Concert: Sons of Korah

Saturday, March 17th, 2018 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

With their unique acoustic, multi-ethnic sound, internationally acclaimed Sons of Korah give the biblical songbook of the Psalms a dynamic and emotive new musical expression.

From lamentation to songs of jubilant praise, from battle cry to benediction, from exclamation of awe and wonder to reflections of tranquility and perfect wisdom, Sons of Korah provide a compelling portrait of the world and experience of the psalms.

Tickets Here

Open Garden

From Saturday, April 14th, 2018 until Sunday, April 15th, 2018

The Friends of St David’s Cathedral invite you to an
at the superb
Avi-Fauna and Flora Gardens
7 Burnaby Drive, Margate
(20kms south of Hobart)
Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 April
10 – 4 pm
Come and enjoy this beautiful garden, explore its many rooms and discover delightful features including its lily pond, free-flight aviary and arboretum.
BYO picnic welcome
Devonshire Teas – Sausage Sizzle – Cold Drinks
Plant & Produce Stalls – Musical Recitals

Entry – $7 (Children 12 years and under – free)
All proceeds from the weekend will go to the Cathedral Foundation for the restoration of the Cathedral’s Organ
The Friends are grateful for the generous support of Albert & Winnie Verdouw,
Avi-Fauna and Flora Gardens.


Sermon: Bedazzled (Transfiguration)

Download sermon: here

Preached by Ruth Hanlon on Sunday, February 11th, 2018

The floral displays may be dazzling but what is really bedazzling is ” the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (2 Corinthians 4)

Service: Ash Wednesday Choral Eucharist

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Ash WednesdayAll 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.


Service: Ordination and Start of Season of Lament.

Saturday, February 17th, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

An ordination of Deacons with the Commissioning of a new Registrar and an Archdeacon.

We will also start the Diocesan Season of Lament.

This will focus on the following areas.
1. Child Sexual Abuse
2. Family Violence
3. Abuse of power
4. Failures to respect indigenous communities
5. Environment
6. Failure to disciple


You call children to come to you
but we have tolerated their abuse.

You direct us to love our neighbour
but we have allowed family violence to fester.

You are glorified in self-giving love
but we have flaunted self-serving power.

You generously give us sanctuary
but we dispossessed others of their land.

You created a good world
but we have blighted it with our greed.

You command us to make disciples of Jesus
but we have followed our own desires.

You show the way of the cross
but we have sought the way of our own comfort.

Concert: Blooming Church Concert

Sunday, February 11th, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Celebrating 50 Years of the St David’s Cathedral Community Floral Festival with Music spanning the centuries and continents.

St David’s Cathedral’s celebration of 50 years of Community Floral Festivals concludes with a concert on Sunday February 11th at 2pm.

Concert Co-ordinator Jo-Anne Kemp says the program is ”an eclectic mix of music spanning the Baroque Period of the 17th Century to 20th Century Australian Works, with choirs, organ, flute and piano (solo and duet).

Performers and works include Tasmanian Chorale (Choruses 2, 5, & 12 from CPE Bach’s Ascension & Resurrection Oratorio) Peter Warren (“Carillion” by H. Murrell, “Chorale” in A minor by C Franck) Rod Thompson (Adagio from the Clarinet Concerto in D W. A. Mozart, Toccata & Fugue in D minor J. S. Bach) Nicholas Bostock & Jo-Anne Kemp (Toccata for Two by Miriam Hyde) Jo-Anne Kemp – Evening in Cordoba by Miriam Hyde and more.
There is a $10 entry donation which supports the work of The Friends of St. David’s Cathedral.




Service: Opening of the Legal Year 2018

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Traditional Ecumenical Service that start to the Legal Year.

This years speaker is Dr John Dickson who will be speaking

The Image of God, Human Dignity and equity in law and culture.

Dr John Dickson (PhD)

John’s story is eclectic. Starting out as a professional singer-songwriter, he now works as an author, speaker, historian, senior pastor, and media presenter. He has published 15 books, two of which have become television documentaries, with a third due for release in March 2018. He teaches a course on the Historical Jesus at the University of Sydney, Australia, and researches the origins of Christianity in the Roman empire. For 2017-18 he is also a Visiting Academic in the Faculty of Classics at Oxford University in the UK. In all that he does, whether in the media or the church, creative or academic, he strives to be a public advocate for the Christian faith in secularising times. Having lost his father in an air disaster at 9, John is mindful of the sorrows and doubts of our world, and values his wife and three children above all other gifts of this life.