Service: Heart Foundation Memorial Service.

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Heart FoundationYou are invited to join us at a Memorial Service to remember those we have lost to cardiovascular disease & to give thanks to those who work to reduce the rate of cardiovascular disease in Tasmania.

Speaking at the service about recent medical advances will be Mr Dean Picone, a PhD Candidate and former Honours Scholar co-funded by the Heart Foundation
and the Menzies Institute for Medical Research.
Please RSVP by Wednesday 27 April by calling 03 6224 2722  or by emailing

Afternoon tea will be provided following the service.


Friday Forum: Love for the World. Who Dares? Who Cares?

Friday, May 6th, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

David MansfieldSt. David’s Cathedral Hobart is holding is first Friday Forum for the year Friday May 6th at 1pm  with The Rev’d David Mansfield, the Director of Anglican Aid.

He will be looking at the challenge of Christian Aid. He will speak for 25 minutes and then take questions. All are welcome.

David will also be speaking at the Sunday Morning Services at the Cathedral.

St. David’s supports a “Farming God’s Way” project in Kitgum Uganda through Anglican Aid, worth $50,000 over 3 years.

The Talk

The Questions


David started his ministry in the Pilbara region in North West Australia before going on to minister in various parishes in the Sydney Diocese. He served as Director of the Department of Evangelism from 1993 to 2004. He then took up the position of Senior Minister at St Philip’s York Street in Sydney. In 2009, David was appointed the first Director of The Archbishop of Sydney’s Anglican Aid. Anglican Aid delivers life transforming aid to some of the most vulnerable people in the world, as well as needy people in our own communities here in Sydney.

Every year, David undertakes an ‘extreme challenge’ to promote Anglican Aid’s work. Past challenges have included riding to the Sunshine Coast and back with a small team, surfing 100 beaches in ten days and reading the Bible in all 269 parishes of the Sydney Diocese. This year, the ‘Rivers of Justice and Mercy’ Challenge is seeing David paddle the rivers and other water ways of the Sydney Diocese in partnership with different parishes.
David is married to Helen. Together they have three children and ten grandchildren. In his spare time, David loves watching sports and movies. He’s enjoys surfing and many other things starting with the letter ‘s’, including sleeping, swimming, snorkelling and South Africa.

We believe in … Art (The Curtain)

From Friday, March 18th, 2016 until Thursday, May 19th, 2016

The Curtain

Maz Gill-Harper © Acrylic on canvas 1500 x 2000mm

This painting is the artist’s impression combining realism and symbolism to portray the pivotal moment in all time and space when Jesus died on the cross on Calvary, outside Jerusalem at Passover A.D. 32. At that precise moment just after Jesus had cried, ‘It is finished!’ and gave up, his spirit, the great curtain in the Jewish temple was rent in two from top to bottom.
This extraordinary event is recorded in Matthew 27: 51.

The curtain was more like a very thick tapestry and separated the Holy of Holies from the Holy Place. Once a year on the Day of Atonement, the High Priest would enter the Holy of Holies to sprinkle the blood of the sacrifice to atone for all the sins of Israel.

The significance of the rending of the curtain was that it represented Jesus’ body, which was the once-and–for-all sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. Those who believe in Christ and His great redemptive act, can now have open access to God the Father through Jesus, the great High priest who lives to continually intercede for them in the heavenly Holy of Holies, of which the earthly one in the Jewish temple was but a foreshadowing.
The former order of sacrifices was thus rendered obsolete.

The device of exaggerated linear perspective is used to accentuate the great height of the Holy of Holies and therefore the huge size of the curtain.
The curtain is deep purple symbol of royalty.
Light shines from the space behind the curtain, not to in any way indicate the presence of the Shekinah glory, which was not present in Herod’s Temple as it had been in Solomon’s Temple, but as a symbol for Almighty God who is light.
The rent curtain has a blood red lining to signify the wounding of Christ.

Symbols on the curtain represent furnishings in the temple:
The Golden Menorah: The golden candlestick present in the Holy Place.
Embroidered covers of the Bread of the Presence (actually a medieval design)
The golden winged Cherubim that were over the Ark of the Covenant.

Jesus, the Messiah, is the fulfillment of all these.
He is the Light of the world. He is the Bread which came down from heaven.
He is the fulfillment of the Law.

At the base of the curtain written in Hebrew is Psalm 135: 1-2

‘Praise the Lord! Praise the Name of the Lord
Praise Him, you servants of the Lord,
You who minister in the house of the Lord,
in the courts of the house of our God.’

Concert: Greta Bradman

Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Greta Bradman

Tickets available here

Australian soprano Greta Bradman is recitalist, concert and stage performer. Greta has been awarded critics choice awards including an APRA/AMCOS “Performance of the Year” award (2013) and numerous OzCart awards. She has been nominated for Helpmann, MusicOz and ARIA awards and was Limelight Magazine’s vocalist shortlisted as “best newcomer” in 2010. Greta was the 2013-14 recipient of the Australian International Opera Award. Greta has previously recorded for Sony Music, ABC Classics and independently, including two solo albums that topped the Australian classical charts for some weeks.

Since commencing her professional career in 2010 primarily as a concert classical singer, Greta has presented more than 1000 performances with orchestras including state symphony orchestras (Adelaide, Melbourne, Queensland, Western Australian, Sydney), the Australian Chamber Ensemble, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Australian Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Wellington Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Australian World Orchestra, opera companies ensembles and choirs, demonstrating her extraordinary vocal stamina and skill and her capability to learn music extremely quickly. The result is the relatively rapid amassing of experience in a vast array of repertoire from Baroque, classical, romantic, 20th and 21st century repertory. Australian composers who have written/arranged for Greta since 2010 include Peter Sculthorpe, Ross Edwards, Betty Beath, Moya Henderson, Paul Stanhope, Calvin Bowman, Katy Abbott, Anne Cawrse and Natalie Williams amongst others.

Greta’s voracious appetite for learning led her to complete a Fellowship at the Australian National Academy of Voice in 2013, thereby consolidating her approach to 20th and 21st century repertoire.

As the 2013/14 winner of the Australian International Opera Award, in late 2013 Greta moved to Cardiff, Wales where she undertook further training at the Wales International Academy of Voice with Dennis O’Neill and colleagues. O’Neill did not work on Greta’s technique but rather extended Greta’s repertoire, describing her unusual combination of vocal range, power and coloratura as “gifting her a true Verdi soprano”. Richard Bonynge who met Greta in 2014 at WIAV described her voice as representing the “true old fashioned bel canto sound – the sort we only dream about today”. Bonynge went on to have Greta sing the title role of Rodelinda in the opera of the same name with him conducting, and invited Greta to record an album of arias with him in 2015.

Greta studied piano from age 6 through 18 years as well as flute, clarinet and guitar from ages 6 to 14. She was a member of her local youth theatre from ages 6 – 16, appearing in many plays and musicals. She sang in choirs from age 6 through to her time at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. Greta won the state composition prize in her final school year and received a perfect score for the subject of composition, and a high distinction for piano. She won school colours for music and was a choir leader. Through university Greta was a core member of chamber choir Adelaide Chamber Singers, which won consecutive ‘Choir of the World’ awards in the USA, Italy and Wales. When at university Greta co-founded vocal trio Eve with whom she released two award-winning critically acclaimed albums and toured internationally.

Since 2010 Greta has presented concerts and operas in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Orchestral and larger ensemble works include the Edwards Symphony No. 2, Henryk Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3 Symphony of Sorrowful Songs (whose performance was described as “beautifully sung… the stuff of goosebumps”, Barefoot Review, 2012), Carl Crossin’s Requiem (written for Greta, philharmonic orchestra and choir), Mahler’s 4th Symphony, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Requiem, Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, Exsultate Jubilate, and Mozart concert arias Ruhe sanft (Zaide), Popoli di Tessaglia(K.316), No, no che non sei capace (K.419); Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise; Brahms Requiem; Faure Requiem; Durufle Requiem; Bach Magnificat, Mass in B Minor, St Matthew Passion,Handel Messiah, Theodora (title role), Cecilia volgi un sguardo (HWV 89), Ode to St Cecilia (HWV 76), Vivaldi Gloria (RV 589), Nulla in Mundo (RV630), Pergolesi Stabat Mater, Monteverdi Vespers, L’Orfeo (Musica, Ninfa), Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, Lamento della Ninfa; Vaughan Williams’ Mass in G Minor; John Adams’ Five Charles Ives Songs. Greta has presented countless works with smaller chamber ensembles and string quartets and works for voice and one other instrument. Greta has premiered many works including the Australian premiere of John Tavener’s Innocence, Tristram Cary’s I Am Here, Gubaidulena’s Sonnegesang, Jennefelt’s O Domine and George Crumb’s Apparition.

In 2015 Greta recorded her debut operatic recording with Richard Bonynge conducting the English Chamber Orchestra, “My Hero” for international release on Decca. Later this year she will present the role of Eurydice in Haydn’s opera L’anima del filosofo under the baton of Richard Bonynge, will tour internationally with Zubin Mehta and the Australian World Orchestra, will tour internationally with Teddy Tahu Rhodes, David Hobson and Lisa McCune, and will present concerts around the Asia pacific, UK and Europe.

Service: Choral Evensong

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

972164_624733250894294_1981432808_nThis Trinity Sunday come and join in the beauty of Evensong as we gather in worship and around God’s word and sing the praises of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.