parish and to serve the community.
- St. Peter Publications
- "The Anglican Planet"
- Annual Atlantic Theological Conference
- The St. Michael's Youth Conference
- The Recollected Pastor - Writings & Sermons of Fr. Robert Crouse
- The St. George's Christian Education Curriculum
- The Prayer Book Society of Nova Scotia and PEI
- The Prayer Book Society of Canada
- Holy Eucharist Canadian BCP 1962 Online
- The Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia and PEI
- Anglican Communion News Service
- St. George's Parish, Halifax
- Lectionary Central
- Anglicans Online
St. Peter's Cathedral is located on Rochford Square, corner of All Souls' Lane and Rochford Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Telephone: 902-566-2102. Mailing Address is Box 713, Charlottetown, C1A 7L3. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Peter's Cathedral is located at the corner of All Souls' Lane and Rochford Street, across from the Provincial Government Buildings.
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