Service: Aboriginal Deaths in Custody – Prayer Vigil

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

This Wednesday, we gather to pray in our capital cities for Aboriginal deaths in custody.

The 26th of September will be the anniversary of Wayne Fella Morrison’s death in custody. Wayne Fella is the brother of a dear friend of Brooke, and his story is one of the unfathomable 147 Aboriginal deaths in custody from just the last 10 years.

Aboriginal deaths in custody have been researched, and reported, since 1980. In 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody handed down its report. This Royal Commission investigated 99 Aboriginal deaths in custody from 1980 to 1991. Since 1991 there had been an additional 407 Aboriginal deaths in custody. In the last week we added another three to this total, taking it to now 510 Aboriginal lives lost in custody.

There is more information on the facebook event post.


Bible Society Hymnfest Oct 21

Sunday, October 21st, 2018 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Join us for a wonderful afternoon of fellowship, inspirational music and singing the well-known hymns of the past.

Learn about the work of the Bible Society.

Featuring the Cathedral Organ and the Salvation Army Band.



Jesus the Game Changer

From Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 3:00 pm until Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 7:30 pm

Jesus The Game Changer: How the life and teaching of Jesus changed the world and why it matters.

New video and discussion series starting Wed 19th September 1 pm for lunch and 7.30 for supper.

Video series on how the life and teaching of Jesus changed the world and why it matters.

Where? 121 Macquarie St (Behind the Cathedral)
When? Wednesdays 19th Sept – 28th Nov. *
Time? 1pm for lunch or 7.30 for supper
*Wed 26th Sept special forum with Old Testament Scholar Chris Wright
Session Topics:
Jesus, Equality, Forgiveness, Women and Children, Democracy, Care, Leadership, Education and Health, Wealth, Reason and Science.

The Stones Cry Out Sept 23

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The story of the Palestinian Christians
A film by Yasmine Perni

7pm Sunday 23rd September 2018
Bishop Hay Centre,

St David’s Cathedral,
121 Macquarie St Hobart

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An event in support of Gaza Children’s Cinema

Admission is free, please book your seat:

Christianity was born in Palestine over 2,000 years ago yet many are unaware that Christians still live in the Holy Land, maintaining the ancient traditions at the heart of their faith in increasingly difficult times. For the past 70 years, Palestinian Christians have suffered displacement, expulsion, wars, occupation and oppression. Their voices are often drowned out in the turmoil of events. This is their story, in their voices, from the Nakba of 1948 until today.

Samya Jabbour is a Palestinian Christian woman born in Western Australia; she lived for several years in Hobart.
Ayman Qwaider is the co-founder of Gaza Children’s Cinema, a Palestinian initiative bringing cinema to the children of Gaza.
Film director, Yasmine Perni, is donating funds for the sale of DVDs of The Stones Cry Out to Gaza Children’s Cinema.

Sermon: Battle of Britain Commemoration 2018

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Preached by Bp Ian Lambert on Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Bishop Ian Lambert’s sermon at a The National Commemoration Service on the 78th Anniversary of the decisive battle of the Battle of Britain.

Bp Ian spent his childhood in Canberra, as a member of St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Forest. Secondary education was undertaken at Telopea Park High School, where he was School Captain. After High School, Ian entered the military as a cadet in the Royal Military College Duntroon, graduating from Duntroon with a BA (Mil) UNSW, as a Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Corps of Transport. Discipled by his local Padre, Chaplain Royce Thompson, Ian accepted Jesus as his Lord and Saviour on 10 May 1984 at a Character Leadership Course in Gillbulla. As an Army Officer Ian had a lay ministry among the teenagers of Puckapunyal, as well as in the Chapel, and subsequently the ANZAC Memorial Chapel Duntroon.

In 1989 Ian was awarded the Student of Merit, and the Australian Naval Institute Silver Medal, at the Royal Navy Staff College, HMAS Penguin. Ian commenced his theological studies, while still in the military, studying part-time at St Mark’s National Theological Centre. After discharge from the military, with the rank of Major, Ian completed his theological studies and was made deacon in 1994 at the Goulburn Cathedral. Bishop George Browning ordained Ian as priest on St Andrew’s Day 1995.

Ian served his curacy in the Parish of Cooma 1995-1996. Ian was appointed Rector of the Parish of Batemans Bay in December 1996. While serving in Batemans Bay he was appointed as Area Dean 2005. From 2009-2012 Ian served as Archdeacon for the South Coast and Monaro.

Ian demonstrated a passion for shared ministry among the denominations of the region championing Anglican/Roman Catholic dialogue, as well as numerous Combined Church ministries in the High School, Primary Schools, homeless men initiatives, combined worship services including weekly prayer meetings with all town clergy.

While on long-service- leave in the Solomon Islands, Ian acted as emissary for the Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn, to establish a Diocesan Partnership between Diocese of Ysabel (Anglican Church of Melanesia – ACOM), and the Canberra and Goulburn in 2007. Ian is the Diocesan Episcopal Representative to the Church of Melanesia, and also has a vital parish-to-parish partnership with All Saints Honiara.

Ian was consecrated Bishop, on 30 March 2012 , assisting Bishop Stuart Robinson, for the region of the South Coast, Monaro and Snowy Regions. On 1 July 2013 Ian was Commissioned as the Anglican Bishop to the Defence Force and moved to Canberra. Ian is married to Jill, and have four adult children.


Concert: TSO Brass in St David’s Cathedral Sept 22

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Like alchemy, the rich sounds of the TSO Brass and the spacious surrounds of St David’s Cathedral combine to deliver a concert experience of rare and resonant beauty. From honeyed horns to brilliant trumpets, ceremonial trombones to deep-toned tuba, the TSO Brass present a world of instrumental colours, each one distinct yet perfectly blended when combined as an ensemble.

Tickets and information here