From Canon Heather
Dear Friends,

I hope you are keeping well and warm! I am rather pleased that we have passed the shortest day of the year and are heading to longer and lighter days.

Thank you to everyone who took part in our AGM last Sunday. It was a great reminder of all the good things for which we can be thankful to God in our Cathedral life. This Sunday we welcome Bishop Genieve Blackwell as our preacher at our 8am and 10am services. Bishop Genieve is our Episcopate Bishop as well as a member of our Chapter, so we very much appreciate her presence with us and look forward to hearing from her. We also will enjoy something a little different in the music at our 10am service - there is a note further down this email about it. 

I know I have said before that we are very much looking forward to being able to open again and have you with us in the Cathedral. We were all disappointed to delay the opening, but of of course, our duty of care to you all is paramount at this time. A number in our congregation are living in areas that are under more extensive lock down. We are thinking of you and praying for your well being and protection. 

The ministry staff continue in daily prayer for our congregations. Don't forget that if you would like us to be praying for you about something specific you are very welcome to email and let us know.

Grace and peace,

This Sunday 

8:00am BCP Eucharist
Presiding: The Dean
Preaching: Bishop Genieve Blackwell
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 is 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 Dean
Preaching: Bishop Genieve Blackwell
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 is 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:

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
Guest Musician this Sunday: Elissa Goodrich

We're pleased to announce that in addition to our online Concerts, St Paul's Cathedral is further supporting local musicians by inviting two of our wonderful lunchtime concert artists to improvise during some Sunday services during the choir holidays.

Before the service, at the Offertory, and during communion are some of the times in Eucharist when musicians have traditionally sung or played. Organists often improvise – it's part of their liturgical art – but many other musicians improvise too. We thought it was a great opportunity to celebrate the talents of two local professional improvising musicians, steeped in musical and liturgical practice: Elissa Goodrich, tuned percussion, will improvise at the 10am service this Sunday 5 July. Nick Tsiavos, double bass, will improvise at the 10am service on Sunday 12 July.

Elissa recently performed in our very first Virtual Lunchtime Concert alongside Gideon Brazil. The concert is available to watch again here:
Next Week

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 is instructions here for making one: Zoom Beginners Guide
Once you have your account setup, you can join the Group via this link:

Sunday 12 July 
8:00am BCP Eucharist
Preacher: Canon Christopher
9:15am Zoom Coffee Morning
10:00am Choral Eucharist
Preacher: Canon Christopher
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 18.1-31, John 3.1-21

Tuesday: Ps 19, John 3.22-36
Wednesday: Ps 20; 21.1-7, John 4.1-15 
Thursday: Ps 22.1-22, John 4.16-26
Friday: Ps 25, John 4.27-42
Saturday: Ps 28, John 4.43-54

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; wisdom for those responsible for determining our community's response to COVID-19.

The Anglican Communion
United Church of Pakistan (Bp Humphrey Peters).

The Australian Anglican Church
Diocese of Tasmania (Bp Richard Condie, Missioner Bp Chris Jones, Clergy & People).

The Diocese of Melbourne
St John Chrysostom Brunswick West (Steve Sonneman, Len Firth).

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, Martin Devine, John, Evonne Paddison, 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, Simon, Christopher Ellis. 

Year’s Minds
5       May Cecilia Stewart (Congregation) 2002
6       Allen Ernest Winter (Former Bishop of St Arnaud) 1997
         Chrishanti Nayagam (Congregation, 2017)
7       Albert Edward McLennan (Registrar) 1934
         Reginald Stephen (Canon, Bishop) 1956
8       David Hubert Warner Shand (Bishop) 2011
9       George Merrick Long (Canon, Bishop) 1930   
10      Donald Arthur Paterson (Chorister)
         James Alexander Grant (Bishop, 12th Dean of Melbourne) 2019
11      Norman George Curry (Associate Priest 1961-1999) 2015

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