Gisele McKnight


  • Gisele McKnight

    Gisele McKnight is editor of the New Brunswick Anglican, the diocesan newspaper of the Anglican diocese of Fredericton. She is also communications officer for the diocese.

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Don’t call this a mission trip

It’s more a God-led pilgrimage of discovery, says youth director (Republished with permission from the diocese of Fredericton eNews) Twenty-one people from the diocese are

L to R: Fredericton Bishop David Edwards deep in conversation with youth & intergenerational director Colin Mcdonald, Camp Medley director Maren McLean Persaud and Camp Medley staffer Kyle McGraw. Photo: Gisele McKnight

Pilgrimage deemed a success

Three counties, 240 kilometres, 15 days — the diocese of Fredericton bishop’s third annual pilgrimage was complete as of Sunday, with a service at St. Philip’s Anglican Church in Moncton.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chats with members of St. Margaret’s coffee club in Fredericton Jan.17, as part of his nationwide town hall tour. Photo: Gisele McKnight

PM drops in on St. Margaret’s coffee club in Fredericton

A few dozen seniors waited nervously on Tuesday morning, Jan. 17, cards ready for a game of 45s. Frequent whispers of “Is he here yet?” could be heard among the coffee club crowd as stern-faced, plainclothes RCMP members stood at the door of St. Margaret’s Anglican Church in Fredericton.

Fredericton Bishop David Edwards, MLA and cabinet minister Ed Doherty, Safe Harbour board treasurer Kit Hickey, and CEO of Partners for Youth John Sharpe after the government announcement of new funding for Safe Harbour House. Photo: Gisele McKnight

Safe Harbour to reopen March 1

About 40 people, including Anglicans, joined Saint John Harbour MLA and cabinet minister Ed Doherty at Safe Harbour House Nov. 23 to celebrate its future.

Ann Newton, Hank Williams and Malcolm Newton at Capt. John Pipon’s gravesite at the Old Burial Ground in downtown Fredericton. Photo: Gisele MckNight

The legacy of Capt. John Pipon

It’s a safe bet that Capt. John Hodges Pipon of her Majesty’s Corps of Royal Engineers would be surprised, and perhaps pleased, that people still talk about him 160 years after his untimely death.

Camp Medley’s Camp-On-The-Road program ran a VBS at Christ Church (Parish) Church, Fredericton, shown here during snack time Aug. 4. Photo: Gisele McKnight

Camp On The Road is a hit in Gagetown

Last winter when Camp Medley director Maren McLean-Persaud began to develop the Camp On The Road summer program, she had three aims: bring a unique ministry program to parishes; bring camp to kids who may not be able to go to camp; and give the teenaged leaders-in-training and staff a unique, hands-on learning experience outside of camp.

Colin Ranson at home in New Brunswick before surgery, earlier this month. Diocese of Fredericton parishioners took part in a fundraising effort to help pay for his laser brain surgery in Houston, Texas. Photo: Contributed

Colin Ranson recovering from surgery

The lead-up to surgery for Colin Ranson had all the plot twists of a Hollywood movie, but in the end, the two-year-old is almost free of seizures.

The kitchen at Safe Harbour, a few days before opening last March. Photo: Gisele McKnight

Safe Harbour to close next week

Ten months after opening to great fanfare, Safe Harbour is set to close Jan. 29 due to financial problems.

The Ranson family: Kimberly, Isaac, 3, Colin, 2 and the Rev. Paul Ranson, Anglican chaplain at Rothesay-Netherwood School in Rothesay, NB. Photo: Contributed

‘God has been so abundant!’

“Relief, tremendous relief” are the words Kimberly Ranson used to describe her reaction when she learned New Brunswick medicare will help fund her son’s brain surgery.

Colin clutches a bright yellow quilt, handmade for him by a Riverview parishioner. With him are (L to R) the Rev. Barbara Haire, his parents Paul and Kimberly, his brother Isaac and Archdeacon Brent Ham. Photos: Contributed

The joy of helping Colin

It’s odd to imagine that a sick’s boy’s plight, his impending brain surgery and the high cost of a trip to Texas to cure him could bring people joy, but that’s exactly what has happened.

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