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Squamish reverend sleeps on the church’s roof in a tent

‘Rev on the Roof II: The Sequel’ took place June 27 to 29 to raise funds for roof repairs.

Rev. Cameron Gutjahr, the minister at Squamish’s St. John the Divine Anglican Church, camped out in a tent on the church's roof for two nights, from June 27th to 29th.

No, he wasn’t seeking cheaper Squamish housing. It was a fundraiser. 

The "Rev on the Roof II: The Sequel" was a follow-up to "Rev on the Roof," when Rev. Gutjahr camped out on the roof for one night in September.

"The purpose of these antics was to fundraise to fix two leaking sections of the church roof, while also bringing some levity to the type of project that can be expensive, uninspiring and depressing for a community to deal with," said Gutjahr in an email to The Squamish Chief.

Though not certain what the final tally will be for the repairs, Gutjahr said thousands of dollars are still needed. 

To keep him company, on Tuesday evening, piper Erik Musseau and fiddler Melanie Hackett headed to the roof to play some tunes for nearby residents and passersby near the 1930 Diamond Road location. 

On Wednesday morning, Bishop John Stephens, a former minister of St. John's and the current Anglican bishop of the region, drove up from Vancouver to lead morning prayer from the roof for those gathered in the church parking lot.

Find out more about the campaign on the church’s website:


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