Battle of Britain Service

Saturday, September 11th, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

On the 81st 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 and other Air Forces.

Music provided by the Australian Army Band.

The service will be led by the Dean of Hobart, the Very Rev’d Richard Humphrey. Our preacher will be the Rev’d Christopher Waterhouse.

All welcome.

2pm Saturday 11th September 2021. 

Bishop’s Training Event

Saturday, September 18th, 2021 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The 2021 Bishop’s Training Event will be held on Saturday 18th September from 10am to 4pm with Dr John Dickson as our guest speaker.

This year, the Bishop’s Training Event will be run at three locations across Tasmania. The main event will be at St Clements Kingston (100 Beach Rd, Kingston), with two hubs in Launceston and Burnie. The morning sessions with Dr John Dickson and Bishop Richard will be streamed. The Cathedral’s own Christopher Waterhouse will be sharing the duties of MC of this event along with Tegan Gillie from the Southern Beaches.

The Bishop’s Training Event is a free event. All are welcome.

Please click here to find out more or to register. 

About John Dickson: Dr John Dickson is an author and historian, and the Distinguished Fellow in Public Christianity at Ridley College (Melbourne). A busy public advocate for the Christian faith, John also teaches ‘Historical Jesus’ at the University of Sydney, and is a Visiting Academic in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford (2016-2020). He is the presenter of Australia’s top-rating religion podcast Undeceptions. He is married to Buff, and they have three children.

RSCM International Chorister Day

Sunday, September 19th, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm

The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) has designated Sunday 19th September as International Chorister Day in celebration of choirs and singers in churches, chapels and cathedrals around the world.

We’d like to invite you to come along to St David’s Cathedral to “be a chorister for the day” as we rehearse and then sing a service of Choral Evensong. The rehearsal begins at 3pm as we practice the music for Evensong with support in each voice part from our regular Cathedral choristers and all under the direction of our conductor Thomas Rimes. We will be accompanied on the organ by Peter Warren. Evensong will be held at 5:30pm. Everyone is welcome, please indicate your voice type (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) when you sign up. Music can be collected in advance for those who wish to do some private practice before the day. Children and adults are invited to take part, parental consent is required for those under 18 years of age.

Singers, please click here to register online via TryBooking. 

Our service of Choral Evensong begins at 5:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no need to book for the service.

If you would like to practice the music at home before the day, please refer to the following helpful resources from YouTube.

Canticles: Evensong service in D minor by Thomas Walmisley.

Here is the Magnificat…

and here is the Nunc Dimittis…

For the Anthem, we’ll be singing Rutter’s Gaelic Blessing.

Service: Joint Choral Evensong

Sunday, September 26th, 2021 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Our monthly service of Choral Evensong will be sung jointly by the Cathedral Choir and the Choir of All Saints South Hobart. Everyone is welcome to join us as we offer our evening prayers according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.
  • Introit: Stanford, Beati quorum via
  • Canticles: Howells, Collegium Regale
  • Anthem: Wesley, Blessed by the God and Father
  • Officiant and Preacher: The Rev’d Christopher Waterhouse, City Minister
  • Prayers: The Rev’d Canon David O’Neill, Rector of All Saints South Hobart

St David’s Cathedral Choir is conducted by Thomas Rimes. The Choir of All Saints South Hobart is conducted by Anne Morgan. The organist for this service will be Rod Thomson.