St DaVID’s or iCathedral Season 2

From Sunday, November 29th, 2020 until Thursday, December 31st, 2020

We have restarted public worship services, but if you are unable or it is unwise that you attend, we will be live-streaming our Sunday services through our Facebook page:

8am       Holy Communion

10am     Choral Eucharist

5:30pm  Evening Prayer (4th Sunday Evensong)



The texts for this week’s services are here:

20201129 Advent 1 TG1

20201129 Evening Prayer sheet

Evening Prayer Service Sheet is below.


Concert: Handel’s Messiah

From Thursday, December 17th, 2020 at 7:00 pm until Friday, December 18th, 2020 at 9:00 pm

Featuring the Choir of St David’s Cathedral, accompanied by the Argyle Orchestra and conducted by Thomas Rimes.

Lana Kains (soprano), Rebeka Hren Dragolic (mezzo-soprano), Alexander Rodrigues (tenor) and Christopher Richardson (bass-baritone) will sing the solos in this beloved masterpiece.
General admission seating. Doors open 6:30pm. COVID-19 Safety restrictions apply.
Thursday 17 December 2020 7:00 PM and Friday 18 December 2020 7:00 PM

Concert: Hobart Chamber Orchestra: The Versatile Virtuoso

Saturday, December 5th, 2020 from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm

Hobart Chamber Orchestra will present a program of string music at St. David’s Cathedral on Saturday evening, 5th December, at 7.30pm.

Peter Tanfield will again be musical director and soloist and his program comprises of a number of shorter string pieces and is as follows:

JS Bach – Toccata and Fugue in D minor (arranged for strings)
Johan Svendsen – Romance for Violin and Orchestra (arranged for violin
and string orchestra)
Ernest Bloch – Abodah for Violin and strings
Bloch – Prayer for Violin and strings
Svendsen – Two Swedish Folk Tunes for strings
Bloch – Nigun for Violin and strings
Handel – Concerto Grosso in G minor Op 6 No 6

 Covid-19 arrangements and restrictions will apply. Audience seating will be limited to 200 seats and there will be no door sales. Tickets sales will only by via the TryBooking online booking platform, which will open soon. Click here to book online.


Concert: The Wolfe & Thorn, featuring special guests including Thomas Rimes

Saturday, November 28th, 2020 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

As part of the Burning Desire Festival, The Wolfe & Thorn are performing at the Cathedral on Saturday 28th November at 7:30pm.

The Wolfe & Thorn are Emily Wolfe on violin and CC Thornley on banjo.  They specialise in Tasmanian folk music from settlement times to the current day, keeping the ongoing tradition of authentic Tasmanian folk music vibrant and alive.

An outlet for their mutual passion for folk & heritage music, Wolfe & Thorn play music from Tasmania, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, England, Jamaica, as well as traditional standards of Jazz, bluegrass and classical.


Bookings through the Theatre Royal Box Office online or call (03) 6146 3300.

Alpha: A Questionable Lunch

Friday, November 27th, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Bring those questions about faith that you are chewing on, or that you are finding difficult to swallow?

Questions like – Who is Jesus? How can I have faith? How can I have hope? How can I make the most of the rest of my life?

Alpha is a great way to explore questions like these in a fun, low-key, no-pressure environment. We provide lunch and a video. All you need is a spare hour, and a curious mind to see who Jesus is.

And its free with no commitment!

Whether you are exploring Christianity, are a new Christian or have been one for a while, Alpha is for you.

Join us each Friday at 1pm for an hour in St David’s Cathedral as we see how Questionable Lunch really can be.

Want to know more?

Email either Catriona Johnson ( or Clif McDonnell (

Or on Facebook: A Questionable Lunch

Service: Choral Evensong

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Please join us for the last Evensong of the year, sung by the Choir of St David’s, on the Sunday of Christ the King.

Concert: Jed Appleton and Special Guests

Saturday, November 21st, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

As part of the Burning Desire Festival, Jed Appleton will be launching songs from his 9th studio album ’The Divide’ at St David’s Cathedral with some surprise special guests.

One of the young, rising stars of the nu-folk revolution, Jed has forged a career spanning nearly a decade of writing, performing and recording around the world. Well before his legal age you may have seen him jumping from gig to gig, playing multiple stages in the same night.


His passion for his craft and relentless drive has seen him tour extensively across Australia, United Kingdom & Europe multiple times, gathering up 9 independently released records, with a 10th on the way. Jed is a force to be reckoned with, writing infectious and pensive lyrics, with soft, delicate whispers carried by intricate guitar plucking to the cries that would melt your heart and wrap you in goosebumps.

Saturday 21st November, 6pm. Duration: 1 hour (no interval).

Bookings through the Theatre Royal Box Office online or call (03) 6146 3300.


Concert: Croon at the Cathedral

Friday, November 20th, 2020 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

As part of the Burning Desire Festival those larrikin lads in the black and white tuxedos with the ever-receding hairlines are coming to Church. Andrew Colrain, Colin Dean and John X… are CROON!

CROON will perform some of their unique renditions of all time classics from the greats including Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and hits from their CD Live and Swinging.

A show filled with fun, laughter and toe tapping music that is a must for all lovers of good old traditional family entertainment.

Accompanied by the glamorous and talented Croonette Dancers to the digitally recorded backing of the Matt Ives Big Band.

As Tasmanian’s very own taste of Vegas, CROON bring back the swinging good times, classic groove and high jinx that is synonymous with their irreverent style and so true to the big band era.

Friday 20th November, 7:30pm. Duration: 1 hour (no interval).

Bookings through the Theatre Royal Box Office online or call (03) 6146 3300.

Tour: Open House Hobart

Saturday, November 14th, 2020 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

St David’s Cathedral is widely regarded as the finest Australian example of the work of leading Victorian architect George Frederick Bodley. Built in the Gothic Revival style, Bodley’s plans were followed throughout the 68-year construction and include stained glass windows, an arcaded entrance and impressive bell tower. The cathedral is on the register of the National Estate and has been the site for numerous public ceremonies and events.

Tour includes the Bell Tower – weather permitting.

Built: 1868–1936.

Guided Tour Times: 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm

Duration: 45 min


Tickets are free but must be booked in advance owing to limited numbers. Please book here via Open House Hobart (opens in a new window).