Dear Friends, 


Following on from Wednesday's statement by the Acting Premier announcing the further easing of restrictions, I am writing to let you know our plans for worship at the Cathedral this Sunday. Current restrictions permit a maximum of 75 people in the Cathedral for worship.

To attend you need to both book online (see link below) and also check in with the QR code on arrival at the Cathedral for contact tracing.

At 10am, members of the Venerable Order of St John and St John Ambulance will be present in the Cathedral for their Annual Service, which means there will be spaces for 20 congregation members. We encourage you to considered attending the 8am or 1pm service instead, or join us online. The sermon at 1pm will be in English and Mandarin. Our final Bible Study on the Book of Revelation will take place at 11.15am via Zoom to allow people from all congregations to attend.  

To book to attend the 8am, 10am or 1pm service, please use this link:

Bookings for services on Sunday 20 June

When you come to St Paul’s you will still need to check-in via QR Code check-in for contact tracing purposes.

We anticipate that with further easing of restrictions, on Sunday 27 June we will be able to have our Combined Patronal Festival Service at 10am (likely capped at 300 people) which should allow members of all congregations to attend. This will be followed by our Annual General Meeting at 11.15am for members of the Cathedral’s Electoral Roll concluding with refreshments at the back of the Cathedral. A copy of the Annual Report can be viewed here

As always, services will continue to be livestreamed for those who are not able to join us in the Cathedral.   

Here are the details of service times for the coming week 

Sunday 20 June  

8am      BCP Holy Communion (in-person & online)
             Preacher: Canon Heather 

10am    State Service for St John Ambulance (in-person & online)
             attended by Members of the Order of St John and St John Ambulance
             Preacher: Canon Heather 

11.15am         Zoom Bible Study 

1pm      Mandarin Service (in-person & online) 
             Preacher: Canon Dr Bob Derrenbacker 

Monday           2.30pm Choral Evensong (broadcast on Channel 31/Digital 44) 

Tuesday          5.10pm Choral Evensong (in-person only) 

Wednesday    12.15pm Lunchtime Eucharist 
                        1.00pm Lunchtime Concert 

Friday              2.00pm Senior’s Group Meeting 

Sunday 27 June  

10am              Combined Patronal Festival Eucharist 
                       Preacher: The Dean 

11.15am         Annual General Meeting  
                       followed by refreshments at the back of the Cathedral 

Thank you for your patience as we respond to these changes as Melbourne opens up again. We’ll do our best to keep you informed of any further changes to attending services and other events here at the Cathedral. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact one of the Cathedral Staff.  

We very much look forward to seeing you in person again!

With all good wishes,  

Dean Andreas. 

Link for this Sunday's Online Worship and Zoom Bible Study will be sent in the regular Friday Congregation Email.
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