Service: Opening of the Legal Year 2019

Friday, February 1st, 2019 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Traditional Ecumenical Service that start to the Legal Year.

This years speaker is

Claire Rogers

World Vision Australia CEO Claire Rogers is a social innovator with a track record of assisting organisations to adapt to the tech-disrupted economy, with a focus on aligning physical and digital execution to maximise opportunities.

In her previous role as head of ANZ Australia’s digital banking, Claire spearheaded the bank’s digital channels transformation.

Chair of Ridley Theological College for eight years, Claire has long had a passion for equal opportunity for all; she sees the digital revolution as an exciting opportunity to reach new generations who want to fight global poverty as well as transforming the experience of existing donors. Claire’s inspired by World Vision’s mission and the creation of a more just and peaceful world, where every child can experience life in all its fullness.

Her interests include global justice, digital innovation, leadership – especially for women and girls – entrepreneurship and agile practices to drive rapid transformation.

Claire is married with two children, lives in Melbourne and enjoys tennis, cycling and sharing time with her family.

Blooming Church 2019 Feb 8-10

From Friday, February 8th, 2019 until Sunday, February 10th, 2019


Welcome to Blooming Church 2019: Flourishing!

Friday 8 February 2019   9am – 4.30pm

Saturday 9 February 2019   9am – 4.30pm

Sunday 10 February 2019   11.30am – 2pm


(The Bell Tower will be open on Saturday 9 February from 10am – 12 noon only).

The Friends of St David’s are delighted to present St David’s 51st floral festival – a celebration of community, creativity, flowers and music – that brings many church and community groups together to fill the Cathedral with a bounty of glorious flowers in a flourishing, annual spectacle!


🌸 Blooming Church Concert: Sunday 10 February, 2:00pm                                      Tickets $15 / $12 concession, available from the door.

🌸 Botanical art exhibition by Botaniko: Celebrating 200 years through Botanical Illustration is Botaniko’s outstanding exhibition for the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens’ 200 year milestone in 2018, reflecting some of its significant botanical specimens.

🌸 Self-guided tours of the windows of St David’s: A guide to the windows of St David’s is available to walk you through the history of the beautiful stained-glass windows within the Cathedral.

🌸 Incidental Music: Enjoy musical performances on the Cathedral organ and piano throughout the festival, with Hobart FM 96.1 broadcasting from 12-2pm Friday and the Cantiamo Ladies Choir performing at 11am Saturday.

🌸 Cathedral Treasures: Discover heritage displays from St David’s archives.

🌸 Refreshments: Tea Rooms in Church House are open Friday and Saturday for light lunches, morning and afternoon teas.

🌸 The Bell Tower: Tours of the Bell Tower will be conducted on Saturday morning, 10am to 12 noon.

We hope that you enjoy visiting magnificent St David’s Cathedral this weekend and have a wonderful time ‘flourishing’ with us!

The Friends of St David’s have a time-honoured tradition of working together to raise funds for the Cathedral, and have done so in one form or another for over 80 years!  All funds raised by the Friends are used to support the life and ministry of beautiful St David’s Cathedral.   

Concert: Blooming Church Concert Feb 10, 2pm

Sunday, February 10th, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Wonderful, flourishing music to our end our Blooming Church Festival from Peter Warren (Organ), Xaiver Gandy (French Horn), Belinda Ratnik (Flute), Tasmanian Chorale (directed by Jo-Anne Kemp), Rod Thomson (Organ)

Tickets $15 / $12 concession, available from the door.

All proceeds to the Friends of St. Davids.


Concert: Peter Warren Organ Recital Feb 11, 5pm

Monday, February 11th, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

All set for a history lesson

ORGANIST Peter Warren will explore the full range of the St David’s Cathedral organ and church-related events at his free Organ Society of Hobart concert on Monday.

The concert will be in three sets spanning 300 years and will begin with Trumpet Tune in D, by Henry Purcell.

“It’s very joyous, noble and atmospheric and makes for a triumphant start,” Warren said.

“We’ll then settle in with the meditative piece Cantilena, by Josef Rheinberger. It has a mesmerising sound that gives you a feeling of peace and beauty.

“Pageant from Three Pieces for Organ, by Francis Jackson, has wonderful harmonies and is noble and glorious.”

The second set focuses on specific events of the church year, starting with J.S. Bach’s Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesus Christ from the Little Organ Book.

“It is linked to Lent and is a very quiet, intimate piece,” Warren said.

“In Dulci Jubilo, also by Bach, is based on a medieval Christmas carol and is very spatial, with a glorious big sound.

“Alleluia, from Twelve Pieces for Organ by Theodore Dubois, is a work for Easter and is based on medieval plainsong. He makes interesting and exciting harmonies, time signatures and modulations, and it has an improvisational quality.”

The third set celebrates occasions linked to the church, including an ecumenical gathering, a memorial service and a wedding, beginning with Paraphrase on a Chorus from Handel’s Judas Maccabeus, by Alexandre Guilmant.

“Guilmant begins it with a brassy fanfare, followed by romantic harmonies in the fugue, and it finishes with an amazing climax,” Warren said.

“Ricordi’s arrangement of Adagio in Sol Minore by Albinoni works really well and everyone will know it. It is full of pathos and is an amazing piece that can move you to tears.

“We’ll end on a happier note with Tuba Tune by C.S. Lang, which is very joyous, and the toe-tapping party piece Toccata (for a wedding) for Isobel and Damien by Philip Cranmer.”

The concert is at St David’s Cathedral in Hobart at 5pm on Monday. Entry is free.


Concert: TSO Brass in St David’s

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

TSO Brass will once more fill the neo-Gothic vaults of St David’s Cathedral. Launched in 2018, these concerts have already won a strong following.

Be sure to catch the varied and brilliant sounds of the Brass of the TSO in the most ideal space imaginable.

Tickets here.