A Very Important Message from The Cathedral of Saint John
It is with regret that after 290 years of service to the community, The Cathedral of St. John has suspended operations and closed its doors for the time being. You may read the letter that was sent to all parishioners in February, 2012, from the acting dean, The Right Rev. David Joslin, by clicking this link. No final decision has been levied on the cathedral’s future as yet. The diocese is currently working on transition from its current leadership to that of a new bishop, who is expected to be consecrated in November, 2012. Even then it may still take a few years to come to a final decision on the cathedral.
For those of you who missed the final service, the Providence Journal’s Kris Craig has compiled a nice four minute YouTube video of that last service.
In the interim, this site will continue as an historical reference for the cathedral and its parish. You will find the history section under the “About Us” menu item. The newsletters, the podcasts, and the photo gallery have all been left in place. In the coming months links will be added pointing to online albums containing additional photos, many historical and some more recent, of both the cathedral buildings and its parishioners. The intent is to build out the historical section to include an online tour guide, possibly even a video tour as well as to add many of the digitized copies of several pamphlets outlining the history of the cathedral and its architect, John Holden Greene. If the diocesan leadership later decides to reopen the cathedral, this site will be waiting for them.
Should you have any questions
regarding the cathedral’s history or this website you may address them to me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please address any other inquiries
to the diocesan offices at (401) 274-4500.
Robert W. Fletcher
Historian and Interim Webmaster