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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF FREDERICTON  — AUG. 10, 2018

A prayer vigil will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 75 Main Street, Fredericton. All who feel affected or in need of support at this time are welcome.

Statement from Bishop David Edwards: “Today a terrible event occurred in our city which will have an impact on many people for some time to come. As bishop of Fredericton, I wish to extend my condolences to the families of those affected. The Fredericton Police Force works hard to protect us every day, and today, I suggest that we, as a community, lift them up in our prayers and thoughts. I personally express my gratitude for their service to us. At times like this, we as a city and a province need to draw together for mutual support and comfort. I encourage people to gather in places that are sacred to them to pray and remember. To that end, the Parish Church of St. John the Evangelist, at 75 Main Street in Fredericton, will host a prayer vigil at 7 p.m. this evening, to which all are invited. Everyone who feels affected or in need of support at this time is welcome.”

CONTACT: Gisele McKnight, communications officer  •  506-459-1801, ext 232

7 Comments


The Very Rev. Jason Haggstrom, Dean of Athabasca and Commissary to the Bishop almost 4 years ago

I was watching the news early this morning and was saddened to see more gun violence in our country. We are with you in prayer, praying for those who mourn and grieve this loss and tragedy and for those who are caring for those who are suffering. Please let us know how we can continue to pray with you and for you in the days ahead.


Shirley Gallant almost 4 years ago

i will be praying from home in Bathurst, may God bless you all


Rev. Lisa G. Vaughn almost 4 years ago

Prayers from your neighbours, the Diocese of Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island. Peace.


Harriet Worden almost 4 years ago

Praying for all from my home


Deborah Lonergan-Freake, Archdeacon of Moosonee almost 4 years ago

On behalf of the people of the Diocese of Moosonee, our sincere sympathy and the assurance of our prayers for all those affected by this tragedy.


Andrew Nutter almost 4 years ago

The memory of what happened in Fredericton today will take a long time to heal, but beauty will return to this iconic city and serenity will return to the good people of Fredericton. This comes with my prayers for all


PjHovey almost 4 years ago

Wonderful to see that no mention of a need for any congregation or religion adherence, simply an offer for comfort and support. This is the quality found in the Maritimes I so admire and miss.

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