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  • Marjorie
    October 08, 2012 - 00:24

    I'm glad they are rebuilding. Sure wish I could get 2 or 3 really good, respectful photos of the inside of St. Cyprian's, before it is gone. I was married there in "Come Home Year", 1966. I am 65 this year and trying to obtain a photo history for my two sons.

  • PR
    July 30, 2012 - 10:00

    Now wouldn't that make sense. Attendance dropped after MC and population has dropped in a lot of the communities. In accordance with their teachings, shouldn't they be able to co-operate and set up a schedule for masses? I wonder what the numbers are on the usage of the churches.

  • Virginia Waters
    July 30, 2012 - 09:10

    The number of church goes continues to dwindle and the institutions face enormous economic challenges in the years ahead. One would think the Christian denominations would merge - if not their religious beliefs - then at least their administrative and housing functions. That a small population such as Bell Island should struggle to maintain multiple Christian churches on the basis of narrow differences in their religious ideologies is absurd. So much easier to the find the financial wherewithal to support one large, modern, well-run church. How extraordinarily backward and territorial these churches are.

    • RevLindsay G. King
      November 21, 2012 - 22:57

      Virginia Waters, I certainly agree with your comment. I was born a member of the United Church, on BI, Jan.14, 1930. I was the first UC minister in Happy Valley-Goosebay in 1953. I retired in 1994 and now live in Markham (Thornhill) Ontario. Many of my relatives on Bell Island were Anglican, Catholic and Salvation Army. I love all of them and send my good thoughts. For more info: www.lindsayking.ca