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Lent, Holy Week & Easter 2019

Journey through Lent and Holy Week with us at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne

ASH WEDNESDAY | 6th March 2019

12:15pm Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
Preacher: The Precentor

6:00pm Choral Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
Preacher: The Most Revd Dr Phillip Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne


Regular Services: www.cathedral.org.au/worship/regular-services/

The Dean’s Lent Sermon Series
Sundays during the 10.30am Choral Eucharist
The Dean of Melbourne, Dr Andreas Loewe reflects on what it means to be a faithful follower of Jesus through the Gospel of Luke and the thoughts of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer during his Lent Addresses held during the 10:30am Sunday Services.
More Information: www.cathedral.org.au/2019/02/17/lent2019/

Bible Study
Sunday’s 10.45am to 12noon.
Following the 9.00am Eucharist and Morning Tea. These sessions will follow a Lent theme.

Preparation for Baptism and Confirmation on Easter Day.
At 6am on Easter Day, 21 April, we will have a service of Baptism and Confirmation. The Confirmation Preparation Course begins on March 10, 12.15-1.15pm, following the morning services, and continuing at that time on Sundays until Easter Day. Please speak to Canon Christopher Carolane to register your interest 9653 4320 or  carolane@stpaulscathedral.org.au

PALM SUNDAY | 15th April 2019

8:00am BCP Eucharist
9:00am Family Style Service

10:30am Blessing of Palms and Procession with Choral Eucharist
Gather at Federation Square for the blessing of Palms and join the procession to the Cathedral for the Choral Eucharist.
Preacher: The Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, Dean of Melbourne
6:00pm Choral Evensong

Monday – Wednesday during Holy Week
9:00am Eucharist
12:15pm Midday Eucharist
5:15pm Choral Evensong (Monday: Evening Prayer)

Maundy Thursday | 18th April 2019

6:00pm Choral Eucharist with washing of feet
An evocative service remembering the Last Supper at which Jesus washed the feet of his friends, followed by a silent vigil of prayer
Preacher: The Right Reverend Alison Taylor

Good Friday | 19th April 2019

9:00am Choral Liturgy of the Cross and Communion
A solemn telling of the Passion story in music and commemoration of the death of Jesus on the Cross with opportunity for personal prayers under the Cross
Preacher: The Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, Dean of Melbourne

12:30pm Devotions under the Cross
A meditative service of readings, addresses, Passion hymns and prayers, marking the final three hours of Jesus’ life and his death on the Cross
Preacher: The Right Reverend Alison Taylor

7:00pm The Crucifixion – John Stainer
A telling of the Passion story through the music of John Stainer, performed by the Cathedral Choir of boys and men. Free admission: a donation of $25 per person will help cover the costs of this Good Friday tradition
Preacher: The Revd Emily Fraser

Easter Day | 21st April 2019

6:00am Easter Vigil with Baptism and Confirmation
A dramatic dawn service from darkness to light, with lighting of the new fire and Easter candle, Baptism and Confirmation and first Eucharist of Easter
Preacher: The Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, Dean of Melbourne

8:00am Traditional Language Service
Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer 1662 with Easter hymns
Preacher: The Revd Canon Heather Patacca, Precentor

9:00am Family-style service
A celebratory Eucharist with Easter hymns, children’s activities and Easter eggs
Preacher: The Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, Dean of Melbourne

10:30am Choral Eucharist
A festive Choral Eucharist with Blessing of the Easter Garden, led by the Archbishop of Melbourne.

下午二时正  复活节华语圣餐崇拜 | 2:00pm Easter Service in Mandarin
复活节主日下午二时正  A celebration of the Easter story with communion, led in Mandarin Language

6:00pm Choral Evensong
Choral Evensong with festive music for Easter

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Ordination of Deacons – Saturday 9th February 2019

We are delighted that Archbishop Philip Freier will be ordaining 20 candidates as Deacons in the Church of God at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 9th February at 10.30am. The preacher will be the Revd Jan Crombie, Rector of Kenmore and Brookfield in the Diocese of Queensland, who has led the ordinands’ retreat over the past few days. Jan was formally Archdeacon of Parish Partnerships in the Diocese of Melbourne. We wish all the ordinands every blessing in this new stage of their ministry.

All are welcome to attend, but for those unable to be here in person, a live stream of the service will be available on our Facebook page, from 10.20am AEDT, Saturday 9th February. If your timezone makes live streaming impractical, you can also replay the service at a later time via the same link.

Download Order of Service her: Ordination of Deacons 9th Feb 2019

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Vacancy – Operations Officer

St Paul’s is looking to appoint an experienced part-time Operations Officer (0.5 FTE). Join a diverse team of colleagues as a full-time member of the Cathedral team and help St Paul’s fulfil its mission to be a spiritual home for the people of Melbourne.

Located at St Paul’s Cathedral, the Operations Officer will facilitate the smooth running of the Cathedral’s worship and activities, and ensuring that our 270+ volunteers and staff are fully Child Safe compliant

St Paul’s is Victoria’s most visited sacred place, and place of worship for more than 80,000 people a year, with regular worshippers from more than 25 nations.

Download the position description and apply by midday, Saturday 16 February 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview on the afternoon of Monday 18 February.

Position description

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact: welcome@stpaulscathedral.org.au to arrange for a chat with one of our team.

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Farewell to The Revd Canon Dr Jill Firth

After five years as an Assistant Priest at St Paul’s, The Revd Canon Dr Jill Firth will be moving from the pulpit to the pew to worship at her local parish church with her husband, Archdeacon Len Firth. She remains a full-time lecturer in Old Testament studies at Ridley Melbourne.

Dean Andreas said “We have very much appreciated having Jill as a member of our team, ministering faithfully among our 9am Family Service members and Bible Study programs. I am grateful that Jill was able to share with us in leading that congregation during a period of successful congregational growth. Jill – we thank you for preaching and presiding, and your teaching and community building!”

We have an opportunity to thank her for her ministry here at a special morning tea on Sunday 3 February after the 9am service.

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Ordination of Priests – 24 November 2018

We are delighted that Archbishop Philip Freier will be ordaining 23 candidates as Priests in the Church of God at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 24 November at 10.30am. The preacher will be the Rt Revd Lindsay Urwin OGS, Vicar of Christ Church Brunswick, who has led the ordinands’ retreat over the past few days. We wish all the ordinands every blessing in this new stage of their ministry.

All are welcome to attend, but for those unable to be here in person, a live stream of the service will be available on our Facebook page, from 10.20am AEDT, Saturday 24 November. If your timezone makes live streaming impractical, you can also replay the service at a later time via the same link. If you would like to follow along with the order of service, a copy can be downloaded below:

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New Canon Missioner for St Paul’s

The Cathedral Chapter have elected the Revd Canon Robert Yee Hin Vun as the inaugural Canon Missioner of St Paul’s Cathedral. Canon Vun currently is the Vicar of St Matthias’ Church, North Richmond and the Coordinator of Chinese Ministries in the Diocese of Melbourne. For almost 12 years, Robert has been a member of the Cathedral Chapter. Robert is married to Ruth, who volunteers with our English as a Second Language program and as a Cathedral guide.

Robert brings with him extensive knowledge of ministry in a cross-cultural setting, including ministry in Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka and Bahasa. Robert said: ‘It is with delight and also with great humility that I accept God’s call to my new role as the Canon Missioner. I covet your prayers and support as I embark on this heavy responsibility by faith in our Almighty God’.

Canon Robert is passionate about reaching out to the people of Melbourne and those visiting our Cathedral: ‘It is my passion to evangelise, disciple and multiply disciple makers to do the same’, Canon Robert explained: ‘This, to me is making the gospel fully known to everyone – from the unchurched to church leaders’.

Reflecting on his new responsibilities, Canon Robert said: ‘This is a pivotal post that enhances and enriches the life and witness of the Cathedral in multiple ways. I look forward to facilitating the effectiveness of the Cathedral in its outreach, discipleship and growing of leaders’.

Dean of Melbourne, the Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, said: ‘We are delighted that Canon Robert is joining our team as the inaugural Canon Missioner. Robert’s gifts will enable him to build connections with those who live, work and study in our great multicultural city, and equip our existing members to share in this ministry and mission. We look forward to welcoming Robert, and his wife Ruth, to the Cathedral family in this new role’.

Canon Vun will take up his appointment as Canon Missioner on 31 March 2019. On taking up his appointment, he will relinquish his governance responsibilities on Chapter and become a Cathedral Canon instead. In addition to his duties, he will remain a reserve Defence Force Chaplain with the Melbourne University Regiment.


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Remembrance Sunday Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist on the Centenary of Armistice Day
Sunday 11th November 10.30am

A traditional Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir with Act of Remembrance on the Corners of Flinders and Swanston Streets at 11am. Bishop Bradley Billings will preach, reflecting on the contributions of Aboriginal Australians to the ANZACs, and the accomplishments of Cathedral Canon, Sir Harry Chauvel, and Victorian, Sir John Monash, as part of the AIF Campaigns.

Services on Remembrance Sunday
8.00am BCP Holy Communion
9.00am Family Style Eucharist
10.30am Remembrance Sunday Choral Eucharist
6.00pm Choral Evensong

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Melbourne Diocesan Synod 17th-20th Oct

We pray for those who will gather in the Cathedral this week for the Melbourne Diocesan Synod (17-20 Oct)

Almighty and everliving God, give wisdom and understanding, to the members of the Synod of this Diocese: teach us in all things to seek first your honour and glory; may we perceive what is right have courage to pursue it and grace to accomplish it, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Changes to Services Times during Synod:

Wednesday 17th October: 
No 5.10pm Evensong. 7.00pm Synod Opening Eucharist (All Welcome)

Thursday 18th October:
No 5.10pm Evensong. Synod Session will commence at 7pm with Evening Prayer

Friday 19th October:
No 5.10pm Evensong. Synod Session will commence at 7pm with Evening Prayer

Saturday 20th October:
No 10.00am Mandarin Service or 12.15 Eucharist.
Synod Business session will commence at 10am and conclude that afternoon.

Please note during Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday there will be limited access to the Cathedral for visiting.

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The Consecration of the Revd Kate Prowd

At 10.30 am on Saturday 6 October 2018, Archbishop Dr Philip Freier, assisted by Bishops from Australia and New Zealand will consecrate the Revd Kate Prowd as a Bishop in the Church of God. Kate will serve as Assistant Bishop for the Oodthenong Region in the Diocese of Melbourne.

All are welcome to join us for this occasion. Those unable to be part of the ceremony at St Paul’s may watch the live-stream on our Facebook page (click here) from 10.20am (AEST) on Saturday 6 October.

A copy of the order of service can be found here.

The Revd Kate Prowd was baptised and confirmed in the Melbourne Diocese. Half way through her tertiary studies Kate ventured on a year-long sojourn overseas that included a pilgrimage to Walsingham in the UK and the discernment of a vocation to full-time ministry. Kate returned to Australia, finished her arts degree and commenced a theological degree at Trinity College. She was ordained deacon (1986) and priest (1992) during years of intense debate over the ordination of women.  Kate served her first curacy at St. Stephen’s Mt. Waverley, and was associate priest in the parishes of St. Agnes’ Black Rock and Holy Trinity Hampton. She was the first school chaplain appointed at Christ Church Grammar School, and later served at Brighton Grammar. Whilst an associate priest, Kate completed a Masters in Clinical Psychology (2013). Her psychology work has included various positions (student health at university, hospital and private practice). Her most recent ministry position was as honorary associate at St. Stephen’s Gardenvale. Kate has combined her dual vocations as priest and psychologist working as an Examining Chaplain and conducting the psychological assessments for ordination aspirants.

Kate is married to Roger, also an Anglican priest. They have 3 daughters, Phoebe, Cordelia and Eleanor.

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ANZCO NextGen Discover the Organ & Concert

Australian and New Zealand College of Organists
NextGen Discover the Organ & Concert
Sunday 26th August – 1.00pm to 4.00pm

1.00pm – 2.30pm: Grand Organ Discovery
Do you learn, or what to learn, the King of Instruments?
Free admission to meet and play the world-famous Grand Organ in St Paul’s Cathedral.

2.30pm – Gala NextGen Organ Concert on the Cathedral Organ
Featuring the next generation of Australian organists.
$20 admission at the door (includes program). All proceeds go to encourage these young artists as tomorrow’s leaders.

Proudly Support by the ANZCO (www.anzco.org) and St Paul’s Cathedral (www.cathedral.org.au)