COVID-19 Update • 20 July

Following the announcement that Melbourne will continue in Lockdown for a further seven days, St Paul’s will be continue to be closed to the public throughout this period. Our scheduled programs during lockdown, including services, will continue to be delivered online only or have been postponed – see further information below.

It is important that we continue to work together and comply with the directions given to us by our Government and Health Officials. Please keep monitoring the exposure sites and present for a COVID test when necessary:

Our plans for Open House Weekend will no longer be able to go ahead, however we will offer various digital tours and activities via our website and social media for people to join from home.

Further information about reopening of the Cathedral and return to in-person worship will be announced early next week.

Please continue in prayer for our Premier, Health Officials, Contract Tracers and all those engaged in frontline work during this lockdown, and for those who have been infected with COVID-19 in our community. Pray also for other places around our country and throughout the world facing significant and new outbreaks of COVID-19.

St Paul’s Cathedral • Closure Information 

During the Lockdown the Cathedral is closed for visiting and private prayer. Cathedral staff will be working from home and are contactable by email or phone.

Sunday Services (25th July)
Services Live-streamed online via Youtube & Facebook, or watch here:
8.00am BCP Eucharist 
10.00am Sung Eucharist 
1.00pm Mandarin Eucharist (華語崇拜) 

Weekday Services
Streamed online via Youtube & Facebook, or watch here.
Tuesday 20 July, 5.10pm Choral Evensong
Wednesday 21 July, 12.15pm Lunchtime Concert

Wednesday Lunchtime Concert
The concert scheduled for July 21st has been postponed.

Fellowship & Study Groups
Members of our regular congregation are encouraged to join our online fellowship which will be offered via Zoom.
Links will be included in the Weekly Email Update.
Congregation Coffee Hour – Sunday at 9.15am via Zoom
Cathedral Seniors Group – Friday 23 July at 2.00pm via Zoom (please contact Canon Christopher Carolane for the link)

Prayer Resources for use during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy in this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may rejoice in your comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

A Prayer for the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are sharing daily prayers on our Facebook page and further prayer resources are available on our Worship at Home page here.