The Cathedral is open for worship every day. Visitors are always welcome. Below on this page is a calendar of the Cathedral’s regular service times. You may view the calendar by day, week or month and hover over or click on each entry for more details. In the future we hope to add to the functionality of the calendar to incorporate concerts, seminars, workshops and events. For details of special events and services, please visit the WHAT’S ON page.
During the COVID-19 crisis the Cathedral is closed other than as listed below.
Check the Home and What’s on Page for developments as restrictions ease.
Holy Eucharist, 7.30am
Holy Eucharist, 9.30am
Choral Evensong, 6pm
Monday to Friday
Morning Prayer, 8.30am
Private prayer, 11am to 2pm
Evening Prayer, 4pm
Tuesday and Friday
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Prayer During the Day, 12.30pm
Monday and Thursday.
Cathedral Shop Open
Sundays (following the 7.30am and 9.30am services), Tuesday to Friday 11am to 2pm
We are live-streaming our 7.30am Eucharist, 9.30am Choral Eucharist and 6pm Evensong Services each Sunday
Here is the link:
St John’s YouTube Channel
Morning Prayer Monday to Friday, 8.30am
in the Cathedral and via Zoom.
To access the electronic form of the prayer book, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday: 7.30am, 9.30am
DAILY MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER
Morning Prayer at 8.30am
Evening Prayer at 4.00pm in the Holy Spirit Chapel
Each morning and evening we pray the Daily Offices. These short services of prayer and readings provide a way of formalising our practice of devotion. The offices help to keep God at the forefront of our minds, and bring us courage to both face and address the world’s challenges with the knowledge that God is with us. They are a beautiful and calming way to both begin and end your day.
MINISTRY OF LAYING-ON OF HANDS
NOTE: Due the Covid Pandemic this ministry is currently offered by appointment only
Following the example of Jesus, and his explicit instructions to his disciples, the ministry of healing for any kind of disease or distress is an integral part of the proclamation and application of the Gospel of compassion.
It is administered by the “Laying on of Hands with prayer” by a priest gently touching the head or shoulders of the person in need. No questions are asked although a person may, if they wish, give their name or a brief description of their concern. It is perfectly acceptable, even encouraged, to receive this ministry on behalf of another who cannot be present.
Those who wish to receive this ministry are invited to make their way to the Lady Chapel (north side of the Cathedral) following the reception of Communion.
Celebrating the Eucharist together
NOTE: DURING COVID WE ARE OFFERING A REDUCED RANGE OF SERVICES. Please check the COVID Notice above
We celebrate the Eucharist at the Cathedral 7 days a week. Visitors are always welcome.
Monday to Friday, there are two services for Holy Communion: one at 7.00am, and one at 12.30pm. Both of these are approximately 30 minutes in duration, take place in the Holy Spirit chapel, and are lovely, quiet spoken services to help bring the wonder of the sacrament into the thread of your daily activities. Come before work, or during lunch, to meet Christ in the bread and wine.
On Saturdays we have one Holy Communion service, held at 7.00am as above.
On Sundays we have three opportunities to partake in the Eucharist:
First, at 7.30am there is a spoken service with hymns, which lasts approximately an hour. This is followed by morning tea and fellowship.
Next, at 9.30am, there is a sung Mass, which features one of our splendid choirs 11 months of the year (February-December). This service adheres to the Anglo-Catholic tradition and is wonderfully transformative. There is also Children’s Ministry for the younger ones. This service usually finishes at approximately 11.00am, and is also followed by morning tea and a gathering of community.
Last, there is a spoken service in the Holy Spirit chapel at 5.00pm, preceded by afternoon tea from 4.00pm.
EVENSONG + MIDWEEK EVENSONG
Musical reflections at the day’s end
The Office of Evensong is a time-honoured Anglican tradition of sung evening prayer. Evensong takes place at the Cathedral every Sunday at 6.00pm, and also on the first Wednesday of each month, also at 7.00pm. Each week we have a different iteration of our Cathedral choir, who consistently provide uplifting music to keep us elevated for the week ahead.
Meeting God in the Silence
On the second Wednesday of each month, a Contemplative (or Meditative) Eucharist is held in the Sanctuary. Beginning at 6.30pm with silent meditation, and then continuing on at 7.00pm with an intimate service full of poetic prayers, incense, and the space to be quiet and relax more deeply into God’s embrace. This service is preceded by Acoustic Cathedral, an offering by guitarist Michael Knopf, from 5.30pm.
The playpen, toys and colouring-in table in the west end of the cathedral near the shop are a permanent part of the cathedral life. They are there for children to use at anytime they wish.
Children of all ages are invited to join us on Sundays at 9.30am. During the 9.30am service on Sundays we meet by the playpen to talk, listen to stories and ‘do’ craft. We have fun with paper, cardboard, stickers, playdough, junk and sometimes even food! Parents are welcome to come if needed and children are free to spend as much or as little of the service as they wish in the children’s area. Children often help take the gifts up in the offertory procession and everyone is encouraged to go up to receive either communion or a blessing.
Special interactive liturgies for children take place on Christmass Eve, Good Friday and several other times during the year. Children of any age are invited with friends and family to join us for worship, music and fun.
Cathedral play area
The Cathedral Play area is available for families to use at all times. For further information or to join the Children’s Ministry mailing list please contact the Reverend Dr Ann Solari by email or by phone on 0424 423 972