RSCM International Chorister Day

Sunday, September 19th, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm

The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) has designated Sunday 19th September as International Chorister Day in celebration of choirs and singers in churches, chapels and cathedrals around the world.

We’d like to invite you to come along to St David’s Cathedral to “be a chorister for the day” as we rehearse and then sing a service of Choral Evensong. The rehearsal begins at 3pm as we practice the music for Evensong with support in each voice part from our regular Cathedral choristers and all under the direction of our conductor Thomas Rimes. We will be accompanied on the organ by Peter Warren. Evensong will be held at 5:30pm. Everyone is welcome, please indicate your voice type (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) when you sign up. Music can be collected in advance for those who wish to do some private practice before the day. Children and adults are invited to take part, parental consent is required for those under 18 years of age.

Singers, please click here to register online via TryBooking. 

Our service of Choral Evensong begins at 5:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no need to book for the service.

If you would like to practice the music at home before the day, please refer to the following helpful resources from YouTube.

Canticles: Evensong service in D minor by Thomas Walmisley.

Here is the Magnificat…

and here is the Nunc Dimittis…

For the Anthem, we’ll be singing Rutter’s Gaelic Blessing.

Bishop’s Training Event

Saturday, September 18th, 2021 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

The 2021 Bishop’s Training Event will be held on Saturday 18th September from 10am to 4pm with Dr John Dickson as our guest speaker.

This year, the Bishop’s Training Event will be run at three locations across Tasmania. The main event will be at St Clements Kingston (100 Beach Rd, Kingston), with two hubs in Launceston and Burnie. The morning sessions with Dr John Dickson and Bishop Richard will be streamed. The Cathedral’s own Christopher Waterhouse will be sharing the duties of MC of this event along with Tegan Gillie from the Southern Beaches.

The Bishop’s Training Event is a free event. All are welcome.

Please click here to find out more or to register. 

About John Dickson: Dr John Dickson is an author and historian, and the Distinguished Fellow in Public Christianity at Ridley College (Melbourne). A busy public advocate for the Christian faith, John also teaches ‘Historical Jesus’ at the University of Sydney, and is a Visiting Academic in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford (2016-2020). He is the presenter of Australia’s top-rating religion podcast Undeceptions. He is married to Buff, and they have three children.

Battle of Britain Service

Saturday, September 11th, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

On the 81st anniversary of the decisive conflict of the Battle of Britain.

A service of National Commemoration for all who have fought and served in the Royal Australian Air Force and Allied and other Air Forces.

Music provided by the Australian Army Band.

The service will be led by the Dean of Hobart, the Very Rev’d Richard Humphrey. Our preacher will be the Rev’d Christopher Waterhouse.

All welcome.

2pm Saturday 11th September 2021. 

Service: Choral Evensong Sunday 22 August

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Join us on Sunday 22nd August at 5:30pm for our monthly service of Choral Evensong according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. The Choir of St David’s Cathedral is conducted by Thomas Rimes. On this occasion we also look forward to welcoming a group from the parish of St George’s Battery Point who are coming to the Cathedral on a Parish Visit.

  • Introit: Ubi caritas, Duruflé
  • Canticles: Sumsion in G
  • Anthem: Wash me throughly, Wesley
  • Preacher: The Rev’d Victor Shaw, Rector of St George’s Battery Point

Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no need to book in advance. If you would like to know more about joining the choir or supporting the ongoing music ministry of the Cathedral, please contact us at office@saintdavids.org.au or call (03) 6234 4900.

(Image by Greg Davis).

 

Service: Choral Evensong

Sunday, July 25th, 2021 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Join us for our monthly service of Choral Evensong on Sunday 25th July, the day when the church celebrates the Feast of St James. The Cathedral choir return after their mid-year break.

  • Officiant: Rev’d Christopher Waterhouse
  • Preacher: The Right Rev’d Chris Jones, the Vicar General

If you would like to know more about supporting the music ministry of the Cathedral or joining the choir, please contact the Cathedral Office on 6234 4900 or email office@saintdavids.org.au

Alpha: Alpha in 2021

From Monday, May 3rd, 2021 at 7:00 pm until Monday, June 28th, 2021 at 9:00 pm

Join us to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, informal environment.

New course starting Monday, May 3

To find out more or to register, please contact Clif McDonnell – clif@saintdavids.org.au

  • Who is Jesus?
  • Is there more to life than this?
  • Is there hope for the future?

Service: Opening of Parliament Service June 22, 9.30am

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

A service for the opening of the 50th Tasmanian Parliament.  A chance to gather with our politicians in prayer for wisdom as they lead our state.  Bishop Richard Condie will speak and the Dean will lead along with various Church leaders.

All welcome.

God is Light: The Passion Readings

From Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 at 7:00 pm until Sunday, June 20th, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Each evening during our festival “God is Light” we will read aloud the story of the trial and crucifixion of Christ, known as the Passion Readings.

We will take each of the Gospel accounts of the Passion in turn, in the order that they appear in the Bible.

Wednesday 16th June 7pm: The Passion according to St Matthew

Thursday 17th June 7pm: The Passion according to St Mark

Friday 18th June 7pm: The Passion according to St Luke

Saturday 19th June 7pm: The Passion according to St John

On Sunday, when we remember Christ’s resurrection, we will read the account of the resurrection from St John’s Gospel.

Sunday 20th June 7pm: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ according to St John.

All welcome. Bookings are not required.

Festival: God is Light, 16-20 June

From Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 at 5:00 pm until Sunday, June 20th, 2021 at 10:00 pm

From Wednesday 16th June until Sunday 20th June the Cathedral will be opening late each evening and we invite you to step inside and come into the Light.

The centrepiece of our festival is an art installation by Tasmanian artist Marianne (Maz) Gill-Harper called “The Big Picture: Creation to the New Creation.” The Cross of Jesus Christ is the central focus of this installation which will hang from the rood screen of the Cathedral.

Wednesday 16th June

Thursday 17th June

  • 5:30pm A Service of the Light (30mins) – Chancel
  • 6pm Screening of “For the Love of God: How the Church is Better and Worse Than You Ever Imagined” followed by a short discussion
  • 7pm A reading of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St Mark
  • 8pm Open rehearsal: the Cathedral Choir

Friday 18th June

Saturday 19th June

  • 5:30pm A Service of the Light (30mins) – Chancel
  • 6pm Screening of “For the Love of God: How the Church is Better and Worse Than You Ever Imagined” followed by a short discussion
  • 7pm A reading of the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St John
  • 8pm Organ Recital: played by Peter Warren

Sunday 20th June

  • 8am Holy Communion
  • 10am Choral Eucharist
  • 5:30pm Evening Prayer
  • 7pm A reading of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ according to St John
  • 8pm Compline by Candlelight – Said in the Chancel

We invite you to come into the Light.

Service: A Service of the Light and Evening Prayer

From Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 at 5:30 pm until Saturday, June 19th, 2021 at 6:00 pm

From Wednesday to Saturday evening this week at 5:30pm please join us for a Service of the Light and Evening Prayer. As we gather around our Lord’s word, we will be reminded that Jesus Christ is the light of the world, a light no darkness can extinguish. In our prayers we will pray especially for the city of Hobart. You are welcome to light a candle as a symbol of your own private prayer in the Hope Chapel at the foot of the cross.

This service is offered each evening during our pop-up festival “God is Light”. Click here for further information.