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Symposium on Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Change

  The Cathedral is hosting a Symposium called "The Seasons are Gone", on indigenous perspectives on climate change. Almost all discussion on climate change concentrates on scientific and political issues, and the perspectives of those who are most vulnerable to climate change often do not rate in the discussion. from-2009-report-ontong-java-erosion   This symposium brings together speakers from the South Pacific, the Torres Strait Islands and the Top End to tell their stories. Our speakers include: Rronang Garrawurra, Yolgnu man and Uniting Church Minister Rose Elu, Torres Strait Islander Nigel Kelaepa, from the Polynesian atoll of Ontong Java in the Solomon Islands Aram Oroi, from the Melanesian Island of Makira in the Solomon Islands All are leaders in their field, and respected elders of their people. You are also invited to join the conversation: to listen, to speak and to act. The Symposium starts at 4pm on Friday 16th September, and goes through to 4 pm on Sunday 18th September. There is no charge for attending, and tea & coffee will be provided. You are welcome to attend as little or as much as time permits. The basic program is: Friday 16th September 4pm to 6 pm - meet the speakers Saturday 17th September 9 am - Welcome to Country, followed by presentations and discussions on the South Pacific, Yolgnu country, and the Torres Strait Islands (9 am to 3 pm with a lunch break). To finish the day, a Q&A panel, from 3.30 pm to 5 pm - You are welcome to join us for worship at the Cathedral, with our visitors from the Solomon Islands preaching. This will be followed at 11.30 am with a session on the current state of play in Australia, and then from 2pm to 4pm a discussion as to where to from here. For further information, to receive a flyer or programme, or to register interest in attending, please contact the Dean of the Cathedral, Dr Keith Joseph, at keij@bigpond.com or on 0409 783 452

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Service for Corporal Reg Hillier

CCCD 11 June 16   On Saturday 11 June 2016 a memorial service for the late Corporal Reg Hillier was held at Christ Church Cathedral. It was followed on Sunday 12 June 2016 by the reinterment at Adelaide River War Cemetery. Corporal Reg Hillier was the only Territorian who was killed in action in the Vietnam War. Sadly it took over fifty years for him to come home. However the journey is now over and he is at peace in the land he loved.

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Christmas at the Cathedral 2015

Sunday 20th December 6.30 pm - Nine Lessons and Carols Thursday 24th December 5.00 pm - Children's service and blessing of the Crib 11.30 pm - Midnight Mass Friday 25th December 7.30 am - Traditional Said Eucharist 9.00 am - Family Service with Holy Communion  

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Holy Week at the Cathedral

Palm Sunday - 29 March 7.30 am - Holy Eucharist 9.00 am - Blessing of Palms and Sung Eucharist   Holy Tuesday - 31 March 5.30 pm - Stations of the Cross   Holy Wednesday - 1 April 7.00 pm - Tenebrae   Maundy Thursday - 2 April 7.00 pm - Holy Eucharist with Institution of the Lord's Supper   Good Friday - 3 April 9.00 am - Good Friday Liturgy 12 noon - The Seven Words   Holy Saturday - 4 April 5.30 pm - Evening Prayer   Easter Sunday - 5 April 6.00 am - Service of the Light, with Holy Eucharist 9.00 am - All age worship, with Baptisms and Communion

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ASH WEDNESDAY

Ash WednesdayWe start our Lenten Observance on 18 February 2015. During Lent, Christians around the world reflect on all that is broken and sinful - in their own lives, in their communities, and in the world. We do so not with a sense of despair, but with hope, knowing that after Lent comes the light of Easter. But it is good to reflect on those things that are wrong, as we endeavour with the grace of God to do that which is right. This applies to ourselves as individuals, and also to our community and nation. For example, during Lent we reflect on our abject failures to look after the stranger in our midst, such as those who come here seeking refuge; and we cry for the damage we are doing to our earth in the pursuit of human greed. To commence our Lenten Observance we have the Imposition of Ashes at 7.30 am, as part of the Darwin Clergy Eucharist - all are welcome to attend. At 5.30 pm we will have a further Imposition of Ashes, followed by our first Lenten Study. Again, all are welcome.