St. Matthew’s Cathedral

Joint Prayer Service with Brandon Islamic Center

A service of remembrance will be held for the victims of the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec shooting Wednesday, February 1, at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Cathedral. All are invited to attend.


Christmas at the Cathedral

Xmas 14-01

We’d love to see you!

December 24:  Family Celebration, 5 p.m.  (NOTE TIME CHANGE)

“Midnight” Mass, 11 p.m.

December 25:  Holy Eucharist, 10:30 a.m.

December 26, 27, 29, 30:  Offices closed.

December 28:  Holy Eucharist, 10:30 a.m; Offices open.

January 1:  Lessons & Carols for Christmas, 10:30 a.m.

Note that all donations for 2016 must be dated December 31, 2016, or earlier, and must be into the office no later than January 2, 2017.


Installation of Dean-Designate


We are pleased to announce that The Very Reverend Don Bernhardt will be installed as the Dean of the Diocese of Brandon and Rector of St. Matthew’s Parish, on Wednesday, December 14, at 7 p.m.  All are warmly welcomed to this celebration.  There will be a reception to follow.

Layreaders are encouraged to vest.  The colour is white.




New Dean Appointed

In a lette2016-06-07-18-49-54r to the Cathedral parish, The Right Reverend William Cliff, Bishop of the Diocese of Brandon, announced the appointment of The Venerable Don Bernhardt, currently Archdeacon of the Diocese of Brandon, as Rector of the Cathedral and Dean of the Diocese.  The letter was read to the parish by the Rector’s Warden, Aynsley Helwer, at both morning celebrations on October 2, 2016.

Archdeacon Don and his wife, Heather, along with their two (now grown) children, were active members of St. Matthew’s Cathedral leading up to and while he was studying to become a priest.  Archdeacon Don has held the position of Rector of St. Mary the Virgin, in Virden; St. Mark’s, Elkhorn; and more recently Christ Church, Melita; and St. John’s, Reston.  His ten-year-plus ministry at St. Mary’s has been a very fruitful one, in particular, having encouraged and led them through the fundraising and building of a new, beautiful Parish Hall. He and Heather will be sorely missed by their parish family.

Archdeacon Don will officially take the reins of St. Matthew’s as of December 1, but in the meantime will help Bishop William, staff and committees work to redevelop the Cathedral building to make way for the Synod Office to share its space.  Welcome back, Archdeacon Don and Heather!


About St. Matthew’s

St. Matthew’s Cathedral Church is a lively and vibrant faith community in the heart of Brandon. We’re a place where people come to worship God and deepen their faith through learning and service to others. If you live in Brandon, or are just here to visit, why not come and pray with us? You’re always welcome here.

403–13th Street, Brandon MB R7A 4P9
Office hours: 9–12, 1–4, Monday-Friday
Tel (office): (204) 727-2380 | Email: