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Churches Unite to Pray for Sri Lanka

Darwin church and political leaders attended a service at St Mary's Cathedral to pray for those involved in the recent tragic events in Sri Lanka and other tragedies in our world. Prayers for those affected in Sri Lanka were shared in Tamil, Sinhalese and English. Bishop Charles in his address highlighted the choice that we have as Christians to live the lives of love that we see in Jesus even in the times when the natural response is one of anger and revenge. Communion was offered and shared with all present. Christ Church Cathedral was represented by Reverend Ian McDonald and members of the congregation.

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Easter Reflection

From The Reverend Pat Williams We journeyed together through Holy Week from experiencing a special sense of Christ's community as we joined with the people of St Mary's Cathedral and the Darwin Uniting Memorial Church on Palm Sunday.
On Good Friday there were glimpses of transcendence in the silence of shared liturgy, and tears as the injustice and horror of the crucifixion were truly realised when we sang "Why what has my Lord done? What makes this rage and spite? He made the lame to run, he gave the blind their sight."
Such moments help us to grow in our faith and as channels of God's love. And now this Easter Day we celebrate that the light of love has overcome the darkness of hatred and evil. Christ is risen, He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

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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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Farewell Dr Keith Joseph

On Friday 8 March, the Cathedral parish, invited guests from the diocese and the Darwin community and had a wonderful Christ Church party to farewell the 7th Dean of Darwin, who had been elected Bishop of Northern Queensland and was leaving Darwin the following week. At the 9:00 am Eucharist on Sunday 10 March, Fr Keith preached his last sermon as Dean of Darwin and handed back the Symbols of the Pastoral Office which he had been entrusted with at his investiture in November 2013. We sent him on his way with love and gratitude, knowing that he will be visiting Darwin again in the near future and thank God for his tremendous ministry in Darwin.
 

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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.