Friday Forum: Believe Your Own Spin

Friday, August 2nd, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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At the Friday Forum, PR professional, Becher Townshend, will speak on the topic Believe Your Own Spin: Public Relations and its reliance on integrity.

August 2, 2013, 1pm-2pm in the cathedral.

Becher Townshend is the Managing Director of Font and he draws together nearly two decades as an award winning state political reporter and public relations professional.

He has been recognised by his peers winning Media Entertainment and the Arts (MEAA) Awards for Excellence in Business and Tourism Reporting as well as Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) awards for his crisis management and campaigning skills.

Primarily focussed on strategic communications advice to business, the community sector ,government business enterprises and local government, Becher is one of Tasmania’s leading advisors for crisis media, reputation management, government relations and media training.

Some of his most recent work includes assisting the Tasmanian Land Tax Coalition secure a 40 per cent reduction in land tax as well as more discrete work assisting aged care providers, community sector organisations and government business enterprises manage through changes in service provision and mergers.

Becher Townshend

As Managing Director Becher has been recognised for his leadership skills winning the Commonwealth Bank Small Business Award in 2007 as well as being a finalist in the inaugural Tasmanian Business Leader Awards.

He has a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Administration from the University of Tasmania, is a Member of the Public Relations Institute, the Australian Marketing Institute and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

He serves on the Board of the Asthma Foundation of Tasmania, Australian Marketing Institute, Tasmania Division and the Tasmanian Small Business Council.

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Messy Church

Sunday, August 4th, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Great fun for parents and children, with music, craft, talk and prayer.  Held in the Cathedral to help the children feel at home in their Cathedral.

Concert: Sing Australia: Cathedral Fundraising Concert

Saturday, August 10th, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Sing Australia ConcertSONGS OF INSPIRATION




Hope, Inspiration, Peace, Love, Harmony, Friendship, Connecting and Sharing are all themes being explored through song in Sing Australia’s “Songs of Inspiration” Concert to be held at St. David’s Cathedral, Hobart, on Saturday 10th August, 2013, 2.00 – 3.00 pm.

This special and illuminating one-hour fundraiser concert will feature inspirational songs such as Amazing Grace, Never let go of your dream, Ave Verum, Hallelujah (L.Cohen), Panis Angelicus, The Olive Tree, How great Thou art, Why we sing, Let there be peace on earth, That’s what friends are for and many more.

You are invited to come along with family and friends to enjoy these beautiful, uplifting songs, and support the Cathedral.

Entry fee is $5.00 – No bookings necessary. All proceeds will be donated to the Cathedral.

Sing Australia is a national network of some 150 non-auditioned singing groups that focuses on fun, friendship and providing support to their local communities by “Connecting Australians in Singing”. There are nine groups in Tasmania and we welcome everyone to sing. Enquiries: 03 6267 4659 / 0427 807 779 /


Sunday, August 25th, 2013 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm


Let the liturgy of word and music lift your Spirit.