Responding to God's love, the congregation of All Saints’ Cathedral reaches out to be a welcoming, caring and dynamic Christian community that strives to develop the bishop’s church for a place of prayer for all people and a centre of spirituality for the whole diocese.
The columbarium was designed by the firm Anwyll Fogo Architects and Interiors Ltd., and it was constructed in two stages. The north and south cabinets were built in 1993. Those on the west wall were added in 2008.
Perhaps the most damaging storm in Halifax's history, Hurricane Juan severely damaged the cathedral. In one powerful gust the hurricane ripped off the transept roof. About two- and one-half tons of wood frame, roofing material and copper flashing landed in a nearby parking lot. With the roof gone, wind and rain entered the cathedral, causing major damage to the structure and contents. The damage also meant that the diocese's electoral synod, scheduled for 22 November had to be moved from the cathedral to St. James Church, Armdale, in Halifax.
In 2006 the cathedral participated in the 2nd Annual Leap for Faith, a diocesan capital campaign.
Gisela O’Brian directed this performance. The performance revived a long-held tradition of cathedral drama.
After Bishop George Arnold ordained Brenda Shipton in 1979, there were further ordinations of women. By 2001 there were 23 women priests in parishes and another four on clerical leave. After he became diocesan bishop, Arthur Peters made it clear that he was not prepared to sponsor people for ordination who would not accept the reality of female ordination. There could not have been a more certain affirmation of the wishes of the people in the diocese on the question of women's ordination than the election on 22 November 2003. After three ballots, Sue Moxley was elected, by a clear majority in both the lay and clergy houses, as Suffragan Bishop. She was elected on October 20, 2007 and installed on November 23, 2007.
A visioning process helped parishioners define a direction for achieving their collective goals. In particular, parishioners strive toward realizing the updated mission of the Cathedral Church of All Saints:
Where strangers become friends, where Christ’s peace and justice are sought, where God is worshipped with heart, mind and voice
300th anniversary of Anglican worship in Nova Scotia and the 100th anniversary of the opening of All Saints