Service: Field of Remembrance Service 2017

Monday, April 24th, 2017 from 11:00 am to 11:00 am

On Monday 24 April 2017 at 11am, the 22nd Annual Dedication Service will be held under the auspices of the War Widow’s Guild of Australia Tasmanian Branch Inc and Partners of Veterans Association for a Field of Remembrance.

This will be a major emotional event attended by the Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency Professor the Honorable Kate Warner AM.  The Rev’d Ruth Hanlon will be the speaker.


Service: A Cross Culture. Easter 2017

From Friday, April 14th, 2017 until Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Join us as celebrate the resurrection and consider what kind of culture we should be in the light of it.  A community marked by Welcome Reconciliation Sanctuary

Good Friday

10.00am Words from the Cross

Easter Day

06.15 am Easter Vigil
08:00 am Holy Communion
10:00 am Family Communion with Cathedral Choir

The Dean of Hobart, Richard Humphrey will be the preacher on Good Friday and Easter Day.

The Deans writes “A Cross Culture” uses indigenous artist, Yvonne Edward’s “Three Crosses” , which is part of the Our Mob, God’s Story book, released as part of the Bible Society 200. I approached Christobel Mattingley, editor of the book, respected author, former Hobart resident and owner of the copyright on this work for permission for its use which she was happy to give. She wrote
It was wonderful to learn that you had arranged the exhibition of prints from the book in the Cathedral at such a busy time for tourists, and that you wish to use Yvonne Edwards’ Three Crosses as part of your Easter material.  Yvonne painted it for me some years ago when I asked her to do a painting for our church, also St David’s, here in Adelaide, where it hangs permanently now.  …
She was a person of deep faith, and like many Aboriginal people, died too young – at 62.  She wanted to tell her own story and had asked me to help her, but with a succession of tragedies in her life she felt unable to begin.  After her sudden death in 2012 I had to wait 2 years before her name could be mentioned and I could begin work on her story.  Maralinga’s Long Shadow: Yvonne’s Story, published by Allen & Unwin last year, features many of her paintings and was shortlisted for the Christian Book of the Year and Commended in the Educational Publishers Award.  It tells of the four generations of her family – father, sister, husband, and two sons who all died of cancer and two grandchildren born with major birth defects – all affected by the British atomic tests on their traditional country.  It also tells of the 20 year quest she and her husband pursued to find their firstborn son who was taken away from them at birth. It is very moving to know that a painting from this spiritual Anangu woman from far west South Australia is now being seen and used in Hobart’s Anglican Cathedral.  I have shared the news with her family, who live in the community of Yalata, 200 kms beyond Ceduna on SA’s Far West Coast.
Yvonne painted this work as a response to the idea of Reconciliation. I hope you will join me in praying that this wonderful artwork will help us think about A Cross Culture which is marked by Welcome, Reconciliation and Sanctuary.


Service: Maundy Thursday 2017

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Before Good Friday there is Maundy Thursday where we remember the Last Supper, Jesus giving the new Law that we love one another as he loved us, and demonstrated this in washing the feet of his disciples.

Maundy Thursday Services

10.30 am Holy Communion (BCP)
07.30 pm Maundy Thursday Communion Service.

There is also a community dinner, for more information contact the Cathedral Office.

Service: Palm Sunday TV

Sunday, April 9th, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Come and join the procession and celebration as we welcome Jesus Christ as King.

For the first time we will be streaming this service on the internet.  The link is below and you can get a copy of the services sheet here.

Palm Sunday 10am 2017


The video can be watched here


Concert: Hobart City Band

Saturday, April 1st, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Pre National Band Contest Extravaganza​

Ensembles: Wind Symphony, Brass Band, Youth Winds, Flute Quartet and Glenorchy City Concert Brass

Tickets at the door (Adults $10, Children $5, Families $20​)


Service: Choral Evensong

Sunday, March 26th, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Choir Practice led by Bob Stewart

Come and join in the beauty of Evensong  as we gather in worship and around God’s word and sing his praises.

Concert: Sanctuary – St David’s 1817-2017

Saturday, March 25th, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 9:30 pm

A musical celebration of the Bicentennial of the Church of St. David,  Hobart.

The first foundation stone of Hobart’s St David’s Cathedral was laid 200 years ago. To commemorate this auspicious event, celebrated film composer and orchestrator Ricky Edwards (Shine, Sliding Doors, The Lego Movie) has written a breathtaking hymn for an augmented Cathedral Choir.
Two centuries of noble history deserves a rich tribute. Edwards’ composition embraces the musical elements that have a place in that history: affiliated choirs, boy soprano and baritone soloists, organ, bells and percussion.
Also featuring is Puccini’s spectacular Sanctus e Benedictus for baritone and choir, and Mystical Songs by Vaughan Williams for solo baritone and organ.
Honouring 200 years of living faith, profound hope, love and sanctuary.

Tickets available here.

Service: Bible Society 200

Sunday, March 5th, 2017 from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Help celebrate 200 years of sharing the Bible in Australia!

Reflect on the good of “the Good Book” with the  Dean,

Learn about the legacy of Bible Society Australia, the Bible and indigenous art,

Discover 2017’s mission at home,

Pray with us for the future of our nation.


Service: Ash Wednesday Choral Eucharist

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

All 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: Evening Prayer not Evensong

Sunday, February 26th, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm

We will have Evening Prayer this Sunday rather than Choral Evensong due Choral Eucharist on Ash Wednesday later in the week.

Due to Choir engagement with Sanctuary as part of 10 Days on the Island please check closer to the time if Evensong is on in March.