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Retired priest, Anglican Diocese of Newcastle

The Rev'd Dr David Cole

About The Rev'd Dr David -

The Rev’d Dr David Cole is a retired priest in the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle. He is formerly Honorary Canon Liturgist at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle; 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.


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Articles by The Rev'd Dr David

Hymns Hymns

‘Jesus, Saviour of the World’

“This hymn is a very useful addition to our repertoire of congregational hymnody, of course, and also has other more nuanced possibilities. For example, the first two lines of each verse might be sung by a soloist or small group, with the congregation joining in the repeated final line each time. Or it might be used as a quiet background during intercessions, with the final line used as the people’s repeated spoken response to the prayers,” says The Rev’d Canon Dr David Cole


‘God, whose love is everywhere’: a Christmas song

“There will be a place for the traditional songs in Christmas services again this year. But as enjoyable as the well-known carols are, there is always a need for a fresh sound, for a different text that can help us think anew about the nature of our Christmas celebration,” says The Rev’d Canon Dr David Cole


‘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


‘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