Sermon: Battle of Britain 2021

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Preached by Christopher Waterhouse on Saturday, September 11th, 2021

The Rev’d Christopher Waterhouse preached this sermon at the 2021 Battle of Britain commemoration.

Jesus says, “You did not choose me, but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last.”

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Sermon: Guidance by Numbers

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, September 12th, 2021

A part of the series.

The next in our sermon series on the Book of Numbers. Today Numbers chapters 9 and 10: Guidance by Numbers.

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Hymnfest for Seniors Week

Saturday, October 16th, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of rousing hymn-singing accompanied by the mighty Cathedral pipe organ. Enjoy singing your favourite well-known hymns and perhaps learn one or two new ones.

We invite you to vote for your favourite hymns and then come along on the day to see if your favourites made the list.

You can vote using the comments section below or contact the Rev’d Christopher Waterhouse by email to or call (03) 6234 4900.

Saturday 16th October 3pm. All welcome. 

Free to attend but please click here to register in advance via Try Booking.

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. 

Alpha: A Questionable Lunch

From Friday, October 1st, 2021 at 1:05 pm until Friday, November 19th, 2021 at 1:55 pm

Do you have questions about faith that you are chewing on, or that you are finding difficult to swallow? A Questionable Lunch might be just what you need,

Alpha is a great way to explore questions about Christianity in a fun, low-key, no-pressure environment. BYO lunch to the Cathedral, Fridays from 1:05pm to 1:55pm from 1 October to 19 November.

We provide tea, coffee 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.

Ask anything. Try Alpha. 

Want to know more?

Email Clif McDonnell ( or call us on (03) 6234 4900.

Sermon: Blessing by Numbers 5-8

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, September 5th, 2021

A part of the series.

Its not an ironic blessing, but it is the Aaronic irenic blessing, but really its the Lord’s blessing.

But what does it have to do with Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and will you sing along?

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You can watch the whole service here.

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.

Sermon: Life By Numbers 1-4

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, August 29th, 2021

A part of the series.

Paul says the book of Numbers was written for us so how are we to live by Numbers?

Faithful God, who brought your people through the wilderness, by your Spirit help us to so order our lives that sustained and protected by your presence we may be safely brought to our promised eternal home, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

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Sermon: Put on the whole armour of God

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Preached by Christopher Waterhouse on Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

From Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians, “Put on the whole armour of God, so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

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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.