On Sunday January 19th, 2020, a new stole was blessed for use at St. John’s. However, it was not just any stole, it was a gift for Rev. Cameron from his mother, Erica Northcott.
The stole was created by fabric artist Janet Armstrong in Vernon, BC, and made of pieces of fabric collected from family and friends of Cameron from across the country. Old neck-ties form his grandfathers, a pillow, and more were all incorporated into the piece. Fabric was also collected from St. John’s, even before it had been formally announced that Rev. Cameron would be coming to Squamish.
The green stole bears the Chi-rho on the back – the first two letters of Christ in Greek, and the branches of the tree of life growing up each side. To honour St. John’s as Rev. Cameron’s first parish, the leaves on the tree are stitched to look like the St. John’s leaf logo.
This beautiful piece of liturgical art will be put to good use at St. John’s, and will be used in worship to the glory of God for the first time on January 26th.