General News

Cyclone Marcus

Over this weekend we were visited by Cyclone Marcus. The Cathedral has suffered some minor damage and the roads around the city are still badly affected by fallen trees and power lines. Thank you to all who made it in to the Cathedral this morning for Sunday worship, but the Cathedral will now be closed until Tuesday while the area around it is cleared up and made safe. We continue to pray for all those affected by the Cyclone and give thanks for the Northern Territory Emergency Service and other emergency workers.

Church News

Lent and Holy Week 2018

Lent is a season when we reflect on the brokenness of our world: this leads us to Holy Week as we consider the darkness that eventually leads to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. However we know that after the darkness comes the light of Easter Day: our journey through Lent involves a journey with Jesus through brokenness and darkness to the light that can never be diminished.   Lenten Studies Please join us at the Cathedral on Tuesday afternoons from 5.30 to 6.30 pm, commencing on Tuesday 20 February. The Dean will lead us in a series of reflections drawing on the Gospel of the previous Sunday, looking at the brokenness which afflict our church and our community - but also looking with hope to those things which can help overcome the despair and darkness of the world.   Holy Week Sunday 25 March - Palm Sunday - 7.30 am & 9.00 am Tuesday 27 March - Lenten Study at 5.30 pm followed by Tenebrae at 7.00 pm Wednesday 28 March - Chrism Mass and affirmation of Ordination Vows at 7.30 am Thursday 29 March - Maundy Thursday - Holy Communion and Washing of Feet at 7.00 pm Friday 30 March - Good Friday - Liturgy and Communion at 9.00 am and Meditation on the last words of Christ at 12 noon Saturday 31 March - Holy Saturday - Evening Prayer at 5.30 pm Sunday 1 April - Easter Day with Service of the First Light at 6.00 am and Holy Communion at 9.00 am


Advent and Christmas at Christ Church Cathedral Darwin

We're excited to commence our advent journey in December. Come share with us as we explore Christmas stories and traditions, both fresh and familiar over this festive season. Highlights include:
  • Hope - Sunday 3 December, 7:30 & 9am
  • Peace - Sunday 10 December, 7:30 & 9am
  • Carols Service - Sunday 10 December, 6pm
  • Joy - Sunday 17 December, 7:30 & 9am
  • Love - Sunday 24 December, 9am ONLY
  • Families' and Children's Service - Sunday 24 December, 5:30pm
  • Midnight Mass - Sunday 24 December, 11:30pm
  • Christmas Day - Monday 25 December, 7:30 & 9am
For more details, look on our Advent & Christmas 2017 page or check us out on Facebook.

Church News

Centenary Service for Darwin RSL

A service to commemorate the Centenary of the Darwin Sub-branch of the Returned & Services League is being held on Wednesday 13 September at 3.30 pm. During the service the restored plaques in memory of Lieutenant Charles Lloyd Herbert and Private Sidney James Lauder will be rededicated in their new location inside the Cathedral. Both Chas Herbert and Sid Lauder were parishioners of this church, who died in the Battle of Ypres in October 1917.

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St James’ Day Pilgrims’ Mass and Blessing – Tuesday 25 July at 6pm

Have you ever made a pilgrimage? Do you know someone who has? Many of you know that I walked the camino in 2010. That 980km from Irùn to Fisterra via Santiago de Compostela was much more than just a walk; for me it was a pilgrimage. Any journey can be a pilgrimage when an inward journey accompanies an outward journey, when we don't just seek to be somewhere else but to become someone else. All over Darwin, from all different backgrounds and traditions, there are people who have had such experience or would like to. And, of course, there are also many who have made an outward journey to Darwin—many backpackers and grey nomads—who may be seeking an inward journey. This feast day is an opportunity to gather such people together around the Scriptures and sacrament and share together in prayer and breaking of bread, to offer to walk with them and to invite them to the way of Jesus. So, for all pilgrims, hikers, backpackers, sojourners, nomads, wayfarers, refugees, bushwalkers, trekkers, trampers, migrants, alpinists, wanderers and others: bring your credencial, scallop, trekking poles, walking stick or backpack and join us at Christ Church Cathedral Darwin at 6pm on 25 July. Please contact me if you'd like to assist with the readings or liturgy at this ecumenical service. ¡ultreia! Cam.
[God] is a God of the Way. His sanctuary is the Mobile Ark, His house is a tent, His Altar a cairn of rough stones... He leads [the Israelites] out of Egypt... There He gives them their Solemn Feast, the Passover: a feast of roasted lamb and bitter herbs, of bread baked not in an oven but on a hot stone. And he commands them to eat "in haste," with shodden feet and sticks in hand, to remind them, forever that their vitality lies in movement. – Bruce Chatwin, The Songlines (New York, N.Y.: Penguin, 1987) pp 194-195