Sermon: What do you know? 1 Corinthians 8

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, January 31st, 2021

We live in an age of knowledge but does it make our age any better?

Do we need to hear that knowledge puffs up but love builds up!

You can watch the video of the sermon here.



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.

Sermon: Opening of the Legal Year 2021

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Preached by Tim Costello on Friday, January 29th, 2021

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Rev Tim Costello is one of Australia’s most respected community leaders and a sought after voice on social justice issues, leadership and ethics.

For 13 years until October 2016, Tim was Chief Executive of World Vision Australia (WVA). Tim is the Executive Director of Micah Australia. He is also Director of Ethical Voice.
Other positions Tim holds are Senior Advisor for the Centre for Public Christianity, Chair of the Community Council of Australia; Chief Advocate of the Thriving Communities Partnership. Tim is a spokesperson for the Alliance for Gambling Reform, which campaigns for law reform to prevent harm from poker machine gambling.

In earlier roles Tim was National President of the Baptist Union of Australia and Mayor of St Kilda. He has been Baptist Minister at St Kilda Baptist and Collins Street Baptist in Melbourne, as well as Executive Director of Urban Seed.
Initially Tim studied law and education at Monash University, followed by theology at the International Baptist Seminary in Rueschlikon, Switzerland.  He also received a Masters Degree in Theology from the Melbourne College of Divinity.
In 2006 Tim was named Victoria’s Australian of the Year, in June 2005 was made an Officer of the Order

of Australia (AO); in 2004, was named Victorian of the Year; and in 1997 was named as one of Australia’s 100 National Living Treasures

His books include: A Lot with a Little (2019), Faith (2016), Hope (2012), Another Way to Love (co-edited with Rod Yule); Streets of Hope: Finding God in St Kilda; Tips from

a Travelling Soul Searcher; and Wanna Bet? Winners and Losers in Gambling’s Luck Myth (co-written with Royce Millar).

Tim and his wife Merridie have three adult children, Claire, Elliot and Martin.

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.

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.


Sermon: The Call of God 2

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Preached by Catriona Johnson on Sunday, January 24th, 2021

A sermon about


Clutter &


Catriona Johnson’s final sermon as our servant minister.

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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

Performance: The Quoll

Thursday, January 21st, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Part of the MONA FOMA Summer Festival.

Tasmanian multi-talent Joshua Santospirito teams up with violin queen Natalya Bing to tell a tale of part-marsupial figures roaming a deep-future lutruwita. Expect weird guitar, epic violinery, plenty of pictures, and a pipe organ.

  • Thursday 21st January 6pm and 8:30pm

Tickets for this event are sold out. Please click here to join the waitlist. 

Performance: The Masque of the Red Death

From Friday, January 22nd, 2021 at 7:30 pm until Sunday, January 24th, 2021 at 3:30 pm

By Edgar Allen Poe.

Part of the MONA FOMA Summer Festival. Presented by Archipelago Productions, featuring Kris McQuade and the TSO Chorus.

Set in an opulent abbey during a rampant blood plague, Prince Prospero seals himself inside with a thousand friends to party until death burns itself out, and it becomes safe to return to the habitable world. But their plans disintegrate when a mysterious visitor crashes the party, and their haven becomes a tomb. Poe’s influential and timely short story is a sumptuous warning for our era.

Building on the recent success of the 2020 The Bleeding Tree and Venus and Adonis season, which played to capacity houses, the creative team reassemble for a follow up production. The Masque of the Red Death will be a bespoke music-theatre event.

Tom Rimes – musical director and synthesiser
Kris McQuade – narrator
Tracey Patten – percussion
Matthew Goddard – percussion
Peter Warren – organ
Ben Winspear – director
Marta Dusseldorp – producer
June Tyzack – chorus master
Roz Wren – masks and puppets
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Tickets for this event are sold out. To join the waitlist for tickets please click here.

  • Friday 22nd January 7:30pm and 9:15pm
  • Saturday 23rd January 7:30pm and 9:15pm
  • Sunday 24th January 2:30pm

The Masque of the Red Death is supported by the Salamanca Wharf Hotel