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Dean of Darwin – Ministry Opportunity

The Parish of Christ Church Cathedral, Darwin, in the Anglican Diocese of the Northern Territory is seeking expressions of interest for the position of Dean, following the Very Rev’d Dr Keith Joseph’s election of Bishop of North Queensland. The cathedral parish is a welcoming community that embraces the diversity of Darwin. We celebrate our Anglo-Catholic tradition, welcoming everyone to worship with us as part of the body of Christ, and are deeply committed to developing and growing our ministry. Further information is available on request. Please direct requests for information and expressions of interest to the Dean’s Warden care of the Parish Office. cathedral@internode.on.net Christ Church Cathedral, GPO Box 181, Darwin 0801 2-4 Smith Street, Darwin 0800 08 8981 9099 Christ Church Parish Profile

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Blessing of the Backpacks

School commences for children in week of 26 January. All are welcome to the 9am service on 26 January for Blessing of the Backpacks. All children and their backpacks welcome.

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Christmas Services

 

24 December

5.30 pm Christmas Eve Children's Service 11.30 pm Midnight Mass

25 December

7.30 am Holy Communion 9.00 am Sung Eucharist  

All welcome

 

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Christmas Eve Service for Children

All are welcome to attend the Christmas Eve Service at Christ Church Cathedral at 5.30 pm. Enjoy the activities and simple re-telling of the Christmas story with songs and activities.

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Welcome Rob Haynes Acting Dean

Greetings in the Name of the Lord Jesus from the Acting Dean. My name is Rob Haynes.  Leanna and I arrived early October from retirement in Goolwa, our lovely retirement Cittaslow town close by to where the River Murray meets the Great Southern Ocean. The weather contrast is stark, though we knew what we were coming to as we have lived in the Territory up to our retirement for around 25 years. My ordination to the diaconate and the priesthood took place in Sydney in 1976.  After parish ministries in Sydney Leanna and I came north with the Church Missionary Society in 1988 to live at Nungalinya College, where I had a succession of roles in relation to the training of Indigenous men and women in Bible, Theology and Pastoral Ministries. Leanna was accepted into Charles Sturt Uni and began her Social Work training. We moved out to Groote Eylandt in 1998 to support the development of church leadership in the Aboriginal towns as their three local ordained clergy had died within just a few years.  Four deacons were ordained in those years and Leanna graduated and began work with Anglicare NT. We moved back to Darwin in 2008 and retired in 2013. So many of our friends are still around and we are thrilled to meet many of them as well as many new folk in the Cathedral.  We thank Bishop Greg for asking us to join the ministry team and to lend our support to the vital work of the Cathedral parish for these few months. Please continue to pray for the calling of a new Dean for the Cathedral. To God be the glory In Christ’s love  Rob