Dear Friends,

I look forward to catching up with regular members of our 10am congregation for one of our congregational consultations after our Sunday service. We’ll start at about 11.15am, and members will have received a link for the zoom meeting, at which we will be thinking together about the Cathedral’s Covid19 Ministry and Worship Charter. Please make sure to have read the Charter (which is published on pages 8-9 of Notes and News). We will be thinking particularly about our ambition to continue combining the 9am and 10.30am services in future. The Mandarin congregation will be meeting this coming Tuesday, for their congregational consultation, and the 8am congregation will meet on 23 September, after Communion.

I fully expect that during our conversation on Sunday, we may hear first details of the Premier’s roadmap to reopening Melbourne and the wider state as part of the easing of Covid19 restrictions. We are also making plans for reopening, which may well be impacted by Sunday’s announcement. At present, we aim to reopen when we may safely admit 100 worshippers to the building. In our consultations, we will be able to reflect together what implications this may have for our plans for Advent and Christmas.

You may feel a bit cabin-feverish at this time. I certainly feel that there’s a fair degree of monotony to these days of lockdown and curfews. I find the opportunity to share in the daily prayer and Bible readings - the lectio continua, or sustained reading of each of the books of the Bible during the course of the year - a fixed anchor point in my daily routine. In our Bible Talks over the next few weeks Archdeacon Heather and I are talking about reading the Bible: this week we reflect on the riches of genres that are found in this library of sacred texts. If you haven’t read the Bible from cover to cover, now is a good time to do so. Why not start with the gospel of St Matthew, which we are following this year in our Sunday readings, and then read on? As Peter said to Jesus: ‘you, Lord, have the words of eternal life’. And we can find those life-giving words in our Bibles. Let’s use our lockdown time to nourish ourselves by the words of eternal life.

Bless you, friends, and stay safe and well,

Dean Andreas.
This Sunday 

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

9:15am Zoom Coffee Morning
Members of our regular Sunday Congregation are invited to 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:
We are now using the 'waiting room' function on Zoom for added security, the host will let you into the meeting from there. Make sure you have your cup of tea or coffee ready too!

10:00am Choral Eucharist 
Presiding: Canon Heather
Preaching: The Revd Canon Dr Bob Derrenbacker
Watch here:
Click here for a copy of the Order of Service

11:15am Congregational Consultation (10am Congregation)
Members of our regular Cathedral Congregation are invited to join a consultation with the Dean and Precentor via Zoom. Access details and other information were sent directly to parishioners earlier in the week. If you didn't receive the information, please email

There is no weekly Bible Study this week, it will return next Sunday.

1:00pm Mandarin Worship 華語崇拜 
Presiding: Canon Robert
Preaching: Mr John Zhong
Watch here:
Click here for a copy of the Order of Service

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

New Bible Talk Series: How to Read the Bible
This week's edition focuses on the different writing styles found in the Bible. Watch here:

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: 876 1470 2151
    11.15am Sunday Bible Study: 861 8486 5813
    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

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

Members of our regular Congregation are invited to join 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:
We are now using the 'waiting room' function on Zoom for added security, the host will let you into the meeting from there.

Sunday 13 September:
8:00am BCP Eucharist
Preacher: The Dean
9:15am Zoom Coffee Morning
10:00am Sung Eucharist
Preacher: The Dean
11:15am Zoom Bible Study
1:00pm Mandarin Worship 華語崇拜 

Next Sundays Readings:
Exodus 14.19-31, Ps 114, Romans 14.1-14, Matthew 18.21-35
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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 19, Acts 26.19-32

Tuesday: Pss 10; 21.1-7; Acts 27.1-12
Wednesday: Ps 22.1-22; Acts 27.13-32
Thursday:  Ps 25, Acts 27.33-44
Friday: Pss 28, 29; Acts 28.1-16
Saturday: Ps 33; Acts 28.27-31

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
Nations around the world facing surging Covid-19 infections, international cooperation in work towards a vaccine and treatments; wisdom for our media in their reporting on health and economic issues; peace in Belarus, Mali, Hong Kong and India; the people of Lebanon, for those grieving lost loved ones, those injured, those without home or livelihood, for political reform.

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 Southern Africa (Abp Thabo Makgoba)

The Australian Anglican Church
Diocese of Sydney (Abp Glenn Davies, Regional Bps Chris Edwards, Michael Stead, Peter Hayward, Peter Lin, Malcolm Richards, Gary Koo, Clergy & People).

The Diocese of Melbourne
Brighton Grammar School (Ross Featherston, Principal; Chester Lord, Chaplain); St Oswald's Glen Iris (Glenn Loughrey).

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, Murray Seiffert, Jennie Carolane-Balks, Canon Christopher Carolane.

Year’s Minds
6       Wilma Caroline Attwood (Congregation) 2015
7       Philip St John Wilson (Canon) 1970
         Oliver John Gillard (Kt (Lay Canon) 1984
8       Harold Bakewell Hewett (Archdeacon) 1948
         Frederick Race Godfrey (Lay Canon) 1948
         Sister Esther (Mother Founder CHN)
         George Frederick Verdon (Kt Lay Canon) 1896
12      Reginald Gordon Brewer (congregation) 2000

Cathedral Shop

The 2021 Lectionary is now available and this year is a pleasing bright red colour!

You can purchase the lectionary in the online shop

We are always happy to receive phone and email enquiries for those who would prefer this communication. You’ll need to call 96534311 and leave a message and your phone number, or email the shop at

The lectionary is $15 plus postage.

Click here to start browsing our online shop!
Keeping in Touch
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Phone 9653 4220 or Email

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