Church News

Dean elected as Bishop of North Queensland

The Very Reverend Dr Keith Joseph has been elected as the 11th Bishop of North Queensland, to succeed the Right Reverend Bill Ray, who retired in September 2018. More details will follow.

General News

Dean made Officer of the Order of St John

Recently the Dean, the Very Reverend Dr Keith Joseph, was made an Officer of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem - known for short as the Order of St. John. As a Royal Order of Chivalry, it forms part of the Australian Honours System. Fr Keith commented that he was surprised and honoured by the award, but also saw it as reflecting the strong and ongoing links between the Cathedral and the Order. He hoped that this relationship would continue for many years to come.


Centenary of the Armistice

Saturday 10 November 2018 In their honour is a concert being presented by the Darwin City Brass Band assisted by Vox Crox and other local artists. Commencing at 6.30 pm.     Sunday 11 November 2018 Sunday morning services will be held as usual: the 9.00 am service will finish in time to allow members of the congregation to attend at the Cenotaph. In the evening the Cathedral will host a Civic Service attended by His Honour the Acting Administrator of the Northern Territory and with music provided by the Australian Army Band - Darwin. This service will start at 6.30 pm and is timed to finish at 7.30 pm - which is 11 am Paris Time, one hundred years to the minute. Lest we forget.

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