Dear Friends, 

I hope this finds you well, and you have been able to soak up the sunshine Melbourne has recently enjoyed. There are signs of the slow march to Spring all around us now, which provides a focus of hope for those of us who are finding this round of restrictions difficult.

Last weekend some of you were unable to access the services as they were live-streamed on Sunday. Telstra suffered a serious hacking incident, and a very large proportion of Melbourne's internet was not working properly as a result. Live-stream services from many churches across Melbourne were unavailable to their congregations. We are sorry if you were one of those who were personally affected, and trust you have been able to catch up on the service during the week. We really are very fortunate to have such reliable infrastructure by which we can keep in touch and encourage one another.

With Stage 4 in full force, our staffing levels at the Cathedral are now minimal, but that doesn't mean that we aren't all working! Andrew Victorsen, our Communications and Events Coordinator, is in the process of adding to the material available on our website. Before this new level of restrictions began, we invited some of the Stories Under the Windows volunteers into the Cathedral to record their regular ministry, which Andrew is working into videos to watch. I hope you enjoy being able to take part in one of our ministries you might not have experienced before.

For those of you who might be about to plant seeds (let the reader understand) seeds usually take 1 to 3 weeks to germinate, and once planted, you are best to cover the pot with a plastic bag or some plastic food wrap so as to ensure the soil remains moist.

With our prayers for you that you stay well and in good heart.

Grace and peace,

This Sunday 

8:00am BCP Eucharist
Presiding & Preaching: The Revd Canon Dr Stephen Ames
Watch here:
Click here for a copy of the Order of Service

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 are 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 Choral Eucharist with Hiroshima Peace Day Commemoration
Presiding: The Ven. Canon Heather Patacca
Preaching: The Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, Dean
Watch here:
Click here for a copy of the Order of Service

This Sunday's Bible Talk is available here:

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 1 Peter. You will need a Zoom account to access this - there are instructions here for making one: Zoom Beginners Guide
Once you have your account setup, you can join the Bible Study via this link: 

Click here for copies of the readings and study questions for use during the Study Group or for your own personal reflection during the week.

1:00pm Mandarin Worship 華語崇拜 
Led by our Mandarin Ministry Team.
Watch 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 it 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.
  • You can contribute as part of the offertory by giving online via

Tips for joining our Zoom Gatherings

  • To access the Zoom meetings/gatherings just click the links around the time the session is to begin (9.15 and 11.15am)
  • Make sure your volume is turned up on your computer so you can hear everyone.
How to join Zoom gathering using your phone.

You can easily join our Zoom Gathering using your landline or mobile phone.
  1. Dail 7018 2005 on your phone
  2. You will be prompted to enter the meeting ID, which is:
    9.00am Sunday Morning Tea: 663 993 9845
    11.15am Sunday Bible Study: 980 7402 3877
    7.00pm Thursday Gathering: 982 2762 2919
  3. If the meeting has not already started, press # to wait.
  4. You will be prompted to enter your unique participant ID. Press # to skip.
Phone Controls

The following commands can be entered via using your phone's dial pad while in a Zoom meeting:

  • * 6 - Toggle mute/unmute
  • * 9 - Raise hand
Next Week

2.30pm Choral Evensong - Channel 31

Broadcast on Channel 31 in Melbourne & Geelong (digital channel 44), this is a traditional Anglican service with music, prayer and scripture readings. Repeated on Tuesday via Livestream on the Cathedral's Facebook page and Youtube Channel.

5.10pm Choral Evensong: Stephen, Deacon and Martyr 

A 30 minute service sung by the Cathedral Choir, this is a traditional Anglican service with music, prayer and scripture readings. 
Watch here:

Wednesday and Friday
12.15pm Holy Eucharist
A 30 minute service of readings, prayers, a short address and Holy Communion led by a member of the Cathedral Clergy.
Watch here:

These services will also be available via our Facebook Page:

7.00pm Zoom Congregational Catchup

Join others for a mid-week Evening Catchup. You will need a Zoom account to access this - there are instructions here for making one: Zoom Beginners Guide
Once you have your account setup, you can join the Group via this link:

Sunday 15 August:
Mary Mother of our Lord

8:00am BCP Eucharist
Preacher: The Dean
9:15am Zoom Coffee Morning
10:00am Choral Eucharist
Preacher: The Dean
11:15am Zoom Bible Study
1:00pm Mandarin Worship 華語崇拜 
Have you missed a service?
Click here to watch previous webcasts of services
The August edition of The Melbourne Anglican (TMA) is available to read online here or by clicking below.
Click here to read the August TMA
Worship At Home

Online Resources

Our 'Worship at Home' page on our website which has lots of useful information including prayer resources, daily reflections and other ways to pray at home. 
Click here to access our 'Worship at Home' Resources

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 92, Acts 15.36-16.10

Tuesday: Ps 95, Acts 16.11-24
Wednesday: Ps 99, Acts 16.25-40
Thursday: Ps 101, Acts 17.1-14
Friday: Ps 108, Acts 17.15-21
Saturday: Ps 138, John 2.1-12 

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

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.

Prayer Points for the Week

The World
Political will in our country to address the issues facing our First Nations people, and act for the benefit of all Australians; the people of Lebanon following the explosion at the Beirut port, comfort for the grieving, healing for the injured, housing for the homeless, provision for those who have lost livelihoods; provision for those affected by severe flooding in southern Japan, Bangladesh and New York state; peaceful and just resolution of the political tensions in Hong Kong, and safety for protesters; wisdom for leaders around the world for determining their community’s response to COVID-19.

Melbourne in Lockdown
Wisdom for our Premier, Dan Andrews, and CHO, Brett Sutton; strength protection for health care workers; parents and children working and schooling from home; those isolated from family, friends and support networks; continued provision for those who have lost their daily work; care of the vulnerable, the aged and the homeless.

The Anglican Communion
Pray for the Anglican Church of Rwanda (Abp Laurent Mbanda).

The Australian Anglican Church
Diocese of Wangaratta (Bp Clarence Bester, Clergy & People).

The Diocese of Melbourne
Ridley College (Brian Rosner, Principal; Tim Foster, Richard Trist); St James’ Dandenong (Graeme Peters, Oyem Amaylek, Michael Kicevski, George Ladu).

Those in Sickness or Need
Joan Woodhouse, Simon, Beryl Coombe, Robyn & David Forbes, Judy Clift, Andrew, Lucilia & Carlota Soares, Janet Marsden, Pam Sullivan, Patsy King, Martin Devine, John, Mark Rostoks, Henri-Felix Vinson, Sum Vita, Maria Vonn, Brian, Rose, Kathleen & Samuel Hodgson, Nancy Paterson, Paul Jeya Sorga Kumar, David Ormerod, Helen, Graeme Giles, Eleanor Peeler, Murray Seiffert, Jennie Carolane-Balks.

Year’s Minds
9      Thelma Basselot-Hall (Congregation) 2009
12    Stanley Charles Moss (Archdeacon) 2016
        Frank Ellis Thornton (Canon) 1978
        Alan George James (Lay Canon) 2007
13    Joan Yu-Li (daughter of David Nesbit and Zhen-hong Nesbit-Chang) 1997
        Frank Gale (Sidesman) 1976
        Frank Ellis Thornton (Canon) 1978
        Allen George James (Lay Canon) 2007
14    Kenneth John Minchinton (bell ringer) 1986
        James Wilberforce Stephen (Chancellor) 1881
        Archibald Schofield (Archdeacon) 1972

Keeping in Touch
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

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