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Christ Church Cathedral Easter Services

Holy Week services are being streamed on the Christ Church Anglican Cathedral Darwin Facebook page. We wish you all a Blessed Easter in these challenging times.
Click on dates for the FaceBook links for each service.  Wednesday 8 April  Tenebrae  A Service of Shadows 7.30pm Led by Bishop Greg Anderson and Mark and Viv Holt. A reflective service tracing the passion of Christ from Matthew's Gospel.
Thursday 9 April Maundy Thursday 6.30pm  Led by Rev Pat Williams and Bishop Greg Anderson preaching. A commemoration of the institution of the Holy Communion as Jesus ate the Passover meal with his disciples.
Friday 10 April  Good Friday 9.00am  Led by Rev Margaret Black and Rev Mike Nixon preaching. A commemoration of the crucifixion of Jesus.
Sunday 12 April Easter Day  9.00am Led by Bishop Greg Anderson. Christ is risen, he is risen indeed. Celebrate the resurrection with us. The Paschal candle, symbol of the living Jesus’ forty days on earth before his ascension will be lit, and we will renew our baptismal promises.
Recent Services
Sunday 5 April Palm Sunday - Bishop Greg Anderson uTube link
  Christ Church Cathedral is keeping in touch with Sunday Services on-line, and worship throughout the week. Rev Mike Nixon celebrates evening prayer on a Thursday evening at 5.30 pm and Compline on Saturday night at 8:00 pm. All services are accessible through the Christ Church Cathedral Darwin Group Facebook page

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Children’s Ministry

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. The Children's Ministry is an important aspect of worship at Christ Church Cathedral. Here the children are singing a new song for the congregation.

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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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Anglicare Sunday

[caption id="attachment_3005" align="alignleft" width="250"] Terry Cleary and Julie Toomey - Anglicare staff[/caption] Anglicare Sunday recognises the extensive work of Anglicare NT. Anglicare is the social justice and welfare organisation of the Anglican church. It offers a wide range of services in the areas of early childhood, children, youth and families, support for older people, disability support, housing and homelessness, counselling, financial inclusion and mental health. David Pugh CEO of Anglicare NT comments that - "responding to community needs through 'loving service' requires persistence. One of the readings for October, Luke 18, tells the story of the persistent widow who repeatedly asked her local judge for assistance. The work we're involved in requires persistence. Social issues and needs in our communities are complex and I'm proud to say that Anglicare NT pursues a full life and social justice for all, with not only persistence but with every ounce of intelligence, kindness and professionalism at our disposal." Support can be given through prayer for the work of Anglicare, the staff, the people and communities being served.  More information can be found at the Anglicare website https://www.anglicare-nt.org.au   Purchasing Christmas cards is another way to support Anglicare https://www.anglicare-nt.org.au/cards/

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Service for Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem

The annual church service for The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem was celebrated this Sunday. The service was conducted by Bishop Greg Anderson whose pew sheet reflection is as follows; "The apostle Paul in his letters to the Christians in Rome and Galatia makes it clear that God accepts us not because of our good works but because of the saving work of Jesus Christ. On our own, we simply cannot earn our way into God's 'good books'. But Paul also writes about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives as a consequence of Christ's rescue.
The Spirit empowers us to want to do good, as well as to be able to do good. In Romans, Paul writes about doing good to all people, and about living in peace with others. In Galatians, Paul writes about the fruit of the Spirit in our lives - love, joy, kindness, goodness, gentleness and more. The medieval hospitaller Orders, which are the ancestors of the Order of St John (and similar Orders), understood the importance of demonstrating Christian love. In the context of the tensions around the Crusader period in the Levant, when the name of Christ was stained with the bloody action of European militia, the Orders provided care for Muslims and Christians alike. The ongoing work of St John in the Northern Territory in the same way points to the Spirit-empowered life that embodies and expresses God's love for the whole world."