On Thursday 7th August the Australian Government has declared a National Day of Mourning for MH17. At Christ Church Cathedral we are joining in that mourning, with a day of prayer and meditation.
The Cathedral will be open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm for those of all faiths or no faith who want to pray or meditate or light a candle. We remember those who have died, and all those who mourn. At 12.15 pm there will be a quiet prayer service, for about 30 minutes. All are welcome to attend this service.
Any queries, please contact the Dean, Fr Keith Joseph, at the Cathedral.
All of us here at Christ Church Cathedral are horrified and sad at the loss of MH 17 and the 298 people on board. We remember Emma Bell, a young teacher from Maningrida, and Wayne and Theresa Baker from Palmerston; and we remember all of those killed on board Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. May our loving God, in his mercy, take those who have died to himself, and may their families and friends find comfort through the love and care of all us in this community.
On Wednesday 23 July 2014 there will be an ecumenical memorial service at St Mary's Catholic Cathedral on Smith Street. We will be taking part in the service, which commences at 7.00 pm. All are invited.