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St John’s Cathedral

In August 2021, a special morning tea was held to thank Cathedral Shop volunteers and to officially launch the Cathedral Online Shop, with pictured (L-R): Lyn Gregory, Sandra Beck, Cathedral Shop Manager Ann-Marie Reynolds, Val Kerr, her son David Kerr, Mary Bennie and Mygyn Plater

New Cathedral Online Shop showcases unique gifts, books and parish supplies

An online store was recently launched by the Cathedral Shop, showcasing products made by local artisans, a range of fair trade gifts, parish supplies and books, with monies pooled to support Cathedral outreach and mission activities


The history and origins of St Martin’s House and Pyrmont Private Hospital

“Today, St Martin’s House still serves a vital role for the Cathedral and our wider Diocesan community. Its role as a hospital ceased in 1971, and after much debate about its future, it was renovated and is now used as office space for our Archbishop, Regional Bishops and clergy and staff for the Cathedral and various Commissions. However, there are still some mysteries that my research is yet to solve,” says Diocesan Archivist Michael Rogers


World record attempt: 195 anthems, 100 languages, two sisters, one day

Two young Christian sisters reflect on their plan to set an official world record, while simultaneously raising awareness of children’s and women’s empowerment and climate care, by singing the world’s 195 national and UN permanent member state anthems in 100 languages at St John’s Cathedral, as part of the Cathedral’s International Day of Peace celebrations on 21 September


Classics in the Cathedral

St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School recently hosted its annual Classics in the Cathedral – an opportunity for the wider school community to come together in an intimate atmosphere to experience a vibrant and exciting evening of music performances