Parish of the Resurrection Has Congregation’s Home–The Oratory–Consecrated

The outside of the Oratory of the Resurrection in 2021
The outside of the Oratory of the Resurrection in 2021
By on November 1, 2021
Photography: 
Archdeacon Gerald Westcott
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After delay due to COVID-19, the congregation was finally able to gather and consecrate the building with the same bishop who turned the sod in 2004

In the period from 1999 to 2006, the then four point parish of Brigus-South River was recreated into the one congregation to become the Parish of the Resurrection. In that same time period, the new congregation was housed in the building that we now call our home. In 2004, the sod was turned to begin the new project. The Oratory of the Resurrection was dedicated on the 24th of September 2006.

This photograph was taken in 2004 when the sod was turned for what is now that Oratory of the Resurrection. Bishop Cy Pitman, then the Bishop of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, can be seen with Archdeacon Gerald.
This photograph was taken in 2004 when the sod was turned for what is now that Oratory of the Resurrection. Bishop Cy Pitman, then the Bishop of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, can be seen with Archdeacon Gerald.
This photograph was taken in 2004 when the sod was turned for what is now that Oratory of the Resurrection. Bishop Cy Pitman, then the Bishop of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, can be seen with Archdeacon Gerald.
This photograph was taken in 2004 when the sod was turned for what is now that Oratory of the Resurrection. Bishop Cy Pitman, then the Bishop of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, can be seen with Archdeacon Gerald.

In February of 2020 (just before the COVID-19 lockdown began), the facility was paid off, and, free of debt, was ready to be consecrated. On Sunday, the 26th of September, Bishop Cy (who turned the sod in 2004, and who dedicated the Oratory in 2006) was here, and consecrated the house for the Church of the Resurrection to the Glory of God.

On September 26th, the consecration of the now finished and paid off building. Bishop Pitman was once again on hand, accompanied by the Administrator of the Diocese, Archdeacon Charlene Taylor.
On September 26th, the consecration of the now finished and paid off building. Bishop Pitman was once again on hand, accompanied by the Administrator of the Diocese, Archdeacon Charlene Taylor.
On September 26th, the consecration of the now finished and paid off building. Bishop Pitman was once again on hand, accompanied by the Administrator of the Diocese, Archdeacon Charlene Taylor.
On September 26th, the consecration of the now finished and paid off building. Bishop Pitman was once again on hand, accompanied by the Administrator of the Diocese, Archdeacon Charlene Taylor.
Left to right: Archdeacon Gerald Westcott, Bishop Pitman, and Archdeacon Charlene Taylor
Left to right: Archdeacon Gerald Westcott, Bishop Pitman,
and Archdeacon Charlene Taylor

Many people in many ways have made this possible, and we are grateful for their love and commitment to Christ. There continues to be much good and important ministry that happens under the roof of this house for the Church. We are grateful for this house where the Church, in all its different forms, gathers. And we are grateful for the love that we call Christ, that continues to emerge as our shared life.

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