Thursday, September 12, 2013

New director of Catholic cemeteries tours historic St. Peter's Cemetery

Peter Nobes plans to share stories and celebrate lives of notable figures from the archdiocese's past
Director of Catholic Cemeteries Peter Nobes (right) tours St. Peter's Cemetery with historians Dale (left) and Archie Miller, and grounds caretaker Robert Gilmore Aug. 16. "I found the insights fascinating; the place has so much history," Nobes said. The cemetery was established in the 1880s. Jennifer Pecho / Special to The B.C. Catholic.
Did you know New Westminster was the first seat of the Vicariate Apostolic of British Columbia, with St. Peter's Church as the cathedral, before there was an Archdiocese of Vancouver? For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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