From Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 at 9:00 am until Sunday, June 18th, 2017 at 5:30 pm
This year St. David’s Cathedral celebrates 200 years of biblical ministry in the heart of Hobart and the Bible Society celebrates 200 years of Bible distribution. We have decided to mark these anniversaries by having a public reading of the whole Bible by Christians of Tasmania. We will do this in the midst of an arts festival in our city focused on silence and darkness believing that God’s spoken word brings light.
We will be using a single large print Contemporary English Version (CEV) provided by the Bible Society and reading it from cover to cover.
The public reading will start with Genesis at 9am Wednesday June 14th till midnight, then Thursday, Friday and Saturday 6am till Midnight, and from 11.30am – 5.30pm on Sunday, a total of around 75 hours reading which should, all being well, take us to the end of Revelation. (There will be some working around other services on at the Cathedral.)
As the reading goes on we hope that people will come in to listen and will join in pray in the Nixon Chapel for our ciy. There will be Bibles available for people to take as well as other evangelistic literature with offers to learn more about Christianity. What are we asking for: Churches, Schools and special guests to join us. Please pray: whilst there is much to organise, this is a fairly simple exercise in trusting that God through his Word would bring light to our Churches, our Community and our City. Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
More information about Churches being involved can be obtained here.
Please use the arrows to move to the week of June 14 to see current proposed plan and available times for Churches to volunteer. This will update as more information is available.
Monday, April 24th, 2017 from 11:00 am to 11:00 am
On Monday 24 April 2017 at 11am, the 22nd Annual Dedication Service will be held under the auspices of the War Widow’s Guild of Australia Tasmanian Branch Inc and Partners of Veterans Association for a Field of Remembrance.
This will be a major emotional event attended by the Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency Professor the Honorable Kate Warner AM. The Rev’d Ruth Hanlon will be the speaker.
From Friday, April 14th, 2017 until Sunday, April 16th, 2017
Join us as celebrate the resurrection and consider what kind of culture we should be in the light of it. A community marked by Welcome Reconciliation Sanctuary
10.00am Words from the Cross
06.15 am Easter Vigil
08:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Family Communion with Cathedral Choir
The Dean of Hobart, Richard Humphrey will be the preacher on Good Friday and Easter Day.
The Deans writes “A Cross Culture” uses indigenous artist, Yvonne Edward’s “Three Crosses” , which is part of the Our Mob, God’s Story book, released as part of the Bible Society 200. I approached Christobel Mattingley, editor of the book, respected author, former Hobart resident and owner of the copyright on this work for permission for its use which she was happy to give. She wrote It was wonderful to learn that you had arranged the exhibition of prints from the book in the Cathedral at such a busy time for tourists, and that you wish to use Yvonne Edwards’ Three Crosses as part of your Easter material. Yvonne painted it for me some years ago when I asked her to do a painting for our church, also St David’s, here in Adelaide, where it hangs permanently now. … She was a person of deep faith, and like many Aboriginal people, died too young – at 62. She wanted to tell her own story and had asked me to help her, but with a succession of tragedies in her life she felt unable to begin. After her sudden death in 2012 I had to wait 2 years before her name could be mentioned and I could begin work on her story. Maralinga’s Long Shadow: Yvonne’s Story, published by Allen & Unwin last year, features many of her paintings and was shortlisted for the Christian Book of the Year and Commended in the Educational Publishers Award. It tells of the four generations of her family – father, sister, husband, and two sons who all died of cancer and two grandchildren born with major birth defects – all affected by the British atomic tests on their traditional country. It also tells of the 20 year quest she and her husband pursued to find their firstborn son who was taken away from them at birth. It is very moving to know that a painting from this spiritual Anangu woman from far west South Australia is now being seen and used in Hobart’s Anglican Cathedral. I have shared the news with her family, who live in the community of Yalata, 200 kms beyond Ceduna on SA’s Far West Coast.
Yvonne painted this work as a response to the idea of Reconciliation. I hope you will join me in praying that this wonderful artwork will help us think about A Cross Culture which is marked by Welcome, Reconciliation and Sanctuary.
Before Good Friday there is Maundy Thursday where we remember the Last Supper, Jesus giving the new Law that we love one another as he loved us, and demonstrated this in washing the feet of his disciples.
Saturday, March 25th, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 9:30 pm
A musical celebration of the Bicentennial of the Church of St. David, Hobart.
The first foundation stone of Hobart’s St David’s Cathedral was laid 200 years ago. To commemorate this auspicious event, celebrated film composer and orchestrator Ricky Edwards (Shine, Sliding Doors, The Lego Movie) has written a breathtaking hymn for an augmented Cathedral Choir.
Two centuries of noble history deserves a rich tribute. Edwards’ composition embraces the musical elements that have a place in that history: affiliated choirs, boy soprano and baritone soloists, organ, bells and percussion.
Also featuring is Puccini’s spectacular Sanctus e Benedictus for baritone and choir, and Mystical Songs by Vaughan Williams for solo baritone and organ.
Honouring 200 years of living faith, profound hope, love and sanctuary.