Army Band Small Ensembles Concert

Saturday, September 6th, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

[cml_media_alt id='3591']Army Band Poster[/cml_media_alt]Woodwind Quintet, Saxophone Quartet, French Horn Trio, Brass Quartet and Jazz Ensemble.

Entry by Donation with proceeds to Legacy and to the Cathedral.

Battle of Britain Service

Saturday, September 13th, 2014 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

[cml_media_alt id='2407']RAAF Assoc Graphic[/cml_media_alt]On the 74th anniversary of the decisive conflict of

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

a service of National Commemoration for all who have fought and served in The Royal Australian Air Force and Allied Air Forces

This year’s commemorations coincide with the centenary of the first flight in Tasmania by NSW pilot Delfosse Badgery on September 10,1914 at Elwick Showgrounds.  His biplane was shipped to Tasmania for the event and The Mercury reported that the first flight was a “private ascent for the benefit of the press.”  The next day the was a public display and special trains were available for people to see this new technological marvel.  However the world was a war 1914 so it is no surprise that the following day the demonstration showed how this new found ability to fly could be used for in combat as from various heights Mr Badgery dropped flour bombs on an outline of a battleship.

Just 11 years after the Wright Brothers first powered flight, flying had come to Tasmania with this pioneer aviator.  A quarter of a century later the full possibilities of flight in warfare and aerial combat became realised in the first major campaign to fought by air forces.

We are often fascinated by pioneers, those who went before and how things developed from there.  In the Scriptures Jesus is described and “the pioneer of our faith” (Hebrews 2:10, 12:2)  He publically demonstrated God’s love and we are to follow in that path of his example.

But more importantly in Jesus resurrection he gave us hope not only in the face of death but also for our world that the ways of war will one day cease, that God’s ultimate “All Clear” will sound.  It is in that hope shown in Jesus, our pioneer, that we conduct this service.

 

Service: Praying for Peace in the Middle East

Sunday, September 21st, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

[cml_media_alt id='3613']Praying for Peace[/cml_media_alt]Sunday 21st September is the United Nation’s International Day of Peace.

We will be marking this day by Praying for Peace in the Middle East, along with many other Christians around Australia.

The service will held in the Hope Chapel.

Please and join us as pray for peace in our world.

“Let us stand in solidarity with the civilians killed by terrorism and war, the traumatised families whose homes and futures lie in ruins, the countries whose development has been set back by decades. History has shown that, no matter how fierce, conflict can end, peace can prevail and reconciliation can triumph. On 21 September, at concerts around the world — in major cities and small towns, in conflict zones and peaceful communities – people will broadcast this essential message. They will celebrate the value of human diversity and the strength of our unity.”

Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations

Social Justice Sunday – Gambling Is Nothing Sacred

Sunday, September 28th, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Social_Justice_September_2014_ThumbnailAlong with Churches around Australia we will be marking Social Justice Sunday and considering the issue of gambling from a Christian Perspective.

If you would like to know more about this issue you may like to read this booklet.

 

Evensong

Sunday, September 28th, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

St Davids ChoirCome and join in the beauty of Evensong as we gather in worship and around God’s word.

This month our guest speaker is John Morse, well known pastor around Hobart, Executive Officer of Tabor College and Chair of the Parish Council of Wellspring Anglican Church.