COVID-19: Public worship suspended from Monday, 23 March

Updated: Saturday 21 March, 3pm

Today, the Council of the Diocese of Melbourne has directed that from Monday, 23 March, all public worship and parish organised group activities will be suspended. Earlier that day, the Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral had resolved the same.

From Monday onwards, therefore, members of the public will be able to participate in our worship by live-stream only. Small and study groups will be conducted by Zoom only (where each member will receive a link in order to attend).

Limited numbers at Worship on Sunday, 22 March

Tomorrow’s services will still continue. But they remain subject to the current assembly restriction of no more than 100 people in the building at a time. Once that limit is reached, we will be unable to admit anyone to the building.


Livestream of Public Worship from Monday, 23 March

From Monday, 23 March, all public worship at St Paul’s will be suspended. The Cathedral remains open for public worship, but will be closed to members of the public 30 minutes prior to live-streamed worship.


The following weekday and Sunday services will be live-streamed:

Monday-Saturday, 12.15pm: Holy Eucharist
Tuesday-Friday, 5.10pm: Evensong
Sunday, 10am: Holy Eucharist with Kids’ Bible Talk
Sunday, 1pm: Mandarin Eucharist

These arrangements will remain in place until such time as the Council of the Diocese and Chapter determine.

The following events have been cancelled

Mothers’ Union Lady Day Service, 22 March
Walk with Mary, 22 March
Congregation Lunch, 29 March
Welcomers’ Meeting, 29 March
Monday English Classes and community dinner
Palm Cross Making, 2 April
Cleaning Working Bee, 4 April

Please keep following our website and social media pages for up to date advisements.


We want to stay in touch

We care for you and would like to check that you are all right in this difficult time. If you would like us to keep you up to date with what is happening at the Cathedral, we can only do so if we have your contact details. Please email with your name, contact details and the service you regularly attend. This is also a good opportunity to ensure we have your current contact details.


Pray with us

Please join us in prayer, and let us have your prayer concerns by emailing

Lord Jesus Christ,
Great physician and healer of souls, now give us your peace:
protect those working with the sick and infected,
enable researchers and laboratory staff as they seek and test a cure,
grant swift and complete healing to those infected,
calm the hearts of those fearing the impact of the pandemic on their own lives,
give your wisdom to leaders of nations and organisations
as they make plans for the people in their care,
be present with all who are lonely and isolated,
comfort those who are dying and those who mourn loved ones.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit enable us
to know you, love you, and place our trust in you,
the God who heals and restores life, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.