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Retired Priest and Honorary Canon Liturgist, Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle

The Rev'd Canon Dr David Cole

About The Rev'd Canon Dr David -

The Rev’d Canon Dr David Cole is a retired Priest and Honorary Canon Liturgist at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, and formerly Senior Chaplain at Trinity College, Melbourne University; Director and Frank Woods Lecturer at Trinity College Theological School and Senior Chaplain and Head of Divinity at Overnewton Anglican Community College. He has a Licentiate in Music, from Trinity College of Music, London; a Diploma in Music Education (Hons) from Newcastle Conserv. of Music; a Bachelor of Arts from University of Newcastle; a Licentiate in Theology (Hons) from Australian College of Theology; a Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary; a Doctor of Philosophy from University of Newcastle, 2002; and, he is an Hon Fellow of Guild of Church Musicians, London. He has special interests in music and liturgy.


The Rev'd Canon Dr David writes on -

Articles by The Rev'd Canon Dr David

Hymns Hymns

‘Holy Spirit, living water’

“This is a sung prayer to further open our hearts to the passionate necessity of living the Christian life in ways that seek justice, truth and compassion, and demonstrate the Divine delight in laughter and joy, healing and blessing,” says The Rev’d Canon Dr David Cole

"In ‘Come, Spirit God’ Brian Hill (pictured) draws on his background as a teacher and Scripture Union youth worker prior to his university career, his life-long love of music, poetry and the piano, and his literary talent as a journal editor and the author of 14 books"

‘Come, Spirit God’

“The powerful tune has an energetic pulse and an irrepressible melody which reflects the sweeping quality of the text, invigorating and interpreting it with a sense of reflection and exciting reality,” says The Rev’d Canon Dr David Cole on this new Australian hymn, which is perfect for the forthcoming Pentecost Season