COVID-19: Our Response

St Paul’s Cathedral is closed to members of the general public. From Monday, 23 March, all public worship and other Cathedral activities will be suspended, our services will be offered via Livestream and other ways.

The Cathedral and Cathedral Offices will be closed from Monday 23 March, in line with the mandate of the national cabinet. We continue to hold those who have contracted the virus, those in isolation and those who are anxious in our prayers.

The Cathedral will continue to monitor and respond to the Government and Health Officials guidance in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

A prayer for those affected by COVID-19:
Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy. Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who care for the sick, and lift up all who are brought low; that we may find comfort knowing that nothing can separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

Keep following this page for updates and information

From the Dean

Public worship and all Cathedral study and teaching programs will be delivered exclusively via livestream from Monday, 23 March 2020, the Dean of Melbourne, Dr Andreas Loewe, informed members of the Cathedral community on Saturday, 21 March. From Monday, 23 March, the Cathedral and Anglican Centre will also be closed to members of the public.

‘This morning, the Cathedral’s governing body, the Chapter, resolved to suspend all public worship from next Monday until further notice’, Dean Andreas said. ‘We are putting these far-reaching measures in place in order to enable our visitors and worshippers to isolate and so reduce the risk and speed of infection through Covid-19.’

The Cathedral aims reach out to the people of our city and province through live-streamed worship.

Covid-19 Pandemic: Important Information

Updated 26 March 2020, 6:00pm

We will suspend all public worship as of 23 March

St Paul’s Cathedral has suspend all public worship as of 23 March. For as long as feasible, we will livestream worship led by a team of ordained, lay and music ministers.

We continue to worship in a way that complies with the current advice of the State and Commonwealth Governments. We are also prepared for the event that a total lockdown results in our inability to leave home.

This means that worship will not look quite the way you would expect it to if you were able to join us in the building. While it is our hope that we may continue to broadcast from the Cathedral, it may well that services will eventually be broadcast from the home of the presider of the day.

Live-streamed Services

Sundays
10am Sung Eucharist with all age Bible Talk and Sermon with music led by a Cantor and Organist
In the event of a total lockdown, this will be a said Eucharist from one of our clergy’s homes.
2pm Mandarin Worship 華語崇拜

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
12.15pm Lunchtime Eucharist

Ongoing updates to our worship timetable will be posted on our website.

Webcasts & Livestream

St Paul’s Cathedral will suspend all public worship from Monday, 23 March. For as long as feasible, we continue worship led by a team of ordained, lay and music ministers and available to join in via our Facebook page and Youtube Channel

For the coming week, we have scheduled the following events, all of which will be held electronically only:

Sundays:
10am Sung Eucharist, available on our Facebook page and Youtube Channel.

In the event of a total lockdown, this will be a said Eucharist, from the home of one of our clergy.

2pm Mandarin Worship 華語崇拜 available on our Facebook page and Youtube Channel.

Worship at Home

This page contains prayers and intercessions for personal or group use, special prayers for use if it isn’t possible to meet in church, and a simple form of prayer for the morning and evening, which can be downloaded, printed, and shared with those remaining at home or who are unable to access the Internet.

Updates

As of today, 23 March, we are now closed for public worship and visiting.

As we continue to monitor and respond to the Government and Health Officials guidance in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, keep updated here with information. Also, follow our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Keep 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 avictorsen@stpaulscathedral.org.au 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.

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