The Very Reverend Neil Gordon
The Very Reverend Neil Gordon was inducted as Dean and Rector of All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral on June 27, 2010. As well as being the Rector for the parish community of All Saints’, the Very Reverend Neil Gordon is Dean of the Diocese of Edmonton. Read the Dean’s welcome message.
The Reverend Quinn Strikwerda
Quinn is the Vicar of the Cathedral.
The Venerable Alan Perry
The Venerable Alan Perry, Executive Archdeacon for our Diocese, is an Honorary Assistant at the Cathedral.
The Reverend Canon Gwen Bright
Canon Gwen is currently an Honorary Assistant in All Saints’ Cathedral, where she presides, preaches, and offers occasional pastoral care.
The honorary title of “canon” is given to a priest (and occasionally to a lay person) in recognition of ministry offered in support of the diocese. Before becoming Rector of St. Patrick’s, Edmonton, Gwen was responsible for our Diocesan Hospital Chaplaincy, while also doing interim ministry in many parishes of the Diocese. In 1996, the Bishop “seated” Gwen in the canon’s stall honouring the medieval English theologian and saint, Julian of Norwich (All the canons’ stalls are in the chancel).
Gwen loves to learn and loves to teach. For years she mentored EFM (Education For Ministry) groups of laity as they explored the Faith. Her imagination and communication skills have been honed over the years by eclectic reading and creative writing – and by teaching English and Physical Education in city high schools, where she also coached. The sports coverage she did on community television drew on all those skills.
More recently, her interest in St. Hildegard von Bingen led to three years of co-leading workshops on the medieval mystic’s life and music, and to assisting with the production of Hildegard’s dramatic “Ordo Virtutum”, performed in All Saints’ in 2011. Canon Gwen’s real claim to fame is that on the night she was ordained in 1987, the Oilers won the Cup!
The Reverend Terry Dunn
The Reverend Terry Dunn is an Honorary Assistant at All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral.
Reverend Dunn was born in Calgary in 1933 where he grew up and was educated in the public school system. He then studied Arts & Law at the University of Alberta and went on to practice law in Calgary from 1956-1966. When he felt called to the priesthood he went to Vancouver and studied at the Anglican Theological College of British Columbia, graduated with a Bachelor of Theology degree and was ordained to the Diaconate and in 1970 as a priest.
He served in various parishes throughout the Calgary diocese until 1982 and since then in Edmonton in different parishes. He completed a 2 year course in spiritual direction at the Providence Renewal Centre and was active in the Cursillo Movement. Since his retirement he has served several parishes as interim priest and carries out spiritual direction.
Since 2000 Rev. Dunn has been a leader in the Centering prayer movement in Edmonton and facilitates the Centering (Contemplative) prayer groups at St David’s church and at All Saints (Mondays at 7PM).
Terry is actively involved in the Edmonton running community, still going strong after 20 years! He is also active in the Edmonton Interfaith and ecumenical communities. He and his wife Joanne are members of All Saints’.
Director of Music Jeremy Spurgeon
Jeremy Spurgeon has been the Director of Music at All Saints’ Cathedral since 1980. He came to the Cathedral from London, England, via the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, and the Geneva Conservatoire where he gained the Premier Prix de la Classe de Virtuosité. He has appeared in concert with many Canadian and international ensembles, singers, and instrumentalists. Read more about Jeremy’s work and career. Read more about the All Saints’ Cathedral choir.