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The Dean’s Advent Message

Advent, a season of watching and waiting, is one of the shortest seasons of the Christian year. We hurtle towards Christmas as though it were the only goal before us but Christmas is a goal we know and expect.

The attentiveness to which Advent calls us is a true attentiveness that is capable of being surprised by what comes to our attention.

So in Advent we are summoned to discern the signs of God’s appearing. We are invited to look for the signs of God in the faces and lives of those around us. We are stirred to see God at work in our lives. All of these discoveries follow from giving time to watching and waiting during these brief weeks of Advent.

James Rigney
Dean of Newcastle

Advent Carol Service, Sunday 2 December 2012 at 7pm

The season of Advent summons us to the beginning. The lavishness of God’s compassion and mercy frame yet another year for us. With the arrival of the First Sunday of Advent we give our attention once more to the mystery of salvation. The hymns, readings and anthems are especially chosen, so come and enjoy the gift of our talented readers and our wonderful Choirs. The anthems this year are: Creator of the stars of night (Malcolm Archer); A tender shoot has started (Otto Goldschmidt); This is the record of John (Grayston Ives); Bogoridtsye Dyevo (Arvo Pärt); Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (Elizabeth Poston); Hosanna to the Son of David (Weelkes).  Enquiries: Dean’s Office 4929 2052

Sunday 25 November 2012, Feast of Christ the King

7.00am     Eucharist
Celebrant & preacher: The Dean
8.00am     Eucharist
Celebrant: Fr George Mainprize & preacher: The Dean
9.30am     Orchestral Mass with baptisms
Celebrant & preacher: The Dean
6.00pm     Festal Evensong
Officiant & preacher: The Dean
Father Mark Watson is on retreat from Friday 22-Sunday 25 November inclusive.