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Services at Christ Church Cathedral 24 May

On Sunday 24 May there will be both the 7.30am and 9.00am eucharist  celebrated in the cathedral.

Read this important letter from Vivienne Hayward.

Dear All Last week Pat and I had NO idea how many copies of the Order of Service and hymns and pewsheet to ask Yvonne to run off for Sunday. Would 100 people come to the service, thankful to be able to do so once more; or would many people be wary and only 20 or so turn up? It was thrilling that in the end we had to ask those who were able to come to share their Orders of Service. There was a real sense of rejoicing in our gathered community as we heard Pat’s sermon affirming that God is love and love is God and as we together received the bread and wine of communion. Next Sunday we will once more celebrate the 7.30 am service for those of us who appreciate a quiet, reflective celebration of the Eucharist. Mary Martin, a 7.30 service stalwart and our carpark manager, will re-sanitise the pews after that service, ready for the 9 0’clock service. We will also have the 9 am service as usual for those of us who appreciate the contribution of hymns to our worship. Felino Molina, Miriam McDonald and Steve Williams have been working to overcome the problems with our Wifi access in the cathedral which spoiled last Sunday’s live streaming. If you are only able to participate in our Eucharists online do please let me know and I will send you the Order of Service, the hymns and the pewsheet for the day so that you can take part online. For several reasons we are not able to offer Morning Tea just now. When the ‘breakfast program’ of sandwiches and drinks between 8.00 and 8.30 is safe to resume we will hope to resume that too. The Sunday after next is the Day of Pentecost. We are asked to come dressed in red, orange or yellow, the colours of the flame of the Holy Spirit. Jenny Martin has prepared activities in or outside the cathedral for the children, with a view to resuming the Children’s Program in the Harbour Room the following week. AND there will be an announcement that we have been waiting and praying for, for more than a year. Make sure you are with us. Love to all Vivienne

From the Bishop - coronavirus letter 200507

Link to May Services Link to COVID 19


May Services

Sunday Services in the Christ Church Cathedral - 7.30am and 9.00am from 24 May

Stage 2 of the NT RoadMap allows the re-introduction of church services. The Christ Church Cathedral's COVID plan will ensure that social distancing and all hygiene and other requirements are met. As we transition changes and new information will be published on the Website and Facebook. From Sunday 24 May there will be  7.30 and a 9.00 am  services. 

Services for May

May 3 Fourth Sunday of Easter Rev Dr Mike Nixon celebrating and Rev Ian McDonald preaching Readings May 10 Fifth Sunday of Easter Bishop Dr Greg Anderson celebrating and Rev Dr Mike Nixon preaching Readings May 17 Face to Face  Sixth Sunday of Easter Rev Margaret Black celebrating and Rev Pat Williams preaching. Readings May 24 Seventh Sunday of Easter Rev Margaret Black celebrating and Vivienne Hayward preaching. There will be a 7.30 and a 9.00 am service. This service will also be live-streamed (technology permitting) Readings May 31 Day of Pentecost Bishop Dr Greg Anderson celebrating and preaching. Readings

Christ Church Cathedral COVID 19 Information


Christ Church Cathedral Services Suspended due to Corona Virus from March 23rd

Latest update from Bishop Greg Anderson; (excerpts only) Anglican churches in the Northern Territory will suspend their Sunday services from March 23rd.  This decision is designed to express our love for our neighbour – we want to do all we can to minimise the risk of the virus spreading quickly in our community, with all of the bad consequences of that, including likely deaths. Our church communities contain some of the most vulnerable people, and many health workers. We don’t want them to get sick.
Easter will be on us soon, and we will continue to monitor the advice about gatherings and what others are doing with regard to Easter services.
Please pray for God’s mercy on our communities, that we will be spared the disaster that has hit some countries, and also that we will understand that we are in God’s hands now and for eternity through the saving work of Christ.
Many blessings,


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



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