Dear Friends,

With the recent spike of Covid-19 cases in our state, you may well feel a loss of agency. I certainly do every so often. And then I remind myself that, although so much of our lives have become more inward-facing and restricted, there are a number of things we can (and ought to) do as Christians in this current crisis. I am sure you are doing some of these already:
  • Pray: Pray daily for our Premier, the Chief Medical Officer, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and all involved in leading the response to Covid19. Pray for those among our own congregation who work in hospitals or supply: Canon Kate and Lay Reader Reinaldo working in hospitals, Canons Neil and Naomi working in supplies, and Joan working with the Covid response team.
  • Give thanks: Give thanks to God that you are safe, and not infected. (If you have any symptoms, or are fearful that you may be infected, please get tested. Tests are free, and the results normally take 24-72 hours to be returned). If you, or any of your family or friends are suffering from Covid19, please let us know so we can pray for you. Give thanks for the outstanding healthcare system we have here in Melbourne and Victoria,
  • Stay positive: Jesus tells us that “today’s trouble is enough for today and that we should not worry about tomorrow”. That’s one of those hard sayings in the gospels, because we humans naturally do tend to worry. Stay positive in this time of pandemic. Take comfort from the Scriptures (have you started reading John along with the ministry team yet - readings are below!) Talk with others about how you are doing, and encourage one another.
  • Help others: I love receiving presents. We have sent you all a little gift from St Paul’s, with things to reflect on and to plant. You may also want to make a gift to another person whom you know. Or to a charity that you support. Or to St Paul’s Cathedral: we do rely on your support and your generosity, especially at this time. 
May the coming week be a time where, even though things are looking bleak, we take time to remind ourselves of the goodness and generosity, the grace and sovereignty of God, by the positive actions we undertake. 

With all good wishes,

Dean Andreas.
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
This Sunday 

8:00am BCP Eucharist
Presiding: The Ven. Canon Heather Patacca
Preaching: The Revd Canon Christopher Carolane
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 
Presiding: The Ven. Canon Heather Patacca
Preaching: The Revd Canon Christopher Carolane
Watch here:
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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:
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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 9 August:
The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Hiroshima Peace Day Commemoration
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
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 78.16-38, John 10.40-11.16

Tuesday: Ps 130, Acts 6.1-7, 7.1-49
Wednesday: Ps 80, John 11.17-37
Thursday: Ps 82, John 11.38-54
Friday: Ps 90, John 12.12-36a
Saturday: Ps 89.1-18, John 12.36b-50

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; meaningful response to the outcry against racism in the US; protection of and provision for refugees around the world as many are exposed to second waves of COVID-19 infections; peaceful and just resolution of the political tensions in Hong Kong, and safety for protesters; the people of south Japan, recovering from floods and contending with landslides; political stability in South America, particularly in Brazil and Venezuela; wisdom for those responsible for determining our community's response to COVID-19, and provision of care and daily needs for those in the public housing towers under lockdown.

The Anglican Communion
Pray for the team responsible for preparing the Lambeth Conference, which was due to be taking place now – please pray for them as they consider the implications of its postponement in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Australian Anglican Church
Diocese of Grafton (Bp Murray Harvey, Clergy and People)

The Diocese of Melbourne
Inner West Church Kensington (Peter Greenwood)

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.

Recently Died
Frank Clift

Year’s Minds

2       Colin Colquhon (Lay Canon) 1942
3       John Cain (Former Premier of Victoria) 1957
         Septimus Lloyd Chase (Canon) 1895
4       Frederick Sheppard Grimwade (Lay Canon) 1910
         George Ellis Aickin (Dean) 1937
5       Henry Archibald Langley (Canon, Archdeacon) 1906
6       Alexander Leeper (Lay Canon) 1934
8       Henry Hewlett Paulet Handfield (Canon) 1900
         Henry Agincourt Hodges Kt (Chancellor) 1919
         Jenkin Collier (Benefactor) 1921

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