St DaVID’s or iCathedral Season 2

From Sunday, March 28th, 2021 until Friday, December 31st, 2021

There is plenty of room at our services but if you are unable or it is unwise that you attend, we will be live-streaming our morning Sunday services through our Facebook page.

8am       Holy Communion

10am     Holy Communion

You can watch them live or later if you prefer.  You can also download the service sheet to follow along here:

Alpha: Alpha in 2021

From Monday, May 3rd, 2021 at 7:00 pm until Monday, June 28th, 2021 at 9:00 pm

Join us to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, informal environment.

New course starting Monday, May 3

To find out more or to register, please contact Clif McDonnell –

  • Who is Jesus?
  • Is there more to life than this?
  • Is there hope for the future?

Service: The Crown? Easter 2021

From Thursday, April 1st, 2021 until Sunday, April 4th, 2021

What kind of crown is this?
What kind of king is this?
What is this king’s gambit?

No need to book. *indicates a live streamed service.

BCP Communion 10.30am
Choral Eucharist, 7:30pm

Meditations on the Cross, 10am*

Easter Vigil, 6.15am
Communion 8am* & 10am*

Performance: Crown of Thorns Oratorio

From Friday, April 2nd, 2021 at 3:30 pm until Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 at 7:45 pm

The Tasmanian premiere of Charles’ Packer’s Crown of Thorns will be performed on Good Friday in St David’s Cathedral, Hobart. Choral Productions Tasmania, under the direction of conductor Margot Lampkin OAM, will lead a 60-voice choir with soloists Quin Thomson, Helena Markovitch, Brett Budgeon and Michael Lampard.

Charles Sandys Packer (1809-1883) was a rising star in London’s musical world during the second quarter of the 19th century before being transported to the Australian penal colonies for a crime he did not wilfully commit. He was recognised for his musical accomplishments immediately upon his arrival in Australia and, after his freedom in the 1840s, he stood virtually unrivalled in Tasmania and Sydney.

Packer’s obscurity in the musical world of 21st century Australia remains puzzling. Yet his masterpiece, the oratorio The Crown of Thorns (1863), was equally shared on the concert platform with Handel’s oratorio Messiah for decades in Sydney each Easter. It was last heard in Sydney in 1936.

Although several pieces from The Crown of Thorns were heard in Tasmania under the baton of the composer’s nephew, Frederick Augustus Gow Packer, more than 100 years ago, the oratorio has not been heard complete again.

For more than 10 years, Luke Agati, has researched Packer’s life and work in England and Australia. His research reveals a composer who should rightfully share the stage with Australia’s musical giants.

The Cathedral has limited seating due to social distancing, so early purchase is recommended.

Friday April 2, 2021
Performance times: 3.30pm and 6.30pm.
Venue: St David’s Cathedral, 23 Murray St, Hobart
Tickets $35 and $30 concession

Click here to book online via TryBooking.


Performance: Bach’s St John Passion with Hobart Orpheus Choir

Sunday, March 28th, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

The Hobart Orpheus Choir and Orchestra presents a Sunday afternoon concert of St John Passion by J.S. Bach at the glorious St David’s Cathedral. Sung in English.

Conductor – Susan Reppion-Brooke
Soprano – Joanna Brooke
Alto – Jenny Duck-Chong
Evangelist – Richard Humphrey, Dean of Hobart
Continuo – Ivan James & Elizabeth Rockliff

General Admission Tickets – $25 +booking fee (click here to book online) 
On Sunday 28 March 2021 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Service: Choral Evensong – Sunday 28th February 5:30pm

Sunday, February 28th, 2021 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Our monthly service of Choral Evensong returns to the Cathedral this coming Sunday 28th February at 5:30pm.

This service of Evensong will be led by the Dean of Hobart, the Very Rev’d Richard Humphrey.

The Choir of St David’s is conducted by Thomas Rimes.

  • Introit: Farrant, Lord, for thy tender mercies’ sake
  • Canticles: Stanford in B flat
  • Anthem: Purcell, Remember, not Lord, our offences 

All are welcome to attend and there is no need to book in advance. If you would like to know more about joining the choir or supporting the ongoing music ministry of the Cathedral, please contact us at or call (03) 6234 4900.

Cymanfa Ganu for St. David’s Day February 28, 2.30pm

Sunday, February 28th, 2021 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

The day before St. David’s Day a Hymnfest of Welsh proportions.

March 1st is St David’s Day, the Welsh National Day.  We, in conjunction with the Welsh Society, are marking the day, carrying on the tradition from last year of holding a hymnfest using as many great Welsh hymns as we can manage.

Light refreshments to follow.


Service: Ash Wednesday 7.30pm Feb 17, 2021

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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.

Festival: Blooming Church 2021 – Seeds of Hope

From Friday, February 5th, 2021 at 6:00 pm until Monday, February 8th, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Please join us for our 53rd annual Blooming Church community floral festival over the Regatta Day long weekend. There’ll be floral displays, a botanical art exhibition called Plants of the Bible, musical performances, second-hand book sales, tours of the Cathedral, and art demonstrations. New this year is an interactive children’s garden with a discovery challenge and prizes.

All are welcome to attend and admission to the festival is free.

Friday 5th February

  • 6pm Opening Festival Evensong followed by drinks and light refreshments

Saturday 6th February

  • 9am-4:30pm Festival open to the public
  • 9:30am-3:30pm Tea rooms open (last orders 3pm)

Sunday 7th February

  • 8am Holy Communion
  • 10am Choral Eucharist sung by the Choir of St David’s
  • 11:30am-1:30pm Festival open to the public
  • 11:30am-3:30pm Tea rooms open (last orders 3pm)
  • 2pm-3pm Festival concert, tickets $15
  • 3:30pm-5:30pm Festival open to the pubic
  • 5:30pm Evening Prayer

Monday 8th February

  • 8:30am Morning Prayer
  • 9am-3pm Festival open to the public
  • 9:30am-2:30pm Tea rooms open (last orders 2pm)
  • 1pm Organ recital by Peter Warren


The annual floral festival is organised by the Friends of St David’s to raise funds in support of the mission and ministry of the Cathedral.