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

Download sermon: here

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

The God I Don’t Understand with Christopher Wright Sept 26

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

We think of a God of love yet is that what we see in the Old Testament and perhaps in our lives doesn’t stack up to that.  What are we to make of it.

Come and hear prominent UK Theologican and Biblical Scholar Christopher Wright speak on this topic and answer questions.  This forum will be in the Cathedral.

There is also a seminar in the evening on preaching from the Old Testament in 121 Macquarie St at 7.30pm.

Christopher J. H. Wright  is an Anglican clergyman and an Old Testament scholar. He is currently the International Ministries Director of Langham Partnership International. He was the principal of All Nations Christian College. He is the author of many books including Living as the People of God, and The God I Don’t Understand.

There is more detail on events in our facebook page.

Car Boot Sale October 20

Saturday, October 20th, 2018 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Fancy picking up a bargain, got some stuff to sell and can’t be bothered with etree or gumbay then the St. David’s Car Boot Sale is for you.

Held in the Cathedral Car Park next to 23 Murray St as part of the Garage Sale Trail all funds raised go to the Friends of the Cathedral

Sites from as little as $20.  For details contact



Sermon: Plagued By God Exodus 7-11

Download sermon: here

Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

A part of the series.

The plagues of Exodus may plague us with questions about God.

But we may also find that we are plagued by questions about the state of our own heart.

The text of the sermon is here.