Diocese of The Arctic
St.Jude's Anglican Cathedral
Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
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Today is: Saturday,19 April,2014 03:06:04 PM

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Cathedral Church of St.Simon and St.Jude, Iqaluit, Diocese of The Arctic, was one of the bright stars in the realm of cathedrals. It was destroyed by a fire in Nov. 2005.  The original Cathedral was built in the round, like an igloo, fitting perfectly into the culture of the Inuit of Northern Canada, amongst whom it is sited.

The original cross behind the Altar was of narwhal tusks. The original pulpit was a qamutiq (an Inuit snow sled), as was also the Altar Rail.  The banners were from a number of parishes in the diocese. All were destroyed by arson. A major plan for the entire Diocesan family was to replace the destroyed cathedral with a new, larger St.Jude's cathedral, as above. to mimic the natural environment of snow.  This enables us to host more outreach programs and community gatherings, and is a spiritual home for the thousands of Anglicans across the Diocese of the Arctic.

The photo above was provided by NCC on Friday November 4, 2011 - photo on the right was taken November 22 credit Nigel Fearon Photography
Copyright 2008: St.Jude's Cathedral, Iqaluit

The rebuilding of St.Jude's cost approximately $10 million. The costs of building in the north is twice that of southern Canada. Appeal is being made around the world, and people and parishes are responding. The new foundations have been laid, but we definitely need your help.
This thermometer shows the fundraising to date.
Read all about it on the pages listed on the left, then help generously by sending your Contribution to:

The Diocese of The Arctic, Box 190, Yellowknife, NWT X1A 2N2. Thank you

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