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Climbing the Cathedral tower

Visitors to the Cathedral have the opportunity to climb the tower so they can experience the 360 degree views which extend up and down the coastline and across the entire city including the bustling harbour.

  • Entrance is by Donation of $10.00 per person, payable at the Cathedral Shop.
    – there are no discounts for families, children or groups
  • Times:
    Monday to Saturday First climb 10.15 am Last climb 3.15 pm
    Please note that on weekdays a bell is rung at midday
    Sunday      First climb 11.15 am Last climb 4.15 pm
  • The tower is CLOSED during church services, concerts and other cathedral events and may be closed in adverse weather conditions. It is not recommended for children younger than 8 to climb the tower. Unaccompanied children are not permitted to climb.

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Holy Week, Easter and ANZAC Commemoration 2018

SUNDAY 25 March – Passion Sunday of the Palms
7.00am Eucharist

8.00am Eucharist with Liturgy of the Palms

10.00am Choral Eucharist with Liturgy of the Palms

6.00pm Choral Evening Prayer

WEDNESDAY 28 March – Wednesday in Holy Week
Chrism Eucharist
      9.30am Arrival with Tea/Coffee
      10.00am Clergy reflections on Ministry today
      11.00am Tea/Coffee
      11.45am Eucharist
7.00pm Tenebrae Liturgy

THURSDAY 29 March – Maundy Thursday
7.30pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper
and watch of the Passion until 11pm

FRIDAY 30 March – Good Friday
8.00am  Morning Prayer and Litany
10.00am Children’s Service
12noon Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
6.00pm Taizé Service – Prayers around the Cross

SATURDAY 31 March – Holy Saturday
7.00pm Easter Vigil Liturgy with Baptism & Confirmation

SUNDAY 1 April – Easter Sunday
7.00am Eucharist
8.00am Sung Eucharist with Baptism & Confirmation
10.00am Orchestral Eucharist
6.00pm Festal Evensong

SUNDAY 22 April
7.00am Eucharist
8.00am Eucharist
9.30am Eucharist
6.00pm ANZAC Commemoration – Sung Evensong

Royal Commission report into the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle

The Royal Commission report into the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle has been released. You can read the report by clicking on the link below.
We continue to pray for all whose lives are impacted by abuse.
The report makes for deeply confronting and shameful reading, and makes substantial findings of inaction and failure. The report has also identified some key issues, and this provides a focus for us as the Cathedral community as we shape our future life.
We remain committed to being a place of safety, inclusion, and welcome for all , and especially for children and those who are vulnerable.

Royal Commission media release
Royal Commission report into Anglican Diocese of Newcastle