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Quiet Mornings of Reflection 2016

Being quiet and reflective is part of a Christian’s vocation, duty and joy. We are to “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10), indeed we might never know that God is God until we are still, quiet, attentive and listening in a way we have not done for a while. This is hard to do because we are not only busy, but have got used to our busyness and often wear it as an emblem of how busy we are… especially about God’s business.

The Cathedral has provided a number of days each year where we can be quiet and at ease in God’s presence. They were begun by Dean James Rigney in 2009 and will continue this year under the direction of Fr Glen Hughes and Fr Roger Sharr.  Fr Glen is the former Parish Priest of Scone, now working in the school chaplaincy program and Fr Roger is the former parish priest of St. James’ Morpeth and has recently retired. He is doing a Ph.D. at the University of Sydney.

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Major services for Holy Week at the Cathedral 2016

SUNDAY 20 March Passion Sunday of the Palms
7.00 am Eucharist
8.00 am Eucharist with liturgy of the Palms
10.00 am Choral Eucharist with Liturgy of the Palms
6.00 pm Choral Evensong

MONDAY  21 March Monday in Holy Week
7.00 pm Chrism Eucharist

WEDNESDAY 23 March Wednesday in Holy Week
7.30 pm Tenebrae Liturgy

THURSDAY 24 March Maundy Thursday
7.30 pm Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper

FRIDAY 25 March – Good Friday
8.00 am Morning Prayer and Litany
10.00 am Children’s Service
12 noon Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
6.00 pm Taize Service

SATURDAY 26 March Holy Saturday
7.00 pm Solemn Easter Vigil Liturgy

SUNDAY 27 March Easter Sunday
7.00 am Eucharist
8.00 am Sung Eucharist with Confirmation
10.00 am Orchestral Eucharist with Procession
6.00 pm Festal Evensong

Mar 9: Paradiso at the Cathedral – Still Life

Christ Church Cathedral presents Paradiso at the Cathedral 2016, a film festival hosted throughout Lent by The Very Reverend Stephen Williams, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral.
STILL LIFE (M)

2013 UK 91min
A mild-mannered civil employee (Eddie Marsan) dedicates his life to tracking down the next-of-kin of and arranging funerals for his community’s unclaimed dead. Received the highest award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival for “its humanity, empathy and grace in treating grief, solitude, and death”. Starring Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt.
Date: Wednesday 9 March

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle
• Wednesdays at 7pm • Donation Entry • Light Refreshments After •

Feb 24: Paradiso at the Cathedral – Last Cab to Darwin

Paradiso at the Cathedral – Last Cab to Darwin (M)

Christ Church Cathedral presents Paradiso at the Cathedral 2016, a film festival hosted throughout Lent by The Very Reverend Stephen Williams, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral.

LAST CAB TO DARWIN (M)
2015 AUST 120min

Last Cab to Darwin is a 2003 Australian drama/comedy stage play written by Reg Cribb and based upon the true story of taxi driver Max Bell who was diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer in the early 1990s. A movie filled with hope, humour and heart which reminds us all that it’s never too late to start living. Starring Michael Caton, Ningali Lawford-Wolf, Jacki Weaver.

Date: Wednesday 24 February
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle

• Wednesdays at 7pm • Donation Entry • Light Refreshments After •