A word from us

Dear friends,

We hope you are keeping well during this difficult time. The ministry staff have been meeting electronically for morning prayer daily at which we remember each member of our congregation by name throughout the course of the week, as well as other's who have asked for prayer.

Canon Robert will be offering the first of our podcast reflections tomorrow on 'Waiting'. It will be available on our website and Facebook page tomorrow morning. Other clergy will be leading these over the coming weeks and we hope you will enjoy these short podcasts of scripture, prayer and reflection.

This Sunday, Palm Sunday, marks the beginning of Holy Week, one of the most significant weeks in the Church's year. Although we cannot worship together in person, we do hope you will join in our services and journey with us through this week. Details of how you can watch our services is available below. The Melbourne City Churches in Action (MICCIA) is organising an online version of their annual 'Way of the Cross' walk that you will also be able to watch on Good Friday.

It was lovely to have Canon Christopher and Roslyn lead the Thursday Lunchtime Service from their home. A number of our clergy and staff are now self-isolating like I'm sure many of you are too. Over the coming weeks, various Cathedral Clergy and Canons will be offering worship from their homes and we hope that you will feel at home with them during these services.

Thank you to everyone who joined in our services last Sunday and during this week, we had well over 200 people watching the 10am service live last Sunday. It is always lovely to see familiar names joining in our worship online, so please do keep commenting and letting us know you are joining us. Maybe you would like to share a picture or let us know how you are worshipping from home?

In the next week or so you should receive a 'Spiritual Care Pack' that we have been putting together. This includes printed information of how to setup a Zoom or Facebook account, prayer and 'worship at home' resources and other important information for you at this time.

Let us pray:
Almighty God, whose dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other that the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Grace and peace,

The Ven. Canon Heather Patacca,
Precentor & Archdeacon of Melbourne
This Sunday 

No 8am Service this Sunday.
We will have a 8am BCP Eucharist on Easter Day.

9:15am Zoom Coffee Morning
Join us in an online Coffee Morning prior to our 10am service. You will need a Zoom account to access this - there is instructions here for making one: Zoom Beginners Guide
Once you have your account setup, you can join the Coffee Morning via this link: Make sure you have your cup of tea or coffee ready too!

10:00am Palm Sunday - Sung Eucharist 
Presiding: Dean Andreas and Canon Heather
Music led by Philip Nicholls and Lachlan Redd
Livestream will be available here:
Click here for a copy of the Order of Service

Our live-streamed services will also be available our Facebook Page:

11:15am Zoom Bible Study
Join us in an online Bible Study following our 10am service, reflecting on the Palm Gospel. You will need a Zoom account to access this - there is instructions here for making one: Zoom Beginners Guide
Once you have your account setup, you can join the Bible Study via this link:

Click for copies of the Readings and Study Questions for use during the Study Group or for your own personal reflection during the week.

2:00pm Mandarin Worship 華語崇拜
Led by our Cathedral Mandarin Ministry Team.
The Livestream will be available here:
Click here for a copy of the Order of Service.

Tips for joining in Worship at home:

  • Be ready to go 10 minutes before the service is starting with your computer, iPad or TV set up and connected and volume turned up. The livestream will appear a few minutes before the service is scheduled to begin.
  • If you have a printer, you may want to print the Order of Service in advance and have them ready for Sunday Morning, otherwise you can follow along on another device. Do join in the responses and hymns as you normally would.
  • If there is problem with the Livestream technology, don't worry! We will record all our services and make them available as soon as possible after.

Tips for joining our Zoom Gatherings

  • To access the Zoom meetings/gatherings just click the links that around the time the session is to begin (9.15 and 11.15am)
  • Make sure you're volume is turned up on your computer so you can hear everyone.
Click here to watch previous webcasts of services
Holy Week & Easter Services

Maundy Thursday (9th April)
6pm Sung Eucharist

Presiding: The Dean & The Precentor
Preaching: The Revd Canon Dr Bob Derrenbacker
Order of Service and the link to watch will be available next week

Good Friday (10th April)
10am Liturgy of the Cross

Presiding: The Dean & The Precentor
Preaching: The Archbishop of Melbourne
Order of Service and the link to watch will be available next week

Easter Day (12th April)
8am BCP Eucharist

Presiding and Preaching: The Dean 

10am Sung Eucharist
Presiding: The Dean
Preaching: The Archbishop of Melbourne

2:00pm Mandarin Worship 華語崇拜
Led by our Cathedral Mandarin Ministry Team.
Order of Service and the link to watch will be available next week

These services will also be available via our Facebook Page:

Worship at Home

Online Resources

Don't forget our 'Worship at Home' page on our website which has lots of useful information including prayers resources, daily reflections and other ways to pray at home. We are updating this serveral times a week with new resources.
Click here to access our 'Worship at Home' Resources
Please share with those who you think would benefit from this, and let us know what resources you are using at this time. 

Read the Bible With Us

You may like to use these readings, which the Cathedral Clergy and Staff use for daily prayer, as part of your personal devotions throughout the week

Monday: Ps 23; John 8.1-11

Tuesday: Ps 102.18-22; John 8.21-30
Wednesday: Song of the 3YM; John 8.51-59
Thursday: Ps 105.7-11; John 8.51-59
Friday: Ps 18.1-7; John 10.31-42
Saturday: Ps 85.8-13; John 11.45-57

An order for Morning and Evening Prayer with Readings can be found here
Pray with us for

The ministry team of St Paul’s Cathedral has been meeting electronically for morning prayer, during which they remember each member of our electoral roll and other parishioners by name over the course of the week. Know that we are holding each and every one of you in our prayers.

And we invite you to do the same. Share your prayers with us at

Prayer Points for the Week

The World
Wisdom for world leaders and health officials as COVID-19 continues spreading, protection for those particularly at risk, sustaining of health workers, adequate support of those working on a vaccine; our federal and state governments and health authorities in their important work of responding to community needs at this time, particularly for the frail and vulnerable people in our community; for peace in the Middle East, in Syria, Israel, Iraq; care and protection of refugees around the world with the complexities added by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Anglican Communion
Season of Prayer and Repentance in the Anglican Communion
The Australian Anglican Church

Anglicare Australia (Bp Chris Jones, Chair; Kasy Chambers, Exec Director)

The Diocese of Melbourne
St George's Monbulk (Simon Elliott).

Those in Sickness or Need
Joan Woodhouse, Beryl Coombe, Robyn & David Forbes, Judy and Frank Clift, Andrew, Lucilia & Carlota Soares, Janet Marsden, Pam Sullivan, Martin Devine, John, Evonne Paddison, Seila, Mark Rostoks, Henri-Felix Vinson, Sum Vita, Maria Vonn, Brian, Rose, Kathleen & Samuel Hodgson, Nancy Paterson, Martin Chin, Naomi Nayagam, Paul Jeya Sorga Kumar, Laurie Savage, David Ormerod.

Refugees in Detention
Sellaiya Vasanthakumar, Karimi Ibrahim, Louies Christharasa Thevasakayampullai, Selvathurai Sooriyakumar, N Karunakaran Nallathame.

Year’s Minds
7 Kathleen Lilian Frances Darby (Narthex Team) 2003; 9 James Moorhouse (Bishop, Founder of Cathedral) 1915

Keeping Yourself Occupied
You may be finding it difficult to keep yourself occupied during this time, we hope to use this space to share some suggestions of ways to keep yourself mentally and physically active. 

If you have got any suggestions, please let us know!
Palm Cross Making
Why not make yourself a Palm Cross for blessing during this Sunday's Sung Eucharist? You can make them out of Palm Fronds, Green Paper or anything else you may have to hand. Click the video above to see a simple way to make one.
Keeping in Touch
We care for you and would like to check that you are all right in this difficult time. Please keep in touch with us and each other through emails, phone calls and social media.

If you are having trouble accessing our Services, Zoom Gatherings or any other information, please do get in touch with us.

Phone 9653 4220 or Email

We will make sure your messages is passed on to the appropriate person

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