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Weekly Update from St Paul's Cathedral Melbourne
We are pleased that our Sunday in-person worship can resume this Sunday 1st August, with services at 8am, 10am, and 1pm.

The current restrictions permit a maximum of 100 people in the Cathedral for worship. Bookings will be available for the 10am service only and can be made here:

Book to attend the Sunday 10am Sung Eucharist

The 8am and 1pm services do not require pre-booking, and we encourage you to attend those services if you are unable to book in for the 10am service.

A reminder, that when you come to Cathedral you will still need to check-in via QR Code for contact tracing purposes even if you have pre-booked.

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

Thank you for your patience as we respond to these and the ensuing changes as Melbourne opens up again. We will do our best to keep you informed of 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. 

This Sunday

Sunday 1 Aug • Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

8:00am BCP Eucharist
Presiding & Preaching: 
The Revd Canon Dr Stephen Ames
Click here to watch & click here for a copy of the Order of Service

9:15am Zoom Morning Tea 
For those joining our services via Livestream, bring your tea & coffee and join others via Zoom for a social catch-up. 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:

Meeting ID: 834 6005 2404
Passcode: 648070

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 Sung Eucharist
Presiding: The Ven. Canon Heather Patacca
Preaching: The Revd Jane Window
Click here to watch & click here for a copy of the Order of Service

11:15am Baptism Service
Officiating: The Revd Jane Window

1:00pm Mandarin Worship 華語崇拜
Celebrant & Preacher:
The Revd Canon Robert Vun
Click here to watch & 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
Next Week

2.30pm Choral Evensong (on Channel 31 or Digital 44)
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 Lunchtime Eucharist
A 30 minute service of Holy Communion, with prayer, scripture readings and a short sermon. The service is led by a member of the Cathedral Clergy.

1.00pm Lunchtime Concert
Resume this week on Wednesday at 1pm featuring, Sophia Kirsanova, violin & Konrad Olszewski, performing sonatas by Bach and Brahms. Please do come along and support local musicians.

Next Sunday 8 August
The Transfiguration of our Lord

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
Preacher: The Ven. Canon Heather Patacca
10.00am Sung Eucharist & Hiroshima Peace Day Service
Preacher: The Ven. Canon Heather Patacca
1.00pm Mandarin Eucharist
Preacher: Canon Robert Vun

Congratulations Canon Stephen!

Our Associate Priest and Canon Emeritus Dr Stephen Ames celebrated the 51st Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood last Sunday (the Feast of St James). To mark the occasion Stephen presided and preached at St Mark's Fitzroy, his home parish and where we found his calling to ordained ministry.

If you'd like to hear his sermon, you can watch it here: (sermon begins at 27:24) 


Baptisms at 11.15am on Sunday
Welcome to the friends and family of Amelia and Alistair Flood who will be baptised following our 10am service today.

Welcome Emma Warburton
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Contralto Lay Clerk Emma Warburton as Leading Musician 2021-22, whilst Kristy Biber is on leave. Emma brings a wealth of choral and solo experience to the role, as well as strong administrative skills, which will support the choirs, keyboardists, and other musicians of the Cathedral and Diocese.

Lunchtime Concert
Resumes this week on Wednesday at 1pm featuring, Sophia Kirsanova, violin & Konrad Olszewski, performing sonatas by Bach and Brahms. Please do come along and support local musicians.

Against Gender-Based Violence campaign
The Anglican Communion has launched a social media video campaign to mark this year’s 30th anniversary of the annual international 16 Days of Activism, 25/11 to 10/12, Against Gender-Based Violence campaign. Young Anglicans worldwide (under 35) are invited to submit a video entitled “Exposure – Focusing the lens on gender-based violence”. Full details are available at

Science Week Event • Wed 25th Aug 6.30pm
Join us for this year’s annual Science Week at the Cathedral (SWAC) event, featuring the revolutionary work of Tony Rinaudo, Melbourne missionary agronomist. Millions of hectares of Africa have been regenerated through Tony’s work, offering great hope for humanity. Could this be a rapid, low cost, and scalable solution to climate change? Tickets $10 available from
Have you missed a service
or would like to listen to a sermon again?
Watch previous live-streamed services here
Listen to previous sermons here
Click here to read the recent edition of Notes & News
Click here to read the digital edition of The Melbourne Anglican (TMA)

Prayer & 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 77; John 10.40-11.16

Tuesday: Ps 78.16-38; John 11.17-37
Wednesday: Ps 80; John 11.38-54
Thursday: Pss 82, 84; John 11.55-12.11
Friday: Ps 86; John 12.12-36a
Saturday: Ps 90; John 12.36b-50

An order for Morning and Evening Prayer with Readings can be found here or you can download the ePray app for your iPhone or Android device here.

Pray with us

The World
We pray for the situation and people of Afghanistan, as peace-keeping forces depart, leave a void being filled by the Taliban. In the Phillipines, half the population are now reported to be in poverty as the economic situation has been in slow decline, exacerbated by the Delta variant of COVID sweeping the country despite lockdowns and restrictions, and the president preparing to end his term. We give thanks that North and South Korea have decided to restore communications in a surprise move to rebuild trust. We also give thanks for results of Ethiopia’s first multiparty elections since 2005. While conflict continues in the Tigray region, citizens indicated support through a peaceful process, giving President Abiy security of a five-year term to work on the country’s economic struggles. Scientific studies indicate Greenland and Antarctica are showing record low levels of ice mass, and faster melting glaciers while other countries are impacted by extreme weather events, and so we are encouraged to participate fully in the Cathedral’s initiative to act now. In the US as in so many other countries, COVID continues to have a devastating toll. We continue to admire the commitment and ability of Olympic athletes, as Tokyo efficiently manages the many logistical challenges.

Our City and State
We pray for those impacted again by storm damage in the Yarra Ranges, asking for people to be given resilience to negotiate clean-up and repairs, and that assistance would be forthcoming as needed. We give thanks that our lockdown and travel restrictions have been eased, and we pray for those suffering economic uncertainty as recovery begins again.

The Anglican Communion
Church of the Province of South East Asia.

The Australian Anglican Church
Religious Orders serving within the Anglican Church of Australia. We continue to give thanks for the technical expertise we have all been developing so that services and sermons from many churches are available online and our ability to access these gives us a rich smorgasbord of presentations and ideas to feast on.

The Diocese of Melbourne
Archdeaconry of Kew (Greg Allinson); St Peter's Bundoora (Jobby John).

Our Cathedral
Pray for those preparing our discipleship series of sermons and studies, for the growth of love in Christ in our congregation.

Those in Sickness or Need
Joan and Bill Woodhouse, John Zhong, Emilio, Chris, Robyn & David Forbes, Judy Clift, Andrew, Janet Marsden, John, Henri-Felix Vinson, Sum Vita, Jennie Carolane-Balks, Martin, Rebecca, Eric Young, Cleopas Zhang, Madonna Doherty.

Year’s Minds

1       Keith Turner (Lay Canon) 1968
2       Colin Colquhon (Lay Canon) 1942
3       John Cain (34th Premier of Victoria) 1957
         Septimus Lloyd Chase (Priest, Canon,
         only Incumbent of St Paul’s Church, Swanston Street) 1895
4       Frederick Sheppard Grimwade (Lay Canon) 1910
         George Ellis Aickin (Priest, 6th Dean of Melbourne) 1937
5       Henry Archibald Langley (Archdeacon, Canon) 1906
         Jeffrey Leonard Crouch (Good Friday Appeal Director) 1994
6       Alexander Leeper (Lay Canon, Warden of Trinity College) 1934
7       Thomas Peter Longney (Congregation) 2020

Get in touch

If you are having trouble accessing our Services, Zoom Gatherings or any other information, please do get in touch with us.

Phone 9653 4220 or Email

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