Phase 1 completed, Phase 2 contract signed

On behalf of the members of the Major Fundraising Campaign Cabinet, and all our volunteers, we would like to thank you for your continued interest for Christ Church Cathedral and the Rising Up! Campaign for our new spire.

By way of an update, our construction is coming along.  Started in early 2017, Phase 1 preparatory work, which included significant repairs of the tower masonry, is now complete.  Parks Canada and Quebec Religious Heritage both contributed to this Phase.

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What is under that scaffolding? An update on the Capital Campaign

The Very Reverend Bertrand Olivier

Just over a year ago, I arrived in Montreal to take up the post of Rector of Christ Church Cathedral and Dean of Montreal. I knew that that was going to involve a lot of rolling up of sleeves, and in that I was neither surprised nor disappointed. On my first morning, I was greeted by the now very familiar green Capital Campaign banners above our St Catherine Street entrance, and scaffolding slowly being erected around our tower. Many construction and campaign cabinet meetings later, here we are early 2019 with scaffolding still present, and the tower wrapped in a gigantic scarf like white tarpaulin. Yet, there is currently not a great deal of activity on the site. So, what is happening at Christ Church Cathedral, your cathedral and the mother church of the Diocese of Montreal? Continue reading “What is under that scaffolding? An update on the Capital Campaign”