This Sunday

Sunday 23 May • Pentecost Sunday

8:00am BCP Eucharist
Presiding & Preaching: 
The Revd Canon Dr Stephen Ames
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9:00am Bible Study Group
‘A Gallop Through Revelation’, held in the Canon's Vestry with Revd Jane Window.

10:00am Choral Eucharist
Marking the beginning of National Reconciliation Week
Presiding: The Dean
Preaching: The Revd Helen Dwyer
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11:15am Morning Tea & Bible Study Group
Join others for tea & coffee in the Barbara Darling Room followed by the Bible Study Group ‘A Gallop Through Revelation’, held in the Canon's Vestry led by Revd Jane.

1:00pm Mandarin Worship 華語崇拜
Celebrating: The Revd Canon Christopher Carolane
Preaching: Mr John Zhong
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4:00pm Thy Kingdom Come Virtual Beacon Event
Led by the Dean and Precentor, with contributions from people and parishes across the Diocese of Melbourne. Bishop Geneive Blackwell will preach.
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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.
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Next Week

2.30pm Choral Evensong

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

5.10pm Choral Evensong (online only)
A 30 minute service sung by the Cathedral Choir, this is a traditional Anglican service with music, prayer and scripture readings.

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. 

1.00pm Lunchtime Concert • Alexandra Mathew (mezzo-soprano) and Hugh Fullarton (piano)
Perform a program of well-known lullabies and nocturnes and will give the Melbourne premiere of Andrew Anderson’s captivating song cycle Songs of Sleep.

5.10pm National Reconciliation Week Service
The Cathedral will mark Reconciliation Week with a service on Thursday 27th May at 5.10pm. Join us as we pray together and commit ourselves to the ongoing work of reconciliation. The preacher will be the Revd Glenn Loughrey, Vicar of St James’ Glen Iris, who will be speaking on his upcoming art installation in the Cathedral.


Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Event
An online Diocesan Beacon Event will take place on this evening at 4pm via the Cathedral’s YouTube & Facebook Page. Join virtually with others from across our Diocese as we pray for more people to come to know Jesus. Please note there will be no Choral Evensong on Sunday Evening.

Pentecost Choral Evensong
Will be broadcast on Channel 31 at 2.30pm on Monday 24th May and repeated via our Livestreams on Tuesday 25th May at 5.10pm.

Bible Study
A Gallop Through Revelation’ continues today at 9am and following the 10am service in the Canon’s Vestry. For more information please speak to Revd Jane Window.

Lunchtime Concert • Wednesday 1.00pm
Alexandra Mathew (mezzo-soprano) and Hugh Fullarton (piano) perform a program of well-known lullabies and nocturnes and will give the Melbourne premiere of Andrew Anderson’s captivating song cycle Songs of Sleep.

Cathedral Seniors Group
The next gathering will be on Friday 28 May at 2.00pm in-person in the Barbara Darling Room. The speaker will be Dr Hugh Roberton, former President of Legacy who will be speaking on the work of Legacy. New members of all ages are welcome to join. 

Electoral Roll
If you are not yet a member of our electoral roll, or would like to update your contact information, please ensure you contact the office for an application form before 6 June. A reminder: those that have already enrolled do not have to re-enrol, though do let us know if your contact details have changed. Anyone who has been a regular worshipper over the past year, is over the age of 18, and an Anglican Christian (or a member of a church in communion with the Anglican Church), can apply to join the roll.

Cathedral Offices on Weekdays
If you have an appointment or commitment at the Cathedral during the week please come to through the main doors of the Cathedral as the desk at 209 Flinders Lane is no longer operational. Outside of the Cathedral’s opening times, please contact the duty verger 0438 137 910 for access.
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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 56, 57; Acts 2.1-13

Tuesday: Pss 62, 63; Acts 2.14-24
Wednesday: Ps 65, 70, Acts 2.22-36
Thursday: Ps 68.1-20, Acts 2.37-47
Friday: Ps 71, Acts 3.1-16
Saturday: Ps 69.1-16, Acts 3.17-4.4

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.

Share your prayer requests with us by emailing Prayers submitted will be offered during our 12.15pm Lunchtime Eucharist on Wednesdays.

Prayer Points for the Week 

The World
We pray those caught in the violence between Israelis and Palestinians, as the Israeli Prime Minister expresses determination to continue bombardment as a show of strength and prevent journalists reporting actions against Palestinians; for Columbia entering a fourth week of demonstrations against poverty, and police violence reflecting deep social inequality, in addition to the pandemic which has worsened longstanding economic inequalities; for India as international tensions with Pakistan re-surface over oxygen supplies, and a cyclone hits western India, compounding challenges amid effects of the COVID pandemic; for the people of Ethiopia where food insecurity is resulting in deaths from starvation as internal conflict continues; for diplomatic tensions between US and Russia ahead of next month’s summit; for Myanmar where the military is stepping up action against protesters, and many men are escaping to the forest; for Uighurs and other ethnic minorities whose are suffering human rights violations in China; and rising diplomatic tensions between Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Our City and State
We continue to give thanks for no new local COVID cases; we pray for accurate information regarding vaccinations to be available to all, especially those from different language backgrounds; we give thanks for the Victorian budget showing the economy has bounced back better than expected, and focussing on mental health issues and education, and we seek patience and creativity to overcome other areas of need.

The Anglican Communion
The Anglican Church of Melanesia. We play our part in participation and praying ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ in the renewal if the nations and the transformation of communities in response to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s call.

The Australian Anglican Church
The Diocese of The Northern Territory (Bp Greg Anderson, Dean Rob Llewellyn, Clergy & People)

The Diocese of Melbourne
Ridley College (Brian Rosner, Principal; Tim Foster, Richard Trist); Holy Apostles’ Sunshine Braybrook (Paul Priyajayanth). We end the week of prayer of Christian Unity (between Ascension, Thursday 13th May and Pentecost today). Next week is Reconciliation Week when we acknowledge, pray for and pay respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders and continues to value cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Our Cathedral
We continue to be grateful for the resumption of activities suspended during COVID, and to seek new opportunities in the life of our Cathedral to work together to make Christ fully known in transforming our City and Diocese as we celebrate Pentecost.

Those in Sickness or Need
Joan and Bill Woodhouse, Daniel Anneslay, Malina, Chris, Robyn & David Forbes, Judy Clift, Andrew, Janet Marsden, John, Henri-Felix Vinson, Sum Vita, Hodgson Family, David Ormerod, Jennie Carolane-Balks, Farah Le Dupont, Doug Baker, Rhonda Bone, Monique Quinn, Wong-Barker Family, Martin, Savige Family, Rebecca, John Zhong, Emilio.

Year’s Minds

24      Gerard Kennedy Tucker (Founder BSL) 1974
          Lesley Christine Oliver (Cathedral Shop) 2010
           Emily Louise Keartland (Congregation) 1944
25      Alan John Truett (Lay Canon) 2012
          Francis Edward Cassian Crotty (Canon) 1940
28      Frank Kevin Parsons (Congregation) 2010
29      John Stephen Hart (Fifth Dean of Melbourne) 1952
30      Randal James Alcock (Lay Canon, Benefactor) 1927
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