Sermon: How did it come to this? Exodus 1-2

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, August 12th, 2018

A part of the series.

As Exodus start the people of Israel and Moses would be asking themselves how did it come to this?

A question that we may ask as we look at our world, our church or our own lives.

This is the start of a new sermon series on the book of Exodus.  There is a great overview of the book here

Concert: Aled Jones “Believe” Sept 29

Saturday, September 29th, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Once the world’s most famous boy soprano, ALED JONES celebrates the release of his newest album Believe (Universal Music Australia) and will tour Australia this September/ October appearing at intimate churches and cathedrals sharing his newest album with audiences across the country. 
Aled has hosted the popular TV series Songs Of Praise and Escape To The Country, and has performed for such dignitaries as the Pope and Her Majesty The Queen, and we look forward to welcoming him to perform live in concert on Saturday 29th September for audiences here at St David’s Cathedral 
Tickets available at or by calling 1300 303 103(Mon-Fri 10am-5pm AEST). 


Sermon: More than we can ask or imagine Ephesian 3

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Can you imagine things changing?

In our world can you imagine things changing?

In our church can you imagine things changing?

In your life can you imagine things changing?

That is what Paul prays for.

Father we pray that, according to the riches of your glory, you may grant that we may be strengthened in our inner being with power through your Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith, as we are being rooted and grounded in love.
We pray that we may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that we may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to you Father who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to you be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.
(Ephesians 3:14-21, NRSV). Slightly amended

Apologies for the audio standard not being up to our usual standard.

The text is here.


Sermon: Knowing, What To Pray For (Ephesians 1)

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, give us the Spirit of wisdom and revelation that we may know you better, enlighten the eyes of our heart so that we may know the hope to which you have called us, the riches of being part of your inheritance and your death defying power which is for us.  Amen.

The text of the sermon is here.

Concert: “Great Scott” Shore Preparatory School Choir

Saturday, August 4th, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm

A multi-media musical performance by the boy’s choir of The Shore School, Sydney. Directed by David Jensen,based on the story of explorer Sir Robert Scott’s ill-fated Antarctic expedition to the South Pole.
The 41-strong choir will perform at St David’s Cathedral, Hobart at 2pm and 6:30pm on Saturday 4 August. Free entry. Part or Australian Antarctic Festival

‘Great Scott’ has been performed a number of times over the years. Its most notable performances were in 1998 in the Great Hall of Parliament House in Canberra and in Plymouth Cathedral UK in 2012 to commemorate the centenary of Scott’s death.
Co writer David Burke approached Davd Jensen, then at the Kings School, Parammatta, to compose the piece.  Frank Debenham, an old boy of The King’s School and famous scientist from Cambridge University, had accompanied Scott to Antarctica and was a member of the search party that had discovered and buried the bodies.
‘Onward Christian Soldiers’ was Scott’s favourite hymn and was sung at the burial service conducted on the Ross Ice Shelf in 1912. and the hymn reoccurs throughout and ties the piece together.

In  writing ‘Great Scott’ there was determination that the piece should be an uplifting experience despite the failures of the expedition. Scott and his companions displayed enormous courage during their ordeal and thes qualities are shown in the songs.

Bravery, courage ,valour and sacrifice can be in short supply and so this piece is a wonderful teaching tool and resource for this generation of school children.

Service: Sunday @ 4 August 5

Sunday, August 5th, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Special movie session with popcorn! Max Lucado’s “You are Special”

Our monthly all age informal worship followed by food!

In 121 (building behind Cathedral).

Young family friendly.

All Welcome!

The Life of Jesus

From Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 until Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Historical Documentary by John Dickson

Where? Bishop Hay Centre 121 Macquarie St
When? Wednesdays 1st Aug – 5th Sept.
Time? 1pm for Lunch or 7.30pm for Supper.

“What really happened back in the first century, in Jerusalem and around the lake of Galilee, that changed the shape of world history?”
Shot on location in Israel John introduces us to what we know of Jesus’ birth, his teachings, deeds, and his crucifixion and reported resurrection from the dead.