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The Diggers’ Requiem

The Diggers’ Requiem is a moving and beautiful Australian tribute to mark the end of World War One a century ago and is dedicated to the memory of our Defence Force personnel and civilian victims.  Including music written by seven of Australia’s finest living composers, this prelude concert will be performed in St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne on Wednesday, 26 September.  The Diggers’ Requiem was co-commissioned by the Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Australian War Memorial, with the Brass concerts supported by the Australian Defence Force.

The concert will feature 12 works accompanied by projected historical imagery. These brass concerts have been written for trumpet, accordion, soprano, mezzo, tenor, baritone, bagpipes and brass band and will be performed by leading soloists

The duration will be 80 minutes with no interval.

We welcome all Australians to join us for this special Brass tribute to those who sacrificed so much a century ago.

The Diggers’ Requiem
Wednesday 26 September, beginning at 7.00pm.
St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne
FREE CONCERT

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Sunday Readings in World Languages

2 September 2018

English

Song of Songs 2.8-13
James 1.17-27
Mark 7.1-8, 14-23

Arabic  عَرَبِيّ

Song of Songs 2.8-13
James 1.17-27
Mark 7.1-8, 14-23

Chinese (Traditional) 繁体字

Song of Songs 2.8-13
James 1.17-27
Mark 7.1-8, 14-23

Chinese (Simplified) 简体字

Song of Songs 2.8-13
James 1.17-27
Mark 7.1-8, 14-23

Spanish Español

Song of Songs 2.8-13
James 1.17-27
Mark 7.1-8, 14-23

Hindi हिन्दी

Song of Songs 2.8-13
James 1.17-27
Mark 7.1-8, 14-23

Italian Italiano

Song of Songs 2.8-13
James 1.17-27
Mark 7.1-8, 14-23

Maori

Song of Songs 2.8-13
James 1.17-27
Mark 7.1-8, 14-23

Japanese 日本語

Song of Songs 2.8-13
James 1.17-27
Mark 7.1-8, 14-23

Korean 한국어/韓國語

Song of Songs 2.8-13
James 1.17-27
Mark 7.1-8, 14-23

Tamil தமிழ்

Song of Songs 2.8-13
James 1.17-27
Mark 7.1-8, 14-23

Tagalog

Song of Songs 2.8-13
James 1.17-27
Mark 7.1-8, 14-23

Urdu اُردُو

Song of Songs 2.8-13
James 1.17-27
Mark 7.1-8, 14-23

Vietnamese Tiếng Việt

Song of Songs 2.8-13
James 1.17-27
Mark 7.1-8, 14-23

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Vacancies

Join the ministry team at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne.

St Paul’s Cathedral requires a dynamic, people-centred Canon Missioner with demonstrated ability in growing and educating lay leaders to make disciples, and multiplying leadership teams. This is a strategic new fulltime role as part of the Cathedral’s commitment to be a place of ‘evangelisation that makes and equips new generations of Christians’. 

The Canon Missioner will be a senior priest with extensive ministry experience (5 or more years in Holy Orders). She or he shares with the Dean and ministry team in developing mission, discipleship and education programs to promote growth in the knowledge of God and spiritual maturity among the Cathedral’s current members, and to build new relationships with local residents and visitors.

Download the Position Description and full application details

Download the application form

Applications are open to priests of the Anglican Church of Australia (or another member Church of the Anglican Communion) with the right to work in Australia, and need to be received by 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on Friday, 28 September 2018 in order to be considered.

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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

Program
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)

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New Canon for St Paul’s: Professor Avril Brereton

On Tuesday, 7 August, Bishop Genieve Blackwell licensed Associate Professor Avril Brereton as a Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral. During Choral Evensong, Dean Andreas Loewe installed Canon Brereton in the Chapter stall of Charles Perry.

Professor Brereton is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. She has worked in the field of autism for over thirty years in a variety of settings. Her  research and teaching interests focuses on the area of developmental psychiatry with a particular emphasis on Pervasive Developmental Disorders. She provides consultation to community health, education and welfare agencies and educational workshops for parents and professionals.

Canon Brereton is married to Professor Bruce Tonge, and her daughter, the Revd Emily Fraser, is Chaplain of our Girls’ Choir School, Lowther Hall, and an associate priest of the Cathedral. Avril and Bruce are members of St Paul’s Cathedral, where she is a reader and intercessor.

Dean Andreas said: ‘We are absolutely delighted to welcome Avril to Chapter. She brings with her significant expertise in education and training, philanthropy and community building, and is also a member of our congregation. Avril will contribute her expert knowledge and her personal insights into the life of our congregations to the Governing Body of our Cathedral. We wish her every blessing as she takes up her new responsibilities’.

 

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Australian Deans reflect on resilience and wellbeing, call for prayer for rain in NSW and Queensland

The annual Cathedral Anglican Deans Conference met at St Andrew’s Cathedral Sydney from 2-6 August, hosted by the Dean of Sydney, the Very Revd Kanishka Raffel. Nineteen Deans from across Australia shared in worship and study, and were delighted to join in Sunday worship with the congregations of St Andrew’s Cathedral, and gave thanks the rich musical life of the Cathedral. Deans welcomed the Very Revd Elizabeth Dyke (Bendigo) and the Very Revd James Hodson (Bathurst) to their first conference. ‘I was looking forward to meeting my peers, to learn from their experience and to hear their wisdom’, Dean Elizabeth said, ‘I have been more than encouraged over these last few days’.

Resilience and Spiritual Wellbeing

Together the Deans reflected theologically on prayer and mission, resilience and spiritual wellbeing. ‘The Deans’ Conference provides a unique opportunity for the leaders of Cathedral ministry in Australia to meet, study and pray with one another. It forms an important part of maintaining “sustainable sacrifice” in the privileged but demanding context of ministry through Cathedrals’, the conference host the Very Revd Kanishka Raffel reflected.

Led by Archdeacon for Women’s Ministry in Sydney Diocese, the Venerable Kara Hartley, and organisational psychologist Kirsty Bucknell (Visiting Fellow UNSW) reflected together on the challenges of ministry burnout, and proactively fostering resilience and spiritual wellbeing, for their demanding roles. Dean Kanishka explained: ‘Archdeacon Kara and psychologist Kirsty brought a timely reminder of the “resources for wellbeing” that are intrinsic to living as a Christian, including practising thankfulness, forgiveness and “sabbath rest”.’


Growth in Children’s Ministry

Following their theological reflection on ministry to children and young people at their 2017 conference at St Paul’s Cathedral Bendigo, Deans were encouraged to hear about the growth of children’s ministries in Cathedrals across Australia. Dean James Hodson (Bathurst) reported significant expansion of the Cathedral’s outreach to young families, many of whom first came to All Saints’ Cathedral to seek baptism and experienced a welcoming community with child-friendly worship. Dean Susanna Pain (Sale) reported on the growth of Messy Church, and Dean Ken Goodger (Wangaratta) on ministry through their children’s playgroup, and the beneficial effects that those initiatives had on their Cathedrals’ ministry to young people.


Responding to Drought

The Deans of Armidale, Brisbane and Newcastle reported on the adverse effects of the severe drought in rural New South Wales and South Queensland on farming communities. Dean Chris Brennan (Armidale) reported: ‘The drought in New South Wales and Queensland is unusual in both its severity and suddenness of onset. Our rural communities are truly struggling and greatly in need of rain. They need our prayer: both for those on the land, and for those businesses and communities reliant on the rural sector’. Deans reflected on the impact of Climate Change, heard about Anglican Communion-wide initiatives to encourage safeguarding of creation, and Darwin Cathedral’s work with Aboriginal leaders in responding to Climate Change.

Deans shared in intentional prayer for rain with the Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Revd Dr Glenn Davies, and the congregations of St Andrew’s, and invite people across Australia to pray for an end to the drought. The following prayer, written by Archbishop Davies, was used at the conference and at St Andrew’s Cathedral:

Our heavenly Father, we acknowledge our ingratitude when we have taken your goodness for granted, when the heaven has poured forth rain and the earth has produced its fruit. Yet now we cry to you for help, as the drought in New South Wales and Queensland deepens. Have mercy on our land; have mercy on the people of the land. May your bountiful hand send forth rain upon our parched earth. Fulfil your promises that while the earth remains, seedtime and harvest shall not cease, so that those in remote and rural areas may find relief from their distress and glorify your name for the provision of their needs. We ask this in the name of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Other suitable prayers may be found in A Prayer Book for Australia (p. 205) andAn Australian Prayer Book (p. 92).

The national Deans Conference will next meet in August 2019 at St John’s Cathedral Brisbane, as guests of the Senior Dean of Australia, the Very Revd Dr Peter Catt.

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Dean preaches at the ‘other’ St Paul’s

Last Sunday evening, Dean Andreas was invited to preach at Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral, London.

Drawing from the Book of Romans, the Dean spoke about the importance of Christian unity despite differences of culture and practice, as well as highlighting our refugee advocacy and work towards indigenous recognition as examples of Paul’s call to  ‘extend hospitality to strangers’ and ‘love one another with mutual affection’.

He also drew attention to the many links between the two St Paul’s Cathedrals, both historic and present-day.

You can listen to a recording of the sermon, or read the text here.

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Hiroshima Peace Day Service

At the 10.30am service on Sunday 5 August, we will mark the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima with a special Peace Day commemoration.

The service will be attended by Representatives from the Japanese Consulate and the Melbourne Ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) Chapter who will provide beautiful  floral arrangements to commemorate the occasion.

Members of the Japanese community in Melbourne, and all who are committed to working for peace, are warmly invited to attend.

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Annual Report 2017

On 5 June 2018, the Chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral formally adopted the 2017 Annual Report. The report gives insights into the many events, activities, initiatives and ministries conducted by the Cathedral. Colleagues, ministries, and volunteers of the Cathedral have each contributed reflections on the past year. It is available to read online. Copies of the audited accounts can be obtained from the Cathedral Administrator on request.

A copy of the Annual Report can be downloaded as a .pdf here. Hard copies will be available from the Cathedral from 1 July 2018.