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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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Click the button below to take a virtual tour inside the Cathedral.

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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.

Upcoming Events

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    First World War State Memorial Service

    sunday, 3 august 2014

    A Service to mark the Centenary of the Outbreak of the First World War

    3August1St George’s Cathedral Consort
    Perth Fortress Band
    Bagpipes
    Last Post & Reveille
    Two Minutes’ Silence
    Reception hosted by RSL WA


    “Owing to the summary rejection by the German Government of the request made by His Majesty’s Government for assurances that the neutrality of Belgium would be respected, … His Majesty’s Government has declared to the German Government that a state of war exists between Great Britain and Germany as from 11pm on August 4th.”
    The British Foreign Office

    3August2Using the Royal Prerogative, the King-Emperor George V, had assented to war with Germany. Australian Prime Minister, Joseph Cook, understood this to mean that the entire Empire, including Australia, was at war with Germany.

    3August3Winston Churchill, in London, gave this account:
    “It was eleven o’clock at night – twelve by German time – when the ultimatum expired. The windows of the Admiralty were thrown wide open in the warm night air. Under the roof from which Nelson had received his orders were gathered a small group of admirals and captains and a cluster of clerks, pencils in hand, waiting. Along the Mall from the direction of the Palace the sound of an immense concourse singing ‘God save the King’ flouted in. On this deep wave there broke the chimes of Big Ben; and, as the first stroke of the hour boomed out, a rustle of movement swept across the room. The war telegram, which meant, “Commence hostilities against Germany”, was flashed to the ships and establishments under the White Ensign all over the world.”

    On 5 August, Australia fired its first shot in World War I at Fort Nepean in Victoria. The German merchant ship Pfalz was leaving Port Phillip Bay at 12.10am when news of involvement in the War had just reached the fort. The battery fired shots across its bows forcing the ship to surrender. This is believed to be the first shot fired in anger by British Empire forces during the war.

    This service is part of a series of Cathedral events marking the centenary of the First World War.

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    Time: 5.00pm.

    Dress: Smart Casual – medals may be worn.

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

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

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    Service and Welcome Reception for the Acting Dean

    Sunday, 3 august 2014

    3aug actingdeanThe Very Reverend Canon David Richardson OBE comes to the Cathedral as Acting Dean following the retirement of the Very Reverend Dr John Shepherd.

    Canon Richardson has served as Dean of Adelaide, Dean of Melbourne, and most recently as the Archbishop of Canterbury’s representative to the Holy See, and Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome.

    Following the 5pm First World War State Centenary Service there will be a Reception to welcome Canon Richardson to Perth and to the Cathedral. The Service and Reception are open to all.

    Dress: Smart Casual – medals may be worn.

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

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

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    Concerts at One

    Wednesday, 6 august 2014

    6 aug 1Classical concert violinist and composer Rupert Guenther (pictured right) plays his meditative new sonata The Invisible Architecture of Compassion for solo violin.

    “The real thing, not the snug sentimental favourites” - The Age
    “Accomplished musician” - The Australian

    Trained in Vienna as a concert violinist, Rupert Guenther specialises in the rare art of performing concerts of classical music entirely by improvisation, where the whole concert incredibly seems to just flow spontaneously from his violin. Performing as a soloist since 2003, in this time he has independently recorded and released over 28 CDs of his highly imaginative original classical music. He has performed at concerts and festivals in the USA, the UK, Austria, Italy, Sweden and Australia, and recorded five CDs for ABC Classic FM.

    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, and provide an opportunity for talented students to perform in a unique environment to an appreciative audience.

    Featuring music students from Western Australian high schools and the WA Academy of Performing Arts, along with guest artists from the Yoon Sen Lee Music School, 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 2014 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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    The Consecration of the Reverend Jeremy James as a bishop in the Church of God

    Wednesday, 6 august 2014

    The Transfiguration of Our Lord

    6Aug1Jeremy James is Rector of All Saints’ Church, Dianella, in the Diocese of Perth. Prior to this Jeremy served in a number of rural areas including Northam, East Avon, Yanchep, Quinns, Mindarie, and Butler. He holds degrees from the Universities of Oxford, Newcastle, and Wales (Lampeter).

    The Consecration is a Diocesan occasion open to all. There will be a tele-visual link to the Burt Memorial Hall for those who cannot be seated within the Cathedral. Early arrival for Cathedral seating is advised.

    The Archbishop of Perth presides, and bishops from many Australian dioceses participate. The Eucharist is sung by St George’s Cathedral Consort, directed by Joseph Nolan, Organist and Master of the Choristers, and sees the première of a new choral work by West Australian composer Perry Joyce.

    A reception follows in Perth Town Hall.

    Time: 6.30pm.

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

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