We continue to pray for the people of Afghanistan now facing drought and famine as the Taliban begins the challenge of turning itself into a peacetime government. We pray that it will not be ‘peace at any price’, but that leaders will be given wisdom and thoughtfulness. We pray for a diplomatic and peaceful resolution to the border dispute between Sudan and Ethiopia as tensions grow. We pray with First Nations people of Canada, for their rights and priorities to be addressed by candidates standing for September elections, following discovery of deaths of children at schools of assimilation. As the WHO aims to supply 30% of vaccine doses needed for Africans be February (around half of what the countries’ leaders had hoped for), we pray for an equable distribution between rich and poor countries. With a surge of infections on the Thai-Myanmar border, we pray their plea for vaccines might be heard and supplied.
Our City and State
19 Frank Leslie Cuttriss (Priest, Canon) 1998
As we all live with the uncertainty and frustrations of lockdowns, curfews and travel restrictions, we pray that God will give us patience and positivity to act responsibility, resist self-interest, and find creative ways of seeing and sharing our good gifts.
The Anglican Communion
The Church of the Province of Uganda (Abp Stephen Kaziimba). A joint statement by leaders of Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Anglican churches calls for the protection of creation, the importance of sustainability, and the imperative of co-operation.
The Australian Anglican Church
The Diocese of Newcastle (Bp Peter Stuart, Asst Bps Charlie Murry, Sonia Roulston, Dean Katherine Bowyer, Clergy & People).
The Diocese of Melbourne
Defence Force Chaplains; St Paul’s Anglican Church Frankston (Claudia Mauracher).
On this International Chorister Day we give thanks for the many Cathedral choristers and musicians who have offered their gifts and talents in this Cathedral to the glory and praise of God. We look forward to seeing Canon Glenn Loughrey’s art work installed in the Cathedral and pray for those involved in this important milestone.
Those in Sickness or Need
Joan and Bill Woodhouse, John Zhong, Patsy King, Maureen Wilson, Emilio, Chris, Robyn & David Forbes, Judy Clift, Andrew, Janet Marsden, John, Henri-Felix Vinson, Sum Vita, Martin, Rebecca, Eric Young, Madonna Doherty, Laurie Mahoney, Monique.
20 Farquar Colin Macrae (Chorister, Friends of the Cathedral) 1963
23 Richard Leslie Gair (Lay Canon) 1970
Jonathan Christian MacCullagh (Archdeacon, Canon) 1917
24 Arthur Vincent Green (Bishop, Canon) 1944
Ian Gordon Ellis (Priest, Canon) 2007
25 Richard Hain Pidgeon (Priest, Canon) 2008
Charles Bailey (Archdeacon) 2009
26 John Rodney Oliver (Archdeacon, Canon) 2010
Gweneth Mary Britten (Congregation, Cathedral Shop Volunteer) 2011
Elizabeth Heather Brodribb (Congregation) 2013