From Canon Heather
Dear All,

Here we are one week into our second round of Stage 3 restrictions. I hope this finds you in good heart and able to keep in touch with family and friends, albeit over the phone or the internet. Don't forget we are very pleased to gather for our Zoom catch ups, and if you have never joined before, you are very welcome to have your first try this week, either at 9.15am on Sunday, or for the Thursday evening catch up at 7pm! If you need some help to do that, don't hesitate to get in touch with us. There are some instructions about how to use Zoom sent as part of this email each week, but do feel free to ask for some assistance if you would find it easier to be walked through the process.

We are very excited that this Monday sees the first of our Channel 31 Evensong broadcasts at 2.30pm. This means if you know someone who doesn't have the internet, but does have a TV, they can watch the service. Details are included below.

We were very sorry to hear of the deaths of Mr Peter Barrett and the Revd Dr Evonne Paddison on Monday. Peter was Honorary Treasurer, and Evonne a Canon of the Cathedral. The Dean has written a short tribute to them, which is available on the website.

We continue each day in prayer for you all. Do please pray for all our staff as we continue to minister through this time of physical separation from our congregations. If you have any specific prayer requests, you are always welcome to get in touch and let us know.

Grace and peace,


Settle in this Saturday afternoon and enjoy our second ‘Virtual’ Lunchtime Concert featuring pianist Jenny Lu. Inspired by Andrew Schultz’s Sleepers Wake - Karalananga, this concert explores the themes of dream and night, morning and hope.

Watch on Facebook or on Youtube
from 2.00pm Saturday >

This Sunday 

8:00am BCP Eucharist
Presiding: Canon Christopher
Preaching: Canon Heather
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: Canon Christopher
Preaching: Canon Heather
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 Cathedral 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 (Melbourne & Geelong), 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: Feast of Mary Magdalene

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 26 July 
8:00am BCP Eucharist
Preacher: The Revd Canon Dr Bob Derrenbacker
9:15am Zoom Coffee Morning
10:00am Choral Eucharist
Preacher: The Revd Canon Dr Bob Derrenbacker
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 48, John 6.52-71

Tuesday: Ps 85.1-7, John 7.1-13
Wednesday: Ps 51, John 7.14-31
Thursday: Ps 54, John 7.32-53
Friday: Ps 56, John 8.1-11
Saturday: Ps 62, John 8.12-30

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
Episcopal Church in the Philippines (Bp Joel Atiwag Pachao).

The Australian Anglican Church
Diocese of Bathurst (Bp Mark Calder, Clergy and People).

The Diocese of Melbourne
Angliss Health Services; Parish of Caroline Springs (Jonathan Smith); Parish of St Martin's, Belgrave Heights w. All Saints.

Those in Sickness or Need
Joan Woodhouse, Simon, Beryl Coombe, Robyn & David Forbes, Judy and Frank Clift, Andrew, Lucilia & Carlota Soares, Janet Marsden, Pam Sullivan, Patsy King, Christopher Ellis, 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
Peter Barrett and Revd Evonne Paddison

Year’s Minds
19         Ada May Hall (Congregation, Benefactor) 1982
22         Thomas Russell Hope Clark (Canon) 1998
             Olive May Blake (Congregation) 2017
24         Emma Rodgers Goe (Founder MU Aust) 1901
             Ian Symons Heffernan (Congregation) 2013
25         William Edward Piercey Austin (Choir School Headmaster) 1930

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Keeping in Touch
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