St DaVID’s or iCathedral Season 2

From Sunday, February 14th, 2021 until Thursday, April 1st, 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 Sunday services through our Facebook page.

8am       Holy Communion

10am     Holy Communion

5:30pm  Evening Prayer

The texts for this week’s services are here:

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

Alpha: Alpha in 2021

From Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 at 7:00 pm until Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 at 9:00 pm

Join us to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, informal environment. Our new Alpha course begins on Wednesday 24th February 2021.

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: 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.


Concert: Organ recital – Peter Warren

Monday, February 8th, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

On Regatta Day Monday 8th February 2021 the Hobart Organ Society is pleased to present Peter Warren in recital at the organ of St David’s Cathedral.

The recital begins at 1pm and is being presented alongside the annual floral festival Blooming Church which you are encouraged to visit before or after the recital.

The recital is free to attend. Donations encouraged.

Concert: Meditations in Music

Sunday, February 7th, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

As part of our Blooming Church festival we are pleased to present “Meditations in Music” on Sunday 7th February 2021 at 2pm led by the Cathedral’s Director of Music, Thomas Rimes.

Members of the Cathedral Choir will be joined by several guest musicians, including Andrew Short and Alexandra Bekes, to create a unique program which combines traditions of Gregorian chant, choral music and spoken word with the sounds of prayer bells and percussion.

Tickets are $15. Please click here to book online via TryBooking. Door sales will be available (subject to availability).

Funds raised from this concert go directly to support the ongoing Music Ministry of St David’s Cathedral.

Concert: The Romantic Organ

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The Hobart Organ Society is proud to present…

The Romantic Organ: including the music of music of Mendelssohn, Rheinberger, Stanford, Brahms and Widor.

Played by Rod Thomson at St David’s Cathedral, Tuesday 26th January 2021.

Doors open at 4:30 for 5 pm performance. Please arrive early to facilitate covid-safe sign-in protocols. Admission is free, donations welcome.

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) – Organ Sonata IV
  • Allegro con brio
  • Andante religioso
  • Allegretto
  • Allegro maestoso e vivace
Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901) – Intermezzo from Organ Sonata VIII
C. V. Stanford (1852-1924) – Fantasia & Toccata in D minor
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) – Two Choral-Preludes
  • There is a rose unfolden
  • O sacred head, once wounded
C. M. Widor (1844-1937) – Organ Symphony no. 5
  • Allegro Vivace
  • Adagio
  • Toccata