The Traditional Ecumenical Service that start to the Legal Year.
This years speaker is Dr John Dickson who will be speaking
The Image of God, Human Dignity and equity in law and culture.
Dr John Dickson (PhD)
John’s story is eclectic. Starting out as a professional singer-songwriter, he now works as an author, speaker, historian, senior pastor, and media presenter. He has published 15 books, two of which have become television documentaries, with a third due for release in March 2018. He teaches a course on the Historical Jesus at the University of Sydney, Australia, and researches the origins of Christianity in the Roman empire. For 2017-18 he is also a Visiting Academic in the Faculty of Classics at Oxford University in the UK. In all that he does, whether in the media or the church, creative or academic, he strives to be a public advocate for the Christian faith in secularising times. Having lost his father in an air disaster at 9, John is mindful of the sorrows and doubts of our world, and values his wife and three children above all other gifts of this life.
For the past 50 years St David’s Cathedral has held a Community Floral Festival that has brought church and community groups together to fill the Cathedral with floral arrangements, music and activities for the people of Hobart. The 50th Floral Festival will celebrate this milestone with a three-day event from 9 to 11 February.
The theme for Blooming Church 2018 is DEEP ROOTS in recognition of the Floral Festival’s 50-year history of bringing the community together to share an appreciation of floral art and enjoy the beauty of the Cathedral transformed with a glorious display of bountiful floral arrangements.
DEEP ROOTS focuses this year’s Floral Festival on our deep connections to faith, history, place, community and the natural world.
St David’s Cathedral, on the corner of Macquarie and Murray Streets, will be on show from Friday 9 February to Sunday11 February with a mass of beautiful exhibits by more than 50 church and community groups.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore this magnificent heritage building; they can climb the Bell Tower on Saturday, take a tour of the stained glass or view the Cathedral treasures on show in the cloisters.
There is also a concert on Sunday at 2:00pm.
Summary of the Event
Friday-Saturday 9am-4:30pm. Sunday 11:30am-2pm. Entry $2.50
Bell tower open Saturday
Refreshments available in Church House
Concert Sunday 2pm $10.
All funds raised by the Friends of St David’s will go to support the work of the Cathedral in our community.
Celebrating 50 Years of the St David’s Cathedral Community Floral Festival with Music spanning the centuries and continents.
St David’s Cathedral’s celebration of 50 years of Community Floral Festivals concludes with a concert on Sunday February 11th at 2pm.
Concert Co-ordinator Jo-Anne Kemp says the program is ”an eclectic mix of music spanning the Baroque Period of the 17th Century to 20th Century Australian Works, with choirs, organ, flute and piano (solo and duet).
Performers and works include Tasmanian Chorale (Choruses 2, 5, & 12 from CPE Bach’s Ascension & Resurrection Oratorio) Peter Warren (“Carillion” by H. Murrell, “Chorale” in A minor by C Franck) Rod Thompson (Adagio from the Clarinet Concerto in D W. A. Mozart, Toccata & Fugue in D minor J. S. Bach) Nicholas Bostock & Jo-Anne Kemp (Toccata for Two by Miriam Hyde) Jo-Anne Kemp – Evening in Cordoba by Miriam Hyde and more.
There is a $10 entry donation which supports the work of The Friends of St. David’s Cathedral.
All welcome to join us for our Ash Wednesday service of imposition of Ashes and Choral Eucharist as we start Lent.
Remember you are dust,
and to dust you shall return.
Turn away from sin,
and be faithful to Christ.
An ordination of Deacons with the Commissioning of a new Registrar and an Archdeacon.
We will also start the Diocesan Season of Lament.
This will focus on the following areas.
1. Child Sexual Abuse
2. Family Violence
3. Abuse of power
4. Failures to respect indigenous communities
6. Failure to disciple
You call children to come to you
but we have tolerated their abuse.
You direct us to love our neighbour
but we have allowed family violence to fester.
You are glorified in self-giving love
but we have flaunted self-serving power.
You generously give us sanctuary
but we dispossessed others of their land.
You created a good world
but we have blighted it with our greed.
You command us to make disciples of Jesus
but we have followed our own desires.
You show the way of the cross
but we have sought the way of our own comfort.
Come and join in the beauty of Evensong as we gather in worship and around God’s word and sing his praises.
Meet our new acting director of music Dr Peter Ratnik.