Each week the Dean offers a reflection through which he seeks to speak to the world in which we live and to explore how our life and faith intersect.
The riches of the Christian and other spiritual traditions, poetry, art, music and the writings of commentators who are trying to make sense of our lives and create a better world are brought together.
SAINTS on a MISSION
Each Friday at 10.30am Cathedral community member, and “self-discovered” medieval and liturgical historian, Blair Martin, leads interested folk in reflections and discussion on how we connect the ancient stories and rituals of Feast Days to the world of 2021, developing a sense of purpose & meaning for our disrupted and changed lives. Along the way the focus is also on matters of social justice and our call to be “Saints on a Mission”, living out the Great Commission – to be “Easter People” living in the Resurrection and bringing the good news of the gospel to the lives of those around us.
Tuesdays @ 6.45pm
Have you ever thought about meditation? You have probably heard of it just as a way of destressing or lowering your blood pressure. But meditation is also an ancient form of contemplative prayer, found throughout the ages of the Christian tradition … It is a prayer of silence, stillness and attention. It is also referred to as the prayer of the heart. In meditation we allow the mind and body to become still and silent so we can be in the presence of ‘Christ in us’. (Laurence Freeman OSB)
A weekly meditation group meets in the Cathedral at 6:45pm every Tuesday night. It is preceded by a shared meal in The Cathedral at 5.30pm. Each session will involve a short teaching segment using talks from spiritual leaders before a period of silent meditation. The group is open to both those who already practise meditation and to those who have never before explored this form of prayer.
To find our more, please contact Julia Van Den Bos by email or phone (07) 3835 2219 (work).
For more information about Christian meditation, please visit wccm.org
SUSPENDED Due to COVID
On the second Wednesday of each month we hold a Contemplative Eucharist in the Sanctuary, gathered around the High Altar. This service provides a way of holding space for each of us to contemplate the Great Mystery embodied in the bread and wine, and allows us to meet God in the depths of quiet and stillness. It begins with silent meditation at 5.30pm, then transitions into the Eucharist at 6.00pm.
Take time for something important: first Wednesday each month
We, as modern people, spend our time in so many different ways. The demands of life can seem hectically varied at times, and can feel difficult to get some time to ourselves, let alone make time for nourishing our faith.
Our Wasting Time with God series was created with the intention of providing a regular time to come and “waste” our time on something revitalising – taking a morning out each month to simply spend time with God, and to be introduced to the various ways God is at work in the world. Each session starts in the Cathedral with a time of prayer and quiet reflection, before a shared morning tea and an inspiring discussion with someone who is working with God in some way.
For enquiries about WTWG in general, please contact Kate Ross by email or phone (07) 3835 2222.
SUSPENDED Due to COVID
Spiritual discussion – bring your questions!
Sunday Conversations occur on Sunday afternoons on a regular basis, from 3.30pm to 4.45pm in the Darnell Room. This group provides a space for enquiry and exploration and exists to assist those who wish to explore their spirituality and the link between faith and everyday life. These sessions also open to anyone wishing to explore Baptism, Confirmation or Reception into the Anglican Church.
For more information on the Sunday Conversations, please refer to the monthly editions of CCN (Cathedral Community News) or talk with the Dean by email or telephone 0404 052 494 (mobile) or (07) 3835 2239 (work).
The Mystics, Theologians and God-Botherers series occurs on the first Sunday of each month from January to November during the 6.00pm Evensong. Each instalment features a guest preacher presenting the life and teachings of one of Christianity’s Mystic figures.
The range of personalities and topics is eclectic, entertaining and enlightening, with wine, cheese and discussion to follow each presentation. All are welcome to join us and details of each month’s MTGBs can be found in the CCN (Cathedral Community News) editions.
“On the Way” is a series of recorded conversations exploring the deeper mysteries of faith, meaning, and beauty that people from all over the world are able to listen to on their Smartphone or computer.
The podcast invites others who are also “on the way” into conversation; seeking a transformative spirituality and inclusive faith that speaks to real issues of today. Together in dialogue and storytelling we seek to make meaning and articulate a Christianity that expresses the liberating and life-giving message of the Gospel in our time.
To access our growing library of podcasts, either click here or on the image above, or select the PODCASTS page from the main drop-down menu.
Throughout the year we hold regular study groups. Sometimes these coincide with particular church seasons such as Lent or Advent. Other times they occur in ‘normal time’ and are a great way of engaging one’s faith regardless of season.
More information in the monthly editions of CCN (Cathedral Community News) or on this website.