Christ's Church Cathedral Participates in
Hamilton's 2012 Supercrawl!
The Cathedral was host to some 8200 Visitors at the Supercrawl in Hamilton! There are photos above and below (taken by Peter MacDonald) for your enjoyment. But first, here are some interesting stories:
- At least two of our visitors were children of members to the Japanese congregation who were welcomed to the Cathedral after they were removed from the west coast and resettled in Hamilton in World War II.
- The man who was homeless 22 years ago and was allowed to sleep in the Cathedral for a prolonged period. He now has a job, wife and child, and wanted to come back while in Hamilton. He always slept in the third pew, but “I never felt alone.”
- Some summers ago two local, young men (probably Roman Catholic) were killed in separate motor accidents. We had a parade of young people come in to pray, because no other church was open. Jeni says that one of the young women who came that day still comes to Art Crawl evenings and lights a candle at the AIDS altar.
- I had a Muslim couple who came up to the altar rail and the man said, “We have never been in a church before, can you tell us about it?” I said “By ‘it’, do you mean Christianity or the church?” to which he responded “Both”. Fortunately, I had guided a group of young Muslims some months ago, and so could use the same approach of talking the five pillars of Islam and compare them to Christian beliefs.
- Yesterday, I had a mother, father and girl of about six. The mother said, I’m glad you are here, because we were on the street and my daughter said she wanted to see Sandy Darling.” Apparently I had guided them last year, and at the end of that visit I had asked her what her name was and so she reciprocated.
Cathedral Organist: Michael Bloss
Visitors enjoy the architectural features of our Cathedral
Visitors enjoy conversation at the Cathedral
Terrific Arts/Music at the Supercrawl 2012
Above and Below Stephen Murray at the Cathedral Organ
WTCHS at the Cathedral
Owen Pallett Band
There were many young visitors at our Cathedral