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LETTER: Anglican Cathedral annex plan must change

An architectural rendering of the proposed annex to be built next to the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist has a modern design that doesn’t meet the city’s development regulations, and therefore requires council approval.
An architectural rendering of the proposed annex to be built next to the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist has a modern design that doesn’t meet the city’s development regulations, and therefore requires council approval. - Contributed

After reading in the Municipal section in The Telegram on Wednesday, July 10 regarding the proposed annex at the Anglican Cathedral in St. John’s, I strongly felt the need to say how I feel regarding this subject.

This church is very special to me for several reasons. My grandson was baptized in there and a very dearly beloved, “Nan-At-Heart” and unforgettable friend, Gwendlyn Noseworthy, was a faithful and tireless church worker who devoted countless hours with the Anglican Church Women’s group volunteering, as well as, her own personal monetary contributions and generosity towards the Cathedral’s Heritage Fund. 

She devoted a lifetime of service to this church.  In her memory, I had to express my concern on her behalf!

It is heartbreaking to think the proposed annex might be built in front of the Anglican Cathedral, as per the architect’s conceptual design, shown in The Telegram.  The outrageous and horrible possibility of a burial site and unmarked graves being disturbed and disrespected, is nothing more than an atrocity!

I truly believe a more acceptable plan is necessary.

On behalf of all those who would never agree to such work, please consider and protect your very own souls, and make haste to reconsider and put forth a more just proposal to accommodate the church’s work going forward in the future.

Thank you for taking the time to review and consider this note.

God speed.

Stephanie Burke,
Goulds


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