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Welcome to St George's Cathedral

A place for people to gather in worship and prayer - sometimes with spoken words, sometimes in silence, and sometimes enveloped in sacred music. Our doors are open to everyone of any faith or none.

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Welcome to St George's Cathedral

A place for people to gather in worship and prayer - sometimes with spoken words, sometimes in silence, and sometimes enveloped in sacred music. Our doors are open to everyone of any faith or none.

If you would like to subscribe to the Cathedral E-newsletter, please click here.

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Upcoming Events

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    NAIDOC Week Evensong

    sunday, 5 july 2015

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    Honouring the Aboriginal West Australians who served in the Second World War

    This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two. It is estimated that some three thousand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people saw active service in the Australian armed forces between 1939 and 1945, and that perhaps another three thousand served in ancilliary capacities.

    5july2We are honoured by the presence of the Reverend Sealin Garlett of the Uniting Church, who is the guest preacher. The service is sung by Lay Clerks of St George’s Cathedral Choir and Madjitil Moorna, a community choir specializing in music in Nyoongar and other Aboriginal languages.

    5july3Following the service a reception is held in Burt Memorial Hall, a heritage-listed First World War memorial.

    Time: 5.00pm.

    Venue: The Cathedral.  For location and parking information, please click here.

    Further information: info@perthcathedral.org or (08) 9325 5766.

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    A Day in the Spiritual Life of the Cathedral

    Wednesday, 8 july 2015

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    Glory in the Upper Room (Pentecost) - The Revd Tess Milne

    The day begins with plunger coffee and prayers. The morning offers the Eucharist, reflections, and poetry on the themes by Cathedral Scholar Professor Christopher Wortham. Word of Life and Contemplative Prayer follow lunch and the day concludes with Celtic prayers.

    Time: 9.30am-2.00pm.

    Venue: The Cathedral (Upper Burt Memorial Hall - access via the Cathedral Parvis and wrought iron gate). To find us, please click here.

    Entry: $12.00, including lunch, refreshments and materials.

    Please book your place (so that we can cater for you and ensure everyone has a seat) by the Monday before the event you are attending, by phoning 9325 5766 or emailing spirituality@perthcathedral.org

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    Concerts at One

    Wednesday, 8 july 2015

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    2013 concerts at oneA special concert by the Choir of Trinity College, Melbourne.

    PROGRAMME

    RHEINBERGER Abendlied

    DURUFLÉ Introit et Kyrie (Requiem)

    PÄRT Magnificat

    TALLIS If ye love me

    DURUFLÉ Sanctus (Requiem)

    GIBBONS Drop, drop slow tears

    WALTON A Litany: Drop, drop slow tears

    DURUFLÉ Agnus Dei (Requiem)

    TOMKINS When David heard

    MOORE Prayers in the time of distress (from Three Prayer of Dietrich Bonhoeffer)

    DURUFLÉ In paradisum (Requiem)

    Joseph Nolan organ

    Choir of Trinity College, Melbourne
    Jonathan Grieves-Smith conductor

    The Choir will also be joining us for a special Evensong service at the Cathedral at 6.00pm on 8 July.

    The Choir of Trinity College, University of Melbourne, is the flagship of Trinity’s musical life, whose central role is the singing of choral services in the Chapel of Trinity College. It is equally acclaimed for its excellence in the concert hall and its collaborations with some of the world’s finest musicians. The current Director of Music is Jonathan Grieves-Smith, who succeeded Michael Leighton Jones in May 2014.

    The Cathedral's Concerts at One are an increasingly popular series on the Perth events calendar, ideally timed to suit shoppers, city workers, seniors, school groups and tourists on a day trip to Perth. These concerts provide an opportunity for talented students to perform in a unique environment to an appreciative audience.

    Featuring music students from Western Australian high schools, the Yoon Sen Lee Music School, the WA Academy of Performing Arts, and the University of WA Music Students' Society, along with guest artists the Choir of Trinity College (Melbourne), and solo violinist Rupert Guenther.

    All concerts are at 1.00pm, concluding at around 1.45pm. There is no need to book ahead.

    Entry is free, with a retiring collection taken.

    For a list of the complete 2015 programme, visit this page.

    Venue: The Cathedral. To find us, please click here.

    Further information: info@perthcathedral.org or (08) 9325 5766.

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    Evensong with the Choir of Trinity College Melbourne

    Wednesday, 8 july 2015

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    Evensong of St Killian, bishop & martyr, with the Choir of Trinity College Melbourne

    The Cathedral is delighted to welcome the Choir of Trinity College, University of Melbourne, for a special Evensong service at 6.00pm on Wednesday 8 July. The choir will sing Versicles & Responses (Lachlan McDonald), St Paul’s Service (Herbert Howells), O Lord, support us (David Briggs), and Set me as a seal (Daniel Riley).

    The Choir will also be performing in our Concerts at One series that day.

    The Choir of Trinity College, University of Melbourne, is the flagship of Trinity’s musical life, whose central role is the singing of choral services in the Chapel of Trinity College. It is equally acclaimed for its excellence in the concert hall and its collaborations with some of the world’s finest musicians. The current Director of Music is Jonathan Grieves-Smith, who succeeded Michael Leighton Jones in May 2014.

    8july3St Killian was a 7th century Irish missionary bishop to Franconia (in today’s Bavaria) where he suffered a martyr’s death on 8 July 689.

    Born in County Cavan, Killian began his education in County Cork and completed it in County Kerry. Having travelled to Rome to gain Papal authority for his mission, Killian based himself in Würzburg, where he converted Duke Gozbert and most of his subjects. The Duke married his brother’s widow, Geilana, and when Killian pointed out that this was in violation of Christian ethics, Geilana sent soldiers to Würzburg marketplace and had Killian beheaded. Würzburg Cathedral was later built over the site of the martyrdom. Kiliani-Volksfest is celebrated in Bavaria annually in July.

    Der Heilige Kilian war ein Irischer Missionsbischof des 7 Jahrhunderts, der in Franken (heute leider ein Teil Bayerns) wirkte. Dort wurde er als Märtyrer am 8. Juli 689 ermordet.

    Geboren in County Cavan, wurde er zunächst in der Grafschaft Cork erzogen und schloss seine Ausbildung in Kerry ab. Er reiste angeblich nach Rom um sich für seine Missionsreisen autorisieren zu lassen. Kilian wirkte später vor allem in Würzburg, wo er auch den fränkischen Herzog Gosbert und dessen Hof bekehrte. Herzog Gosbert war jedoch mit Gailana, der Witwe seines Bruders vermählt, was nach christlichem Kirchenrecht als Blutschande galt. Kilian wollte, dass der Herzog seine Vermählung wieder auflöste. Deswegen ließ Gailana ihn von Soldaten in Würzburg auf dem Markt enthaupten und die Leiche im Pferdestall der Herzogsburg verscharren. Zum Gedenken an die Märtyrer wurde an dieser Stelle im 8. Jahrhundert der Vorgängerbau der heutigen Neumünsterkirche errichtet. Noch immer wird in den ersten 2 Wochen des Juli alljährlich das Kilian-Volksfest in Würzburg gefeiert; seit 1030 wird so alljährlich an den Heiligen erinnert.

    Venue: The Cathedral. To find us, please click here.

    Further information: info@perthcathedral.org or (08) 9325 5766