Service: Choral Evensong February 23

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

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

Catriona Johnson, our student minister, will speaking .

There will be light refreshments afterward in 121 Macquarie St.

If you’d like to join with the choir please come at 4.30 ready to sing.

Concert: Organ & Flute Recital Feb 10, 5pm

Monday, February 10th, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Hobart Organ Society present Peter Warren (Organ & Piano) & Belinda Ratnik (Flute).

These concerts are free but a donation can be made at the end.  Money supports both the Hobart Organ Society and St. David’s Cathedral

Blooming Church 2020 Feb 7-9

From Friday, February 7th, 2020 until Sunday, February 9th, 2020

A time to sow so seeds of creativity will flower.

Blooming Church 2020 heralds the Cathedral’s 52nd floral festival.

Each February, St David’s blooms and fills with the most exquisite fragrances that only flowers can give, as it plays host to an extraordinary array of floral exhibits, botanical art, music and community creativity.


Open to the public from:

  • Friday 7 February, 11am – 5pm
  • Saturday 8 February, 9am – 5pm
  • Sunday 9 February, 11:30am – 2pm.

Entry $3, children free

Dean’s Tours 12noon, 1:30pm, 3pm
Tea Rooms open 11am — 4:15pm

Bell Tower tours 10am, 10:45am, 11:30am, 12:15pm
Dean’s Tours 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm (afternoon tours include belltower.)
Tea Rooms open 9am — 4:15pm
Floral Art demonstration 2pm by Norma Gordon OAM

Concert 2pm Tickets $15
A celebration of music to close the festival

Concert: Sunday 9 February, 2pm  Tickets $15, available at the door.



Concert: Blooming Concert. Feb 9, 2pm

Sunday, February 9th, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

A celebration of music to close the Blooming Church festival featuring Belinda Ratnik (Flute), Jo-Anne Kemp (Piano), Rosalie Campbell (Piano), Pete Warren (organ & piano), Xavier Gandy (French horn) and Members of the St. David’s Cathedral Choir

Tickets $15 available from the door.

All proceeds to the Friends of St. Davids.


Concert: TSO Brass Feb 6 7.30pm

Thursday, February 6th, 2020 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

The resonant and inviting acoustic of St David’s Cathedral is perfectly suited to music for brass ensemble – it’s a match made in heaven, you might say. These concerts showcase the Brass of the TSO, a group of players renowned for their vitality, versatility and all-round brilliance.

Tickets here

Service: Opening of the Legal Year 2020

Friday, January 31st, 2020 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

An Ecumenical Service for the Opening of the Legal Year.

Attended by the Judges, Magistrates and Members of the Legal Profession in relation to the administration of justice in Tasmania.

Preacher Prof. Rufus Black

Rufus Black is the Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Tasmania. Previously, he was Master of Melbourne University’s Ormond College and an Enterprise Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing and a Principal Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Melbourne.
Rufus’ private sector experience includes nine years as a partner at McKinsey and Company, serving clients in Australia and Asia, and as a Director for national law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth. His educational and social sector experience includes being the President of Museums Victoria, the Deputy Chancellor of Victoria University, the founding Chair of the Board of the Teach for Australia Board, a Director of the New York based Teach for All and a Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. He has worked extensively for government at Federal and State levels. He was a Board Member of Innovation Science Australia, conducted the Black Review into the Department of Defence and the Prime Minister’s Independent Review of the Australian Intelligence Community and was the Strategic Advisor to the Secretary of Education in Victoria. Rufus holds degrees in law, politics, economics, ethics and theology from the University of Melbourne and Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.


Service: Change the Heart Jan 24 5.30pm

From Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 at 5:30 pm until Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 6:30 pm

In January 2020, Aunty Jean Phillips, one of the most senior Aboriginal Christian Leaders, is calling all Australian Christians to come together in prayer in the lead up to January 26 through the #ChangeTheHeart prayer services. This is the fifth year these prayer services have been run nationally and they are supported by Common Grace, a growing movement of over 45,000 Australian Christians passionate about Jesus and Justice. These services are a beautiful opportunity for us to stand with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sisters and brothers, while learning more about the true history of Australia.

Our local service is on Friday 24 January – 5.30pm at St David’s Anglican Cathedral – 23 Murray Street, Hobart, TAS.

Please come and join in and support Aboriginal Christian Leaders, Common Grace, and pray for our nation.

More details here

Service: Pray for Australia Jan 5

Sunday, January 5th, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm



As we face this bushfire crisis, please join Bishop Richard at St David’s Cathedral on Sunday afternoon to pray for rain, and for mercy on our land.

Service: Can you believe it? Christmas 2019

From Tuesday, December 24th, 2019 until Wednesday, December 25th, 2019

Can you believe it? Who would have believed that Kanye West would be on a Cathedral poster? Who would have believed that a self centred rapper would have released the album “Jesus is King? Who would have believed that a persecutor of followers of Jesus would become St Paul? Who would have believed there was more to Jesus’ story after his death on the Cross? Who would have believed that a Galilean carpenter was God’s King for all the world? Who would have believed that in the birth of a child in a stable we now had Immanuel God with us?
Just because something seems unlikely doesn’t make it untrue.
The story of God’s salvation in the Bible and peoples lives is full of twists and turns. Can you believe it? Advent and Christmas brings this question to us along with the deeper questions of do you? Do we believe in Jesus’ kingdom, do we believe in changed lives, do we believe in God’s love for us?
Belief often gets a bad rap but we have good grounds for our faith that in the coming of Jesus we now have “God downloaded” available to everyone, and love now streaming to all then we will want to sing with Kanye, The Hallelujah Chorus, Mary and the Angels “Glory to God in the highest heaven for Jesus the King is born.”

Side 1: Christmas Eve
5pm Kid’s Christmas
7pm Nine Lessons & Carols
11pm Midnight Communion

Side 2: Christmas Day
8am Holy Communion
10am Family Communion