Blooming Bells Open Day

Saturday, February 11th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm

As part of Blooming Church the Cathedral ringers will be running three comprehensive tours of the Bell Tower on Saturday morning.

These will begin at:
10.00,  11.30,  12.15
The comprehensive tours include a visit to the ringing room where we will provide an introduction to bellringing (a bit of background, how they work and so on), a demonstration of bellringing by the band, and an opportunity to have a go.

It also includes a visit to the top of the tower, with a glimpse at the bells in the belfry – possibly while they are in motion, and a little time to look at the views from the tower roof.  There is a limit of 15 people per tour.

On Saturday afternoon we will be running six tower-only tours, climbing to the roof to see the views and with a glimpse at the bells in the belfry en route. These will begin at:
1.00, 1.30, 2.00, 2.30, 3.00, 3.30.

Come along you will find it a-peal-ing.

Service: Opening of the Legal Year Service 2017

Friday, February 3rd, 2017 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Traditional Ecumenical Service that start to the Legal Year.  This years guest, Professor Tim McCormack, will be speaking on “Renewing our Commitment to Justice.”

Professor Tim McCormack
Tim McCormack is a Professor of Law at the Melbourne Law School and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Tasmania Law School. He is also the Special Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague and a Director of World Vision Australia. Tim has recently returned from a sabbatical year in the US where he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar, the Charles H Stockton Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Stockton Centre for the Study of International Law at the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island and James Barr Ames Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School for the Winter Term (January 2016).
Tim was the Foundation Australian Red Cross Professor of International Humanitarian Law (1996-2010) at the Melbourne Law School and also the Foundation Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law (2001-2010) – a collaborative initiative (established 2001) between the Melbourne Law School and The Australian Defence Force Legal Service. He has held a number of significant international appointments as: an international observer for Phase 2 of the Turkel Commission of Enquiry into Israel’s processes for investigation of alleged violations of International Humanitarian Law (Jerusalem, 2011-2013); amicus curiae on international law matters to the judges of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia for the trial of Slobodan Miloševic (The Hague, 2002-2006); expert International Humanitarian Law adviser to Major Mori for the defence of David Hicks before the US Military Commission (Guantanamo Bay, 2003-2207). Tim is also a member of the international advisory boards of a number of academic institutions in the US, Israel, Germany and Sweden.
Tim grew up in Burnie and attended Burnie State School, Parklands High School and Hellyer College. He is a graduate of the University of Tasmania (LL.B. Hons. – 1982) and of Monash University (Ph.D. – 1990).



Concert: Australia Day Organ Recital with Rodney Thomson

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

The Hobart Organ Society presents a Summer Series of organ recitals


Organist at St.David’s Cathedral, Hobart

Australia Day at 5.30pm

Programme features works by Vierne, Flor Peeters and the Organ Symphony No 5 by Widor (including the famous Toccata!)

Free Admission

Service: Australia Day BCP Communion Service

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

The Book of Common Prayer Communion service on Thursday morning will be held as normal this week.

An opportunity to reflect on Australia Day, pray for our nation, repent of our sins and to give thanks for all God has given us.

Service: Christmas Services 2016

From Saturday, December 24th, 2016 at 5:00 pm until Sunday, December 25th, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Ychristmas-welcome-leftOU ARE WELCOME

God with us come to welcome us,
we welcome him &
we welcome each other.

Christmas Eve

5pm Kid’s Christmas

Come in costume for craft, songs, story and warm welcome.

7pm 9 Lessons & Carols

A service of beautiful music, readings and carols. A special annual service.

11pm Midnight Service

Starting in darkness for the coming of the light of the world with candles for all. A reflective service.
christmas-welcome-rightThe Dean is preaching and the Bishop celebrating.

Christmas Day

8am Holy Communion

Traditional communion to start the day.
The Bishop is preaching and the Dean celebrating.

10am Family Communion

A wonderful celebration for all ages.
The Bishop is preaching and the Dean leading.

There will be no 5.30 pm Evening Prayer Service on Christmas Day.


Concert: Handel’s Messiah

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm


The Messiah returns to the Cathedral

Director: Jonathan Wallis

Emily Lanham (Soprano),
Jenny Duck-Chong (Contralto)
Hew Wagner (Tenor)
Bernard Leon (Bass)

Tickets: ($25) or at the door ($30)

Info: Call 0411128244/0478526489

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Concert: Traditional Carols in the Cathedral

Monday, December 19th, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

traditional-christmasPresented by Festival of Voices
in support of
Hobart City Mission ChristmasAppeal
Come along and capture the Christmas Spririt
– singing traditional Christmas carols and join us for a glass of bubbles to bring in the New Year

Conductor – Joan Wright
Accompanist – Elizabeth Rockliff
Accompanist – David Carr
Festival of Voices Pop-Up Choir from 2016
Rod Thomson

Concert: 20th Century String

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

20th-century-stringsThe Hobart Chamber Orchestra

Arvo Pärt – Cantus in Memorium Benjamin Britten
– Tabula Rasa
Malcolm Arnold – Concerto for Two Violins
with Peter Tanfield and Lucy Carrig-Jones
Michael Tippett – Concerto for Double String Orch.

Tickets at the door $25 / $20 / $15


Service: Choral Evensong

Sunday, November 27th, 2016 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

972164_624733250894294_1981432808_nCome and join in the beauty of Evensong  as we gather in worship and around God’s word and sing his praises on this first Sunday of the new Church Year.  (Which will also be our last Evensong for 2016)

We Believe … In Art 2016

From Friday, May 20th, 2016 until Saturday, November 26th, 2016

We believe in the Holy SpiritWhat do Christians believe, what do those who visit the Cathedral believe?

From Trinity Sunday to Advent the artworks by Maz Gill-Harper based on the Nicene Creed will be hung in the Cathedral to encourage us all to consider what we believe.

What do you believe?